Introduction: Electroplating 3D Printed Jewelry

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This Instructable will show you how to plate a 3D printed (ABS) object with nickel! The process takes about 6 hours, not including print time for the 3D print. You will need:

-A 3D print (ABS plastic)

-Acetone

-Graphite powder

-Paint brushes

-Nickel rod

-Nickel acetate

-Vinegar

-Power supply + alligator clips

-Plastic container

Step 1: Download STL

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The model was created in grasshopper, a parametric modeling plugin used with Rhino 3D modeling software. An image displaying the definition can be found above. Additionally, an STL of the file can be downloaded here.

  • BRACELET.stlBRACELET.stl
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    So cool! Thanks for sharing!