3D Printed Key Hook

$30.00

Introducing the first piece of Trxstle’s 100% USA manufactured, 3D printed metal accessory line!

Our original key hook is printed using a binder jetting process and is later infused with bronze, creating a material that is 60% steel and 40% bronze and can range in color from a silver gray to reddish bronze. This key hook was designed and tested (we tested lots of “soda” bottles for this one) right here in our Olympia, WA facility. Equipped with a convenient loop for carrying your keys on your belt or pocket, a handy bottle opener and subtle Trxstle logo.

All of our 3D printed accessories are MADE TO ORDER. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

 

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Description

  • Made in the USA
  • Original Trxstle design
  • 100% 3D printed
    • 60% steel / 40% bronze
  • Pocket loop to conveniently hold keys inside or outside your pocket
  • Bottle opener
  • MADE TO ORDER – please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery

Science Stuff:

Heatproof to 831C/1521F

To build steel models, special 3D printers deposit small drops of glue onto layers of stainless steel powder, one layer at a time, until the print is complete. Then, the models are removed from the printer. At this stage of the process, the objects are very fragile, similar to wet sand. The models then go through an infusion process that replaces the glue with bronze, creating a full metal product. Models are then processed to achieve your desired finish, sprayed with a sealant, and shipped.

The bronze infiltration process also requires the addition of sprues that are broken off and polished away after infusion. This can create small, round marks on the final product that appear smoother and more polished than the rest of the product.