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Mixed Media [message #17339] Mon, 06 September 2010 17:02 UTC Go to next message
avatar Ray716  is currently offline Ray716
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Has anyone experimented with having two different materials in the same print? For example, Glass and Stainless Steel? Is it an option? or is it too difficult to add a model back into the printer?



Re: Mixed Media [message #17346 is a reply to message #17339 ] Mon, 06 September 2010 17:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Drawn_Steel_Hero  is currently offline Drawn_Steel_Hero
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I don't think it's physically possible to have multiple materials in the same print, or even to add a previously printed piece into a second run of a different material. As the material is added a bit at a time, the first piece printed would have nowhere to go until the layers underneath it have been printed, so it would probably have to be added partway through the run, and I'm pretty sure that's not workable.

It is perfectly feasible, however, to have parts made from different materials which be assembled post-printing, like Dizingof's iPhone dock.

Re: Mixed Media [message #17370 is a reply to message #17339 ] Tue, 07 September 2010 03:42 UTC Go to previous message
avatar bitstoatoms  is currently offline bitstoatoms
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Hi Ray,

it is true the sintering process will not allow for a part to be reinserted into another build.

Check out the YouTube videos of the processes to get an understanding of how each process works.




Duann Scott

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