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Can I plate the 3d printed metal in Gold/Silver? [message #5895] Sun, 16 August 2009 22:46 UTC Go to next message
avatar newtonparticle  is currently offline newtonparticle
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I am interested in making jewellery.

If I had some models printed in steel, could I then have it plated in gold or silver from any standard plating service??
Re: Can I plate the 3d printed metal in Gold/Silver? [message #5951 is a reply to message #5895 ] Thu, 20 August 2009 02:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar GlenG  is currently offline GlenG
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YES,
Electroless Gold and Nickel plating take to this composite like a duck to water. I suppose Silver would too.

-G


"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."
Leonardo da Vinci
icon14.gif  Re: Can I plate the 3d printed metal in Gold/Silver? [message #5956 is a reply to message #5951 ] Thu, 20 August 2009 13:23 UTC Go to previous message
avatar newtonparticle  is currently offline newtonparticle
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Great :-]

Any suggestions on ways to smooth the surface finish? – as I understand the tolerance is 0.1mm – which might give an undesirable orange peel effect ??

This is still in the context of having the item plated. So any method to better prepare the surface would not affect the final plating process.

Thx

 
   
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