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Need help urgently: silver printing [message #36943] Wed, 19 October 2011 10:05 UTC Go to next message
avatar moniquehorsman  is currently offline moniquehorsman
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hi

I am in the middle of trying to print the designed model ( I cannot give any details for protection reasons). However, my model has been cancelled for Glossy Silver.

Do to the fact that polishing is not possible for this model.

My questions are:

How is the quality in just Silver and not being polished (so not glossy), how are they are different? will there be a lot of gaps and holes or is 3d printing technique in silver is so precise that it will prevent those issues?

Let tell me what you know!

kind regards
Monique
Re: Need help urgently: silver printing [message #36945 is a reply to message #36943 ] Wed, 19 October 2011 10:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar virtox  is currently offline virtox
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I do not have much experience with silver but this is printed in unpolished silver:

http://www.shapeways.com/openfile/296755/photos/photo47905.jpg

For scale, this is 25mm in diameter.
It has slight surface imperfections, nothing major.


Cheers,

Stijn

[Updated on: Wed, 19 October 2011 10:32 UTC]


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Re: Need help urgently: silver printing [message #36946 is a reply to message #36945 ] Wed, 19 October 2011 10:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar moniquehorsman  is currently offline moniquehorsman
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hey virtox

what type of imperfections, like scratches or little holes?

Do you have a zoom in photo maybe?

i need to be sure...i hope you understand why i am asking a lot of questions..
Re: Need help urgently: silver printing [message #36947 is a reply to message #36943 ] Wed, 19 October 2011 10:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar virtox  is currently offline virtox
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I would say, minor dimples.
I have no samples at hand, nor any better pics, sorry.


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Re: Need help urgently: silver printing [message #36953 is a reply to message #36943 ] Wed, 19 October 2011 13:10 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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I got a sample Monday, on two rings I see one dimple and one raised spot. I actually really like the finish, but the rings are for a customer so they will be going off to the polisher this weekend.


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