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Hi, will Shapeways be announcing any new high resolution materials this year? Preferably something better and less expensive than the current FUD material? Perhaps using a Stereolithography-type machine, such as those produced by Envisiontec? How about the new Formlabs 3D printer - will Shapeways experiment with one of those? Thanks in advance for considering my question.
#1 Jared Zichek (Homepage) on 2013-05-10 17:43 (Reply)
Is the future of 3D printing going to be criminals printing off their own guns using blueprints off the net? Or will there be a chip in place that prevents that, much like the scanners do when digitally scanning money?
#2 Stuart (Homepage) on 2013-05-10 18:28 (Reply)
I'd love to be able to print Frosted Ultra Detail parts longer than 178mm; any possibility of enlarging the build volume for FUD?
#3 GWMT on 2013-05-10 20:49 (Reply)
And here we are
#4 Duann on 2013-05-10 20:52 (Reply)
Hello Shapeways! Just found your website and it all looks cool!! In case you want to get right to the question, here it is. I'm designing small electronic parts using Arduino. I've just ordered a PCB to contain my electronic product, which will need some AAA batteries. I need to make a case for it, like you see most motion sensors or alarm sensors contain in. What's the best way to produce this? Mold, 3D?? What software? Of course, price is a big factor.


-david anderson
#5 David Anderson on 2013-05-10 21:18 (Reply)
I recomend Blender 3D software
The current version or
2.49b with the latest version in which to get at leat the right scale.
There is no cost :-)
#5.1 Juha Leminen on 2013-05-11 12:47 (Reply)

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