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If the plastic model was metalized, for example through vacuum
metal deposition, could it be used to edm a die cavity? How
about conductive/graphite filled plastics?
Unka' George [George McDuffee]
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He that will not apply new remedies,
must expect new evils:
for Time is the greatest innovator: and
if Time, of course, alter things to the worse,
and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better,
what shall be the end?
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Essays, "Of Innovations" (1597-1625).
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--Didn't see a price; bet it's still ten times what it costs to build a reprap, hehe.
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$40,000 US.
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Electrodes? You would have to have a plating thickness that exceeds the electrode wear, and it would have to be conductive all the way back to the holder.
there are a number of conductive photopolymers, but I am not sure they could handle the voltage/current levels used in EDM.
ca
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