Mixed Media

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by Ray716, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Ray716
    Ray716 New Member
    Has anyone experimented with having two different materials in the same print? For example, Glass and Stainless Steel? Is it an option? or is it too difficult to add a model back into the printer?

    Thanks,

    Ray
     
  2. Drawn_Steel_Hero
    Drawn_Steel_Hero New Member
    I don't think it's physically possible to have multiple materials in the same print, or even to add a previously printed piece into a second run of a different material. As the material is added a bit at a time, the first piece printed would have nowhere to go until the layers underneath it have been printed, so it would probably have to be added partway through the run, and I'm pretty sure that's not workable.

    It is perfectly feasible, however, to have parts made from different materials which be assembled post-printing, like Dizingof's iPhone dock.

    Andy
     
  3. bitstoatoms
    bitstoatoms Member
    Hi Ray,

    it is true the sintering process will not allow for a part to be reinserted into another build.

    Check out the YouTube videos of the processes to get an understanding of how each process works.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Shapeways

    cheers

    Duann