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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Gold Plating Wear off
Re: Gold Plating Wear off [message #88105 is a reply to message #88068 ] Sat, 19 April 2014 01:15 UTC
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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I rarely make rings with plating now (unless a customer requests it and after I have cautioned him/her). Right from the start when Shapeways introduced the plated s/steels I had this problem. Rings worn daily just have way too much abrasion.


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Re: Gold Plating Wear off [message #88106 is a reply to message #88105 ] Sat, 19 April 2014 01:19 UTC
avatar zero9  is currently offline zero9
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Thanks for that! I think I will print more with silver then....
 Topic: Can I use a Shapeway 3D printing materials for a lost-casting process? (NOT wax because to small)
Re: Can I use a Shapeway 3D printing materials for a lost-casting process? (NOT wax because to small [message #88107 is a reply to message #88007 ] Sat, 19 April 2014 01:19 UTC
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Many people have tried this here. I have yet to see anyone say "x material is great for burning out of investment".


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 Topic: PLA Material
PLA Material [message #88110] Sat, 19 April 2014 01:46 UTC
avatar dantelombardi  is currently offline dantelombardi
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Does Shapeways print in a material known as PLA, which is essentially a biodegradable plastic that can be used in the lost wax process?