Gas station without pumps

2019 July 17

3D slugs in gold

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In 3D slug printing, I described the design for a 3D slug pendant and said that I had ordered two different gold filaments: Hatchbox Gold, which is what the IEEE slug was printed with, and CC3D Silk Gold, which should be shinier.  I also ordered some hardware for attaching the slug to the purse (split rings and lobster hook).

The package from Amazon arrived today, and checked that the hardware worked with the ring—the size was just right for the lobster-claw hook, so I did not need to modify the design.

I tried printing the slug in both Hatchbox Gold and theCC3D Silk Gold.  Both printed fine, with only a little stringing on the eyestalks, which was easily trimmed off with flush-cut wire cutters.

Here are the 3 slugs I’ve printed, in Monoprice green PLA, Hatchbox gold PLA, and CC3D Silk Gold PLA (from left to right).

The Hatchbox gold is a very close match to the color of my wife’s Michael Kors purse, which is what she wanted it for

The Michael Kors purse was a shopgoodwill.com find—they sometimes have good stuff at reasonable prices, but the auction prices sometimes get high, if people realize what the value of the item is.

The CC3D Silk slug is much shinier and also works well with the purse, but is a less subtle accent.

You can tell I’m not a professional photographer or graphic designer, as I made no attempt to make the three photos in this post be color matched.  On my laptop, the middle photo (of the Hatchbx Gold slug on the purse) is the closest to the real colors.

I released the model as https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3735186

3 Comments »

  1. […] previously posted about my 3D-printed stage jewelry: the 3D slugs  and the diamond, printed on my Monoprice Delta Mini printer using CC3D Silk Gold PLA […]

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  2. […] previously posted about my 3D-printed stage jewelry: the 3D slugs , the diamond, and the chain of office, printed on my Monoprice Delta Mini printer using CC3D Silk […]

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  3. […] previously posted about my 3D-printed stage jewelry: the 3D slugs , the diamond, the chain of office, and large pendants printed on my Monoprice Delta Mini printer […]

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