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Chrome printing ? [message #52514] Sun, 12 August 2012 15:20 UTC Go to next message
avatar Tinoz  is currently offline Tinoz
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Is it possible to print in chrome ?

This is what I would like :


anybody ?
Re: Chrome printing ? [message #52515 is a reply to message #52514 ] Sun, 12 August 2012 15:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Shapeways Materials Page is here (create menu at the the top of everypage), Shapeways don't print in chrome, they do Silver though - you might find another 3D print service that can fulfill your wishes and Google is your friend for that task.

The other option is to create the item in a plastic, take a mould and have it cast.

Re: Chrome printing ? [message #52516 is a reply to message #52515 ] Sun, 12 August 2012 16:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar woody64  is currently offline woody64
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I raised that question in another context.

I want to print in plastic and get it chromed afterwards. That seems to be tecnical possible. Depending on the size of the items the pricing would be the problem.
(so printing it in silver at shapeways would be less expensive)


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Re: Chrome printing ? [message #52518 is a reply to message #52516 ] Sun, 12 August 2012 17:31 UTC Go to previous message
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The process is called 'Vacuum Mettallizing'
Depending on where you are in the world here are some links.


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