Turns out this 3d printing business isn't as easy as it seems. My test models failed the pre screening tests because of walls under the minimum thickness limit and messed up normals. I have alot of work ahead of me. Someone give me $1000 so I can print it out in one solid chunk.
On the plus side I found this nifty (and free) program called netfabb that's got alot of really cool features like one click cross sections, automated mesh fixing, mesh reduction, resizing, volume/area calculations and one click wall thickness measurements. Verrry handy.