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Electroplating 3D Printed Jewelry
How to 3D Print Stylish Parametric Shoes
Tall floor vase with a twist
Ahh ok. Our Taz can't do that yet! I made my own version though, which won't need any. Thanks!
Yep, the shoe had a TON of support (more than the material, actually), though I never included a photo. Stratasys printers are great in that the support is soluble, so you can just throw it in a base bath rather than manually remove it.
Hello! Did you use support structure? I have a Taz 5 which we always use support for, but yours didn't look like it had any!
TIG-Welded Steel Vase
Making of a segmented vase - I made it at TechShop
Apparently if you add a small sinewave signal on top of your low voltage dc you get a better coating. I've also read that stirring your fluid (with a pump or something) helps to keep fresh metal solution washing over the part and leads to a better coat. I've been looking at doing some similar things with 3d prints and have only read up on it so far, no actual experience. It seems you want a slow, even coat to build up rather than a thick one all at once.
Wow, I've been wanting to learn more about electroplating.This is great! - WindowsNT
I'm just wondering wouldn't conductive paint work better than graphite as you can buy it an any electronic shop (at least all I've seen) and it would probably adhere better but that's just an idea. - Boiledcabbages
It actually adhered pretty well. My first trials didn't because I only left them in for an hour or so and kept the voltage too high. The nickel just flaked off. You really have to leave the print in for a while.
Yep, conductive paint would work well. As would conductive filament. The reason I tried this was because I wanted to see if the acetone in the acetone-graphite solution would work as as adhesive to the ABS print. It worked well, but I agree there other options out there which may work better!
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