We are always on the lookout for new materials like the Very High Detail Wax and will keep you posted of anything else we are experimenting with. Likewise, please let us know if you find any new materials or processes you would like for us to include?
I am looking to find Australian Shapeways users so that we can unite to promote Shapeways products locally. This could be something as simple as a stall at a local market or design event such as Finders Keepers, Design Made Tradeor Bowerbird Bazaar? We may even be able to organise (Australian English spelling) a chance for some of us to meet up so that we can get to know each other and get some feedback in person?
Send an email to duann(at)shapeways.com if you are interested?
Also if you are interested in starting your own local chapter (secret handshakes optional) let us know and we may be able to help you out with sample products, t-shirts or other assistance to help you promote yourselves and Shapeways.
Ok, so it's not yet another new material. We are exploring novel ways to use the White Strong & Flexible material.
We started calling them digi-fabrics here at the office. The first 2 samples really feel like fabric and rubber in the way they behave. We'll be demoing these samples at SIGGRAPH, but also wanted to share with the rest of the community not attending the event.
We have made them available as download and put them up for sale, so have fun.
It is the final week of the Draw Your Own Earrings Sweepstakes and your chance to share in one of 1000 prizes. If you have already entered get your mother, brother, sister, cousin, hairdresser, daughter, parole officer or pizza delivery boy to sketch their own design and enter for their chance to win too. We already have some great entries but with so many prizes to give away every entrant is bound to win something.
In just a few days time, from july 27th-29th, SIGGRAPH 2010 will break loose in Los Angeles.
SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques, in full) is the world's largest conference on computer graphics and 3d technology, and it's THE place to be if you're interested in 3D. Cities that host SIGGRAPH turn into a madhouse: all hotels are full, movie and game studios throw parties every evening and you have a good chance to run into 3D celebrities.
Even better: you can run into Shapeways! We'll be there for the third year in a row, showing 3D artists how they can transform their work from the virtual into the physical. If you're in the area, we'd be thrilled to meet you! Come on over to say hi and meet the team, check out our sample prints and meet fellow Shapeways users. (We still have free tradeshow tickets left - get them here). You'll find us at booth number 538. You can download a map of the event, and our SIGGRAPH leaflet.
As of today we have introduced 3 new finishes for our Stainless Steel material.
To complete our gold range finishes we have added Gold Plated Glossy to our already available Gold Plated Matt... and based on popular demand we have added Antique Bronze Glossy and Antique Bronze Matt
In just a few days, SIGGRAPH 2010 will kick off in Los Angeles. It's THE place to be if you're interested in anything that's related to 3D graphics and technologies. I've been giving away free tickets to the tradeshow since last week, and there are still some tickets left. If you want one, mail me at email@example.com and include your full name and Shapeways login name.
This week, I'll be giving away 3 much coveted tickets to the SIGGRAPH Animation Festival - it's the showcase of this year's best 3D animations. It's always an amazing ride - if you're at SIGGRAPH you should really try and see this.
Whilst keeping an eye on the Shapeways Twitter stream, I often notice little exchanges that may be of interest to Shapeways users like the one below. It shows how Twitter can be used to expose and sell your 3D printed models on Shapeways.
@cialina http://twitpic.com/8a19n - Please please please tel me where you got this!! My life would actualy be compete if I had one.
@alice_morrissey cant buy it anywhere. designed it in engineering at school. had it 3D printed. only 2 were made.