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Ulti-evening February 9th

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Hi Everyone,


The next Ulti-evening is coming up!


The interactive part as the core of the ulti-evening remains to be.

In that regard we want to go out of our way and teach you about a few techniques to post proces your prints. We will cover a few, but if you are interested in another method feel free to walk up to someone and ask. Potentially, we could do a second edition about post processing.


What we will be covering:


- Vlokken. (Any Dutchies with a proper translation?) It means you will be adding something like a (velvet) coating.


- Filling of prints. With plastic you are limited to certain specs, and in some cases you need a part to be heavy. We will teach you how to make your prints heavier.

>> Fun fact, Protospace recently printed the awards for 'Het gouden kalf', a national award for short movies and used this technique to make them feel more 'real'.


- Tumbler. We are looking into bringing a tumbler, so we can share our experience with post processing bronze fill.


If you want to bring some prints you can experiment on you may even get the chance to practice some of these techniques yourself!


Date: 09-02-2015

Time: 17.00 - 22.00

Location: ProtoSpace, Utrecht


17.00 - 18.00 Arrival (bring your Ultimaker) and order food if you are hungry.

18.00 - 18.30 Short introduction.

18.30 - 19.00 Food

19.00 - 22.00 Post Processing & Printing time!


Looking forward seeing you there!



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Nice topic!

If I understand your meaning of "filling" correctly you mean pouring someting inside during or after printing ?

I would also be very interested in "filling" the surface, basically best way to sand, fill, paint PLA.

And maybe best ways & tools (appart from a tumbler) to use on bronze/copper fill, best dremel tools .... hate manual sanding ;)

edit; and I have no idea what you mean by VLOKKEN, for me that's the chocolate stuff you put on a sandwich...


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'vlokken': (from the site of i.materialise, they offer this finish on their sls nylon models):

The process of adding a velvet finish to your models is called flocking, a fairly straight forward process. First, a suitable adhesive is applied to the surface to be flocked. The flock is then applied, penetrating the surface of the adhesive to create the desired velvet finish.

Electrostatic flock applicators charge the flock particles which are then attracted to the grounded surface that is to be flocked. Electrostatic application ensures that the fibers all end up standing at right angles to the surface resulting in a velvet finish.


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