April is turning out to be quite a busy month for our European Events team, Ryan and Ruud. First on their agenda is the Shapeways meetup in Amsterdam. A week later they’ll follow in the footsteps of Savannah and travel to the UK, but they’ll be accompanied by our head of Customer Service, Ralph, and Operations Team Lead, Alan. Together they’ll head to Newcastle where Shapeways will attend the Newcastle Maker Faire.
Thursday, April 17 — 7pm – 9pm
This will be our second meetup in Amsterdam this year. Don’t forget to bring your 3D printed models. Sign up here!
Friday, April 25 — 7pm – 9pm
As we’re in Newcastle for the Maker Faire, we obviously felt we should grab a few drinks with the community members in the area the night before the Faire starts. RSVP here so we know you’ll attend!
Newcastle Maker Faire
Saturday – Sunday, April 26 – 27 — 10am – 6pm
We’re thrilled to again participate in the Newcastle Maker Faire. A group of selected shop owners will join our booth to show their models. We hope to see you there!
It has been an exciting and busy week for Shapeways in Europe. First of was the Shapeway factory tour on Friday the 28 of march. Later that same week Shapeways took part in the first ever Eindhoven Mini Maker Faire 2014. We were also the proud sponsor of the Makerdays Hackaton.
We welcome you to join us next week at these events:
Additive World Conference
Thursday, March 27 — 9am – 6.30pm
Our CEO Peter Weijmarshausen will speak during this panel at 3.30pm about what is needed to build the largest 3D printing factory in the world.
Shapeways Eindhoven Factory Tour
Friday, March 28 — 3pm – 4.30pm
During this tour you'll be taken down the path a 3D-printed model takes in our first factory. From ordering to printing, through post-production and onto shipping. Meet our team and ask all your questions in person! There is limited space available for attending the tour, so RSVP here!
Maker Faire Eindhoven
Saturday – Sunday, March 29 – 30 — 11am – 6pm
At the first Maker Faire held in Eindhoven, we will have a booth featuring Shapeways Shop Owners who will display their models and talk about their designs. Come and join us at the Klokgebouw over the weekend!
Saturday – Sunday, March 29 – 30 — 10am – 6pm
The final event of the Maker Days is a Hackathon in which groups of four designers will be challenged to create something inspiring and innovative. This is separated in three different categories; Visualization, Arduino and of course 3D printing. Read more here.
To everyone who got tickets for HackBCA this Saturday, March 22 at 3pm, in Hackensack, NJ, stop by and say hello to us! We will be there doing demos of the Shapeways API and ShapeJS.
With so many hackathons being geared toward college students, we’re excited to be part of one just for high school students. And we’re also looking forward to seeing the amazing products that’ll be enabled by the hacks created at HackBCA.
As a sponsor, we’ll be awarding $200 in Shapeways credit to the team that has the best use of 3D graphics. Good luck to everyone participating!
It looks like tickets are sold out on Eventbrite for hackers and observers but some mentor tickets are still up for grabs.
In October 2012, Mayor Bloomberg cut the ribbon on our new factory space, since then, we've been busy installing 3D printers, an office space and a distribution centre. We've painted the walls, installed bathroom signs, swept the floor and now, we're extremely excited to announce our first official tour! From these humble beginnings, come and see what we've created...
Join us on Wednesday the 26th March at 2pm at the Shapeways Factory of the Future in Long Island City. Learn how your design idea becomes a product though the magic of 3D printing, meet the team who bring your ideas to life and ask your questions in person.
All Aboard, Savannah here, coming to you from the observation car of #AmtrakLIVE, the SXSW rail journey from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas. We are halfway through our 35 hour ride to the South by Southwest Interactive festival and guerrilla 3D Selfie scanning around town. The digital influencers aboard have been documenting the whole experience, including many of the designs by our Shop Owners! Special thanks to everyone who sent products along for the ride.
Long distance train travel is often forgotten about, but I can tell you after 17.5 hours on the Texas Eagle, it's worth remembering. We have a very vibrant model train community here on Shapeways and it's all the more clear to me now where the passion for locomotives comes from.
(Amtrak Staff checking out the awesome masks by Lumecluster)
With SXSW kicking off this week, the Internet will soon be flooded with SXSW selfies. Sure, they are fun. But they get old. So together with our friends at Occipital Shapeways will be providing a #3Dselfie to anyone who shows up at the parties below!
Follow @Shapeways on Twitter for our pop-up scanning locations and tweet us to tell us where we should go next! Also, remember to tag all of your photos and videos with #3Dselfie.
