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Shapeways Launches Automated Wall Thickness Visualization for all models


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Fantastic! Thank you for this.
#1 Jonathan Williamson (Homepage) on 2014-01-09 17:06 (Reply)
Best feature ever!
#2 Anonymous on 2014-01-09 17:36 (Reply)
This is great news for the new and or casual designer. Cool!
#3 joy complex (Homepage) on 2014-01-09 17:53 (Reply)
Pity that Opera browser is not supported.
#4 Kaczor on 2014-01-09 20:00 (Reply)
The key to this functionality is WebGL support in your browser - see if you can enable that in opera:config (you may also have to enable hardware acceleration support - if in doubt, do a search for "webgl" on
#4.1 mkroeker on 2014-01-09 20:56 (Reply)
This helps so much...thanks!
#5 Kspence on 2014-01-10 01:56 (Reply)
A giant leap for Shapeways! Thanks!
#6 Erkrieal (Homepage) on 2014-01-10 15:09 (Reply)
Thanks everyone! We're really excited too! :-)

-Natalia, Community Manager
#7 Natalia (Homepage) on 2014-01-10 15:39 (Reply)
Thanks this is such a big help!
#8 FabMixer on 2014-01-11 20:53 (Reply)
Nice tool, but does this mean items that have printed in the past will no longer print or just that some details may print poorly and break?
#9 Tim Schwartz on 2014-01-14 19:08 (Reply)
I have also noticed that the tool won't run on some of my models. Why is that?
#10 Tim Schwartz on 2014-01-14 19:39 (Reply)
but the tools is not exactly accurate since many models that are "below" the wall thicknes, are still printable and work as intended, is usefull, yes, but not the last word on what can be or not printed
#11 felipe acuña lopez (Homepage) on 2014-01-14 19:55 (Reply)
Not sure if I can ask this, but are there any applications similar to this that will allow me to input specific minimum/maximum thickness I need?
#12 Chris on 2014-01-14 20:40 (Reply)
Sorry, but can`t find such a button not in chrome and not in firefox.
#13 Ulrikus on 2014-01-19 16:26 (Reply)

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