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    element14 presents
    Metal Plate Your 3D Prints with a DIY Galvanizing Machine

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    The fastest way to iterate on mechanical prototype parts is probably 3d printing, but some parts need to be finally done in machined metal. Wouldn't it be awesome if you could quickly 3D print a part and metalize it within minutes to show your customer asap how the finished part will look like? Clem builds a self contained portable easy to use galvanizing machine on a shoestring budget and tests out its capabilities. Coating Steel with Copper, 3D printed PETG with real Gold reclaimed from old electronics and even a metalized Rubber duck.


    Bill of Material:


    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    TEXAS INSTRUMENTS Digital Isolator, 2 Channel, 70 ns, 3 V, 5.5 V, SOIC, 8 PinsTI1Buy NowBuy Now
    ALPS ALPINE Rotary Encoder, Insulated Shaft, Mechanical, Incremental, 24 PPR, 24 Detents, VerticalAlps Alpine1Buy NowBuy Now
    POLYMAKER 3D Printer Filament, PolyLite Series, 1.75mm Dia, Transparent, PETG, 1 kgPolymaker1Buy NowBuy Now
    XP POWER AC/DC Power Supply, ITE, 2 Output, 42 W, 5 V, 5 A, 24 VXP-Power1Buy NowBuy Now
    BOURNS SMD Current Sense Resistor, 0.1 ohm, CR Series, 2512 [6432 Metric], 3 W, ± 1%, Metal FilmBOURNS1Buy NowBuy Now
    SCHRACK - TE CONNECTIVITY General Purpose Relay, RZ Series, Power, Non Latching, SPDT, 5 VDC, 16 ASCHRACK1Buy NowBuy Now
    TEXAS INSTRUMENTS Current Sense Amplifier, 1 Amplifier, SOT-23, 8 Pins, -25 °C, 85 °CTI1Buy NowBuy Now
    Arduino UNOArduino1Buy NowBuy Now


    Additional Parts:


    Product Name

    PCB by Aisler


    thick cables

    Glass Jars

    Copper sulfate, Sodiumbicarbonate, Gold electrolyte

    Copper pipe, Gold plated spare components