Reinforced Copper Plated Prints
So something I've been working on here and there for the past couple of months has been copper plating 3D Prints to give them functional strength. I have a pretty legit homemade electroplating bath that I do a lot of copper plating with. I recently copper plated the one finger knuckle that I printed for my Draken tutorial videos. After I plated it I was very pleased to find that it was strong enough to actually do quite a bit of damage. Of course I had to make a video and share ;).
And if you want to see my copper plating bath in action watch this video:
I'm curious to hear your guy's thoughts on this. There was a kickstarter campaign not too long ago that was for an electroplating bath specifically for 3D Prints... Personally I think copper plating prints opens up nearly limitless possibilities both artistically and in engineering.
Check out my Youtube channel Garage Science for videos and tutorials about printing with the Draken.