Come in and get 3D scanned at MAD then have a miniature figurine printed at 10cm high in Full Color, Nylon or Stainless Steel, or 5cm high in Bronze, Sterling Silver, Brass or Gold Plated Brass by Shapeways.
This Thursday we are hosting a Meetup at MAD where you can come in on their 'Pay what you wish' night so you can check out the AMAZING exhibition and maybe get yourself scanned like Colby Keller did?
Check out the slideshow of some of the images from the exhibition.
The Out of Hand exhibition will run until June 1st 2014 at Columbus Circle in New York City.
Shapeways Thanks EOS, Occipital, Formlabs, Rhinoceros, LIFT Architects & RUSH Design for their support.
If you have a project you want to 3D print but need some help creating a 3D printable file the Shapeways 'Designers for Hire' are Shapeways community members with a proven record of making other peoples ideas real. Contact Dhemerae Ford to help you 3D print your designs.
Just over 5000 years ago man entered the Bronze Age, now you too can have access to the material that mankind used to build the tools that transformed civilization into what it is today.
The 3D printed Bronze at Shapeways is a high-detail metal with a deep red color similar to rose gold. It has a subtle marbling effect, and the silvery highlights give each piece their own unique character.
As with our 3D printed Brass, this new material will be available at Shapeways as Raw Bronze and Polished Bronze with the exact same design rules as Brass, so items you have designed for one material, will be printable in the other.
Raw Bronze has a rustic matte look with some rough surfaces. It is great for antique-looking objects, vintage and steampunk jewelry, functional parts, and more. Coloration may vary across a single object, and as with all Bronze it may tarnish over time, in a cool way.
Bowie the Bunny 3D Print in Raw Bronze
Polished Bronze goes through an extensive hand polishing process to give it a super smooth, glossy finish. It is great for miniatures, precious objects, and shiny, modern jewelry.
Smithsonian X 3D to be held in Washington November 13-14 is a free event which will show how 3D technologies will transform the work of the Smithsonian Institution, and museum and research institutions worldwide.
For the first time ever, state-of-the-art 3D scanning and image-based modeling technology paired with new Smithsonian tools will enable museum collections, scientific specimens, and entire research sites to be digitally recorded, studied, and shared in immersive detail.
Researchers and conservators can use 3D capture to document and analyze a single artifact or an entire field site.
Curators and educators can use 3D imagery to explore complex ideas and share new discoveries.
Teachers, collaborators, and members of the public can interact with Smithsonian museum objects in new ways.
The conference is scheduled to take place in Meyer Auditorium: Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Please enter the Meyer Auditorium through the Independence Avenue entrance.
Registration is free but limited, so if you are in Washington and have an interest in how cultural institutions can adopt 3D printing be sure to register now.
Although attaching lasers to your toys may be fun, it is not something we recommend, but you can upgrade your toys by (safely) using the lasers in our 3D printers to melt Nylon powder in to all kinds of awesome. Check out some of the upgrades already on show at Shapeways by searching the term upgrade or the TAG upgrade.
This Friday we are taking a look at some of the more functional designs from the Shapeways community using the incredible power of 3D printing to defy gravity, and other feats of material suspension
Like this Lightsaber Stand, no longer shall your Jedi weapon (you are a Jedi) lay on your bedroom floor to be accidentally stood on and activated unintentionally at 3am when half awake and stumbling for a glass of water.
Pliers also tend to obey the laws of physics, falling clumsily to the ground when not held in hands or buried under other tools. Say NO MORE, peg those bad boys to a wall with the Pliers Holder for a Type A Peg Board. (WARNING: may not work on Type B peg board)
Thats right, now you can do REALLY big earrings, monster bracelet or giant Sterling Silver skulls. Your only limitation is your imagination (and the 89 x 89 x 100mm bounding box (possibly your budget)). We have increased the maximum on all of our Sterling Silver finishes from Raw to Premium.
What big shiny Silver designs are you going to 3D print next?
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Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is the first in-depth museum survey dedicated to exploring the impact of computer-assisted methods of production on contemporary art, architecture, and design. Shapeways is partnering with MAD for the exhibition and will host 'OUT OF HAND/HANDS ON,' an educational and interactive space on the Museum's second floor where visitors will be able to experience 3D design and printing firsthand.
Opening in conjunction with the exhibition curated by Ron Labaco on October 16th and running through April 2014, the 'OUT OF HAND/HANDS ON' space will include a series of interactive 3D apps for visitors to create their own 3D models, on site 3D scanning, and 3D printing in a range of materials. Shapeways' 'Designers in Residence' working in the gallery will also be available to demonstrate 3D modeling techniques and tools used to create objects like those in the exhibition.
Hatch Live is a new and fast-paced competition allowing product designers to showcase their talent.
Bringing together the design community and an audience of design lovers, Hatch Live will take place at We Work Lounge in the Soho neighborhood of NYC starting on Saturday, October 19, 2013 and culminating in a final on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The competition is a knockout tournament with a series of head-to-head matches. Competitors will aim to create a new product within a product category (e.g., seating, home storage) each match while also fitting within the bounding shape constraints (e.g., z,y,z dimensions). Up to 8 people will be selected to compete live.
Each match lasts 80 minutes and consists of 5 rounds. Two match wins gets you to the final and a guaranteed prize. Three match wins gets you all the way to the grand prize. A team of judges will score each match for up to 75 points. Twitter votes from the public make up the final 25 points. The winner of each match based on a total possible score of 100 will be announced on the Tuesday following the match after Twitter voted have been counted.
Check out the Hatch Live website for details and AWESOME prizes.
We're super excited here at Shapeways because we're gearing up to launch new materials for you to 3D print in.
Ora by Bathsheba in 3D print in Raw Brass, Gold Plated Brass and Polished Brass.
Last month, when we introduced Gold Plated Brass, we hinted that new mystery metals were on their way. Now, we’re proud to announce that we’ve added Polished Brass and Raw Brass to our 3D printing materials. We’re now giving you even more ways to make your designs real in more materials than ever before.
Skylar Tibbits of 4D printing fame has developed a system he has termed Hyperform to create the longest possible 3D printed chain from a relatively small 3D Printer.
Using the Formlabs 3D printer and a process where a chain is printed in a Hilbert Curve within the build area to print the largest possible object (once expanded) from the space available.
Printing a very long chain is a proof of concept for what could become a more efficient way to program large objects into a 3D Printer. For instance, if you wanted to 3D print a chain mail sweater (you know you do) you could design the interlocking parts to collapse or fold into the smallest possible space using a physics based algorithm.
By collapsing an item into the smallest possible bounding box you can increase the density of the print and there for make the item more economical to 3D Print. A long chain unfurled would cost a lot more than a chain compressed to as small as possible. especially if it hit the Shapeways density discount where models that have greater than 10% density (material volume divided by bounding box volume), volume above the first 20cm3 is calculated with a 50% discount.
Maybe it is time to start compressing your designs into the smallest, densest possible form to make the most of the economy of 3D printing too (but don't make them too close or the parts will fuse together and you will have a very dense, unfoldable model.
The results from the 2013 3D printing survey are in and thanks to you, Shapeways is still the most popular 3D Printing service. We're honored!
In the second year of the 3D Printing survey, conducted by Jarkko Moilanen & Tere Vadén of the P2P Foundation, we were once again voted as the most popular 3D printing service. We're so humbled by the support of the community, and always appreciate your feedback, which helps us improve on a daily basis.
For those interested in learning about the broader industry, the survey also looks at the demographics and uses of 3D printing, along with the type of desktop 3D printers. This year, RepRap usage seems to be skyrocketing.