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.
Will this turn my skin green?
Bronze can react with your skin leaving a non-harmful greenish tinge with wear over time. To prevent this, you may consider coating the inner diameter of rings with clear nail polish.
How is this material made?
Using lost wax casting, the model is printed in wax by 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 bronze is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing your new product. Natural bronze is briefly tumbled. Polished bronze is carefully cleaned and hand polished. Please be aware that polishing can wear down or fill in very fine details and edges.
Why is there a limit of six interlocking parts per file?
For interlocking parts, we connect each wax part with a sprue and then cut and polish the sprue away after casting. Due to the intensive labor involved in every part we connect, we limit the number of parts allowed.
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