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I know what I'm getting for my next birthday. ;-)
#1 Wolfram Schmied (Homepage) on 2013-01-18 00:52 (Reply)
God, I love this stuff.... but when will you make it affordable?
#2 Chris J on 2013-01-18 05:22 (Reply)
You should have tried to get some 3d printing done before Shapeways. Take their price and multiply x 6 to 10.
Get a quote from a local rapid prototype shop and see.

It is the coolest tech. So much potential.
#2.1 David c on 2013-01-18 05:35 (Reply)
I've been trying to get affordable 3D prints for the last 10 years. Just because they cost more in the past does not mean they are affordable now.

And actually there are less expensive, higher quality local and online rapid prototypers, they just don't have this system that Shapeways has.

My question still stands, though it will never be answered.
#2.1.1 Chris J on 2013-01-22 23:41 (Reply)
How about providing a couple of links substantiating your claim? I'm sure I'm not the only one interested in cheap 3D printshops.
# Wolfram Schmied (Homepage) on 2013-01-28 14:24 (Reply)
I understand the need to promote all this, and especially getting it into the art community, but really: Is Shapeways focus detracting from the bulk of its usage base? I mean, stuff like 'New Website Feature: Photo Comments': Shouldn't the time have been spent developing the designers/printers tools further?


#3 Luis on 2013-01-18 09:23 (Reply)
Hey Luis.

You raise a good point.

Almost all of the development time on this project was undertaken by HyperHyper and The Creators Project along with the artists/designers. We used this project to tweak our API to make it more robust for these and other applications to make it easier for more people to access 3D printing, not just people with 3D CAD skills advanced enough to create 3D printable files.

As far as the sharing of photos is concerned, this gives you as a shop owner a chance to get feedback from your customers and gives potential customers confidence that your design has been successfully 3D printed in a suitable material, with a satisfied customer who is willing to take the time to share the photo. This is a really valuable asset.

These projects do not take time away from our developers who are constantly working on the back end tools to optimize printing, nor does it take time away from the team who are working on the designer interface.

Please do let us know if there are any particular tools you as a designer would like on Shapeways? We really appreciate any feedback that can help us make it easier for you to 3D print your designs with Shapeways.
#3.1 Duann on 2013-01-18 14:33 (Reply)
As I stated, I do understand the needs for those projects, commercially and for marketing.
What I don't see is not necessarily the things to 'make it easier for you to 3D print your designs', rather what can be done once the design is 'done'. I have already posted on this.


#4 Luis. on 2013-01-18 15:39 (Reply)
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