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by CreativeTools Sep 1, 2013
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How about a couple with 0.6 - 1.0mm gaps in 0.1mm increments just to really push the envelope? The latest 3d printable wrench used a 0.55mm gap and I still had problems with that one.

In our experiment we chose to have 0.05 increment gaps up to 0.5 mm. Larger gaps are of course possible to make and therefore the CAD original CAD file was made available for better tweaking. :)

...assuming one has a CAD program that'll open a Rhino or .igs file of course (which I don't). :P I'm pretty much Sketchup or OpenSCAD....

Your point is fully understandable. There should be more freely available alternatives to handle CAD-file formats. You could give FreeCAD a try. It can easily import the IGES file we made.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeCADhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

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