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help with transparent material [message #68380] Mon, 20 May 2013 21:08 UTC Go to next message
avatar nakamura_shop  is currently offline nakamura_shop
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Hi,i'm building this item
http://www.shapeways.com/model/1065847/gray-fox-helmet.html? li=productBox-search

This is a wearable helmet,the frontal components of this item must to be transparent because i MUST to see trough the component.
i never bought transparent items from Shapeways and i don't know how much can be transparent a 3D printed item... someone can help me showing me some transparent item created here? this is a big item,only 1mm thickness...

Thanks in advance for your help
Re: help with transparent material [message #68383 is a reply to message #68380 ] Mon, 20 May 2013 22:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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None of the shapeways materials are as clear as glass.
You can achieve a bit of transparency with FUD, but it's not likely what you would expect.

In any material, this item is going to be expensive:
http://stonysmith.com/wired/VolumeEstimator.asp?L=242&W= 320&H=312&T=1&S=1


Patience, Persistance, Politeness - the 3Ps will help us get us to Perfect Printed Products
Re: help with transparent material [message #68468 is a reply to message #68383 ] Tue, 21 May 2013 21:02 UTC Go to previous message
avatar nakamura_shop  is currently offline nakamura_shop
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i understand,thanks.
i think i'll print it in default plastic and i'll use it as matrix to build one in transparent resin... the entire object will cost 200€

 
   
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