I alway use packing peanuts with 1 or more inches on each side of the
part. I have never had a part break in 5 yaers. The thing I try to
avoid is shipping SL part on a Friday during the summer. The heat can
michael rees wrote:
> Dear List,
> I wanted to put my two cents in about packing rp parts. This is my
> experience packing delicate sculpture for years.
> Inferior processes:
> bubble wrap
> blown foam
> newspaper or other paper
> peanuts or other loose chips (though these are better than the above)
> Superior process:
> Carve a dense (40lb or higher) elastometric foam in the negative shape
> of the part. Use a top piece and a bottom piece so that the carved area
> is 1/2 of the overall model. You have great control with this for in
> wide open areas of the
> part, the foam can actually make contact with the part and hold it in
> Using this process, I've never had a break in a part. I've seen breaks
> with all the other processes.
> The dense foam can be cut to the exact size of the box you use to ship.
> For highly complex parts, it can take as much as 45 minutes to cut the
> foam, and a little skill, but this is a superior way to pack.
> I post this in hopes that more rp bureaus will employ this system.
> michael rees SCULPTOR http://www.sound.net/~zedand00/
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