Handling Fee Per Model: $1.50 per model
Price Per cm3: $1.75 (Unpolished), $2.00 (Polished)
Minimum Wall: 0.8mm
Max Bounding Box: 230x180x310mm (Unpolished), 150x150x150mm (Polished)
Alumide is Nylon Plastic filled with Aluminum dust. This dust gives Alumide the sparkle. We start with a bed of powder mix of Nylon Plastic and Aluminum powder. We sinter the powder with a laser layer by layer, solidfying the powder as we go. Because of this layer by layer process, some models may see a staircase effect (see picture above). How much you see this effect depends on how your model is oriented in the print tray. Our production planners are working hard to orient models optimally to ensure efficient and good lookin' trays. The Aluminum in this material makes the end result more brittle than our Strong & Flexible material.
We also offer Polished Alumide, which is a smoother version of Alumide. This material is great for jewelry or anything that needs a futuristic look. It gives your model a matte metallic-like finish without having to pay the price of our Stainless Steel and Silver material.
This material is not watertight, not dishwasher safe, not recyclable, and not foodsafe. It is heatproof to 172/342ºF degrees. Higher temperatures may significantly change material properties.
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