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Model Stand / 3mm diameter on top  –  3D tools for Polished Bronzed-Silver Steel

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Steel Overview

See full material information for Steel here.

Look and Feel

A robust metal with a rough, pitted surface. Steel is available in a variety of polished and matte finishes, and good for a wide range of applications including jewelry, functional parts, and small sculptures.This material is 3D printed 420 Stainless Steel infused with bronze, and has a final composition of approximately 60% steel and 40% bronze. The way that bronze infiltrates into the steel can vary, and this changes the color of your product. If there is a higher concentration of Bronze near the surface of the product, it will take on more of Bronze's deep brown color. This has the most noticeable impact on Stainless Steel, but can also affect the shade of other finishes.

Handling and Care

Steel is watertight, not foodsafe, not recyclable, and is dishwasher safe. Steel products are heat resistant to 831℃ / 1528℉ degrees. Higher temperatures may significantly change material properties.

Please note: Some people may have a nickel allergy, so we do not recommend using the Polished Nickel finish for wearable items, particularly jewelry.

How it's 3D printed

To build steel models, special 3D printers deposit small drops of glue onto layers of stainless steel powder, one layer at a time, until the print is complete. We carefully remove these models from the printer. At this stage of the process, the objects are very fragile, similar to wet sand. The models then go through an infusion process that replaces the glue with bronze, creating a full metal product. Models are then processed to achieve your desired finish, sprayed with a sealant, and shipped to you.



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