The Belgian 3D printing company i.Materialise has a new and very exciting service to offer. Printing in high detailed stainless steel. They call it HS.
I.Materialise has been testing the materials for a few weeks now and the results are pretty amazing. You can situate the material between silver and titanium. The prints are about as strong as titanium but more shiny and less expensive. When compared with silver its less shiny but stronger.
Before launching this new material it has even been tested on rust. They put some printed designs in a bath with salt and no marks of rust were visible.
When you send in your design you need to make sure it doesn’t exceed the bounding box. The model can have 40x40x35 mm as a max and need to be at least 3x3x3 mm (these are still testing measurements and can be adjusted after more print experience). Details go from 0.3 mm and the wall thickness goes from 1.0 mm.
- A model of 10 x 10 x 10 mm will cost you €18,2 (excl. VAT)
- A ring of 23 x 23 x 5 mm will cost you €35,31 (excl. VAT)
- The Aislin figure below of 15 x 15 x 35 mm will cost you 89,7€ (excl. VAT)