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High Definition Stainless Steel [message #67870] Mon, 13 May 2013 03:05 UTC Go to next message
avatar SGDesigns  is currently offline SGDesigns
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High Definition Stainless Steel or High Definition Bronze similar in detail to the silver prints? Anyone know if this might be a possibility? Maybe offered with medium size models in mind?



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Re: High Definition Stainless Steel [message #67909 is a reply to message #67870 ] Mon, 13 May 2013 18:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Stainless with resolution similar to silver exists, but it only works at sizes similar to silver.
Bronze AFAIK doesn't exist.


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Re: High Definition Stainless Steel [message #67912 is a reply to message #67870 ] Mon, 13 May 2013 18:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I haven't heard of a HD Bronze but Bronze itself is available at a competitor to Shapeways...


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Re: High Definition Stainless Steel [message #67914 is a reply to message #67912 ] Mon, 13 May 2013 18:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(it's not quite as much fun as one might hope, though -- not as dimensionally stable as the stainless/bronze.)


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Re: High Definition Stainless Steel [message #67915 is a reply to message #67909 ] Mon, 13 May 2013 19:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bathsheba wrote on Mon, 13 May 2013 18:00

Stainless with resolution similar to silver exists, but it only works at sizes similar to silver.



And at much the same prices...
Re: High Definition Stainless Steel [message #67924 is a reply to message #67909 ] Tue, 14 May 2013 00:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, Ive seen HD stainless steel but the price is so high its practically the same as silver and the max size is 40x40x35mm Pendants and buckles are out of the question at this size.. I have an order that needs to be made in large amounts in stainless. I prefer sticking with shapeways because I feel comfortable with the quality I get, I dont wanna roll the dice elsewhere. Maybe non-rust High Definition stainless at a good price isnt out there yet.

HD Bronze, I only mentioned it because it was suggested I get it made in Bronze but I think they were talking about using a detailed silver print and making a mold from it. I havent gone that rout yet. Id hate to pass us this opportunity because its a potentially large order with several designs needed.


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Re: High Definition Stainless Steel [message #68030 is a reply to message #67924 ] Wed, 15 May 2013 05:48 UTC Go to previous message
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The silver material is itself made by casting, so starting with that as a mold master wouldn't be an option. Casting in bronze or brass is exactly as possible, it's just that after you've done this multistage process of printing/casting/finishing, so much of the cost is labor that you might as well use the better metal. You'll pay about the same anyway.


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