Can I plate the 3d printed metal in Gold/Silver?

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by newtonparticle, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. newtonparticle
    newtonparticle New Member
    I am interested in making jewellery.

    If I had some models printed in steel, could I then have it plated in gold or silver from any standard plating service??
     
  2. GlenG
    GlenG New Member
    YES,
    Electroless Gold and Nickel plating take to this composite like a duck to water. I suppose Silver would too.

    -G
     
  3. newtonparticle
    newtonparticle New Member
    Great :-]

    Any suggestions on ways to smooth the surface finish? – as I understand the tolerance is 0.1mm – which might give an undesirable orange peel effect ??

    This is still in the context of having the item plated. So any method to better prepare the surface would not affect the final plating process.

    Thx