Monday the 30th of August (not the 16th, sorry) is your last chance2 weeks to order models with free included earrings or necklaces (or 'Combinatory Manufacturing' as we call it). You'll find more info on this on the Shapeways Blog. Shapeways ran the option as a test to see it's popularity to offer silver plated earring hooks to the produced earrings and a rubber necklace of 60 cm long with a simple bayonet lock to any hanger. Be sure to let us know if this is something you are interested in keeping as an option?
Definitely! I was away for most of the time it was available, so I am still hoping to squeeze in a few orders and I didn't really have time to promote this properly to my customers, but I hated the idea of sending out hookless earrings when people ordered them, when the time it would take to clip one on would be literally a few seconds were I only able to touch the package once en route.
I think this should definately be kept available! It really opens up 3D printed designs to the public, and and interesting new option, and you guys have made the packaging look fantastic!
It's really helpful to designers too, because we don't have to worry about how out earrings or necklaces will be attached. We know what we need to design around, so we can be sure it will work.
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What: Last order date for Combinatory Manufacturing
When: Monday, August 30, 2010 7:00 AM
Where: Shapeways Website
Yes - great to have, would be great if it can continue. I do have to say I didn't like the necklace that much; something like that could be nice, but it seemed a bit 'shapeless', not hanging nicely, especially if the pendant is light.
But the earrings: great, hope to be able to make some more orders before the offer goes away.
i think it was great. i didn't really take advantage of it because i already have all those supplies at home that i put on before i sell the stuff. but without those ear hooks it's difficult to sell a pair of earrings through shapeways to anyone but another designer (of course the exception is the built-in hooks but i've tried them and they hurt my ears... if they become open source i will tweak and re-print for sure). i'd actually like to see ear nuts added for post earrings... i have been successfully able to print the posts at 0.8mm which fits a standard nut.