Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by woody64, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. woody64
    woody64 Well-Known Member
    I wanted to chrome some parts.
    From the guy doing that I got the answer he needs some
    ABS material with butadiene as part of the material.

    1) Does somebody know if one of the Shpeways' material contains butadiene
    2) Does somebody own experiences with chroming of Shapeways' printed items.

    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012
  2. halfasleep
    halfasleep New Member
    im researching the same,

    have you found any answers ?

    been trying out with scientific vacum plating on some shapeways materials, but they all failed. so now im back on chroming, bath plating, or what ever its called in english.

    ill keep you posted on my research.

    also where do you chrome ? in which country ?

    kindest regards

  3. woody64
    woody64 Well-Known Member
    Currently I only have a request open to a guy who chromes original Lego parts.

    But he states that for that some ABS material is needed (with butadiene).

    So far I see no material from Shapeways having that. I had some prints with ABS but the granularity and smoothness was far aways from the needed results.
  4. BillBedford
    BillBedford New Member
    Putting 'sla metal coating' into google brings up a raft of companies who advertise this service.