Alumide Examples

By on March 11th, 2010 in video

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Joris of Shapeways posted a video showing off several sample 3D prints using Shapeway’s new Alumide material. The semi-metallic material, while less strong than other build materials offered, seems to convey quite a different character to the printed objects. They no longer look and feel like “plain old plastic”. 
The video includes several truly amazing items, including mechanical objects: a gearbox with embedded ball bearings and a working ferris wheel!
They’re asking clients to print more Alumide to enable them to maintain it as a permanent material offering, as today it’s merely a temporary experiment. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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