The Sochi Olympics may be over, but we are celebrating some monsters over here! A big thanks to everyone who participated in our #monsterlympics contest, and thank you to Monstermatic for making such a fun app. We received lots of great entries, but it all came down to the gold, silver and bronze.
Join Shapie Kurt from Far Lands or Bust this Saturday March 1st as he embarks on a day long livestream exploration of the Far Lands in Minecraft culminating into him revealing his coordinates. Over the last 17 months Kurt has been playing Minecraft and raising money for Child's Play Charity, a organization dedicated to improving the lives of sick children by donating toys, books and games to hospitals worldwide.
At the end of the FLoB-athon Far Lands or Bust Livestream, Kurt will press 'F3' in Minecraft. Pressing 'F3' displays the player's coordinates in the Minecraft world, and gives a glimpse of how far a player has walked towards the Far Lands. Tune into Kurts livestream Saturday anytime before 6pm CST for your chance to win a $100 gift credit from Shapeways.
All you have to do to enter is guess Kurts coordinates on Minecraft at the end of the livestream. You can enter the contest here.
So you design awesome stuff to 3D print with Shapeways, you understand the quirky Dutch sensibilities of practical solutions with a tinge of humor, you like orange, you want to visit New York City. Then we have the opportunity for you.
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.
Have you secretly wished someone would stock your stuffing with a Shapeways gift? Or if stockings aren't your thing, perhaps surprised you with an end of year treat? If so, this contest is for you! And so is this beautiful $10 staircase ornament from PrettySmallThings:
Over the holiday weekend, everyone did a fantastic job of sharing their favorite products and shops on Shapeways. To keep the momentum going through December, we're launching the #ShapewaysStockings campaign!
- Enter now through the end of next week - The #ShapewaysStockings hashtag is the key to your success - You can enter as many times as you'd like, because sharing is caring! - Have fun finding new products on Shapeways :)
We're lucky enough to catch stories of Shapespiration that are shared on social media, and we want to see more! You are literally creating products and models that have never existed before; and it is mind blowing. It confirms our collective mission to helping you achieve your dreams .
Contest Time: This week we want you to share something that makes you thankful, or expresses your thankfulness. Either a new creation or an existing one. Feel free to go as deep as you want and ask yourself, "What am I most thankful for as a result of 3D printing and/or Shapeways? Is it new metals, faster shipping times, or repriced ceramics? Is it that perfect memento you designed for your sweetheart? Model it or capture a video, we'll be rewarding both categories!
Of course, must be your own design
Explain the meaning in your model. How it makes you thankful or expresses your thankfulness
Other than that, let your creativity flow!
Enter by posting your model in our forum, or sharing your video on our Facebook page
Deadline: Midnight in Hawaii on Friday, because we are also thankful for the beach, or at least I am...
To help celebrate the first 3D Printing Day GE is having a sleigh design contest. Use your creativity to help design a sleigh for Santa and his elves this holiday season and your design will be printed and shipped to fans around the country as a gift for the holiday season. Plus, GE will promote your name and design across their social media pages. The winning sleigh design will be turned into an ornament that GE will use as a prize for part of GE's #3DPrintMyGift holiday campaign. The 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be printed by Shapeways. Click the link for more information on the #3DPrintMyGift Challenge: Santa's New Sleigh.
1st Place Winner
Your design will be featured as a prize for part of GE's #3DPrintMyGift holiday campaign. You'll also win a 3D Print of your sleigh, a GrabCAD shirt and notebook.
2nd Place Winner
A 3D Print of your sleigh by Shapeways + a GrabCAD shirt and notebook.
3rd Place Winner
A 3D Print of your sleigh by Shapeways + a GrabCAD shirt and notebook.
Halloween pop-up shops have taken over New York City (and likely your stomping grounds as well). Walking through these spooky stores, I'm always so disappointed with the lack of individuality. The costumes are the same as they were 20 years ago! Here at Shapeways we believe that every product can, and often should, be customized to your liking. This time of year, products should be COSTUME-ized! So share your designs with us on social media for a change to win $100 in Shapeways cash!
Hatch Live is a new and fast-paced competition allowing product designers to showcase their talent.
Bringing together the design community and an audience of design lovers, Hatch Live will take place at We Work Lounge in the Soho neighborhood of NYC starting on Saturday, October 19, 2013 and culminating in a final on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The competition is a knockout tournament with a series of head-to-head matches. Competitors will aim to create a new product within a product category (e.g., seating, home storage) each match while also fitting within the bounding shape constraints (e.g., z,y,z dimensions). Up to 8 people will be selected to compete live.
Each match lasts 80 minutes and consists of 5 rounds. Two match wins gets you to the final and a guaranteed prize. Three match wins gets you all the way to the grand prize. A team of judges will score each match for up to 75 points. Twitter votes from the public make up the final 25 points. The winner of each match based on a total possible score of 100 will be announced on the Tuesday following the match after Twitter voted have been counted.
Check out the Hatch Live website for details and AWESOME prizes.
Our Factory of the Future in Long Island City has been under construction since October and we're getting close to the finishing touches. As well as being the place we create your models, we want the Factory to be a showcase of your talent too!
Ben, our Lead Industrial Engineer explains our latest contest:
We're thrilled to announce that multi award-winning designer and typographer Craig Ward, will be our judge. His work blurs the lines between typography, illustration and installation and he has done some incredible projects. We know the the possibilities of 3D printing let your imagination run wild, so he's the perfect partner to judge our contest.
This weekend contest is all about MakerFaire, which is coming up in New York in a few short weeks.
At SIGGRAPH, our Community Wall was the star attraction in our booth, and it gave me such joy to showcase the work of our talented community. For MakerFaire, we want to go even bigger and better. Along with the Hall of Fame Search Contest, this weeks Weekend Contest focuses on showing off the potential of our materials.
It was not easy to pick a winner with over 160 entrants in what was one of our quickest contests we have ever hosted on Shapeways. We are continuing to work on bringing you more high quality 3D printing material options to Shapeways with our new Mystery Metal the next in line with many more to come. We are focusing not only on bringing new materials to Shapeways, but also working hard to improve the quality and consistency of our existing options. You should see your prints evolve over the coming months.
To celebrate the introduction to Premium Sterling Silver, Gold Plated Brass and a new mystery metal we are about to launch we want to see what YOU are designing for our jewelry grade materials. For a little inspiration we are going to have a quick contest to see your designs for 3D printed pendants. The winner will get their pendant 3D printed in the material of their choice.