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3D Printing Enters the Bronze Age at Shapeways


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Since brass and bronze are expensive, is it possible for objects printed in other materials to be plated with brass or bronze?
#1 Zauber Paracelsus (Homepage) on 2013-10-10 16:56 (Reply)
Some companies offer electroplating of plastics - see bottom of recent thread
"Complex design printable in Stainless Steel?" in the "3D printing" section of
the forum. Also there are a variety of "metal effect" paints that appear to give
quite convincing results - again try searching the forum.
#1.1 Anonymous on 2013-10-10 17:04 (Reply)
Pedantic note: in the "To get you started..." sentence you still have "Brass"
put obviously mean "Bronze".
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#2 mkroeker on 2013-10-10 16:56 (Reply)
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#2.1.2 Leland (Homepage) on 2013-10-15 03:17 (Reply)
Hi, can you tell us what alloy of bronze this is? I'd like to make some "boat jewelry", but the alloy matters a great deal in a marine environment.

#3 Jason on 2013-10-10 17:55 (Reply)
It's an alloy of 90% copper, 10% tin.
#3.1 Raphael on 2013-10-10 20:06 (Reply)
If we already have products printable in stainless steel can this be automatically added as an option for printing? If not, is there an easy way to mass update products to be printable in Bronze?

Going through each one is a bit tedious.

Awesome new material!
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How high of a temperature would parts be able to stand?
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#5.1 (Homepage) on 2013-10-15 18:01 (Reply)
Thanks for adding a new material option.
So the bronze is a 90-10 tin bronze. What about brass? What is the composition there?
Also, is there any chance you could provide estimates on the hardness/yield strength of both materials?

#6 Andrew on 2013-10-10 20:41 (Reply)
Brass was specified as 15% Zinc, 5% Tin, and 80% Copper in a forum post on tuesday.
(Also, contrary to the earlier introductory blog entry for brass, its gold plated variety does
not receive a nickel underplate, so should be RoHS/REACH compliant for extended skin contact.)
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I'm always glad to have new materials to work with but what I would REALLY love to see is a comedown in prices and bigger bounding box limits for these metals.
#7 Bobbie Jean Pentecost (Homepage) on 2013-10-11 05:21 (Reply)
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#7.1 Berenice (Homepage) on 2013-10-13 05:06 (Reply)
We now have these great options for high detail metals in brass and now bronze. This is of course awesome!
To me brass is more useful than bronze, as I design functional parts.
Seems to me that the process of lost wax casting is handled pretty well at Shapeways these days. Which brings me to my point..
I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but when can we get aluminium prints? Together with the brass option, that would make printing great mechanical parts possible.

#8 Mikael Gustafsson on 2013-10-11 05:28 (Reply)
The costs are still too high ;-(
probably need to wait until 3d metal materials printing will get cheaper.
#9 Urik (Homepage) on 2013-10-13 12:45 (Reply)

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