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You Brass-ked, We Listened: Introducing Polished Brass and Raw Brass to Shapeways 3D Printing Materials


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Awesome!! Exactly what I was hoping for :-)
#1 Christian on 2013-09-26 13:19 (Reply)
We thought this would make a lot of designers happy!
#2 Duann on 2013-09-26 13:34 (Reply)
I'm curious to read a benchmark between gold plated glossy steel and this new raw brass. They look quite similar. Is the raw brass significantly smoother?
#3 Anonymous on 2013-09-26 14:26 (Reply)
I would put it like this,

Gold plated stainless steel is like painting granite, gold plated brass is a smooth, professional jewelry grade finish.
#4 Duann on 2013-09-26 14:32 (Reply)
I see. I was asking about gold plated steel vs raw brass, not vs gold plated brass :-)
#5 Anonymous on 2013-09-26 15:17 (Reply)
OK, I would say that the Raw Brass is considerably smoother than the Gold plated Stainless Steel.

Think Raw Brass as 800 grit sandpaper and Stainless as 80 grit.
#6 Duann on 2013-09-26 15:30 (Reply)
Cool, thanks for your quick replies.
#7 Anonymous on 2013-09-26 15:38 (Reply)
Fantastic! I wonder if we will ever see larger bounding box limitations and a comedown in the price. Otherwise, I am deeply enthused. :-D
#8 Bobbie Jean Pentecost (Homepage) on 2013-09-26 19:41 (Reply)
I would really love to print this up in brass. Nice and large, say....... about 8 inches long. But that would be pricey and the bounding box limitation doesn't stretch that far.
#9 Bobbie Jean Pentecost (Homepage) on 2013-09-26 19:46 (Reply)
Is this available on Shapeways currently in any material? Also, would you consider scaling it to fit the bounding box of brass?
#10 NimlothCQ on 2013-09-26 20:39 (Reply)
I would like with a Jeevi

done in polished brass.
Can it be done?
How to order, please?
#11 Charles Schuster on 2013-09-26 21:33 (Reply)
Oh, great, I got my first order in before you posted this and now I lost out on the 10% discount!!
#12 Glenn Slingsby (Homepage) on 2013-09-26 22:39 (Reply)
Firstly thanks for the new possibilities.

What percentage of shrinkage would you expect in casting parts in raw brass, as I can adjust the original part to allow for the expected shrinkage.

Regards Keiran Ryan
#13 Keiran Ryan on 2013-09-27 00:07 (Reply)
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.
#14 Bobbie Jean Pentecost (Homepage) on 2013-09-27 00:13 (Reply)
Hi Keiran,
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.
#15 Charles Schuster on 2013-09-27 08:13 (Reply)
Hi Charles.

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..
#16 Keiran Ryan on 2013-09-27 08:19 (Reply)
OMG! I love these! That bangle is pretty!
#17 Dorothy Newhouse (Homepage) on 2013-09-27 08:25 (Reply)
The design rules above differ from those on the product page, which is correct?
#18 Neil Briggs on 2013-09-27 09:57 (Reply)
Go with the rules on the material page.
#19 Anonymous on 2013-09-27 10:51 (Reply)
Hi, I check your blogs regularly. Your story-telling style
is witty, keep doing what you're doing!
#20 (Homepage) on 2013-09-28 12:21 (Reply)
The above page is about Raw Material in 3d and it is very good effective information has been placed and similar things of Stainless Steel Raw Material will also available here
#21 Michel Rai (Homepage) on 2013-10-17 12:18 (Reply)

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