We have already received manyfantastic entries but the contest is still open until Wednesday the 1st of September 12:00 CET, finalists will have there model 3D printed by Shapeways, promoted on the Despoke & 100% Design websites while the winner will also receive a $100 Shapeways 3D printing coupon.
Shapeways will also be running a stall at the 100% Design fair in London so if you are in London come and see us at stall D27. 100% Design is the UK's leading design & architecture event. Held September 23rd to 26th in Earls Court, London, 100% Design London features world-class interiors show 100% Design, architectural and interior materials exhibition 100% Materials and emerging talent showcase 100% Futures.
We have started to see some real spikes of heavy traffic on Shapeways Shops based around a handful of really successful designs. The products do not have much in common in themselves other than being clean, simple designs, but the presentation of each is impeccable with great images and descriptions that are easily shared in articles and blogs.
Whenever we ask the Shapeways community what materials and processes they are interested in being made available we always get many requests for 3D printed silver. In response to these requests Shapeways has been experimenting with a few silver processes, testing for quality, reliability, best pricing. 3D printing silver is quite difficult to perfect, so it has taken us some time to get the quality we would like for the Shapeways community and we are now very excited to share with you our first silver samples...
Take a look at the images below and let us know what you think?
Finalists will get their design 3D printed by Shapeways along with invaluable exposure on the Despoke & 100% Design London websites while the winner will also receive 3D Printing coupons to the value of $100.
To enter, upload your design to Shapeways and add the tag '100percent' to it.
The theme is Contemporary Design through 3D Printing, finalists will be chosen by the Despoke Team.
Win a Full Zoybar Guitar or Bass Hardware kit provided by Zoybar, plus 3D print of the winning design entry in the amount of $200 (USD) provided by Shapeways. Total Value: $870 (USD).
Design original hardware features that can be incorporated with the Zoybar instruments and enter a contest to win your creation. Design in Blender.
We also recently closed the Draw Your Own Earrings Contest and notified the winners via email. If you entered the contest but have not heard from Shapeways please email duann(@)shapeways.com and I will resend you notification.
We now have over 1000 friends on the Shapeways 3D printing community Facebook page and are having a little promotion to celebrate, this weekend only. Become a friend to find out more and if Facebook is not your thing, follow @shapeways on twitter for similar short term promotions, news and informal discussions.
A big thanks to all who are helping the Shapeways community grow..
All runners up will now be notified via email to claim their prize, be it Gold Plated, Dyed Strong and Flexible, Alumide or a 20% discount on purchasing their own earring design.
We also just launched the Draw your own ring available from just $6.00. So if you, your friends or family are interested in designing your own jewelry but do not know how to use 3D software, this is the perfect way to start.
After the great success of last years Co-Create Christmas Contest we have to decided to launch it a little earlier this year so you will have more of an opportunity to order and sell your designs once the contest is over.
Once again we are looking for new designs that embrace co-creation by allowing consumers to personalize the design whether for themselves, or as a gift for others. Take a look at the Christmas Page to see some of the creative Christmas designs the Shapeways community have already produced.
To enter you need to upload a New Co-Creatorwith the tag: 'Xmas2010' and add your model to the Christmas gallery.
Zoybar is an open R&D Lab for academic, hobbyist, and commercial developers to easily create music instruments and applications. It's an 'Open Hardware' platform that offers production (CAD) files for instrument parts, and you can order certain key elements on their website as well (read more about Zoybar).
We're working with Zoybar and Blenderart Magazine (the leading Blender PDF magazine) on an exciting new contest: Design original hardware features that can be incorporated with the Zoybar instruments and that can be 3D printed with Shapeways.
A platform for Open Hardware, working together with Open Software and an Open Production platform - how cool is that? Read on for contest details.
To mark the 2010 100% Design in London, Shapeways has teamed up with Despoke to celebrate Contemporary Design through 3D Printing. Finalists in The 2010 Shapeways Despoke 100% Design Contest will get their design 3D printed by Shapeways and get invaluable exposure on the Despoke & 100% Design London websites and the winner will receive 3D Printing coupons to the value of $100.