Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shapeways offering Alumtide for a limited time




Shapeways, a 3D printing service, is offering to make stuff out of Alumtide, which is “White, Strong & Flexible” with Aluminum mixed in with it." Interesting!


What I want to know is if the material is electrically conductive and if 3d printed circuit traces are possible. I love the idea of an additive process of creating PCBs instead of the old messy way of etching PCBs with nasty chemicals.

Check out this Arduino case someone came up with.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/85671/arduino_case.html

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

To answer your question:
No, Alumide does not conduct electricity. For more info see http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/384-A-new-3D-printing-material-Alumide.html#comments

drOffset said...

Thanks for the response !