galvanize plastic

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by halfasleep, May 25, 2012.

  1. halfasleep
    halfasleep New Member
    i am on the look out for a plastic material to print that can be galvanized

    usually the plastics that can be galvanized are the following:

    abs
    novudur p2 mc

    abs pc
    t45

    polyamid
    minlon 73m40

    and i also know that objet is supposed to have an option.

    anyone that has experience with this ? that has galvanized a shapeways material ? or galvanized a 3d print ?
     
  2. halfasleep
    halfasleep New Member
    upping tread : D aka help !
     
  3. BillBedford
    BillBedford New Member
    Why do you want to galvanise plastic?
    AIUI galvanising is an method of protecting steel by dipping it into molten zinc.

    Or did you mean something else?

     
  4. halfasleep
    halfasleep New Member
    maybe im translating it directly from German ?

    i want to achieve a chrome finish on my printed models

    much like a chromed plastic car logo

    thanks for correcting me !

    any ideas ?
     
  5. BillBedford
    BillBedford New Member
    What you are looking for is called vacuum plating or vacuum metalising. The companies who use this technique should be able to give you more information of the types of plastics required.