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Rubber Stamps? [message #39471] Tue, 29 November 2011 12:10 UTC Go to next message
avatar Wil-O  is currently offline Wil-O
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My name is Wil Ooms, retired in Haaksbergen The Netherlands, spent many years in the hand stamp industry, introducing several manufacturing methods for both rubber and pre-inked stamps. I am wondering if there is a rubber type material, which can be printed with a 3D printer?

I could provide the required stamp parameters.

It would interest me to speak with someone who would want to look into producing a hand stamp.

Thanks, Wil
Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #39486 is a reply to message #39471 ] Tue, 29 November 2011 15:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Wil,

There are rubber printers, but currently shapeways doesn't have rubber. I don't know where it is on the list of potential to be added, but it has been mentioned before

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Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #39511 is a reply to message #39486 ] Tue, 29 November 2011 18:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Mike, when you open the following link: http://www.shapeways.com/creator/stampmaker
you will see that Shapeways offers stamps, obviously they must have material to do so. SInce I am new to this 3D printing market the situation is not quite clear. Does Shapeway sell the printers, the materials and the finished product?

Most likely I should try to contact Shapeways to find out.

Best regards, Wil
Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #39514 is a reply to message #39471 ] Tue, 29 November 2011 18:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I went back in time to see what I could find, and it appears the stamps weren't rubber, but a flexible clear material.

http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/237-The-Shapeways-Sta mpmaker.html


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Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #39517 is a reply to message #39514 ] Tue, 29 November 2011 18:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That is very possible, even today stamps are often made with photopolymer with a photographic process. The rubber was before the polymer and came back into the industry by the use of laser engravers. A 3D printer would not necessarily need to use rubber. Any material being flexible with a decent capability to pick up / transfer ink could do the job.
Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #39655 is a reply to message #39486 ] Thu, 01 December 2011 10:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hello everyone..
I've also used stamps in decorating toys, cards and in designing purposes..
Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #39660 is a reply to message #39655 ] Thu, 01 December 2011 12:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Adelle, question about the stamps you used: where they 3D printed stamps? Thanks, Wil Ooms
Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #39735 is a reply to message #39660 ] Fri, 02 December 2011 13:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Depending upon the type of stamp you are trying to make.. one thing that might work well is to use Shapeways to print the negative MOLD for the stamp. I would imagine that the WSF or WD materials would survive several castings each.

You might even try using Image Popper for this purpose.


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Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #39737 is a reply to message #39735 ] Fri, 02 December 2011 13:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Making the master mold is an option, but it will be a long way around. In that case a laser engraver engraving directly on the rubber is much more effective. I had hoped that a 3D printer could print the rubbery type characters.
Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #39739 is a reply to message #39737 ] Fri, 02 December 2011 14:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It sounds like you are wanting to stamp with ink, which I have not tried. I can say I have made a stamp for pressing into clay. The WSF material works just fine for this. I assume that such stamps could also be used with ink, but I have not tried that. It might be worth a shot...WSF is pretty cheap.
Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #39740 is a reply to message #39739 ] Fri, 02 December 2011 14:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Indeed, a rubber stamp, to be used in combination with an ink pad or into what is called a self-inking stamp, which is a plastic housing in which the text plate (either rubber or photopolymer) reciprocates against the ink pad when it is being used. SInce I am new to this forum I am wondering what WSF means? Thanks!
Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #39742 is a reply to message #39740 ] Fri, 02 December 2011 14:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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WSF = White Strong Flexible
See the Materials Page.. its a nylon material.


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Re: Rubber Stamps? [message #49466 is a reply to message #39471 ] Wed, 06 June 2012 12:59 UTC Go to previous message
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I know this is an old thread, but for stamp makers, look what one of our many awesome community members has made for you! http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=9772&a mp;start=0&


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