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Goodbye to Glass on December 6th


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I wish to see 3D printing in recycled material ( preferably recycled metal ? )
#1 Ninghua (Homepage) on 2012-11-14 01:09 (Reply)
Do you think you can make chocolate work with these machines? Chocolate prints would be nice. Or cheese.
#2 jonemo (Homepage) on 2012-11-14 03:34 (Reply)
I would like to see more colors of the Strong & Flexible family like green, yellow and especially orange! O and multicolor prints, but I don't think that's possible right now.

Something else I would like to see is the rubberized material you offered for some time a while ago.

Another thing I would love is: The ability to pick up your printed models instead of you guys shipping them. Personally I live close to Eindhoven and even study there so picking up my models would be easy for me and would save me some time and shipping costs!
#3 Koen (Homepage) on 2012-11-14 07:38 (Reply)
My number one choice of many would be for a "clean" stainless steel such as the one that a competitor of yours has started using. It looks beautiful... thin walls possible... and small details... not as easy to tarnish.
#4 Glenn (Homepage) on 2012-11-14 12:17 (Reply)
Yes, that old chestnut, or three:

-Medical Grade Plastics (Bio Compatible)
-Food Grade Plastics
-Rubber/Silicone (Bio Compatible)

The Bio Compatible part is principally to make wearable items less of an irritant or provoke allergic reactions.
Food Grade Plastics: Well, that's self-explanatory really...

It would also be nice to see the introduction of combi-material prints...


#5 Luis on 2012-11-14 16:34 (Reply)
I have just been experimenting with glass and find that it was very intriguing. I must get an order for glass in before it is pulled. I would prefer that glass remain available as is it good for jewelry.

As for new materials, I agree that more colors would be nice, I know several Shapeways users that have to dye their own prints.
#6 Yorkhouse (Homepage) on 2012-11-15 09:22 (Reply)
I knew Ieft one out...

Weatherproof Material information - Effects of Sun, Wind, Temperature extremes, etc.

Not strictly related to new materials, more additional information of this type for existing materials.


#7 Luis. on 2012-11-15 14:57 (Reply)
Just what type of materials can be tried with the printersr you are now using with glass? Plastics, metals, "wood", unobtainium? What would the resolution and other parameters be?
#8 Dragoman on 2012-11-15 16:33 (Reply)
Might want to mention it on the materials pages (material overview and
glass page) as well - I guess not everybody follows the blog and forum.
#9 mkroeker on 2012-11-16 12:52 (Reply)

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