You Can Now 3D Print in Bronze at Shapeways
3D printing marketplace Shapeways is ever expanding its materials and today announced the availability to 3D print in bronze.
3D printed Bronze at Shapeways is a high-detail metal with a deep red color similar to rose gold. It has a subtle marbling effect, and the silvery highlights give each piece their own unique character.
There are two types of bronze available: raw and polished.
Raw Bronze has a rustic matte look with some rough surfaces. It is great for antique-looking objects, vintage and steampunk jewelry, functional parts, and more. Coloration may vary across a single object, and as with all Bronze it may tarnish over time, in a cool way.
Polished Bronze goes through an extensive hand polishing process to give it a super smooth, glossy finish. It is great for miniatures, precious objects, and shiny, modern jewelry.
Compare the two finishes in the photo below.
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Raw Bronze costs $10.00 + $16.00/cm3, while Polished Bronze costs $20.00 + $18.00/cm3. The lead time for either material is 15 business days.
Shapeways is offering a coupon code to get 10% off purchases in bronze through October 15. Use the code qferw at checkout to get the discount.