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Rings : linear lotus flowers [message #30763] Wed, 13 July 2011 01:50 UTC Go to next message
avatar unellenu  is currently offline unellenu
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Rings : linear lotus flowers arrived!
These have been 3D printed in 'strong and flexible'

The design on Shapeways.
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Re: Rings : linear lotus flowers [message #30765 is a reply to message #30763 ] Wed, 13 July 2011 02:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very nice!!!!

Imagine how amazing they would look in silver.. swoon..


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Re: Rings : linear lotus flowers [message #30767 is a reply to message #30765 ] Wed, 13 July 2011 02:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Duann,

I'd love one in silver but they are just outside shapeways maximum silver size - 3cm deep Sad but I might produce a silver one with a non-shapeways caster.
I was wondering about trying my luck with the 'break the rules' section of stainless steel - although I'm not sure if the petals have enough support structure.
Otherwise the strong and flexible ones are colourful, light and comfy to wear Smile

Have a good one,
Janelle


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Re: Rings : linear lotus flowers [message #30774 is a reply to message #30767 ] Wed, 13 July 2011 04:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey,
I looked into a place in St Peters near Sydney park that do wax prints and then silver lost was casting, they were way too expensive compered to shapeways though. If your interested still they are called "Rapid Prototyping services"

Leigh


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Re: Rings : linear lotus flowers [message #30777 is a reply to message #30774 ] Wed, 13 July 2011 05:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@ Leigh, You're right about Australian wax printing and casting prices . It's the wax printing that is currently very expensive (but usually quite high resolution) the silver itself is usually priced competitively.

The other option for some designs (depending on geometry) is to create the first prototype wax print to cast....then have a rubber mold made from the silver model. The rubber mold can then be injected with wax which then can be cast in various precious metals - thus avoiding recurrent wax printing costs....of course this only works for models where a few of the same thing are required, and the quality isn't always quite as lovely as the original (seams, minor shrinkage etc).

Who knows the lovely Shapeways people might change the design rules to accept larger sterling silver pieces (I hope), oh and I noticed that imaterialise is now offering gold and silver too (hope I don't get grumped at for mentioning non-Shapeways producers on this forum).

Smile Janelle


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Re: Rings : linear lotus flowers [message #30778 is a reply to message #30777 ] Wed, 13 July 2011 06:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hehehe, yes imaterialise is the only other place i would see fit price wise to get something printed. Healthy competition is what keeps shapeways cheap so keep mentioning other places! LOL.

Leigh


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Re: Rings : linear lotus flowers [message #30921 is a reply to message #30778 ] Fri, 15 July 2011 17:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey unellenu, your Linear Lotus Rings were too cool not to go on Friday Finds. Wink


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Re: Rings : linear lotus flowers [message #30947 is a reply to message #30921 ] Sat, 16 July 2011 00:19 UTC Go to previous message
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Awesome! Thanks Ana Smile


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