While the Shapeways logistics team have been working hard to process existing orders, they have also been upgrading our production facilities to handle growth so that we can continue to deliver your 3D printing to you as fast as possible. We do not yet have a conveyor belt fed 3D printer, but we have installed the first of our conveyor belts to speed up and streamline our distribution center.
This is true mass customization as each of your orders we 3D print and send is completely unique, yet we are using tecniques from mass production to reduce and amortize the cost of all aspects of printing and distribution through volume of production. We are also working to reduce delivery time so that as well as reducing cost, we are continually improving our workflow to get your items to you as soon as physically possible...
A big thanks to you all for the orders coming in and keeping our logistics team busy, we LOVE seeing all of the amazing objects you are making with Shapeways 3D printing.
Ok, you may have one of the coolest prams on the market but when that thing fails the repair bills can be astronomical.. Thanks to 3D printing with Shapeways, a bottle opener and a pocket knife, a DIY solution is less than $25 away.
But more importantly, are there any repairs that you have undertaken using 3D printing that you can share? Are there any projects you have completed that you can share on Instructables? Let us know if you have any 3D printed projects already up on Instructables so that we can share them on the Shapeways blog too.
So you want to go to the SIGGRAPH conference to soak up the latest in computer graphics, interactive techniques and 3D technology but do not have $1000 ready cash to purchase a ticket. Well are you in luck, we just happen to have a spare ticket to give away to one lucky Shapeways community member and all you need to do is tweet to be in the running to win.
To win the Full Conference Pass valued at $1,270:
1. Make sure you have a (free) Shapeways account, as only members are eligible for this prize. Sign up here. if you are not already a member.
4. The winner will be selected at random, and will be contacted via a Twitter Direct Message on Saturday, August 6th, 11am, Vancouver time. Reply within 12 hours, or we’ll have to select a new winner!
If you just want to come along to check out the exhibition and visit us at booth 1150 we also have 50 passes to give away. To get yours, simply mail bart(at)shapeways.com and include your full name and Shapeways username.
While we are in Vancouver for SIGGRAPH we thought it would be a good time to get to know the local Shapeways community a little better. Join us at The Mill Marine Bistro for a 3D printed show and tell accompanied by a beer or two with views of the harbour Monday the 8th of August, 8pm.