What finishes are available?
Natural: Light polishing to achieve a somewhat rough surface with a matte finish.
Polished: Hand-polished to achieve a smooth, shiny surface
Fine Detail Polished: Extensive polishing will reach intricate details, achieving a very shiny surface. Extra polishing will remove more material so some details may be lost in the process.
Antique: Recessed details are blackened to achieve a steampunk look.
How is this material made?
Using lost wax casting, the model is printed in wax using a specialized high-resolution 3D printer. It is then put into a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. Once the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold. Molten silver is poured into this mold and set to harden. Finally, the plaster is broken away, revealing your new product.
Why is there a limit of six parts per file?
For interlocking parts, each wax part is connected with a sprue that is cut and polished away after casting. Due to the intensive labor involved in every part we connect, the number of parts allowed is limited. Note: Interlocking parts are only possible for Natural and Polished finishes.
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