ideal prototype

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dundaglan, May 25, 2012.

  1. dundaglan
    dundaglan New Member
    hey folks. I'm wondeing what the ideal/handiest material would be uised to print my model and then be used as the prototype to clone and duplicate in casting/moulding? No idea about this process. Would ideally replicate the origibnale model and have some cast in plastics, bronze and gold finishes. trying to bring the cost down.

    Model is here: bronzewing1s.jpg

    its quite smaill. 4.5 incehs high ut very detailed. What material would capture this detail and be good for casting?

    Last edited: May 25, 2012
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    You would need FUD to capture the best detail. I'd look into the post production section to see about making a mold from FUD. I'd guess you have to coat it in some way to make sure your molding material would release.
  3. dundaglan
    dundaglan New Member
    That the frosted detail?
  4. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    That's the frosted ultra detail. Sorry we sometimes shorten the longer names here on the forums.
  5. dundaglan
    dundaglan New Member
    Cheers dude - I'll get the lingo sorted once i get around the site.