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ideal prototype [message #48910] Fri, 25 May 2012 14:10 UTC Go to next message
avatar dundaglan  is currently offline dundaglan
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hey folks. I'm wondeing what the ideal/handiest material would be uised to print my model and then be used as the prototype to clone and duplicate in casting/moulding? No idea about this process. Would ideally replicate the origibnale model and have some cast in plastics, bronze and gold finishes. trying to bring the cost down.

Model is here: index.php?t=getfile&id=17172&private=0

its quite smaill. 4.5 incehs high ut very detailed. What material would capture this detail and be good for casting?



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Re: ideal prototype [message #48911 is a reply to message #48910 ] Fri, 25 May 2012 14:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You would need FUD to capture the best detail. I'd look into the post production section to see about making a mold from FUD. I'd guess you have to coat it in some way to make sure your molding material would release.


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Re: ideal prototype [message #48914 is a reply to message #48911 ] Fri, 25 May 2012 14:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That the frosted detail?
Re: ideal prototype [message #48915 is a reply to message #48910 ] Fri, 25 May 2012 14:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's the frosted ultra detail. Sorry we sometimes shorten the longer names here on the forums.


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Re: ideal prototype [message #48919 is a reply to message #48915 ] Fri, 25 May 2012 14:33 UTC Go to previous message
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Cheers dude - I'll get the lingo sorted once i get around the site.

 
   
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