Get Ready for Another Material to 3D Print With at Shapeways

Hot on the heels of our introduction of Elasto Plastic to Shapeways as our latest 3D printing material we are just about ready to introduce yet another material to 3D print with Shapeways

We are not going to tell you just yet what the new 3D printing material is going to be, nor can we confirm or deny that there are clues in the latest short story by Bruce Sterling, From Beyond the Coming Age of Networked Matter.  We can confirm that every letter in the name of the new material can be found in the short story, however the new material has NOT been tested by Bruce Sterling, yet.

You MAY be able to see, touch and smell the latest material next week at SIGGRAPH in L.A.

Any guesses? 

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21 comments

  1. The Guesser

    Will it be wax?
    Will it be sugar?
    Will it be chocolate?
    Will it be Soylent Green?

    1. Matt H

      mmm… Soylent Strong and Flexible

    2. Glenn Slingsby

      Soylent Green – too funny… That will come one day, just wait. 3D Printed food you can process at home…

  2. mkroeker

    Swiss cheese fondue anyone ?
    (Or FDM spaghetti printing…)

  3. Innovo

    I’m pretty sure it’s polymimetic alloy :-)

  4. Anonymous

    Anything to make better jewelry.

  5. Wesley Günter

    I would like to see a chains and earring hooks option :)
    New materials like brass, titanium, glass, wax or a multi-material would also be great though.

  6. Daphne

    Coloured elasto plastic?
    Shiny plastics?
    Stainless steel premium (without the whole bronze thing)?
    Real aluminum?
    Chrome finish?
    And in the category unaffordable:
    -Titanium?
    -Gold?

  7. Dave

    “Shapeways Nervous-System”, eh? Embedded wiring? PCB’s?

  8. Wolverine

    If its anything other than Adamantium then I don’t really care.

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