We're super excited here at Shapeways because we're gearing up to launch new materials for you to 3D print in.
Ora by Bathsheba in 3D print in Raw Brass, Gold Plated Brass and Polished Brass.
Last month, when we introduced Gold Plated Brass, we hinted that new mystery metals were on their way. Now, we’re proud to announce that we’ve added Polished Brass and Raw Brass to our 3D printing materials. We’re now giving you even more ways to make your designs real in more materials than ever before.
Our new Polished Brass is final-product quality, with a very smooth, glossy finish. We’re sure you (and your customers) will love it.
Morph Bangle by Nervous System 3D print in Polished Brass
We’ve also added another new material for Makers like you: Raw Brass. Raw Brass is perfect for creating antique-looking items, functional parts, jewelry prototypes, and it works really well for you to polish or finish yourselves. This is our latest material for people making functional parts, or who want to post-process material.
Bicycle Chainring Cufflinks by Gothamsmith 3D print in Raw Brass
Both Polished Brass and Raw Brass will have the same design rules as our existing precious metals such as Gold Plated Brass:
Max bounding box: 100x100x100mm
Minimum wall/wire: 0.8mm
Minimum Emboss: 0.4mm Minimum
Polished Brass will have a start up of $20 and $18.00 per cm3
Raw Brass will have a start up cost of $10 and $16.00 per cm3
To help get you 'chip away' at some new designs, use the code oc3mv to apply a 10% discount on Raw and Polished Brass orders of your own items placed up until Wednesday the 2nd of October at Midnight (PDT).
The fine print: This promotion is non-transferable and valid 5 times per customer with a maximum discount of $1,000 per order. This promotion may not be combined with other discounts or promotion codes. 10% discount applies only to 3D prints of your own models in Polished Brass or Raw Brass (not total order value). If you order a model during the promotion period that cannot be printed and has not been successfully printed before, we cannot apply discounts to future orders. If you return your purchase, you will be refunded the amount paid.
I would really love to print this up in brass. http://bobbie-the-jean.deviantart.com/art/Key-To-My-Heart-370053085 Nice and large, say....... about 8 inches long. But that would be pricey and the bounding box limitation doesn't stretch that far.
Hi. It's not up presently but I intend to put it up. And yes, I also intend to put in a smaller scale version to be printable in brass. Though I really wish they would extend the bounding box limitation. 10cm is rather small. On the DA page I linked to, I will be posting a journal when it is ready for purchase. Or you can just check in a few weeks. I want to do a little more work on the model before I put it up.
The possibility of doing a 3D Brass HO Scale Pay Bus that "Jeevi" has done and printed in plastic interests me but the cost???!!!
Can it be printed in thinner sections which also could reduce volume cost?
Other HO Puffing Billy small locomotives 3D Printed by "Jeevi" are also a possibility?
I will have the NSW Pay Bus trial prints with me at Liverpool MR Expo on the Saturday-
talking with Joe at Casula Hobbies.
I have been comparing parts that I have done in plastic like 7mm clack valves, and marker lamps, and I will be trialing raw brass to see how they come up. I can get them in silver in Sydney in about 4 days and then have them cast in pewter, which works out really well, as they are done in hi res. The waxes that Shapeways does will possibly done in a similar manner, then it will be the resolution of the drawings that makes the difference..