Heading to Austin for SXSW 2014? So are we! It’s time to ditch the polar vortex, dust off our cowboy boots and talk tech at the biggest interactive festival of the year. Follow @Shapeways on twitter to find out how to get your 3D SXSW Selfie Scan and be sure and add these speaking engagements by Shapeways team members to your SXSW itinerary.
Do you want your products to be in the hands of the technology evangelists at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival this year? Then get on the train, literally! I (Savannah) am traveling via rail from Los Angeles to Austin this year on a train full of technology influencers, sponsored by Amtrak, and would love to show off your work.
The 41st annual SIGGRAPH will take place August 10-14 at Vancouver Convention Centre. This is a cool event whether you’re an innovator, hacker, inventor, artist, or maker. Get all the details on the SIGGRAPH 2014 site.
And even if you aren’t attending the event, you’re invited to submit your work. So show ‘em what you’ve got!
How's your Valentine's week going? Even if you're flying solo this year, we've got some awe-inspiring events for our New York Shapies to celebrate love - of 3D modeling, that is. And it all starts tomorrow with the 3DPrintShow!
The 3DPrintShow February 12th - February 15th
Hosted at the Metropolitan Pavilion on W18th street, the 3DPrintShow will showcase the best of 3D printed art and fashion, and is sure to inspire you!
Wednesday evening Feb. 12 from 7pm
Join us for an exclusive evening featuring a 3D printed catwalk show and art hang. INSPIRE tickets here.
Shapeways and Adobe are sponsoring the Art Gallery featuring our contest winners and will have a joint booth where you can try out the new Photoshop Creative Cloud, and the neat 3D printing features. Whether you’re a 3D modeler or not, we welcome you to give it a go.
Thursday Feb. 13 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm
Our very own CEO and Co-Founder, Pete Weijmarshausen, will give a keynote about the future of 3D printing. Register here.
Saturday Feb. 15th 5pm
The amazingly talented Ashley Zelinskie will be showing her work at the Printshow and giving a presentation about her intricately designed One and One Chair.
Come out for a spectacular night of inspiration celebrating Fashion Week through education and technology. Converse with your favorite Shop Owner Coach and Social Media Manager, Savannah Peterson, who will be discussing 3D printing and the Shapeways community. (Feel free to bring her roses and a box of chocolates.) Sav will be joined by fellow speakers Scott Bryer with Vans Custom Culture and Maddy Maxley of CRATED. RSVP here.
There's so much on we hope to see your smiling faces this week!
The class will teach you:
How to set up an AWS instance with OAuth to Shapeways API
How to build a custom iPhone case using ShapeJS
How to create a user interface for simplifying input into ShapeJS scripts
Best practices for creating manufacturable geometry
Overview of Shapeways’ marketplace and manufacturing
Examples of apps built on ShapeJS:
2D to 3D Creator - converts black-and-white images into 3D objects.
Holiday Ornament Creator - converts black-and-white images into holiday ornaments.
Memoring - 2nd place winner of HackNY, turns GPS tracked-path into wearable 3D ring.
For more info and to get your ticket, head to Eventbrite.
There are two opportunities to get your work displayed with Shapeways and Adobe at the show: one, create the ultimate 3D printed art to be shown at the Art Gallery at the 3D Printshow. If you’re newer to 3D modeling, we also have a simple 3D Coloring Contest for anyone to color ShapeMan by our friend Steve Talkowski of SketchBot fame.
It's easy to enter, whether you know how to 3D model or you just want to give it a shot.
Ultimate Design Award: Know how to 3D model? Upload your design to Shapeways with the tag #3DPS. We’re looking for an incredible design that leverages the best of 3D printing. Here’s your chance to create the iconic 3D Print of 2014, something that can’t be made any other way.
3D Coloring Award: New to 3D modeling? One of the coolest features of Photoshop CC is the ability to import an existing STL file and "color it in" using the features. Steve from SketchBot has designed this awesome ShapeMan for you to download and color in under a Creative Commons license.
Head to Steve’s shop and download one of the five ShapeMan designs to show off your skills. Upload the file to Photoshop, color it in, then upload to Shapeways and enter the contest with the tag #3DPS.
*For each contest, one winner will be selected and win a one-year subscription to Creative Cloud from Adobe AND a 3D print of their design. Your entry will also be 3D printed and displayed at the 3D Printshow in NYC for the world to see. The Ultimate Design winner will be displayed at the very prestigious Art Gallery of the Printshow.
Deadline for both contests is 11:59pm EST on February 2, 2014. Show us what you’ve got.
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.