FINALLY a podcast of 3D CAD fueled edutainment for the tweet attention span generation...
According to the bio:
Engineer Vs Designer is the dankest product design podcast on the block all thanks to JOSH MINGS of SolidSmack.com, and ADAM O’HERN of cadjunkie.com. Each week we’ll bring you the latest digital design news, tips & tricks, Q&A, and an industry special guest.
Engineer Vs Designer is an entertaining and informative twenty minute podcast on all things 3D CAD and product design related, delivered at Red Bull speeds. Subscribe to the podcast to get your weekly fill and listen to the likes of our very own Jeff Bare discuss the division of the brain when designing, being part engineer, part designer, and (ahem) Shapeways..
Wow, we had so many really great entries in the Shapeways Photo Contest I am continuously in awe of the creativity and imagination of the Shapeways community.. Of course we see it every day in the models you upload to Shapeways to be 3D printed but it has been really fun to see how you have taken Baroba's Bowie the Bunny and put him into some 'interesting' situations. Take a look at all of the entries on Flickr..
So, I guess it is time to reveal the winner of $500 worth of Shapeways 3D printing....
Tinkercad is a very fast and simple way to start 3D modeling, lowering the barrier to entry with it's intuitive austerity. The refined interface has no clutter with (currently) only four basic tools: Add, Sub, Workplane and Measure on the left side with basic navigation on the right.
With the limited tool-set you are not about to start modeling complex organic forms but if you wanted to teach somebody the fundamentals of solid 3D modeling you would be hard pressed to find a simpler starting point: Extrude a form, Subtract from form, repeat process, 3D print (with Shapeways .
Tinkercad uses WebGL and is currently supported in Firefox and Chrome but apart from that is operating system agnostic, requires no downloads, all you need to do is register and you are ready to start 3D modeling.
To promote Shapeways we are increasingly taking the 3D printed show on the road to trade shows, design events, Maker Faire and the best way for us to promote Shapeways is with your designs, after all it is your creativity, skill and passion that makes Shapeways such an amazing place. Giving people an opportunity to see, touch and play with your designs is a great way to make a sale so we have created event landing pages such as our SIGGRAPH11 page so that people who come to the event can easily find and buy the cool designs they see.
The models we show at the events are used until they are damaged, at which point they are destroyed and we never sell your designs without giving you your specified mark-up. When we would like to use your designs for promotion we will contact you to ask your permission, we will only request permission for items that are on public display on the Shapeways site. We hope that you are excited to have us promote your designs as we do see an increase in sales with promotion of items both online, and in the flesh.
If you would like us to consider your models for use at shows please email me duann (at) Shapeways.com with the subject 'Use Me' and I will send you a permission document and add you to our database.
We are proud to introduce Michon, another integral member of the Shapeways team based in Eindhoven. Michon will be keeping you up to date on the blog with all things supply chain related. She will let you know if you can expect any delays in your deliveries, the status of each of the materials as well as any new milestones such as installing a behemoth new 3D printer into our workflow (stay tuned). Please join us in welcoming Michon to the Shapeways blogosphere and of course if you are in the area, take a tour of Shapeways and meet Michon in person..
Hi Shapers, my name is
Michon and I work for the Supply Chain Management at Shapeways.We are in direct contact with our partner
production facilities and strive to deliver your models earlier than yesterday.
Would you like to have a glimpse behind the scenes at Shapeways to see how the 3D printed goodness makes it's way to your door? You're welcome to take a peek in our Eindhoven facility Friday, September 30, 2011, 3:00 PM.
You will get to see some of our 3D printers in action, check out the cleaning and distribution process and meet the people who make it all happen...
We will be running these tours every couple of months but if you would like to attend, be sure to RSVP via our Meetup page as spaces are limited.
We are looking forward to seeing you there. Now, time to 3D print a megaphone.
Sure, all of us at the Shapeways NYC office are getting ready to party our faces off later this evening, but we'd never deprive you of your weekly dose of 3D printed inspiration. This week, there were so many cool designs, it was hard for me to pick. Hope you enjoy, happy Friday!
A big thanks to all who came ans said hello to us at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, we had an amazing time, met thousands of people and the Shapeways team survived pulling down the 3D printed booth which did require an impromptu tug of war between Peter, Michon, Alan and Ana to disconnect a few components..
A big thanks to Rene and Todd for coming along and helping us out at the booth, handling questions and explaining the massive potential of 3D printing with Shapeways. Our next events are Maker Faire in New York, Tent in London and Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, we are looking forwards to seeing you there.
The Shapeways booth at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver has been an incredibly exciting place to be over the last few days. We have seen thousands of people come through and the most common word I hear from almost everybody's lips is awesome.
The Shapeways team here have been doing a fantastic job of explaining how 3D modeling experts, teachers and students can use Shapeways to make their 3D models into reality with 3D printing.
Our booth is one of the busiest at SIGGRAPH with many people returning multiple times a day, bringing friends and colleagues to see examples from the Shapeways community to show the huge range of what can be produced with 3D printing with popular items including the work of Batsheba, Virtox and Ceramic Wombat.
Even our booth is 3D printed with the entire structure held together by 3D printed connectors to showcase the strength and flexibility of 3D printing, an ambitious endeavor that even caught the attention of some seasoned booth designers/constructors... The booth would not have been possible without the hard work of John Briscella, many thanks.
If you are in Vancouver be sure to drop in to booth 816 to say hello.
Just a quick update to let you all know that our 3D Printed Silver production is purring like kitten, running like clockwork and any other cliches that may apply to say that we are on target with our delivery times for silver.
If you have been following the recent influx of DIY 3D printers you will notice that most, understandably are based on the RepRap but Junior Veloso has taken another route with his ultra high detail DIY 3D printer he is developing for sale. So how fine is the detail of the prints I hear you ask? Check these images out.