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Wax print for investment casting [message #65548] Fri, 05 April 2013 17:59 UTC Go to next message
avatar SantaStephen  is currently offline SantaStephen
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Shapeways uses a detailed wax print and lost wax process to produce the silver items, but I don't see any offer of wax as a material.
Wax prints to use for investment castings (either self cast or artist/jeweler) could be a huge addition to the materials offering, don't you think?
We could then get the product cast in whatever material we wished - bronze, brass, pewter, zinc, silver, gold titanium - etc

Since they already use the process, why not offer the material - OR DO THEY and i'm just overlooking it?

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Re: Wax print for investment casting [message #65549 is a reply to message #65548 ] Fri, 05 April 2013 18:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar roofoo  is currently offline roofoo
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They typically give the excuse that the wax items won't survive shipping. Personally I think they are wrong, but what can you do?

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Re: Wax print for investment casting [message #65550 is a reply to message #65548 ] Fri, 05 April 2013 18:05 UTC Go to previous message
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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For years people have been asking Shapeways to offer this.

You can use their Frosted Ultra Detail for burnout but it requires special investment material and a specialized burnout scheduled.

Sculptural artist James William Kincaid III
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