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Printing a Wax model [message #33484] Sun, 28 August 2011 23:18 UTC Go to next message
avatar olivierduhamel  is currently offline olivierduhamel
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Hi everyone,

I read "The products are created using the lost-wax casting process using a high-resolution 3D Wax print of your design." on http://www.shapeways.com/materials/silver.

Could shapeways offer wax objects only? (without going to the silver stage) I'd like to get a wax model of my designs.

Many thanks
Re: Printing a Wax model [message #33504 is a reply to message #33484 ] Mon, 29 August 2011 14:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MitchellJetten  is currently offline MitchellJetten
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Hi there,

Unfortunately we do not offer the wax only model!
The reason for this is that the wax models we currently print are to fragile and brittle to ship.

The chances are high that your model will break during transit.

But do know that we are still looking into this for in the future.


Kind regards,

Mitchell Jetten
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Re: Printing a Wax model [message #38466 is a reply to message #33504 ] Sat, 12 November 2011 20:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ScubaSeth  is currently offline ScubaSeth
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I'm looking for 3d wax printing service.
I saw this thread and was wondering if your offering this yet?

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Re: Printing a Wax model [message #39088 is a reply to message #33484 ] Wed, 23 November 2011 03:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar howard  is currently offline howard
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Are the wax models for casting produced with a support matrix of a different wax e.g. Stratasys plusCAST and Indurafill?

Could wax models for sale be shipped with the support wax in place? The buyer would be responsible for melting out or otherwise removing the support material.

It would be beneficial to choose the materials with the highest melting temperatures (for shipping) and the greatest difference between the melting temperatures (for ease of removal Smile
icon4.gif  Re: Printing a Wax model [message #39698 is a reply to message #33484 ] Thu, 01 December 2011 23:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Salorian  is currently offline Salorian
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As I have perfect metal cast machinery ( lab from a dentist, and a shop from a goldsmith) I would really like to get wax models as well.

Nevertheless, is there any other material, which incinerates at temperatures up to 1,000°C and leaves no residue after ashing?


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Re: Printing a Wax model [message #39699 is a reply to message #39698 ] Thu, 01 December 2011 23:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ScubaSeth  is currently offline ScubaSeth
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I found a bunch of resources for 3d wax printing on the rhino site
http://www.rhino3d.com/resources/default.asp?category=16& ;language=en

Check out.
http://www.3dwaxprinting.com/
Re: Printing a Wax model [message #39702 is a reply to message #39698 ] Fri, 02 December 2011 01:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I had a friend with just such a set of equipment. He took a model I had printed in the "White Detail" material, and it turned out extremely well.


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Re: Printing a Wax model [message #46816 is a reply to message #33484 ] Wed, 11 April 2012 18:24 UTC Go to previous message
avatar juleslondon  is currently offline juleslondon
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I would also be interested in getting a wax printing. I am a jewelry designer, and getting pieces done in wax would allow for better controli.e clean up the pieces better, make multiple parts to join for easier polishing, etc.. Id also love finer details in wax too. I know you mentioned it awhile back, but is it something you're still looking into?

Surely there is a way to package and send the fragile wax in a way that it would not break?


 
   
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