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« Reply #480 on: January 26, 2020, 05:41:29 AM »

The parts turned out very well. Do they seem as durable as cast parts? -- Russ

Shapeways brass parts are in fact castings. They use a wax printer for  an one-off master and cast the final part in brass.
So it is basically a good old lost wax brass casting.
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« Reply #481 on: January 26, 2020, 11:12:05 AM »

Nice Bernhard!

Exactly as Hauk said. The axle was 17 dollars, and for a custom one-off lost wax cast part, that is almost miraculous to me.
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« Reply #482 on: January 26, 2020, 03:27:13 PM »

Thank you both for the explanation. I guess we live in the golden age of model building. Too bad our craft/art-form seems to be losing participants. -- Russ
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« Reply #483 on: January 26, 2020, 06:55:08 PM »

Nice looking axle Chuck.

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« Reply #484 on: January 26, 2020, 07:23:58 PM »

The axle was 17 dollars, and for a custom one-off lost wax cast part, that is almost miraculous to me.

Amazing!
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