Question On Metal Shrinkage

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shrinkage in metal %?

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  1. Hello people. I have no know how in the 3D printing world. I have had a shrinkage problem before when ordering a part part in copper that had to fit an existing part (this was from i.competitive service.com ) so before I start printing parts that I have ready scanned and designed (by a friend) I would like to ask the comunity what percentage of shrinkage should I expect when printing metals from shapeways? I'll be printing in bronze,brass,silver and matt black steel. but others possibly. I need to find out if parts are measured to be the correct size before printing or if I have to adjust the file to account for shrinkage and how much shrinkage is there for different materials...

    Kind regards

    Stefano
     
  2. platonicgems
    platonicgems Member
    Hi Stefano,
    Go to the Materials Guide page, select a metal you are interested in and navigate to the DESIGN GUIDELINES. You'll find all the necessary info. Example: Silver
     
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