The biggest online shipping day of the year is today! If you're not already taking advantage of our Cyber Monday Sale, you should be!
The other thing to consider is making sure you get your 3D printed gifts in time. As we know, custom made gifts take a little longer than store-bought goodies, so besides our handy shipping cutoff calendar, we've got some tips for you:
1. Order your metals today! Precious metals cut off is today, December 2nd. So if you've been eyeing that sparkly silver ring, today's the day to order it in time for Christmas.
2. Ship to your destination. Know you will be at your parents house for Christmas? Why not ship straight there, especially if you are traveling and your ship date is the 23rd of December.
3. Don't forget you can choose overnight shipping if you are in the USA for those last minute gifts. And if you missed the deadline, you can always get a Shapeways Gift Card.
On this weekend of sales and shopping, don't forget Saturday is about small businesses, encouraging you to shop local and support independent sellers. Luckily for all of us, there's hundreds of Shops on Shapeways online, but today I wanted to share a special small business that's popping up in Baltimore where you can check out 3D printed goodies in real life!
Organized by Shapie Todd Blatt, the Bmore3D Store opens this weekend in Baltimore and features the work of several Shapies like Trish Dobson, Ryan Kittleson, Megan Dattoria, Nancy and Aaron from mixeelabs and John and Lana Briscella from Aminimal.
Customers can shop a curated gallery of the most unique gifts in Baltimore, designed by Baltimore 3D artists. Items include earrings, rings, necklaces, vases, and an assortment of unique Baltimore-themed pieces. All items are designed using 3D modeling software and fabricated by an assortment of 3D printers. The Ditto+ and Litto 3D printers from Tinkerine Studio will be on display in the store demonstrating 3D printing and the store also features ShapeShot™, the world’s first fully automated 3D photo booth. There will also be a variety of classes and events throughout.
The Bmore3D Store is located at 2150 Boston Street, in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland and it is open daily from 1-9pm everyday until the end of the year.
The holidays are approaching so it’s time for our third and final installment of the Shapeways DIY 3D Print gifting series. This week, we’re catapulting you into another dimension and challenging you to try out our easy-to-use 2D to 3D Creator!
Using this nifty app, you can upload a 2D design, adjust the thickness and size, then 3D Print your product in a choice of more than 30 materials. And in just a couple minutes, you’ll have your very own personalized gift—jewelry, art, and more!
For the second installment in our three-part DIY 3D Print gifting series, we are rewriting the 12 Days of Christmas song: "...Seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, create your own gold-plated rings!"
Yes, Shapeways has an app for that: The Custom Ring Creator. Regardless of whether you’ve ever designed anything, you can make a unique ring in minutes.
Just as bustling cities attract people, underwater, coral reefs attract sea life. On Bahrain's coast, like many others in the world, overfishing has had a major impact on the health of marine life. Reef Arabia, a team of artificial reef designers, turned to 3D printed sandstone to create custom structures to submerge: “With 3D printing we can get closer to natural design because of its ability to produce very organic shapes and almost lay down material similar to how nature does it.”
I'm thrilled by Shapeways interactive space at the Museum of Arts and Design and can't wait to share it with our New York community tonight at our meetup. For those of you not in New York, I made a short video tour of the space, so you can at least be there in spirit!
And for those not in the area for now, the Out of Hand exhibition will run until June 1st 2014 at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, so you have plenty of time to visit.
Shapeways thanks EOS, Occipital, Formlabs, Rhinoceros, LIFT Architects & RUSH Design for their support.
With the holidays approaching, now’s a better time than ever to design your very own 3D Printed gifts. Never designed anything before? Not to worry. We’re here to help. This is the first of our three-part series on our easy-to-use apps that’ll have you creating in no time. No tricky modeling skills required!
We’ve all gotten dad a mug, bought a tea set for grandma, or perhaps a vase for a friend. But have you actually designed a gift for them? With the Sake Set Creator app you can do just that. Your creation will be 3D Printed in Ceramics, our only food-safe material. Did we mention you won’t even have to get your hands dirty?!
The tool enables you to select a base design, then adjust shape, smoothness, and twist intensity. You can design everything from cups and saucers to tumblers and vases. Then choose from 5 different colored glazes to personalize even further.
You may have seen recent headlines about the ability to create 3D Printed limbs. But how about doing it yourself? Massachusetts resident Paul McCarthy followed an online tutorial and took it upon himself to 3D Print a hand for his son, Leon, who was born with no fingers. The result? A happy son with newfound dexterity, and a savings of around $30,000.
Come and join us for an evening in the Shapeways interactive space on the second floor. Take your time to check out the incredible items on display and come play in the interactive space afterwards. We'll be running our army of Formlabs 3D printers and we will be 3D scanning people so you can get your very own 3D print of yourself!
We can't wait to share this incredible exhibit with you. Read all the details and head over to RSVP on meetup.com
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Joaquin Baldwin, an animator who uses his professional skills and passion to create amazing figures with 3D printing.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I'm an animator living in Los Angeles. I work at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, where we make animated features (such as Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen, which comes out in November). I've made several animated shorts that have been on hundreds of film festivals and got a lot of attention online, they can be seen on my website. I'm also a photographer, and love taking pics of my 3D prints.
This years Dutch Design Week booth features a different shop owner each day who will be sharing how they use Shapeways for their business. Get a sneak peak with Dario Scapitta, who will be joining us tomorrow, Thursday 24th October.
Later in the week you will also have the chance to meet Wesley Gunter from FABMeJewelry and Stijn van der Linden, better known as Virtox - who has joined us for the past four years!
We can't wait to welcome you, you can visit us everyday from 11am to 6pm in the Klokgebouw.