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Can WD be heated and reshaped? [message #32746] Mon, 15 August 2011 17:48 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Zephyr40k  is currently offline Zephyr40k
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Hello,

I received my shipment today from Shapeways. It does look good. However some of the items appear to have been deformed a bit in shipping. There are some with circular section where the ring has been "squashed" into an oval, and there are some sections that are supposed to be straight that are not.

I was wondering, if the White Detail material can be manipulated like resin? With resin, you can soak it in hot water or hit it with a heat gun until the material softens, then gently bend and reshape it the way you need. Then when it cools it will be just as it was before. I was thinking of trying that with these White Detail items. Has anyone tried this? Will it (a) work a treat, or will it (b) simply not soften the material, or (c) destroy the item utterly?

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