Stainless Steel Material - Screw Threads?

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by ExoFlow, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. ExoFlow
    ExoFlow New Member
    Looking to make an object from stainless steel. So it is a pipe that needs to be fastened to another pipe. Is it possible to print a steel thread or should i leave a hole and tap a thread myself. If I'm tapping the thread myself does this stainless steel material like that? This will be on a car so sure fitting and standing to vibration is a must....thanks
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    The best way would be to thread it yourself, and yes, our stainless is toolable. I don't think it's been "road tested". The stainless is bonded with bronze, so it's not the same as a cast stainless piece.