This Friday we are taking a look at some of the amazing rings by Shapeways designers 3D printed in a range of metals. Speaking of metal, first up we have some very rock and roll looking rings by SG Designs.
We mentioned that we had an amazing opportunity in NYC for Artists and Designers to participate in a project we are undertaking mid-October. As part of this program we will also be hosting a 3D Printing Bazaar on October 19 & 20 where Shapeways designers can sell their products in an inspiring location in Manhattan.
There will be no cost to participate, Shapeways will provide table space for you to display your items which you can sell on the day, or channel through online sales. We will be promoting the event through our press outreach and plan to have other fun 3D printing experiences at the event throughout the weekend.
Our friends across the East river at NYCCT are offering a weekly, 2 month-long introduction to 3D design and printing. If you're NYC-local and looking to jump start your 3D skills then this course is a great place to start. And if access to instructors and a very reasonable price tag aren't enough to pique your interest then scope out the machines you'll get to use here!
Fabrication and 3D Printing begins Tuesday, October 1 and meets every Tuesday until November 26 from 6-9pm.
Kapture CEO and Co Founder Mike Sarow first pitched me the idea for Kapture, the "always-on audio-recording wristband" down in balmy Orlando 18 months ago, serendipitously at the same conference I met Pete, our CEO. It was collaborative love at first sight! Sarow graciously hosted me in Cincinnati during my Shapeways Roadtrip across America and today, we are proud to announce our accessories partnership with Kapture!
We're back with another episode of our look in to the Shapeways community! This time, we feature some interesting Shapeways related activities in other communities, an interview with a well-known community member and two Shapeways Crew events.
Tofty's Prybar Pass-Around
Tofty designs some pretty mean Tritium-powered keyfobs and steel tools. As a member of the MultiTool community, he organised a Pass-Around to give his fellow members a chance to try out his MT.O Prybar tool and share their thoughts on his work. Follow the story on the MultiTool forum.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Daniel Roy. Not knowing how to 3D model, he relies on traditional pen and paper and works with a partner to translate his ideas into 3D printable works. Continuing this vein his shop is full of customizable designs, which puts the creativity into the hands of his customers.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I studied design at CMU, the College of Fine Arts. For a few years, I worked in UK as a designer for a company in the automotive industry. Now I'm a contractor, and I devote my work mainly to industrial design. I have been spending most of the year on a projects in Singapore, and a friend of mine, whom I met at an exhibit in London, and I have established a project focused on customizable design, CustomizeDesigns.com, in which I have contributed to most of the already ready designs. We have also expanded our activities to include digitization and 3D modeling of works of art.
Learn how to prepare your models in Maya and then send them for 3D printing on Shapeways. Ryan shows how to hollow out models, define an object's thickness to reduce cost, and work with texture maps for full-color prints. He shows you how to export the model, upload it to Shapeways, and view the finished result. Once you have mastered the basics, Ryan invites you to test your skills in a series of challenge videos.
Our Factory of the Future in Long Island City has been under construction since October and we're getting close to the finishing touches. As well as being the place we create your models, we want the Factory to be a showcase of your talent too!
Ben, our Lead Industrial Engineer explains our latest contest:
We're thrilled to announce that multi award-winning designer and typographer Craig Ward, will be our judge. His work blurs the lines between typography, illustration and installation and he has done some incredible projects. We know the the possibilities of 3D printing let your imagination run wild, so he's the perfect partner to judge our contest.
When we first launched the Educational 3D Printing Discount back in April for students and educators to get a 10% discount on all of their orders we were not able to verify institutions that did not have a .edu email address. Now we have developed a solution to allow international institutions thanks to those who registered their school in our submission form.
Register for the 10% discount on all 3D printing by visiting the Shapeways Education page and activating your email. The 10% discount will automatically be applied at checkout unless you have another discount code you wish to enter. You can still use Shapeways credit and your student discount at the same time.
If your school is not yet registered, please fill out the submission form and we will work to register your school's domain as soon as possible.
Want to get more involved in spreading the 3D printed love? Now you can also join the Shapeways Campus Crew! You'll get exclusive access to Shapeways staff, designers, and samples, plus the inside scoop on new materials and discounts. Getting started is as easy as running a meetup on campus.
Fill out this form to tell us a little about yourself, and we'll be in touch with the next steps.
Hey there. I'm Lauren and I recently joined the Shapeways team to evangelize on education. We have a bunch of exciting stuff coming down the line for designers, educators, professionals and amateurs. Here on the blog we will occasionally be highlighting 3D printing education projects we think are cool.
This summer Shapeways hosted a tour of our Long Island City factory for the MoMA Teens In The Making summer program CLICK@MoMA: 3D Printers and Artistic Hacking, a collaboration with MoMA and Eyebeam Art+Technology Center. The 19 students got to see and make some really cool stuff and Shapeways helped make their designs a reality. The students were challenge to “hack” their favorite piece in the museum’s collection. Their work is on view in the MoMA Education Center until Thursday, September 19th.
Ronnie Parsons, co-founder of NYC based Mode Lab is running a 2 day, 3D Printing masterclass in their studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, September 12th and 16th 2013.
Learn about the fundamentals of 3D printing, the free tools available to get started, and the materials and processes used to bring your ideas out of the computer and into the world. This hands-on class will introduce participants to the world of 3D printing, the available software for model preparation, and the various types of machines and cloud-based services available today. The last hour of the course will be reserved for a hands-on demo using our Makerbot Replicator2 and Formlabs Form1 3D printers.
This class is ideal for designers of all backgrounds who are interested in learning more about 3D printing and how this disruptive technology is changing the future of design and manufacturing.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Scott Ryan, more commonly known as Will la Puerta, a prolific and designer who is also a regular contributor on the Shapeways Forum.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I moved to San Diego to switch careers from Physics Grad Student to Computer Graphics Artist eight years ago. Since then I've been a freelance modeler/animator and part time teacher at a small art school. I've also been designing for and selling on a variety of online print on demand stores.