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Amazing Detail of 3D Printed Silver Scarab Pendant


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Wow, that looks really cool. Is that how you got it from Shapeways, or did you polish it up yourself?
#1 goebat on 2011-07-25 08:10 (Reply)
I think this is straight out of the box...
#1.1 Duann on 2011-07-25 08:16 (Reply)
It looks amazing! I'm expecting my first Silver Glossy delivery today - if it looks as good as this I'll be very happy :-)
#2 goebat on 2011-07-25 08:19 (Reply)
Cool, be sure to share images with us...
#2.1 Duann on 2011-07-25 08:21 (Reply)
Sure will - Cheers Duann!

Really dig this pendant!
#2.1.1 goebat on 2011-07-25 08:32 (Reply)
Yes, I would like to see some more recent silver prints in the "It Arrived" forum, especially after seeing this disappointing print:
#3 Glenn Slingsby (Homepage) on 2011-07-25 17:33 (Reply)
Already posted an update in this thread:

Spoiler: It came out sweet!

It is a bit disconcerting that the results can vary so wildly though. That print looks like it might be stainless steel instead of silver...
#3.1 goebat on 2011-07-25 17:44 (Reply)
Is it just me or is that thing creepy?

Freaking me out.
#4 Andy (Homepage) on 2011-07-25 21:50 (Reply)
Thanks for the kind words, all. This is straight out of the box -- really sweet work by the production folks! @Andy, I'm sure it's not just you. As a biologist, I conceived of the model in part as a way to separate those who think they like scarabs from those who actually like scarabs. (Happily my girlfriend is in the latter group.)
#5 David Drummond on 2011-07-25 23:18 (Reply)
You got some BoingBoing love too....
#5.1 Duann on 2011-07-25 23:25 (Reply)
Wow, a big day for a little beetle! >1000 hits so far, mostly from BoingBoing. Whatever happens, thanks mostly to the SW community for all the feedback and ratings (and orders) over ~2 years, which led to tweaks and tests and many revisions (currently v8, but I remember the days before SW had versions!), which provides some confidence that -- forgive me -- the bugs have been worked out.
#5.1.1 David Drummond on 2011-07-26 03:45 (Reply)
Hi David, congratulations on the great feedback you're getting on this piece. I have a website devoted to scarab jewelry and would like to work with you on featuring this. Cheers!
# Susan Jensen (Homepage) on 2011-08-06 15:35 (Reply)
I think I've already posted some very nice shots of my Silver Enlightened Pendant, before and after adding a patina to enhance it's appearance. I even set a gemstone in my finished work...
#6 Walter Sharrow on 2011-07-28 16:14 (Reply)

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