Multiple Materials

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by FreakingRiddle, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. FreakingRiddle
    FreakingRiddle New Member
    I created a model with 2 different materials (one with transparency and one with sandstone), is it possible to print them in one model like this below?
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    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
  3. crsdfr
    crsdfr New Member
    This would be the best option. Take the FCS part and make a small box for it to sit in, then use a clear epoxy or polyurethane to encase it.

    Otherwise there's two other ways of producing a "different" colour inside a clear part using 3DP.

    - SLA: Using a clear material you can "overcure" sections by scanning it with the laser multiple times (or using higher laser powers/different infill param's). I've seen parts with 10 different shades of yellow incased in a clear shell.

    - Objet: Using VeroClear as the outer material, and any of the other Objet materials for the bug inside. Only a Connex printer is technically capable of this.

    Shapeways doesn't offer either of these processes, but hey, the more you know :)
     
  4. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    If you don't mind the interior model being white, you can exploit the wax support material in FUD like I did with my Kraken in Crystal - the squid is a wax filled hollow space within the block of FUD :cool: