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Old Sep 27, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Hi Nemo,

I've been wondering if they'll ever have a foam plastic that can be printed.

The honeycomb stuff I looked at was light, but I don't think you'd want wings made of it. On the other hand if there was some way to make foam feedstock that would stay foamy while being printed we could make some very light structures.

Lost plastic sounds interesting. Good way to go for casting jewelry. Not what I want to do but years ago I did spend an afternoon watching a friend's relatives run a little jewelry forge at home. Everything from casting wax in rubber molds to sticking trees of wax parts into plater molds and casting in gold and silver. Was especially interesting at the time since I was getting interested in Celtic art and considering things like belt buckles and stuff for my SCA friends.

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