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icon5.gif  Gold-plated Lego Brick [message #54493] Wed, 26 September 2012 03:01 UTC Go to next message
avatar bubby9534  is currently offline bubby9534
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So I want to get a gold plated Lego brick for a family member's birthday, and want to know that if I get it in Gold-Plated, will the plating cause the walls to grow so that the Lego can't snap? On other words, will the final result be accurate within 16 microns of the 3d-model?

Thanks yes my question is stupid but I don't know.
Re: Gold-plated Lego Brick [message #54504 is a reply to message #54493 ] Wed, 26 September 2012 12:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If you refer to the Stainless Guidelines the accuracy of stainless is +-2mm The gold plating (as far as I know) is only a few microns thick so it will add thickness, but not substantial.


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Re: Gold-plated Lego Brick [message #54519 is a reply to message #54504 ] Wed, 26 September 2012 18:35 UTC Go to previous message
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Thanks for the quick reply. I'll post a picture.

 
   
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