Thank you so much for your help. I had to google a lot of things, as I’m so new to this field, I didn’t even know, that there are different types of printers/ printing methods.
I would love to purchase my own printer one day,
but for the moment, I think it’s best to rely on producers like shapeways and concentrate on the design process.
I looked up their material information for gold and silver, but when I understand them right, they can’t produce as small as I would like to.
f.e. for a cylinder with an inner thread
the min. measurement are 0.8mm for each wall = 1.6mm
- 0.4 for the thread embossing/engraving on each side = 2.4mm
and for the escape hole inbetween 2.0mm or 4.mm (depending if it’s a single hole or with 2 “exits”),
= so 4.4mm to 6.4mm would be the full diameter of the cylinder.
(if my math is right …)