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Introducing Gold Plated Brass: Bling it On


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Now, hyperventilating.



#1 Anonymous on 2013-07-23 14:17 (Reply)
Finally, a sweet looking gold option. My customers have been asking for this for months.
#2 Gabriel Prero (Homepage) on 2013-07-23 14:48 (Reply)
Can this material be used to print an object that has a part inside another part; e.g. bird inside a cage?
#3 3D Makery on 2013-07-23 16:14 (Reply)
"Rules and guidelines the same".... so, no.
#3.1 GS on 2013-07-23 17:51 (Reply)
Will this be available in uncoated brass as well? My customers tend to like the patina that comes with age and use.
#4 Joey (Homepage) on 2013-07-23 16:15 (Reply)
"Rules and guidelines the same"... so no.
#4.1 Glenn Slingsby (Homepage) on 2013-07-23 17:48 (Reply)
Glenn; I fail to see how that automatically applies to future materials options?

Uncoated brass would just be the same process without the electroplating at the end. Sure; it might not be as durable, and it would age/patina as brass does, but some people like it that way.
#4.1.1 Joey (Homepage) on 2013-07-23 19:08 (Reply)
Yeah, sorry about that my comment was a repeat entry put into the wrong place (see comment above), and there is no way for us to delete entries (OR to report Spamming, but that's a whole other issue!).
# Glenn Slingsby (Homepage) on 2013-07-24 11:08 (Reply)
Wonderful to see this new material.

+1 for uncoated brass
#4.2 Anonymous on 2013-07-23 19:44 (Reply)
How thick is the gold plating in mils?
#5 Anonymous on 2013-07-23 17:30 (Reply)
That is totaly awesome !
#6 Fairesure (Homepage) on 2013-07-23 18:42 (Reply)
As mentioned here and on the forum, an unplated brass option would be nice. There are uses for brass besides bling bling and the gold plating would create problems, plus some prefer the natural patina that develops anyway. In Shapeways' tests, was there something about unplated brass that made it unsuitable for shipping out as a final product? Perhaps it could be added as a maker material like elasto-plastic currently is.
#7 gary on 2013-07-23 19:56 (Reply)
Please give us raw brass.

So much more we can do with raw material.

Then bronze and aluminum.

#7.1 Alex on 2013-07-24 07:32 (Reply)
Oh. And this is fantastic start at real materials.
#7.1.1 Anonymous on 2013-07-24 07:33 (Reply)
Here another vote for unplated brass!
#8 Sven (Homepage) on 2013-07-23 22:19 (Reply)
Oh, and why: as a frame with weight for model trains.
#8.1 Sven (Homepage) on 2013-07-23 22:22 (Reply)

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