The answer to this may be a “search the archives” type answer, but
I’ll ask anyway. If it’s all already been said, that’s fine, I’ll go
hunting, but timeis in very short supply at the moment.
My hubby is seriously looking into building us a 3D printer in the
near future. This set my mind racing about the possibility of me
being able to make jewellery scale models that I could then cast.
I haven’t done any casting yet (apart from ingots), but I fancy
having a go at Delph casting. Am I correct in assuming that I can
print a 3D model and make either a one-off piece or a silver model
for repeat casts, using Delph clay? If it was something I wanted to
repeat, I would more than likely send itout to have it cast via lost
wax casting, but for a one-off, Delph clay should suffice?
The 3D printers designed for home use seem to use the fused
extrusion method, using PLA (Polylactic acid, which is really a
polyester), ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) or PC
(polycarbonate). Could a model made from one of these be burned out,
rather than wax? Apparently PLA burns cleanly.
My head’s all over the place with it all, and it’s very exciting.
But clarification needs to be done of the process I would need to
Sorry if my question is rather vague.