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Supersize Your 3D Prints


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wow! wicked!! congrats, that's a big step forward!
#1 Dimitri Kobzar (Homepage) on 2010-10-25 07:07 (Reply)
Wow... so good! This will open up all sorts of opportunities. Thanks Shapeways!
#2 Chris (Homepage) on 2010-10-25 08:01 (Reply)
Been waiting for this scale to be available at shapeways cost. Thrilled about this.
#3 jeff bare (Homepage) on 2010-10-25 13:19 (Reply)

Looking forward to see what you all do with this....
#4 Duann on 2010-10-25 13:24 (Reply)
i'm building a train in 1:43,, wich is gonna be 63cm long,, so now i don't have to try slicing it!

Duann,, are there thoughts of decreasing the WSF price when you make large objects? or was this allready for WSF?
#5 Mitchell Jetten on 2010-10-25 15:49 (Reply)
Hi all,

There is a volume discount on models with a volume greater than 30cm3 and density higher than 10%.
After the first 30cm3, the remaining volume is calculated with a 40% discount.

We will write about this a little more on the blog soon.
#5.1 duann scott on 2010-10-26 13:43 (Reply)
Wonder if shapeways will offer large scale color dyeing of these supersized WSF. I'd be interested.
#6 jeff bare (Homepage) on 2010-10-25 17:25 (Reply)
Hey Jeff, I will ask,
But I think they may get too big.
#6.1 Duann on 2010-10-26 11:01 (Reply)
yea, i know they'd be too big for me to do myself, so it'd be understandable. unless i used my bathtub....
#6.1.1 jeff bare on 2010-10-26 13:33 (Reply)
Cool! Can we get fries with our orders too? :-)

It would be convenient if the user got some kind of message after ordering something that required the "supersize printer". Something like:

"Note: Your model is printable but only on our largest printer. Therefore the detail of this print will drop to 0.5mm. If you must have 0.2mm detail your object must fit inside 230mm x 180mm x 310mm."
#7 George Bell on 2010-10-25 21:28 (Reply)
Fries, yes, if you count the packaging,

Good idea with the message, I will pass it on to the development team.

Oh, and what sort of drink would you like with your Supersize Print & Fries
#7.1 Duann on 2010-10-26 11:06 (Reply)

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