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Chroming [message #49922] Sat, 16 June 2012 17:43 UTC Go to next message
avatar woody64  is currently offline woody64
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I wanted to chrome some parts.
From the guy doing that I got the answer he needs some
ABS material with butadiene as part of the material.

1) Does somebody know if one of the Shpeways' material contains butadiene
2) Does somebody own experiences with chroming of Shapeways' printed items.

Woody64

[Updated on: Sat, 16 June 2012 20:21 UTC]


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Re: Chroming [message #51149 is a reply to message #49922 ] Wed, 11 July 2012 15:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar halfasleep  is currently offline halfasleep
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im researching the same,

have you found any answers ?

been trying out with scientific vacum plating on some shapeways materials, but they all failed. so now im back on chroming, bath plating, or what ever its called in english.

ill keep you posted on my research.

also where do you chrome ? in which country ?

kindest regards

Re: Chroming [message #51176 is a reply to message #51149 ] Wed, 11 July 2012 19:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar woody64  is currently offline woody64
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Currently I only have a request open to a guy who chromes original Lego parts.

But he states that for that some ABS material is needed (with butadiene).

So far I see no material from Shapeways having that. I had some prints with ABS but the granularity and smoothness was far aways from the needed results.
Woody64


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Re: Chroming [message #51189 is a reply to message #51176 ] Wed, 11 July 2012 22:03 UTC Go to previous message
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Putting 'sla metal coating' into google brings up a raft of companies who advertise this service.


Bill Bedford

 
   
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