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Wax models [message #52574] Tue, 14 August 2012 10:51 UTC Go to next message
avatar icarus3d  is currently offline icarus3d
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Hi Shapeways,

one simple question: Is it possible to get just the wax models which are normally produced for sterling silver?

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Re: Wax models [message #52580 is a reply to message #52574 ] Tue, 14 August 2012 14:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No. It's not an option at this time, but they are definitely aware of the request.

Check this thread:
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=4042 2&&srch=wax+silver#msg_40422


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Re: Wax models [message #52581 is a reply to message #52580 ] Tue, 14 August 2012 16:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you very much.
Re: Wax models [message #52917 is a reply to message #52581 ] Mon, 20 August 2012 21:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As an alternative you can choose Frosted Ultra Detail material. That material has equivalent detail as the wax printers - except it can withstand shipping. It melts a little bit hotter, around 100C will melt it out, just a little hotter than the wax patterns.

[Updated on: Fri, 16 November 2012 21:10 UTC] by Moderator


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Re: Wax models [message #52929 is a reply to message #52917 ] Tue, 21 August 2012 06:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh thank you. That is also okey.
Re: Wax models [message #52932 is a reply to message #52917 ] Tue, 21 August 2012 11:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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wiwa wrote on Mon, 20 August 2012 21:30

As an alternative you can choose Fine Ultra Detail material. That material has equivalent detail as the wax printers - except it can withstand shipping. It melts a little bit hotter, around 100C will melt it out, just a little hotter than the wax patterns.

The casting house had problems with burnout when I supplied them with a FUD model. Not sure what temp they used, but they said they had done WSF successfully before.
Interested to hear of others experiences with different materials SW offer..
If not wax...a proven burnout-friendly material would be fantastic Smile
Re: Wax models [message #52934 is a reply to message #52932 ] Tue, 21 August 2012 13:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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These were cast in nickel silver from burning out FUD models. They will need a good polish before they can be used as a patterns for other castings.

index.php?t=getfile&id=19833&private=0


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Re: Wax models [message #52941 is a reply to message #52934 ] Tue, 21 August 2012 16:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very cool Bill - did you add the gates etc. in the FUD model itself? Were there any issues in the burn-out?


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Re: Wax models [message #52953 is a reply to message #52941 ] Tue, 21 August 2012 18:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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wiwa wrote on Tue, 21 August 2012 16:20

Very cool Bill - did you add the gates etc. in the FUD model itself? Were there any issues in the burn-out?


The FUD print was just as you see the casting -- including feeds. The caster was happy to do the work and indicated that they were used to burning out FUD and similar materials.


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Re: Wax models [message #91315 is a reply to message #52574 ] Thu, 05 June 2014 11:30 UTC Go to previous message
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Hey guys,

Just wanted to update this thread: WE PRINT WAX NOW!

Have fun,
Natalia


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