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materials available for printing [message #61245] Sat, 02 February 2013 21:04 UTC Go to next message
avatar BigRockForge  is currently offline BigRockForge
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I see that Shapeways offers stainless steel and sterling silver.. but how can I get something done in non-stainless... or 'mild steel'?
Re: materials available for printing [message #61248 is a reply to message #61245 ] Sat, 02 February 2013 21:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar JACANT is currently online JACANT
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Shapeways 3D printed stainless steel is very strong and rigid with similar properties to 420 stainless steel, except it is infused with a bronze content of up to 30%. It has a slightly pitted surface finish for that vintage look.
Have a look at the 'Material Overview' and the 'Design Guidelines' if you want to make that sword hilt.
http://www.shapeways.com/materials/steel


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Re: materials available for printing [message #61249 is a reply to message #61248 ] Sat, 02 February 2013 21:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My main issue is that I would not be able to run it through the paces of my normal antique patination... as the stainless would be impervious to the acids that I use. But I can give it a shot with one and see how many 'years' I can put on one.
Re: materials available for printing [message #61251 is a reply to message #61249 ] Sat, 02 February 2013 22:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bathsheba-Bob says give it a try. I don't know jack about metallurgy, but I've seen this metal rust...I don't think it comes out of the printer as stainless as it went in.


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Re: materials available for printing [message #61255 is a reply to message #61251 ] Sun, 03 February 2013 00:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar BigRockForge  is currently offline BigRockForge
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okay... I just got a link with a better look at the finish and it is pretty nice. This could be pretty cool...

edit: actually.. this is blowing my mind with possibilities for my work. I need to get on a fast track to learning design.

[Updated on: Sun, 03 February 2013 00:36 UTC]

Re: materials available for printing [message #61256 is a reply to message #61255 ] Sun, 03 February 2013 00:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You have to think of it as a steel bronze mix (not alloy, but mix of small grains). It will rust sooner or later. See the crab demo.
Re: materials available for printing [message #61257 is a reply to message #61256 ] Sun, 03 February 2013 01:06 UTC Go to previous message
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yes I see that now.... very interesting. The look will be nice for what I'm trying to do.

 
   
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