Shapeways Re-Silverizes

By on March 17th, 2011 in Service


After an inexplicable absence, 3D Print service Shapeways has re-energized their silver printing capability. Originally introduced some time ago, their silver material disappeared for a short while but now is re-instated as an available material. According the Shapeways, the new silver has “a better price and the same amazing quality.”


The cost of a silver print is, of course, pricey. The new price is USD$40 plus USD$20 for every cubic centimeter over the first. 

Readers should note that they aren’t actually printing in silver – instead, they print a wax model, which is then used to create a traditional mold from which the final silver model is cast. An optional extra is a glossy finish, presumably generated by toiling Shapewayers buffing late into the night.


And we really like that shiny bunny!


Via Shapeways

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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