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Gold plating silver printed parts [message #44471] Sat, 25 February 2012 15:29 UTC Go to next message
avatar bradykineticcuriosities  is currently offline bradykineticcuriosities
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Another question for the 3D printing pros - I've done silver and gold plating of machined parts before, but was looking into a gold plating of a part printed from silver. Does anyone have any information?

Knowing the alloy would make for a good start...


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Re: Gold plating silver printed parts [message #44479 is a reply to message #44471 ] Sat, 25 February 2012 21:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The alloy is standard sterling silver unless they added any other metals not mentioned in the data sheet

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Re: Gold plating silver printed parts [message #44777 is a reply to message #44471 ] Fri, 02 March 2012 15:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's Sterling, but why would you want to plate a precious metal with another?


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Re: Gold plating silver printed parts [message #44809 is a reply to message #44777 ] Fri, 02 March 2012 21:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It may seem odd to plate gold over sterling silver, but I need to gold plate a model that is both highly detailed and strong. Sterling seems to fit the bill.


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Re: Gold plating silver printed parts [message #44811 is a reply to message #44809 ] Fri, 02 March 2012 23:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not od at all. Silver gilt has a long and honourable history.


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Re: Gold plating silver printed parts [message #60867 is a reply to message #44471 ] Sat, 26 January 2013 23:01 UTC Go to previous message
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Sorry to bump this thread but can you explain the process to do this? And can you plate only certain sections of a silver piece, leaving the rest as silver?


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