All-Metal Circa 1898 USS Holland Model Submarine

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sunworksco, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. sunworksco
    sunworksco New Member
    I am new to the forum and have a few questions. Please excuse my lack of 3-D printing knowledge .
    I am proposing to build 6 all-metal USS Holland submarine model kits in 1/12th scale ( 54" Length ).
    The fittings will be cast in silicone bronze, using the lost wax casting method. The fittings will consist of turrets, hatches, bollards, propellers, etc. I would like to use the 3-D printed models to make RTV moulds for moulding the wax models. The wax models will then be invested into a ceramic stucco moulds for casting the silicon bronze parts.
    What is the best procedure and plastic material for my method ? I would like to have the highest resolution and semi-durable for the RTV moulding process.

    Kind regards,

  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Check out out post production techniques section. Almost every experiment that has been done with Shapeways materials is in there.