At Shapeways we believe nothing is sexier than 3D printing, especially when we are 3D printing the snow angel outfit for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show which airs tonight, December 10 at 10pm/9 Central on CBS.
Supermodel Lindsay Ellingson will be wearing the 3D printed outfit that was designed to exactly fit her body based on a 3D scan. The outfit includes a corset, wings and hat, each of the components is made from hundreds of snowflakes which interlock to move like a fabric or stand rigid to creat the sculptural angel wings. The entire outfit was 3D Printed in lightweight Nylon then encrusted with millions (yes millions) of Swarovski crystals then paired with Victoria's Secret lingerie. The overall effect is a glimmering, icy outfit that perfectly showcases the ability of 3D printing beautiful, complex forms.
Check out the video of Lindsay Ellingson modeling the 3D printed angel wings as a teaser for tonight's show.
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.
We are all so grateful for the brilliant, creative and inspiring community we get to engage and interact with every day. Regardless of what your plans are today, or who's sitting at your 3D Printed table (this one by PrettySmallThings), we just wanted to take a moment to remind you how much we value having you as a Shapie. So, from all of us, Thanks .
The Shapeways crew took some time this week to capture our sentiments surrounding the Holiday Season. When asked "what are you most grateful for at Shapeways?" Here's what we had to say:
Presented by Duann Scott, the session will outline the major processes used in 3D printing such as SLS, SLA, FDM, Polyjet and more, explaining the process uses and limitations. We will also cover many of the materials commonly used in 3D printing such as Nylon, Acrylic, Stainless Steel, Ceramics etc. covering the material properties and design guidelines, how to optimize for the materials and what to avoid. We will also introduce some software, from 3D scanning and repair through to 3D modeling tools such as Rhino, Solidworks, Tinkercad, Meshmixer and the 123D suite.
This will not be a 'learn to 3d model session', but aimed at giving people an understanding of the materials and processes they are designing for.
Entry to the presentation is free with your MAD ticket, Thursday evening is 'pay what you wish' at the Museum after 6pm.
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.
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 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.
We're thrilled its almost time for Dutch Design Week! Our home-town event is one of our favorites of the year, and a prestigious festival on the design circuit.
This year Shapeways is enabling the future of product design by featuring shop owners and their businesses. Each day a different designer will be visiting our booth and sharing their shop and their story.
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.
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.
What an amazing weekend! MakerFaire is my favorite weekend of the year, and this one was no exception. With over 30 team members attending, a giant EOS p110 3D printer, the community wall and thousands of visitors, we had a blast!
It was also great to see so many our our shop owners had their own booths! Congratulations to Dilly Design, Custom 3D Stuff, MixeeMe, 3Form Fashion, bhold, HiLobster, ModiBot and Ryan Kittleson - your models looked great!
Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here's a few...
This weekend MakerFaire lands in New York's Hall of Science for 48 hours of inspiration and discovery in technology, craft and science.
On our home turf, we're excited to bring....A GIANT 3D PRINTER! That's right, we're bringing the Factory of the Future to you. Come and see our EOS laser sintering 3D printer, capable of printing interlocking moving parts like the Strandbeest all in one go:
Our booth is located in the 3D Printing village (blue circle marks the spot)
About half of the US Shapeways Team will be there throughout the weekend so come and say hello and meet our 3D printer, "Martha".
It's going to be a great weekend, I hope you can join us!