Igloo.org are about to launch The Igloo configurator, a web-based platform that enables design
professionals to reach a global audience of engaged consumers. With 3D printing? I hear you gasp in anticipation, it looks like with a few case studies on their site that hint at the potential including a pendant lamp, bowl and shoe configurator (his and hers).
Increasing the awesomeness by a factor of infinity, Igloo have shared their process of how they formulated the 3D front end via HTML + Google spreadsheet + processing sketch + back end model all of which is made available with a GPL license.
Ben Howes – Developer, Designer
David Pysh – Project Director, Developer, Designer
John Nastasi – Program Director
Matthew Naugle – Developer, Designer
Mike Cosentino – Designer
Nicholas Faust – Developer, Designer
& Nick Mykulak – Designer
Keep an eye on their site and blog to see how the project develops.
If you have an application or configurator you are working on take a look at the Shapeways API to see how you can easily output to 3D print.