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icon3.gif  White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34171] Mon, 12 September 2011 19:09 UTC Go to next message
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Strong and Flexible Polished Colors[ 22 vote(s) ]
1.That would be AWESOME! 16 / 73%
2.I like the idea. 4 / 18%
3.I wouldn't use it. 2 / 9%
4.Don't care. 0 / 0%

I have ordered 3 or 4 models printed in White Strong and Flexible(and colors) and have been quite satisfied with the models. But today I received my first White, Strong and Flexible Polished model. And, well, I love it! Very Happy It is so smooth! It feels nicer than the not-polished. Now I wish that I could order the black, red, indigo, or grey polished! By what I read about the polishing process, it seems that it could also be done to the colored Strong and Flexible. I hope that this will be an option soon!
Who else is waiting to be able to order a polished color model?

Re: White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34177 is a reply to message #34171 ] Mon, 12 September 2011 20:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I suggested to Nancy, she said at the moment it's not possible, but in the near future it may be. And she'll look into it.


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Re: White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34178 is a reply to message #34177 ] Mon, 12 September 2011 20:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Awesome! I hope this comes soon!
Re: White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34179 is a reply to message #34171 ] Mon, 12 September 2011 20:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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But this post doesn't have anything about the items your received. So I'm moving it to general. Put up some pics of your items! we'd like to see what impressed you.


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Re: White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34182 is a reply to message #34171 ] Mon, 12 September 2011 20:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Black Polished SF would be really popular with the puzzle community (if it remains affordable).

When dying a sanded piece black, it doesn't absorb the dye as well and turns grey instead. I am afraid the polished material would have the same problems. I hope you can figure something out and I'm doing a test of my own soon.
Re: White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34183 is a reply to message #34182 ] Mon, 12 September 2011 21:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I thought that the colored ones were printed in that color, therefore making me think that polishing them would work because they'd be that color completely through the model. They must be white ones just dyed? Now I see why it wouldn't work to polish them.
Re: White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34184 is a reply to message #34182 ] Mon, 12 September 2011 21:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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TomZ wrote on Mon, 12 September 2011 20:34

When dying a sanded piece black, it doesn't absorb the dye as well and turns grey instead. I am afraid the polished material would have the same problems. I hope you can figure something out and I'm doing a test of my own soon.


I agree that dyeing sanded pieces produces uneven coloring. But I've dyed polished WSF with no problems. I haven't tried black, but check out some photos under this thread:

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=2923 6&&srch=Exploding#msg_29236

Ironically, I'm not that interested in dyed polished WSF because it is easier and cheaper to do it myself. The delays on the polished material are bad enough!
Re: White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34187 is a reply to message #34184 ] Mon, 12 September 2011 22:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I like your dyed WSF colors! What kind of dye do you use?

[Updated on: Mon, 12 September 2011 22:04 UTC]

Re: White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34188 is a reply to message #34187 ] Mon, 12 September 2011 22:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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meevis wrote on Mon, 12 September 2011 22:03

I like your dyed WSF colors! What kind of dye do you use?


It's just RIT fabric dye ...

Re: White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34219 is a reply to message #34188 ] Tue, 13 September 2011 18:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I can confirm that you can dye WSFP black just fine. I do it everyday.

But I agree with gibell, we do our own dying because it's very cheap....


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Re: White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34220 is a reply to message #34219 ] Tue, 13 September 2011 18:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice! I hadn't realized that all shapeways did was dye the colored models we order. I thought it was somehow printed in that color. So, I have already ordered one color of RIT dye and will be trying it out!
Thanks guys!
Re: White Strong and Flexible POLISHED [message #34367 is a reply to message #34220 ] Fri, 16 September 2011 14:48 UTC Go to previous message
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It seems to me that it would be problematic for two reasons.
1. If it was dyed BEFORE polishing the polishing compound would be contaminated. This would mean it would need to be replaced more often raising the costs.

2. If it were dyed AFTER polishing this would add additional processing steps and increase delivery time. t would also probably add to cost due to the additional steps. The smoother, less absorbent surface would also cause problems achieving and even absorption and coloration.

[Updated on: Fri, 16 September 2011 14:48 UTC]


 
   
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