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I'm interested... but do I really have to mail you? :-)

In Sydney... might get some Shapeways exposure for you soon...
#1 Madox (Homepage) on 2010-07-28 14:11 (Reply)
no need to email now, I just got yours from your comment, so.

Email or Comment and I will add you to the Aussie user database..

#1.1 Duann (Homepage) on 2010-07-28 14:18 (Reply)
Aussie here :-)

I've shared this on Facebook (a lot of entrepreneurial and artsy friends).

I also do a weekly podcast on tech, and our latest episode [ ] talked about you guys... and how the 3D printing factories will be the economic driving force behind nanotechnology, as well as the obvious reshuffling of the whole relationship between consumer and manufacturer.

#2 Nathan Waters (Homepage) on 2010-07-28 23:28 (Reply)
I'm from aussie land :-D
although I haven't had much time lately to spend on shapeways
would be interested to help
I'm in Melbourne.
#3 Eric Chan on 2010-07-29 14:37 (Reply)
Another Sydney-sider here, could probably help with something.
I have presented a talk on RP processes before at a model railway convention, including my completely Shapeways-made model train.
#4 Mark Kendrick on 2010-07-30 00:07 (Reply)
:-) Going to do a Waratah Train one... Just need to make sure I'm not breaking any rules by printing it first...
#4.1 Madox (Homepage) on 2010-07-30 01:20 (Reply)
Hey Madox,

I am pretty sure you can make something for yourself with no legal ramifications as long as you do not sell it.

I remember with the First Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide a woman was selling hand knitted jumpers (sweater) with a F1 car and 'Adelaide Grand Prix' and Fosters actually issued her with a cease and desist order because people may think it was official merchandise?????

I think she just got a lot of press on 'today tonight' and kept doing it.
#4.1.1 duann scott on 2010-07-30 01:32 (Reply)
Hi Madox,
One of my jobs is working for Berg's Hobbies, who produce RTR Sydney Suburban trains in HO scale, and thus I have a good handle on the manufacturing side of the hobby.
I don't know about the Waratahs on this, but I do know that many current corporate colour schemes on locomotives are registered/trademarked and so can't be reproduced without permission. Railfans and model makers are usually well treated by the railway companies, so if you snailmail EDI or whoever is making the Waratahs with your intentions, they will probably give you permission to produce a limited run, and might even supply GAs you can work from.
#4.1.2 Mark Kendrick on 2010-07-30 02:01 (Reply)
I'm actually working for DEDIR so it might be easier :-)
# Madox (Homepage) on 2010-07-30 02:11 (Reply)
I have copied your 'Industrial switching layout' and are going to model it in OO. Do you have a train set leads introduction to it?
#4.2 PETER B COOPER on 2010-10-03 21:22 (Reply)
Hi Peter,
Could you please contact me through the private messaging on SW's forum?
#4.2.1 Mark Kendrick on 2010-10-05 11:27 (Reply)

Keep them coming, The more Aussies we have talking up Shapeways the better placed Shapeways is to help promote your designs..

Anyone in New Zealand too?
#5 duann scott (Homepage) on 2010-07-30 00:29 (Reply)
Another one here, from Melbourne.
A lot of car guys have been interested in my scale Falcon that i had printed, so i'm trying my best!
#6 John on 2010-07-30 05:21 (Reply)
Melbourne (Australia) community join the Melbourne Fabbers Google Group

Started by Scott AKA Flow Consulting
#7 Duann (Homepage) on 2010-08-03 04:21 (Reply)
I am interested in your community. I like Australian Communities.
#8 Christmas Card Templates (Homepage) on 2010-08-04 11:13 (Reply)
and I like Christmas cards.
#8.1 duann scott on 2010-08-04 11:17 (Reply)
Based in Ballarat, Vic currently, but would be interested in contact from those in Melbourne and further afield...
#9 sam dekok on 2011-02-14 03:18 (Reply)
hey there Sam Dekok... it's been a while!

even though you posted on here 18 months ago and I just found it
#9.1 simon k on 2012-07-19 12:28 (Reply)
Another Aussie maker - Sydney based.
#10 Apocraphilia (Homepage) on 2012-04-06 02:12 (Reply)
Hey All,

Glad to see so many Aussies interested in Shapeways.

Take a look at Shapeways Meetup Everywhere.

You can join an existing meetup to get together with other Shapeways fans or start your own..

Let us know if you need any help?

#11 Duann on 2012-07-19 12:32 (Reply)
Unfortunaltely meetup charges for the privalege of setting up a meetup group.

I'd like one for Brisbane (Australia) though.
#11.1 J on 2012-07-19 22:44 (Reply)
That is really odd, I think our account should cover the cost.

Let me know and we wil help out is this is not the case?
#11.1.1 Duann on 2012-07-20 01:44 (Reply)
Maybe you're right. I just set up one for Brisbane

I know that for new meetups you have to register and pay

# J on 2012-07-20 04:22 (Reply)
Melbourne based bike parking designer here!

I'm new to Shapeways but starting to upload various 3d models and components now.

Love to be involved in promoting Shapeways in Oz. I've been doing this in an informal way since I found the site!


#12 Alex H (Homepage) on 2012-09-11 06:24 (Reply)
Good to have you on board Alex.

I clicked on your site and we have a bicycle storage system like that at my work.

What kind of designs are you working on for Shapeways?

#12.1 J on 2012-09-14 23:54 (Reply)
Hey guys,

I am Melbourne based. I am looking for a 3D modeller who could model a memorial sculpture that is being built for my niece. Presently, it is a life size horse and rider that is being constructed with amazing detail from from scrap metals.

Any ideas?

#13 Andrew Seiter on 2012-11-29 20:47 (Reply)
Hey Andrew,
Try in the Shapeways Forums
#13.1 Duann on 2012-11-30 15:28 (Reply)

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