Do you like Freakin' Sweet Knots? How about Freakin' Sweet Apps? Meet John Allwine, he's a master of both!
John is an awesome Shapeways Shop Owner who is using 3D Printing to turn his love for knot tying into a freakin' sweet
small business! Now that is what we love to hear! He launched his Freakin' Sweet Knots custom ring app last week. The app leverages Shapeways API allows shoppers to customize rings based on a variety of sizes and Shapeways materials! I had an awesome conversation with John over Skype and learned all about the future of his app and the reoccurring role of knots in his own life, all while he sat on his front porch(jealous!)
This week was all about our new Gold Plated Brass, but here at Shapeways we love all of our materials equally! Look at some of the fantastic Strong and Flexible Plastic products our designers have created!
Today we want to thank you, our amazing community, for making Shapeways the amazing place that it is! As much as we love Friday Finds, this week we are throwing it back--join us for a trip down memory lane!
Good inventions find problems and fix them. The BEST inventions find problems and fix them with 3D printed solutions! This week's Friday Finds are simple 3D printed products that are useful and effective. Check it out!
Stay organized with the stamp roll holder from MrNib.
Make-a-Wish might be known for making dreams come true, but so is 3D printing!
Wade Sharp is a young boy from Texas with Osteogenesis imperfecta. Wade spends tons of time playing video games because his disease limits his physical activity. His one wish was to see how video games were made and to become a video game character himself.
Make-a-Wish contacted Robot Entertainment to collaborate and help grant Wade his wish. After a tour of the studio, lunch with the staff, and a video game creation tutorial, Wade was introduced to his dream video game character--Wade the Super-Master!
Wade's wish was complete, but Robot Entertainment had even more planned! At the end of the day, Wade was given an assortment of gifts, including a 3D printed sandstone statue of Wade the Super-Master, made by Shapeways!
We are so honored to have gotten the chance to work with Robot Entertainment and Make-a-Wish to help make Wade's wish even more special!
Meet Buttercup! He was born with a backwards foot, but thanks to 3D printing, now he will be walking with a prosthetic foot!
Buttercup's owner, a software engineer by trade, saw his struggle and teamed up with 3D printing company, Novacompany. After looking at photos of Buttercup's sister's foot, they were able to design a solution.
Although the plastics typically used in 3D printing are not flexible enough for walking, a mold was made and is being used to create a silicone foot.
This lucky duck will be walking in his new prosthetic in a few weeks--all because of 3D printing technology! Awesome!
Pete will speak in the CNET Supersession: Bringing 3D printing to consumers. The panel will be exploring the issues and solutions around taking 3D printing to the mass market. In the FashionWare segment, Duann will be part of a panel discussing the couture of the future and how technology is establishing new functionality and aesthetics.
One of our own, Vladimir Bulatov, spoke at at a Google Tech Talk last month about the reality of 3D printing and what he is doing at Shapeways to improve 3D modeling.Vladimir did a great job of explaining what 3D printing is and how Shapeways is uniquely enabling consumers to create custom 3D products. For more details, be sure to watch the video!
This week in Friday Finds we are taking you behind the scenes! Here at Shapeways HQ, desk accessories are way more than pen holders and coasters. Thanks to all the amazing designers on Shapeways, desks TOYS have become a necessary form of self expression!
Check out some of the amazing 3D printed objects that live around our office!
The first day of summer is June 21st. Finish up your spring cleaning, and get ready for some summer fun!
What makes summer fun even more fun? 3D printed accessories that make your time outside more enjoyable! So what would make your summer activities more enjoyable? Running, sun bathing, swimming, biking, even spectating some sports.