Unpolished Gold

Discussion in 'Materials' started by maxfreq, May 11, 2019.

  1. maxfreq
    maxfreq Member

    I asked this before via the support but only got a very non-technical reply;

    in short- why does printed gold apparently *need* to be polished by Shapeways, with no option to buy unpolished?

    I have a project that would benefit massively from remaining unpolished of with very little finish, instead of the glossy polish- would be great if a shapeway rep could comment here, and/or explain in technical terms why this is (apparently) a very bad idea.

    Many thanks,
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  2. EvieL
    EvieL Well-Known Member
    Bumping this post and looping in @avim
  3. EricaC
    EricaC Shapeways Employee CS Team
    Hey @maxfreq! I don't have a good answer for you other than we simply don't offer an unpolished service for gold at this time. However, I just checked in with our cast metal experts & product team and they let me know to keep an eye out for this option later in the year. It's something we're looking into having as part of our material portfolio in the upcoming months.
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  4. EvieL
    EvieL Well-Known Member
    Thank @EricaC! this is something I very much look forward to!
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