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Material that can be used for direct cast [message #59933] Wed, 09 January 2013 21:06 UTC Go to next message
avatar kvbarron  is currently offline kvbarron
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Registered: June 2012
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I am trying to find out if there is a material option in 3d printing that can then be direct cast. We are making our models with Shapeways and then having molds made of them. However the silicone molds our caster uses adhere to the material the models are made of and are then unusable. It would be nice if we could skip the step of the first mold and have a printed model that could be directly cast (burn out in the investment) into metal

Any advice is appreciated!!!
Re: Material that can be used for direct cast [message #59937 is a reply to message #59933 ] Wed, 09 January 2013 21:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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I printed an item in White Detail, and had a jeweler cast it for me.. turned out great!

Patience, Persistance, Politeness - the 3Ps will help us get us to Perfect Printed Products
Re: Material that can be used for direct cast [message #60002 is a reply to message #59933 ] Fri, 11 January 2013 01:42 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Langoliers  is currently offline Langoliers
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Registered: October 2012
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WSF worked for me

Try a rubber mold Very Happy

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