3D Printing Research

I. Frosted Plastic

For one of my luminary designs, I would like to utilize a material that embodies a certain degree of transparency. Here are the details of designing and 3D printing with frosted plastic:

 

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II. Stainless Steel

For my layered pendant design, I would like to utilize a material that are solid but can reflect a great deal of light. Here are some details of designing and 3D printing with stainless steel:

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III. Polished Metallic Plastic

As an alternative for stainless steel, I discovered polished metallic plastic that demonstrate similar light properties as stainless steel with a more affordable pricing and a shorter lead time:

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By Tina Jin

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