Steel & Titanium Mementos

Your Memento will be the most precise and accurate depiction of the Solar System commemorating the personal date of your choosing.

Please allow up to 15 business days for the production before shipping. Manufactured in Europe
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  • Brass & Bronze
  • Black Plated
  • Gold, Rhodium & Platinum
  • Silver
  • Steel & Titanium
Brass

Raw Brass has a rustic matte look, with rough surfaces and some tarnishing (color spots). Polished Brass goes through extensive hand polishing to give it a smooth, shiny finish. 3D printed Brass consists of 15% zinc, 5% tin, and 80% copper.

Bronze

Raw bronze has a rustic matte look with rough surfaces. It is a high-detail metal with a deep red color similar to rose gold. It has a subtle marbling effect, and the silvery highlights give each piece their own unique character. Polished Bronze goes through extensive hand polishing to give it a smooth, glossy finish. 3D printed Bronze consists of 10% tin and 90% copper.

How it's 3D printed

Brass and Bronze models are fabricated using a complex five-step process. First, the model is printed in wax using a specialized high-resolution 3D Printer. It is then put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. Once the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold. Molten Brass or Bronze is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing your new product. Raw models are briefly tumbled. Polished models are carefully cleaned and hand polished.

Handling and care

Like all Brass and Bronze, our Polished and Raw Mementos will tarnish over time and may need to be polished.

Black Plated

We offer a black-color plated finish, which is applied by using an electroplating process in combination with a colored PU coating. Your model will first be finished with a very thin layer of palladium and silver. We then add the color by applying a liquid, colored PU coating, which is cured in the oven in the final step.

How it's 3D printed

We use Lost-Wax Printing and Casting. This means we first 3D print your model in wax and then cast it the traditional way. Brass models are fabricated using a complex five-step process. First, the model is printed in wax using a specialized high-resolution 3D Printer. It is then put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. Once the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold.

Precious Plated

Cast in Brass before going through extensive hand polishing to create a smooth surface texture. After being cast, we underplate the brass with a tin-rhodium alloy to provide strength and durability. Your Memento is then plated with .25 microns of the precious metal of choice. 14k Gold has a subtle, warm coloring, while 18k Gold is brighter and more vibrant. 14k Rose Gold has a pinkish tint, and Rhodium looks like silver. The outcome is a beautiful shiny luster with a high level of detail and smooth surface finish.

Solid Gold & Platinum

All Gold and Platinum products go through extensive hand-polishing to give them a smooth, shiny finish. 14k Gold has a subtle, warm coloring, while 18k Gold is brighter and more vibrant. 14k Rose Gold has a pinkish tint, and 14k White Gold looks like silver with a hint of gold. Platinum has a bright silver-white color. The color difference between 14K and 18K is caused by the amount of gold used. You will also notice that an 18K gold item will be heavier than the same item in 14K gold. We use Lost-Wax Printing and Casting. This means we first 3D print your model in wax and then cast it the traditional way.

How it's 3D printed

Precious Plated Metal models are fabricated using a complex seven-step process. First, the model is printed in wax using a specialized high-resolution 3D Printer. It is then put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. Once the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold.
Molten brass is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, and your product is carefully cleaned and hand polished. Each product goes through two plating steps - first a layer of tin-rhodium is applied to provide strength and durability. Then your selected precious metal plating provides the finishing touch.
To provide additional protection against wear and tarnishing, we deposit a very thin nanocoating on top of the precious plating. However, this nanocoating will rub off with time and wear.
Solid Gold and Platinum models are 3D printed using a complex five-step process. First, the model is printed in wax using a specialized high-resolution 3D printer. It is then put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. When the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold.
Molten Gold/Platinum is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing your new product. The product is then carefully cleaned and hand-polished to give it the trademark luster. When we hand-polish, some material will inherently be worn off. Please note that the volume of your finished product may be up to 10% less than the original model due to shrinkage and polishing loss.

Handling and care

Precious Plated Metal is a durable material, but can still scratch or wear through. Prolonged surface wear can rub off the finish. To prevent damage, we recommend storing your item in a soft cloth pouch away from other products, and avoiding exposure to household chemicals and cleaning products.
Solid Gold and Platinum can be maintained with most non-abrasive cleaners. Avoid exposing to household bleach, which can cause corrosion and discoloration.

Silver

We use Lost-Wax Printing and Casting. This means we first 3D print your model in wax and then cast it the traditional way.
Raw Sterling Silver is mechanically polished so may show print lines and have a rougher surface texture.
Polished Sterling Silver is lightly hand polished to achieve a smooth finish but still can have some surface texture.
Premium Sterling Silver is highly hand polished to a "wet" sheen and looks very shiny.

How it's 3D printed

3D Printed Sterling Silver products are made using a three-step process. The products are created with a lost-wax casting process using a high-resolution 3D wax printer. The 3D printed wax model is put in a container and liquid plaster is poured around it to create a mold. After the plaster sets, the wax is melted out and molten silver is poured into the plaster mold. The plaster is then pulled away to reveal the silver and the finished product is polished for a smooth surface.

Stainless Steel

Made with high-grade & high-strength steel (316L). Raw Steel is treated with a blasting operation after printing. Outer surfaces, inner areas and sunken areas get a matte look. This is the gentlest post-processing finish with the highest level of detail.

Titanium

This TiAl6V4 alloy doesn’t look like the traditional shiny milled Titanium. Instead it’s a bit grayer and more matte with a slightly rougher and less defined yet precise surface. It is the strongest material that can currently be 3D printed.

How it's 3D printed

Steel: Indirect Metal Printing us special 3D printers to deposit small drops of glue onto layers of stainless steel powder, one layer at a time, until the print is complete. It is then sintered in an oven at 1300°C. Titanium: Metal 3D Printing – also known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) and Select Laser Melting (SLM) – a laser-based technology that uses powdered metals. Similar to Laser Sintering, a high-powered laser selectively binds together particles on the powder bed while the machine distributes even layers of metallic powder. Once complete, the part undergoes heat treatment.

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