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I've designed a game which requires 3D geometric pieces. For a prototype, I'd like to see these make from metal, and to look elegant. Who might craft such items? I'm not even sure which profession I might investigate.

  • Can you use components from other games? If its just a prototype and your just checking mechanics of a game work does the 'look' matter at this stage? – StartPlayer Oct 11 '17 at 13:23
  • Alas their shape is important. They should also have the weight of metal (rather than, say plastic.) – user2023370 Oct 11 '17 at 14:00
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A gold smith/jeweler could do your thing from metal and look elegant, but it might be quite expensive.

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A 3D printing service would be an ideal solution.

I have no experience with any of the online services available, but as an example Shapeways seems to offer the option to print in a variety of plastic and metal materials, including the most common metals such as Steel, Silver, Aluminum, Gold, Platinum, Brass, Bronze, etc.

Shapeways 3D Printing

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If the pieces have an axis of rotational symmetry then I would turn them on the lathe, (or you could search for a local machinist). If not then you could cast them. If you make originals out of wax then you can set them in oil-sand and cast them using the lost-wax method.

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