3D Printed Needle

A few weeks ago I designed a needle in CAD to try out in laser sintered steel.. I got the print back from Shapeways last week.  I am very pleased with the final result, However, I did have to file and sand it as the grains were quite prominent on the raw print and would have caught on fabric.  The needle also has a really nice weight to it.  I am a little concerned that it might be a little thick for some fabric.  I will try it out and if so I will file it down a little more.

 

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