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Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19094] Thu, 14 October 2010 14:18 UTC Go to next message
avatar Aquillyne  is currently offline Aquillyne
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Wow! Shapeways lets me print in Silver! This is amazing.

I have some questions:

1. Does the silver tarnish? Soon? How can you take care of it/clean it?

2. Can you print multi-part objects in silver? I have a model with 2 separated halves.

Thanks.
Re: Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19152 is a reply to message #19094 ] Fri, 15 October 2010 12:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Aquillyne wrote on Thu, 14 October 2010 15:18

1. Does the silver tarnish? Soon? How can you take care of it/clean it?


It's regular Sterling silver, so you'd take care of it like any other silver object (with Silver polish, I guess?)

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2. Can you print multi-part objects in silver? I have a model with 2 separated halves.

Thanks.


Are they meant to be put together? I *think* that should be possible, but we haven't done any experiments with that so I can't offer you any design rules..

Bart


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Re: Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19184 is a reply to message #19152 ] Fri, 15 October 2010 19:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Aquillyne  is currently offline Aquillyne
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Thanks.

Big question:

Can I hollow the model to cut costs, in any way?
Re: Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19185 is a reply to message #19184 ] Fri, 15 October 2010 19:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh and also - can I work on the model post-production e.g. file off sharp edges? Is that a bad idea? Thanks.
Re: Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19257 is a reply to message #19185 ] Sun, 17 October 2010 13:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Any response anyone?

I am particularly interested in whether I can file off sharp edges once the model is printed (and then how I might be able to polish that off again).

Thanks.
Re: Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19258 is a reply to message #19257 ] Sun, 17 October 2010 15:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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it's weekend Aquillyne Wink shapeways people are resting from their hard work!
monday you will get a response i think!
Re: Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19264 is a reply to message #19094 ] Sun, 17 October 2010 16:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And since hardly anyone has Shapeways-printed silver items, staff are probably the only ones who'll be able to help.

Andy
Re: Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19267 is a reply to message #19257 ] Sun, 17 October 2010 16:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Why don't you simply design your piece without "sharp edges" in the first place? But yes, silver is a soft metal and will cut, file and polish easy as pie. Not at all like the SS material.

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Re: Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19269 is a reply to message #19267 ] Sun, 17 October 2010 17:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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GlenG wrote on Sun, 17 October 2010 16:28

Why don't you simply design your piece without "sharp edges" in the first place?


Because...

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=rview&goto=19 125

I am having trouble doing that! Razz

So my backup solution is to print with the sharp edges, then file and polish.
Re: Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19273 is a reply to message #19269 ] Sun, 17 October 2010 18:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You'll save both time and money if you just model the beveled edges. Many of us have already given you lots of advice on how to do that in Blender.


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Re: Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19286 is a reply to message #19273 ] Mon, 18 October 2010 07:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm having a lot of difficulty. None of the solutions suggested (thank you for them) are working. I keep developing dents in the model when I bevel.

I want to print this item regardless, because it's a present. So I'm willing to use any solution that I can make work. That's why I'm asking here if I'd be able to file the model down. Thanks.
Re: Questions about Silver - Tarnishing? [message #19289 is a reply to message #19286 ] Mon, 18 October 2010 09:37 UTC Go to previous message
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Hey there,

You can file, polish, post process the silver all you like.
It is solid sterling silver.
So as Bart mentioned you treat it like normal silver.

You cannot have multiple parts in the one file.

As per the design rules

http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/design_rules_for_silver_3 d_printing

We are really looking forward to seeing the first batch of silver come through.

cheers

Duann


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