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Is the stainless steel material magnetic? [message #62129] Fri, 15 February 2013 18:49 UTC Go to next message
avatar yorickt  is currently offline yorickt
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Hi all,

short question: Is the stainless steel material magnetic? I read that steel is magnetic generally but in stainless steel there are other chemicals to stop corrosion which may make it non-magnetic. Anyone knows or already has a model to try?

BIG THANKS!

Cheers,
George
Re: Is the stainless steel material magnetic? [message #62131 is a reply to message #62129 ] Fri, 15 February 2013 19:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Our Stainless is infused with bronze, and is able to be magnetized. I've even seen reports of pieces being shipped pre-magnetized as a byproduct of one of the processes.


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Re: Is the stainless steel material magnetic? [message #62140 is a reply to message #62131 ] Fri, 15 February 2013 20:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So if I make a piece out of the stainless steel, magnets will attract it?
So I dont speak about making a magnet out of the steel model, but attracting it with magnets.

Thanks for the quick response Smile

[Updated on: Fri, 15 February 2013 22:45 UTC]

Re: Is the stainless steel material magnetic? [message #62181 is a reply to message #62140 ] Sat, 16 February 2013 11:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Shapeways stainless has about 40% of the magnetic susceptability of mild steel.
The surface of a flat surface is not flat when printed, there are some surface imperfections.
The iregularity of the surface reduces the 'magnetic stick' a bit, 50kg 'pulling power' neos might only be 15kgs worth overall.

Paul


Re: Is the stainless steel material magnetic? [message #62186 is a reply to message #62181 ] Sat, 16 February 2013 12:54 UTC Go to previous message
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Hi,

thanks for that answer, you really helped me! I actually realized that it will be far to expensive for me to print this in steel unfortunately Sad I already uploaded it and that would cost 2400€ Confused Its not difficult to print but its a little bigger...

Thanks for the support anyways! Smile

Cheers!

EDIT:
Now at 108€ but cant save anywhere anymore Very Happy Bummer! Sad

[Updated on: Sat, 16 February 2013 13:18 UTC]


 
   
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