The past few months have been incredibly exciting for us in terms of material development. First, Elasto launched at the end of May, and then last week we announced Gold Plated Brass. As always, we want to see how the community feels and what you've been using the new materials for.
Come join us on Wednesday, August 7th, in New York and Eindhoven for a meetup! Bring any prints you may have and join us for a beer and a great time! Hope to see you there! RSVP on Meetup for both events.
Last month we promised to send a free set of Elasto Plastic models to any Shapeways meetup group of 10 people or more. The first three groups have met this challenge: Singapore (July 11), Las Vegas (July 17) and Milan (July 18) and this means you can join them and meet our new Elasto!
We'd love to give you and your local Shapeways community a chance to experience it in person, so we're offering every Shapeways community meetup of 10 persons or more a free set of some awesome sample models.
Join a Meetup, or host one!
You can find the upcoming meetups on the Shapeways Community Meetup page. Check the list to see if your area is listed as well, and join! Don't be afraid to leave a comment on the event page if you have a question or suggestion. These meetups are usually joint efforts, so feel free to help out.
Is your city not listed yet? Then why not start your own meetup? Just add your town so other people can join you and help you with organizing the event. Also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us where you are! We'll hook you up to other people in your area and give you the low down on hosting a meetup, no experience necessary, just a willingness to meet likeminded people. If you have questions or suggestions about this event, please leave them on the forum.
Receiving the free samples
To qualify for the free sample models, plan an meetup in roughly 4-5 weeks from now, announce it on our Community Meetup page, and make it grow! Once you have gathered a group of 10, get in touch, mail us your address and we'll order a box with the models for you right away.
The fine print: please understand that we'll need to print and ship the models to you, so make sure you contact us at least two weeks before your meetup. Only the meetup's host can apply for the sample box. We can give away 50 of these sample boxes and we'll do so on a first come, first served basis.
Shapeways member Heidi Piili is hosting a community meetup this Tuesday, June 11 in Lappeenranta, Finland (I won't even try to pronounce that). They're meeting in bar Birra and it's going to be an informal evening. We sent Heidi a box with some cool models, but bring your own work too!
Remember: running your own Shapeways Meetup is easy (as in: pick a time and a bar) and an amazing amount of fun! If you're thinking of hosting one, contact us and we'll give you all the support you need (including cool models to show).
Shapeways member Hanyang Leong is hosting a community meetup in Singapore on Tuesday, May 21. If you live in the area, go and say hello! Everyone with an interest in Shapeways or 3D printing in general is welcome. Full details of the meetup are available on our community meetup page.
Running your own Shapeways Meetup is easy and an amazing amount of fun! If you're thinking of hosting one, contact us and we'll give you all the support you need.
As per our blog announcement, we will soon be introducing a flexible, rubbery material for 3D printing! Most excitingly we have samples for you to play with, so come to the Shapeways HQ and tell us what you think!
Tomorrow night, Thursday March 28th,6:30-8:30pm
As always, bring your 3D prints to share, come have a beer and maybe even play Ping Pong with the team!
If you've got an interest in 3D printing and can wrangle a 2D image
then we've got something for you to try!
On January 15th at 7pm at
Office Nomads in Seattle we'll be letting you play with the software, have some
drinks and discuss 3D printing.
If you'd like to run the software during the session then please
bring a laptop and some image software. We've been working with
Illustrator, Photoshop, Inkscape and Gimp so far. The software takes in
JPEG or PNG images. A good resolution to use 300 DPI images.
Check out the awesome space, bring 3D prints to share, mingle with other Shapies and meet our special guest all the way from Eindhoven... Mitchell Jetten, better known as our Customer Service agent extraordinaire, and creator of awesome model trains!
3DEA Pop Up Shop
Corner of 29th and 6th ave
RSVP on Meetup.com and sign up to hear about all our upcoming meetups. Sneak peak... 2013 will bring Factory of the Future tours!
If you would like to attend or host a Shapeways 3D Printing Meetup in you area take a look at Shapeways Meetups Everywhere to see if there is a group already in your area, if not, you can always start one to meet other designers, artists, architects, animators, engineers, students, makers and 3D Printing enthusiasts in your local area....
It runs Tuesday 7th August through Thursday 9th August and showcases the products, techniques, ideas and inspiration that are creating the next generations of computer graphics and interactive techniques.
We're excited to be on the West Coast again and we want to hang with Shapies in the area, as well as provide a way for you to meet each other so we're doing a pre-SIGGRAPH meetup on Monday the 6th August!