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Add Elegance & Strength to Your 3D Printed Models with Ira3D’s New Chrome Plating

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ira3d-logoLike the world of 3D printing and innovations that continue to blow our minds, Ira3D is one of those dynamic companies that continue to wow us at each turn. Just when you wonder how much more exciting 3D printing could possibly get—just when you wonder how much more streamlined, how much more user-friendly, and how much more chock full o’ features we can possibly handle—they switch it up completely and offer us an easy way to coat our 3D prints in chrome. This is going to excite a large volume of users, looking forward not just to finishing their models with a unique touch, but also just greedily enjoying the fun exercise of coating parts and prototypes and seeing how different they look, transformed with shining sophistication.

Short for chromium, chrome is a metal finish that hobbyists find enticing for many different items. It can be used to protect items, preventing models from rusting and abrasion, as well as offering a much different way to show off your designs aesthetically. Ira3D, a company we follow often, saw a more formal need to allow for a chromium coating as the 3D printing industry has evolved. They see it allowing for a much greater artistic element as well as offering an inimitable and elegant quality that can be very important in the design arena.

UntitledBeing able to offer a specialized process like this is the reward of intense research and development for all of the technology stemming from Ira3D, headquartered in Italy. This young startup, just founded in 2014, has certainly unfolded a volume of quality 3D printing solutions in just the last two years. With a continuous investment in research, they are committed to producing products that are often specialized, meeting the needs of niche markets.

“The rigorous planning of the production cycle reduces the time, waste and cost for maximum competitiveness on domestic and foreign markets,” states the Ira3D team. “This process is delicate and complex, but useful for companies that want to chromium-plate objects created with 3D printers.”

Having a new option for coating and finishing products allows for much more expanded realm in terms of marketing items whether you are engaged in manufacturing or art. Being able to coat and preserve parts in chrome plating should also be very desirable in sectors like the automotive industry. Ira3D sees their users as being able to bring their concepts and visions to fruition more quickly, being able to offer improvement and strength to designs with more choice—and greater impact.

dbf48a58-e894-404d-9eb6-398c0864c8d3 (1)Currently, Ira3D is a manufacturer with a presence in 26 markets. They see this new electroplating method as a technology that will span numerous industries.  This should indeed be an exciting new option for many to try, and is just one more great feature coming from Ira3D who has really been pumping out the solutions this year from their new Poetry X Center, offering an all-in-one R&D package, to an all-in-one manufacturing solution, offering comprehensive 3D printing tools for businesses, as well as a host of specialized new filaments—all with the ‘made in Italy’ stamp upon them, promising specialized products with quality—and always, aesthetics. To find about more about the chrome process and this company in general, visit Ira3D. Have you been thinking about working in chrome? Discuss in the Coating 3D Prints with Chrome forum over at 3DPB.com.

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