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The winner of our metal 3D printing in titanium contest is


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Congratulations yanying on a great win and an awesome piece. I envy the feeling you will get receiving your prize
#1 Rob Mack on 2009-01-17 12:17 (Reply)
Thank you. =) There are lots of great entries alongside mine as well. Hopefully, 3d metal printing can become widely available soon? :-)
#1.1 Huang Yanying on 2009-01-17 14:32 (Reply)
Could you do a version of this suitable for earrings, made out of silver please?
#1.1.1 Julian Field (Homepage) on 2010-10-27 16:42 (Reply)
Big ole congrats to Yanying and ReedCSY :-) And thank you to Shapeways for the mention and kind words about my model !

-Whystler
#2 T. Shawn Johnson on 2009-01-17 20:17 (Reply)
Will the Ti printing also become a "regular" option? What are the restraints in this vs. the plastic printing?
#3 Deeeep Mehta (Homepage) on 2009-01-19 16:56 (Reply)
Deeep,

There are two restraints:

1. price
2. modeling for 3d printed metal is more difficult than modeling for our other materials. So not every model that can be printed in our regular materials can be printed in metal.
#3.1 Joris on 2009-01-19 20:57 (Reply)
1) What is the price?

2) What is the resolution of Ti Printing... Any more technical details on this process? I am really interested now.
#3.1.1 Deepak Mehta on 2009-01-19 21:52 (Reply)
Deepak,

Details can be as small as 0.1m you can find more information here:
http://www.shapeways.com/about/metal-3d-printing

Price is something we are attempting to lower at the moment, to give you an indication the contest winner will cost us between $1000-$2000 and it is a small model.
#4 Joris Peels on 2009-01-19 22:57 (Reply)
Hello Yanying,

Congratulations. you are a very worthy winner as your piece is not just so beautiful and elegant but uses the advantages of titanium and 3D printing in such an exciting way.

Let me know if you would like the titanium piece anodised - I am an expert in this for jewellery.
#5 Ann Marie Shillito (Homepage) on 2009-01-21 11:40 (Reply)
Thanks for the offer. I'll keep it in mind when the model arrives. =)
#5.1 Huang Yanying on 2009-01-22 08:11 (Reply)
Hello Yanying,
No problem. If you want a link to see my anodised titanium work to see the colour ranges, let me know.
#5.1.1 Ann Marie (Homepage) on 2009-01-22 10:59 (Reply)

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