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Petition for Finishing Options [message #38186] Tue, 08 November 2011 19:59 UTC
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Registered: November 2010
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Dear Shapeways users:

For my own prints, the option to have a finish applied (food safe shellac, polyurethane, etc) to models, especially Z-corp materials, would be a boon.

I've requested this in emails and was told that Shapeways is considering it if the demand is high enough. Naively, I assume it would be, and created this petition to try and objectively illustrate that:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/food-safe-finish-option-for -printed-objects/

If you would like to have the option for finishes to be applied to your models, please follow the link and sign! If there are enough signees, it may help convince Shapeways to provide finishing options for models.

Thanks for considering!

t3s

ps Finishes can be protective, make items food safe, smoothen the surfaces (sandstone z-corp material is rough against skin, for example, but some coats of shellac, even a wax coating, make a big difference), etc. It would be pretty low tech for Shapeways to implement a surface spray option (low tech relative to everything else that they offer!).

pps If you support this, please email to others you think might be on board as well.

 
   
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