Bronze Plated Matte
Bronze Plated Glossy
Gold Plated Matte
Gold Plated Glossy
Handling Fee Per Model: Stainless: $6.00, Bronze Plated: $7.50, Gold Plated: $9.00
Price Per cm3: Stainless: $8.00, Plated: $8.00
Minimum Wall: 3mm
Max Bounding Box: 1000x450x250mm
3D printed stainless steel has a slightly pitted surface finish for that vintage, steam punk look. This material can be polished smoother for jewelry, structural parts, and anything in between. Shapeways 3D printed stainless steel is very strong and rigid with similar properties to 420 stainless steel, except it is infused with a bronze content of up to 30%. This gives some Stainless Steel objects a slightly bronze hue.We deposit small drops of glue onto layers of stainless steel powder. Then a new layer of powder is spread and the process repeats until we have a fully printed tray. Then we take the printed objects out carefully. In this stage of the process, the objects are very fragile–similar to wet sand. After, we sprue the objects together and infuse them with bronze. Items closer to the bronze infusion start point will absorb more bronze. These items might look more golden than other items. We are working on standardizing the colors, but in the meanwhile, there will be some color differences in the models you may receive (see picture above). Then, we cut off the objects from the tree and polish them with a tumbler. Depending on how fragile the printed objects are we use different polishing media. This is why some objects may have a slightly shinier surface than others. After polishing,we spray on a sealant and ship to your doorstep.
This material is watertight, is dishwasher safe, not recyclable, and not foodsafe. It is heatproof to 831C/1528F degrees. Higher temperatures may significantly change material properties.
Technical PDFs: Material Data Sheet
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