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For models greater than 56mm in all dimensions: Add 4 business days
Handling Fee Per Model: Raw: $10.00, Polished: $20.00, Gold Plated: $30.00
Price Per cm3: Raw: $16.00, Polished: $18.00, Gold Plated: $22.00
Minimum Wall: 0.6mm (Raw), 0.8mm (Polished & Gold Plated)
Max Bounding Box: 89 x 89 x 100 mm
Brass is a solid metal available in three finishes for different kinds of products.
Gold Plated Brass and Polished Brass both go through extensive hand polishing to give them a smooth, shiny finish. Polished Brass has a bright yellow coloring and, with 22k plating, Gold Plated models will resemble authentic gold objects. They are both perfect for jewelry and precious objects.
Raw Brass has a rustic matte look, with rough surfaces and some tarnishing (color spots). It is great for antique-looking objects, functional parts, jewelry prototypes, and metal models that you’d like to polish and finish yourself.
Brass models are fabricated using a complex five-step process. First, the model is printed in wax using a specialized high-resolution 3D Printer. It is then put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. Once the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold. Molten brass is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing your new product. Raw Brass is briefly tumbled. Polished and Gold Plated Brass are carefully cleaned and hand polished. Gold Plated Brass goes through a final electroplating process for an outside coat of 22k gold. Please be aware that polishing and plating can wear down or fill in very fine details and edges.
Like all brass, our Polished and Raw offerings will tarnish over time and may need to be polished.
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