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The making of Papilio! 3D print to silver!

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In the making of the final sterling silver Papilio Ring for the current Paddle 8 auction, we collaborated with Solidscape by Stratasys, in printing this wax model on a Solidscape® MAX² 3D printer to make the perfect mold for the final silver cast.  Unlike traditional casting, the finishing process with the 3D printed wax model is much more simple.  The precision and resolution does most of the work and once casted, it just needs to be buffed shine.