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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, but also makes the material more brittle than the Strong & Flexible material.
We start with a bed of mixed Nylon Plastic and Aluminum powder. We sinter the powder with a laser layer by layer, solidifying the powder as we go. Because of this layer by layer process, some models may see a staircase effect. 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.
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 at a lower price than our Stainless Steel and Silver materials.
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.