Machine Design

Alumide Material for Additive Modeling

Shapeways, the online community that offers affordable access to fabbing technologies, is offering a special new 3D printing material for a limited time. Beginning now, up until March 14th, 3D modelers can create 3D printed objects using a new material called Alumide. A shiny, space-age looking material, Alumide is a mixture of the company's “White, Strong & Flexible” material and aluminum dust. Alumide is less flexible than the White, Strong & Flexible material, but it has a higher heat resistance than regular plastics (up to 341.6° F). Alumide can be easily finished by grinding, polishing, or coating. Typical applications include automotive parts, injection molding tools for small production runs, and illustrative models. Order at

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