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i.materialise Rolls Out Red Gold Plated Brass and Black Color Plated Brass Materials

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Ice-Cream-Pendant-by-Bert-De-NielMaterials, finishes, and color options are the bleeding edge of 3D printing design, and now i.materialise says they’ve added to their comprehensive list of 99 materials with the latest entries to the roster: red gold plated brass and black color plated brass.

As brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, it makes a fantastic material for designing and creating jewelry and sculptures. An economical substitute for precious metals, brass can be printed to reveal the same level of detail as the company’s silver and gold materials, and at a considerably lower price.

With an existing yellow gold plating option, i.materialise now offers a red gold plated finish which is completed with an electroplating process. The models are finished in an 18k gold layer in yellow or red, and a PU coating provides protection to the plating. The coating is so good, in fact, that the company guarantees the plating beneath it for 6 full months.

Piguin-by-Bert-De-NielAlso a new offering is a black color plated finish, which is also electroplated and includes a colored PU coating. The black models are finished with a thin layer of palladium and silver, and the black is achieved by applying a colored liquid, PU coating which is cured in an oven. That coating includes a 6-month guarantee as well.

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Existing options: Yellow Gold Plated Brass (left) and Natural PU Coated Brass (right)

There are also a pair of existing finishes for brass as well. One of them involves a coating which results in a yellow-reddish color, and it also protects objects against scratches and oxidation. The brass can also be electroplated with an ultra-thin 18k yellow gold layer.

In case you need more detailed information about the brass products and these new finishing options, you can find those at the material page dedicated to brass on their site.

You can also discover the costs for models in 3D printed brass by simply uploading the models on the site, selecting “Brass” and then choosing a finish. An instant price quote pops up for your investigation.

This year alone, i.materialise has introduced the 18k gold option, a rubber-like material, Antique Silver, and a 3D printed wood formulation.

Have you ever used i.materialise to print out any of your pieces or objects? Let us know in the New Material Finishes forum thread on 3DPB.com.castingsilver

 

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