Sandstone (for files w/o textures)
Fullcolor Sandstone (WRL, X3D w/ textures)
Handling Fee Per Model: $3.00
Price Per cm3: $0.75
Minimum Wall: 2mm
Max Bounding Box: 250x380x200mm
The only material which allows for photo-realistic, color designs, Sandstone is made with Z-Corp printers and has a resolution of up to 650x540 DPI. Figurines, life-like models, avatars and products which lend themselves to high-resolution designs are ideal. The material itself is gypsum-based powder that is bound together with an adhesive and simultaneously embedded with an ink jet head. The products are then finished with cyanoacrylate (same stuff super glue is made of) sealant to ensure durability and more vivid colors. The printed product is a hard, rigid material that is slightly brittle and not suited for structural parts under great load. However, they are great for little figurines and models of your favorite video game avatar. Some of our most successful products have been made with this material! Please keep in mind that Full Color Sandstone is brittle so be careful with your prints.
The colors we use are similar to Inkjet Printer coloring, which fades when wet. The same principle applies to 3D printed colors. In this photo, the original color was a sky blue (as represented in the lower right of the photo), and after we dipped the model in water the blue faded and whitened. This model should not be designed for applications that requires the model to touch water.
This material is not watertight, not dishwasher safe, not recyclable, and not foodsafe. It is heatproof to 60C/140F degrees. Higher temperatures may significantly change material properties.
Technical PDFs: Material Safety Data Sheet
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