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galvanize plastic [message #48894] Fri, 25 May 2012 12:15 UTC Go to next message
avatar halfasleep  is currently offline halfasleep
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i am on the look out for a plastic material to print that can be galvanized

usually the plastics that can be galvanized are the following:

abs
novudur p2 mc

abs pc
t45

polyamid
minlon 73m40

and i also know that objet is supposed to have an option.

anyone that has experience with this ? that has galvanized a shapeways material ? or galvanized a 3d print ?
Re: galvanize plastic [message #49021 is a reply to message #48894 ] Mon, 28 May 2012 13:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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upping tread : D aka help !
Re: galvanize plastic [message #49026 is a reply to message #49021 ] Mon, 28 May 2012 16:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Why do you want to galvanise plastic?
AIUI galvanising is an method of protecting steel by dipping it into molten zinc.

Or did you mean something else?


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Re: galvanize plastic [message #49027 is a reply to message #49026 ] Mon, 28 May 2012 17:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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maybe im translating it directly from German ?

i want to achieve a chrome finish on my printed models

much like a chromed plastic car logo

thanks for correcting me !

any ideas ?
Re: galvanize plastic [message #49033 is a reply to message #49027 ] Mon, 28 May 2012 18:13 UTC Go to previous message
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What you are looking for is called vacuum plating or vacuum metalising. The companies who use this technique should be able to give you more information of the types of plastics required.


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