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Multiple Materials [message #40415] Sat, 17 December 2011 16:28 UTC Go to next message
avatar FreakingRiddle  is currently offline FreakingRiddle
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I created a model with 2 different materials (one with transparency and one with sandstone), is it possible to print them in one model like this below?
http://blogulcolectionarului.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/endomo01.png


Thanks in advance!


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Re: Multiple Materials [message #40429 is a reply to message #40415 ] Sun, 18 December 2011 00:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No, but what you could do is print the FCS part, and encase it in transparent resin. Like these http://www.traderscity.com/board/products-1/offers-to-sell-a nd-export-1/real-bugs-in-acrylic-resin-lucite-and-novelty-gi fts-248635/


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Re: Multiple Materials [message #40436 is a reply to message #40429 ] Sun, 18 December 2011 11:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Sun, 18 December 2011 00:54

No, but what you could do is print the FCS part, and encase it in transparent resin. Like these http://www.traderscity.com/board/products-1/offers-to-sell-a nd-export-1/real-bugs-in-acrylic-resin-lucite-and-novelty-gi fts-248635/


This would be the best option. Take the FCS part and make a small box for it to sit in, then use a clear epoxy or polyurethane to encase it.

Otherwise there's two other ways of producing a "different" colour inside a clear part using 3DP.

- SLA: Using a clear material you can "overcure" sections by scanning it with the laser multiple times (or using higher laser powers/different infill param's). I've seen parts with 10 different shades of yellow incased in a clear shell.

- Objet: Using VeroClear as the outer material, and any of the other Objet materials for the bug inside. Only a Connex printer is technically capable of this.

Shapeways doesn't offer either of these processes, but hey, the more you know Smile
Re: Multiple Materials [message #40583 is a reply to message #40415 ] Wed, 21 December 2011 16:47 UTC Go to previous message
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If you don't mind the interior model being white, you can exploit the wax support material in FUD like I did with my Kraken in Crystal - the squid is a wax filled hollow space within the block of FUD Cool


 
   
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