To help you make the most of the current discount on Stainless Steel we wanted to share some of the all time most popular products 3D printed in Stainless Steel. Of course if there is nothing that tickles your fancy you can also (quickly) design your own as long as you get your order in before the December 31st at 04:59 GMT. Enter code jv9dv at checkout where it says "Promo Code" (not "Apply Credit").
3D Printing is not always about the new, sometimes it is about repair the old, like a (very) personal favorite of mine, Repair Part for a Bugaboo.
If you are designing something new to be 3D printed in Stainless Steel, be sure to pay close attention to the design guidelines for stainless steel. A few of the most important things to keep in mind:
Your design must have a minimum thickness of 3mm.
The entire part must be bigger than 3x3x3mm and smaller than 750x381x381mm.
No interlocking or moving parts.
Be sure to follow these rules to avoid the disappointment of having your design rejected due to one of these issues as the discount will not be carried over to reprint or replacements of any rejected parts. The discount does apply to all stainless steel finishes including the Bronze and Gold finishes.
And while you are looking at the picks from the 3D Printer, why not listen to the muzak we pipe into the machines, to keep them humming along, day and night, 3D printing your designs. Subscribe via Spotify and hit shuffle for the best listening experience.
Erik Martin of Reddit has chosen a few of his favorite 3D printed items from the Shapeways Gallery. From what has become a 3D printing classic, Gyro the Cube through to the latest 3D printed product to go viral thanks in part to Reddit, the Success Kid, Erik's picks are a fun cross section of gifts for the internet meme connoisseur. Check them all out.
Better get in quick as there are only a couple of hours left in our Black Friday Sale.
To celebrate the launch of the Shapeways Gift Guide and the impending Black Friday avalanche of traffic to your Shapeways shops this weeks Tag Tuesday is gift. Tag your designs with gift to help people find your designs that are suitable for giving this holiday gifting season. Over the course of the day we will take a look back at the tag gift and will try and include more in preparation for Black Friday. We will be doing some promotions over Black Friday so ensure your shop is ready with tags, descriptions and images, yes images!!!!.
Following are a few products in the Shapeways shops tagged with gift, what are yours tagged with?
Black Friday is usually the day of shopping nightmares/bargains in the USA, with congested shops full of shoppers sweating anxiety as they jostle to pick up gifts in time for the holiday season.
Why line up under harsh fluorescent lighting for a mass produced item (manufactured in an assembly line mirroring your shopping experience) when you can find or design unique gifts 3D printed on demand from the comfort of your own home? (Or computer/laptop/iPhone/iPad/Android/commodore 64/wherever!)
We have made selecting the perfect gift a little easier with our curated gift guides, but we will be sharing a little more 3D printed love leading up to the holidays that may make buying the perfect gift a little le$$ stressful. Time is limited though, so check out the last days to order, especially if you are designing something new that has not been printed before.
Stay tuned, keep an eye on the Shapeways Blog and the Shapeways social media stream of your choice for updates as we enter the gifting season...
From today until August 14th at 9am EST we are offering all ceramic 3D Printing at only $0.14 per cm2
Whether you want a classic white bust of Cory Doctorow on your desktop to inspire you to get making or the impossible Quintal Candle holder in Avocado Green to bend your mind, all of your ceramic 3D Prints will cost only $0.14 per cm2 in all color and finishes. If you are buying a 3D print from a Shapeways Shop, the material price will be discounted there as well!
You do not have to do anything special to get the discount. All models items ordered in ceramics until 9am August 14th EST will have material prices that are at least 20% cheaper...
Now is a great opportunity to make your designs in 3D Printed ceramic. Take a look at the design rules for 3D Printing ceramic and make sure you have a minimum wall thickness of 3mm and that the cost is calculated by surface area not volume. Solid models, with thick forms 3D Printed in ceramics are sometimes WAY cheaper than the same models 3D Printed in our nylon (WSF), so it may be a good opportunity to 3D Print a solid bust, or any models you have that you cannot hollow out.
During this discount on ceramic 3D Printing at Shapeways, it is also a great time to try out our virtual potters wheel to throw your self something unique without 3D Modeling with our Sake Set Creator and 3D Print it in ceramics.
If you have any designs 3D Printed in ceramics with high quality photographs in your Shapeways Shop, share the link in the comments section of the blog so we can see them and we might be able to include them in the gallery of 3D Printed Ceramic products on the Shapeways homepage.
Shapeways Shop Owners, please note: your markups will not be affected by this promotion.