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Gold Plated Stainless Steel


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Would it be OK to have a catalytic converter (=high surface to volume ratio) made in this material?
#1 Tom van der Zanden (Homepage) on 2010-05-12 15:34 (Reply)
Tom, officially I can only always say that all our objects are for display purposes only. On the practical side the high surface/volume ratio would be slightly inhibited by the minimum wall thickness of 3mm. It should be possible though to make something with similar functionality. Interesting idea.
#1.1 Joris on 2010-05-12 16:10 (Reply)
this is awesome. but i do have a question. i see that there are the printing lines on them. so i was wondering if someone payed more could they get it smoothed out (like sanded) before it gets dipped?
#2 mike on 2010-05-12 16:09 (Reply)
Presumably the plating process adds thickness to the pieces. Do you have any estimate of the thickness added by the plating process? Even an amount of 0.1mm has a significant impact on the fitting of the puzzles I print in metal.
#3 George Bell (Homepage) on 2010-05-12 16:22 (Reply)
I don't know, I will ask.
#3.1 Joris on 2010-05-12 16:37 (Reply)
George,

The gold plating process does not add notable surface to the model so it should be ok.
#3.1.1 Joris on 2010-05-12 16:47 (Reply)
Oh, man, now you introduce this the day after I placed an order! I would love to have had the ring I ordered plated in gold!

Oh, well, maybe next time.

Looks good, though.
#4 Glenn Slingsby on 2010-05-12 16:48 (Reply)
This also would have been good for mothers day. Oh well, next year I guess.
#5 Michael Williams on 2010-05-12 17:08 (Reply)
Oh crap. Now I have to reorder all those Legion flight rings again.

How thick is the plating? Will I be able to sand out the printing lines like I can with just the steel?
#6 Thomas Carlson on 2010-05-12 19:30 (Reply)
Thomas, it is very thin so I am unsure. educated guess is no
#6.1 Joris on 2010-05-12 22:13 (Reply)
Is SILVER plated stainless steel possible too?
#7 Tris on 2010-05-12 22:38 (Reply)
Anything is possible.
#7.1 Joris on 2010-05-12 23:14 (Reply)
Just say when and i'll line up for that :-)
#7.1.1 Tris on 2010-05-13 01:05 (Reply)
This is terribly exciting! You guys just keep getting evermore creatively stimulating.
#8 Shelley Noble (Homepage) on 2010-05-13 09:12 (Reply)
Check out my new video on the "One Ring" - Gold plated :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLyerW6mEjY
#9 Dizingof (Homepage) on 2010-05-13 12:44 (Reply)
This is great! Can you continue it beyond the end of the month?? What do we need to do to make that happen?
#10 Erica Schwartz on 2010-05-13 22:40 (Reply)
If this material addition is popular enough is it possible you will add it to the permanent materials? That would rock.
#11 Christina Westbrook on 2010-05-14 08:12 (Reply)
Seconded
#11.1 Madox (Homepage) on 2010-05-15 03:50 (Reply)
Or even silver or nickel plating...
#11.2 Madox (Homepage) on 2010-05-15 03:51 (Reply)
That is awesome! just after I ordered my last set of rings to...
#12 jacobvalenta on 2010-05-14 12:53 (Reply)
i agree, til the end of the month is far too short. could you keep it longer? just ordered my first prototype and would like to batch order afterwards.
#13 Bettina on 2010-05-19 14:52 (Reply)
this is exactly what i was thinking. you're only giving us enough time to receive one order!
#13.1 Erica Schwartz (Homepage) on 2010-05-19 21:19 (Reply)
These designs are very nice and the gold plating finishes them off.
#14 sammy dolan (Homepage) on 2010-06-09 11:52 (Reply)
I agree with your comment Sammy it's look like original gold plated.Pretty design I really like to have the bracelet because I'm sure it fits to my arms well and look elegant.
#14.1 stainless steel (Homepage) on 2010-07-26 07:46 (Reply)

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