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 Topic: Chrome Electroplating Shapeways Plastic?
Chrome Electroplating Shapeways Plastic? [message #94589] Wed, 23 July 2014 08:11 UTC
avatar industrialoscar  is currently offline industrialoscar
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Does anyone know if you can electroplate plastic prints from Shapeways at all? If so, which plastic materials can you electroplate?
Thanks so much!

Oscar
Re: Chrome Electroplating Shapeways Plastic? [message #94595 is a reply to message #94589 ] Wed, 23 July 2014 12:01 UTC
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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See this and this thread - the material as such does not appear to be the problem, but achieving a sufficiently smooth surface might be, as the plating tends to make small pits more visible. Depending on your goals, metal effect paints could be an alternative.

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