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Orbit1 Desktop Metal Plating Machine: Modder’s Touch

by Lambert Varias
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We already have 3D printers that can make objects out of metal or metal composites, but if all you want is a metal coating then the Orbit1 might be for you. It’s a compact electroplating machine that can coat small objects with a variety of metals.

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While there are plenty of existing systems for electroplating objects, they’re generally bulky, messy and difficult to use. The Orbit1 seeks to solve those problems. Inventor Monolith Studio will release spray-on solutions that will allow the machine to coat an object regardless of its shape, as long as it’s within 6″x 6″x 8″.

At launch, the Orbit1 will only have copper and nickel plating sprays, but Monolith Studio will make more for other metal plates such as gold and palladium.

In case you’re not familiar with electroplating, the spray isn’t the metal coating itself; it’s a conductive spray that enhances the plating process.

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You’ll need to place a chunk of your desired metal inside the Orbit1’s tank. That metal will gradually dissolve into the electrolyte solution, then it will be deposited onto the surface of the object you’re plating.

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Pledge at least $1,999 (USD) on Kickstarter to receive an Orbit1 kit as a reward.

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