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You Brass-ked, We Listened: Introducing Polished Brass and Raw Brass to Shapeways 3D Printing Materials

We’re super excited here at Shapeways because we’re gearing up to launch new materials for you to 3D print in.

Shapeways Brass 3D Prints

Ora by Bathsheba in 3D print in Raw Brass, Gold Plated Brass and Polished Brass. 

Last month, when we introduced Gold Plated Brass, we hinted that new mystery metals were on their way. Now, we’re proud to announce that we’ve added Polished Brass and Raw Brass to our 3D printing materials. We’re now giving you even more ways to make your designs real in more materials than ever before.

Our new Polished Brass is final-product quality, with a very smooth, glossy finish. We’re sure you (and your customers) will love it.  

Nervous System 3D Print Brass on Shapeways

Morph Bangle by Nervous System 3D print in Polished Brass

We’ve also added another new material for Makers like you: Raw Brass. Raw Brass is perfect for creating antique-looking items, functional parts, jewelry prototypes, and it works really well for you to polish or finish yourselves. This is our latest material for people making functional parts, or who want to post-process material.

GothamSmith Brass 3D Print Shapeways

Bicycle Chainring Cufflinks by Gothamsmith 3D print in Raw Brass 

Both Polished Brass and Raw Brass will have the same design rules as our existing precious metals such as Gold Plated Brass:

Max bounding box: 100x100x100mm

Minimum wall/wire: 0.8mm

Minimum Emboss: 0.4mm Minimum

Engrave: 0.35mm

Polished Brass will have a start up of $20 and $18.00 per cm3

Raw Brass will have a start up cost of $10 and $16.00 per cm3

Brass 3D Print Crowbar Shapeways

Keychain Mini Crowbar Tool 3D print in Polished Brass by Innovo 

To help get you ‘chip away’ at some new designs, use the code oc3mv to apply a 10% discount on Raw and Polished Brass orders of your own items placed up until Wednesday the 2nd of October at Midnight (PDT).

The fine print: This promotion is non-transferable and valid 5 times per customer with a maximum discount of $1,000 per order. This promotion may not be combined with other discounts or promotion codes. 10% discount applies only to 3D prints of your own models in Polished Brass or Raw Brass (not total order value). If you order a model during the promotion period that cannot be printed and has not been successfully printed before, we cannot apply discounts to future orders. If you return your purchase, you will be refunded the amount paid.

Check out the 3D printed Brass page on the materials hub for more details.

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