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Hi Joris,

The white detailed material has on the material properties page the minimum detail of 0.2 mm, which I assume is printed using the top speed setting. Can you comment as to whether the top quality setting should decrease the minimum detail?

#1 Marc von Amsberg (Homepage) on 2010-06-03 13:46 (Reply)

Yes it should increase this significantly as Andy pointed out in the quote above. The layers are twice as thin so detail will increase.
#1.1 Joris Peels on 2010-06-03 14:01 (Reply)
Awesome! I know I'll be rushing to finish my models by the 15th. Any change that White/Black/Transparent Ultra Detail will be permanent?
#2 Stephen on 2010-06-03 15:33 (Reply)
... Perhaps with a longer specified ship time associated, to give you time to gather full batches of "+Detail" orders?

I'd even use it if the ship time were on the order of a month, for some projects... during which time presumably there'll be a chance to either fill up an order or run an underfull +Detail batch during slower periods (if any!).
#2.1 Eric Finley on 2010-06-03 15:41 (Reply)
This is just a trial because people were so happy with it. Afterward we will have to evaluate the costs and the reactions to see if we can do it longer.
#2.1.1 Joris on 2010-06-03 16:55 (Reply)
One of the things I really love about Shapeways is how this kind of product research is just done right out in the open, available to all customers. Everyone has a chance to try new things out. Everyone has a change to comment on the results.
# Thomas Carlson on 2010-06-06 20:54 (Reply)
Yep the new higher quality prints are awesome - I for one will be getting a load done usingthis material, as well as reprinting some of my previous models.

I really do hope this material is here to stay.

#3 Andy on 2010-06-03 18:50 (Reply)
It would be great if the detail level could be a full time option in the future.
#4 Kirk Alderfer on 2010-06-03 20:42 (Reply)
I agree that I would be prepared to wait longer for better detailed product. I've only ordered two items in WD and liked them a lot. With even more detail I would like them even more!

Detail, I believe, is one big item on most people's wish list here at Shapeways.

Good on you guys for at least looking at this issue as a result of an "error" that could just as easily have been passed by.

#5 Glenn Slingsby on 2010-06-04 14:13 (Reply)
I have been reading a lot of stuff about it. but it is different presented, i loved to read this. keep it up.
#5.1 Residential & Commercial (Homepage) on 2010-06-05 04:45 (Reply)
I would be willing to pay a "premium" for the ability to request the highest level of detail. I would also be willing to wait a bit longer to receive my parts when choosing this option.
#6 twofoot on 2010-06-07 03:15 (Reply)
yes please make the higher quality available as an option. as a designer of wargame moniatures I would realy welcome a higher quality. My last object printed by your company would realy benefit from a reduction of 'stairs'

#7 jack canjels on 2010-06-07 12:20 (Reply)
Well, I just put in an order for $150 worth of +detail models, hope that is an incentive to keep it available. When my paypal recovers, i'll be ordering some more.
#8 Mark Kendrick on 2010-06-09 00:17 (Reply)
Is possible extended to 30th.
I need to print 8 model in high detail ...
#9 InS4n3 on 2010-06-09 00:20 (Reply)
Just to chime in, on my last order I included a single white detail model along with some WSF to see how it would look. Having read about the the high detail top quality production cycle only after I got the model, I now suspect it was made at that time. I'm so impressed by the output that I intend to print my future models in this material, so I also hope the higher detail output becomes a regular option. In any event, there will be another order going in to take advantage of this trial period.
#10 Draco on 2010-06-09 01:45 (Reply)
I have just received a few orders i've made one week ago in transparent detail... THIS IS JUST AWESOME ! Well indeed... it is for me ! My wife had to take the prints out of my hands , so i could get back to work...

Seriously, from my point of view , this option should really stay. The result is impressive. ( i'll try to put photos on the forum before the end of the week.) It is the print quality and detail fidelity i was searching when i first discovered Shapeways.

My only concern : I have tons of work right now and i can't find the time to model and upload all the models i would like to see printed with this quality... :-)

I really hope that Shapeways will make a quick decision about the future of this option as a permanent choice.

Anyway, thanks for this !
#11 Reno (Homepage) on 2010-06-10 00:21 (Reply)
I would be totally happy to pay for the extra detail!

I'm currently working on a small mechanical part that needs to be smooth and the "top speed" white just has borderline too much "stairs" on the curved surfaces...

..having an option fix it would be just GREAT :-)

cheers //O.
#12 odd nydren on 2010-06-10 17:38 (Reply)
I agree with what others here have said. I would absolutely be willing to pay a premium and wait a bit longer for higher detail items. Based on what I have seen here I doubt it would take long to fill a "+Detail" run.

I also saw some comments about market research out in the open. I couldn't agree more what better what to find out what we all like that to let us try it out.

Well done Shapeways.
#13 Mike on 2010-06-12 03:46 (Reply)
I would absolutely be willing to pay a premium and wait a bit longer for higher detail items. Based on what I have seen here I doubt it would take long to fill a "+Detail" run.

me too
#13.1 binfordboy on 2010-06-13 12:45 (Reply)
I agree; detail is very important and the less I have to do physically to a model the better!
I missed getting in on this deal; here's hoping that another run will be done soon!
#14 Antonio Robbins on 2010-07-07 18:57 (Reply)
...after evaluating the high detail prints I made I can only say...please! Bring it in as an extra service! I would gladly pay extra for it.

Cheers //O.
#15 Odd Nydren on 2010-09-20 09:43 (Reply)

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