Designer for Hire: Andres Roppa

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If you have a design or 3D modeling project you need help with the Designers for Hire are a few of our best Shapeways users with experience helping others realize their ideas with 3D printing.  

Our latest designer to join the ranks is Andres Roppa who you can contact via Shapeways.

BIO: I am a product designer working globally on a very diverse range of projects in the fields of product design, digital modeling and product visualization. I develop products and models in collaboration with individuals and companies worldwide. I strive to create a fluid, efficient communication in order to achieve the desired results. 

Services Offered:  Product design and model development for 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Product Vizualization 

3D Modeling Specialities: 3D model creation from photos, sketches or references. Developing organic shapes and complex surfaces for precise models that are optimized for printing.  

3D Software Used: Rhinoceros and Blender

3 Examples of projects undertaken

Ola 3D Printed Jewelry – Jewelry collection developed from client brief – Ina Suffeleers (Brussels, Belgium). 

Ransom Spiral Die – 3D models developed for rapid prototyping of extrusion dies – Paul Tucker Carpentry (Dillsburg, PA). 

SmartThings – Enclosure design, development and modeling for rapid prototyping – SmartThings (Minneapolis, MN). 

References from previous clients:

Ina Suffeleers, Independent Communications Expert.

“I had the privilege of working with Andres on a 3d design project. Andres has always executed at a high standard with commitment and enthusiasm and delivers technically excellent results. Andres is very knowledgeable of 3d printing and creative in his role as a 3d modeler. He’s done a superb job in turning a concept into reality. Andres is highly organised and always delivers within deadline. On top of that, he is an excellent communicator and will do whatever is necessary to get the job done. Andres is reliable and goes above and beyond what is required of him. It was a pleasure to work with Andres and I hope to be able to do so again in the future. I recommend him highly.”  

Paul Tucker, Paul Tucker Carpentry

“I had an idea that I wanted to prototype. I found Andres Roppa through the Shapeways site and I couldn’t have had a better experience. I sent him some rough sketches and measurements and Andres transformed them into great looking drawings and stl files that could be 3D printed. The whole project went more smoothly than I imagined it could. Andres also offered some very insightful and helpful advice that improved my design. I highly recommend Andres Roppa for his technical skills, artistic abilities, and service. He will exceed your expectations!”  

Ben Edwards, VP Community, Product Evangelist & Founder at SmartThings.

“We worked with Andres on the industrial design of our products and he was able to lead the process with input and feedback from us. He brought new concepts and ideas to the process and was very helpful in helping us quickly visualising the end result without needing to put in a lot of time. Andres completed the designs very quickly without sacrificing quality. We worked with Andres over the course of several months and it was an all around great experience”.  

Pricing Structure: Pricing by project according to complexity level of the tasks involved.  

See more of Andres Roppa on his site or contact him now with your ideas.

If you would like to offer your services please email duann at shapeways dot com

4 comments

  1. Stephen Gardipee

    Andres Roppa

    I have a device that I need to make a prototype of so I can test it. Using any cad software
    is far beyond my capabilities. I have drawings with exact dimensions that I can provide. for three of the five components and approximate dimensions for the other two parts. The item I am working on is about the size of a plastic pill bottle. I won’t know the exact dimensions for the final model until I have the first model and try to fit the mechanical components into it. My device has five separate parts. The main component is 29mm wide, inside diameter with wall thickness of 1.5mm. It has threads at the top, height is 60 mm. The other components are approximately the size of a pill bottle cap. The device is (very similar to a flashlight ) a small, motion activated, lighted, mini buoy. The device is to be made of plastic, preferably PVC but that is not an absolute. I can E-mail my drawings. Hope you can take what I have drawn and help me with making my first parts and then take it to final design.

    Thanks
    Stephen Gardipee

    1. Stephen Gardipee

      I tried to contact Andres Roppa through ” contact him now”. My message didn’t go through. I will try this format.
      Andres, I have a device that I need to make a prototype of, so I can test it. using any CAD software is far beyond my capabilities. I have drawings with exact dimensions, that I can provide, for three of the five components and approximate dimensions for the other two parts. The item I am working on is the size of a plastic pill bottle. I won’t know the exact dimensions for the final model until I have the first prototype model and try to fit the mechanical components into it. My device has five separate parts. the main component is
      29mm wide, inside diameter with a wall thickness of 1.5mm.heoght is 60mm and has threads at the top. The other components are about the size of a pill bottle cap. The device is ( very similar to a flashlight) a small, motion activated, lighted, mini buoy. The device is to be made of plastic. I prefer PVC but that is not an absolute. I can E-mail my drawings. I hope you can take what I have drawn and help with making my first parts, take it to final design and then to mas production.

      Thanks
      Stephen Gardipee

  2. Antonio González

    We are interested in obtaining a prototype of a backrest of our design that will aid people with lower back spinal problems. It could be used in the car or anywhere else where people may sit for long periods of time.

    Upon your reply we will send you a detailed sketch with the approximate measurements.

    In general terms, please visualize the end product as lightweight, with the right combination of firmness and flexibility, (made in plastic) such as those used to make patio chairs (PVC?) or whichever is recommended for the injection molding process.

    We calculated this product would use approximately 3.85 cubic inches (9.79 cubic cm.) of material.

    We would appreciate receiving information on the costs of manufacture as well as the confidentiality agreement for protection previous to our divulgation of the exact details of this product.

  3. Mary Alice Brown

    The patent pending item called Handcuff Jewelry will need to be developed from the sketch stage. There are two components involved, the bracelet and the cufflette. Although prototypes will be needed for both, the bracelet will require the precision that will make the jewelry work. With Handcuff jewelry the bracelet will be designed to be opened in the front and to wear low on back of the hand so that it rest naturally and comfortably on the trazium and pisiform bones of the hand. Detactable and exchangeable cufflettes will be attached to the bracelet and will provide the visual and artistic effect of the fun jewelry piece.

    The ideal dimension, shape and metal type(s) of bracelet should be determined by best fit position of bracelet on back of hand. The particulars of the cufflettes will be restricted only by their fit on the back of the hand when connected to the bracelet.

    If interested or need more information about my project (including sketches) to determine whether or not you can provide the service please contact me at maryalicebrown@aol.com.

    Mary Alice Brown

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