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Artur's Wind Chime


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Cool, I'm so afraid to use Glass because I'm afraid it'll just break!

PS : All I seem to notice is how good your English is [Both of you]...
#1 Madox (Homepage) on 2010-06-23 14:06 (Reply)
the most stupid thing I ever since on your site
why doing that in 3d, absolutely useless
and it's even not pretty
#2 edddy on 2010-06-23 15:56 (Reply)
I'm sorry you don't like it. Normally one could say that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and all that. In this case however this is demonstrably the most beautiful glass 3d printed wind chime in the world since it is the only one. This item was made to inspire you to get people to think about using different 3D printing materials in combination with each other. It was meant to make you think of the musical properties of glass. It was meant to illustrate the combinatory manufacturing idea. So, sincerely now: I'm sorry you didn't get inspired.

I'd like to give you a challenge in return. Design a more beautiful wind chime for less than $50 on Shapeways. We will then print it and give it to you.

#2.1 Joris on 2010-06-24 06:27 (Reply)
oh great! I take the chalenge, thank's
#2.1.1 edddy on 2010-06-24 09:40 (Reply)
I think you really have a good opportunity here, edddy.
especially now, since we lowered our prices on glass to only $5.99 per, and the startup cost to only 10$ per model.
As I said in the video, really looking forward to your new creations. ;-)
# Artur T. on 2010-06-24 15:48 (Reply)
actually start up cost for glass is now only $5, not $10
# Jo De Lange on 2010-06-24 18:08 (Reply)
Does Artur get to judge if it is better? Or is it up for vote? ;]
# curious on 2010-06-25 10:42 (Reply)
I like this.

My only disappointment is that we didn't get to hear how it sounds: all talk and no demonstration.

Developing a wind chime which actually sounds nice can be a time-consuming matter; the details of the shape and the point(s) from which the pieces are hung all have an enormous influence on the sound quality, as does the material from which they are made.
#3 Tony Bignell (Homepage) on 2010-06-27 02:50 (Reply)
Like Tony, I think it's just a pity that we didn't get to properly hear it in action, but it's a beautiful piece of design. I can't help wondering how well a 3D-printed stainless steel tube would ring...
#3.1 Andrew Short on 2010-07-02 11:47 (Reply)
We'll try to shoot a video next week with a better sound. I like the sound.

The stainless steel parts I've played with sound nice, but thicker parts (so a decent sized tube, requires 3mm wall thickness, and in my opinion would sound dull) but a nice large spiral or SS has a nice vibration to it.
I had an opportunity to handle this bowl in one of the glass tests. Even though it had some cracks in it (that's why it's unprintable in glass) the sound and vibration it produced were really, really nice.
#3.1.1 Artur T. on 2010-07-02 12:38 (Reply)

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