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The Top Selling Products in August
The Top Selling Products in August

Dice, mods and cases for electronics dominated August top models sales. Below are the top ten products for the month. Great job shop Owners! 10: 9: 8: 7: 6: 5: 4: 3: 2: 1.

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Sketchup tips from Steven Gray: Part 2, viewing your model
Sketchup tips from Steven Gray: Part 2, viewing your model

Shapeways Shop owner Steven Gray of MyGadgetLife shares some advice for designing with the amazing free design tool Sketchup. This is Part 2, click here for Part 1. 6. Don't be afraid to change the camera type often. While the Perspective View can be used most of the time, it's often useful to see plan or elevation views of the model...

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Understanding Shapeways materials for scale models
Understanding Shapeways materials for scale models

Shapeways shop owner Dain Penman of MadasU shares some insights into choosing the right material for printing scale objects meant to be part of a larger train set. When you are looking at a model to purchase, the material choices available can be confusing...

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Designer Spotlight: Chip Van Gilder
Designer Spotlight: Chip Van Gilder

This week we are highlighting Chip Van Gilder, a model railroader who went from 3D drafting to 3D modeling; his love of technology brought him to 3D printing! Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I'm located in Tacoma, WA...

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Designer Spotlight: Sylvain Georget
Designer Spotlight: Sylvain Georget

This week we are highlighting Sylvain Georget, a French designer residing in Amsterdam who turns his illustrations into 3D printed products to share with the world! Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? My name is Sylvain Georget and I am a French designer based in Amsterdam...

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Designer Spotlight: Narada Dan Vantari
Designer Spotlight: Narada Dan Vantari

This week we are highlighting Narada Dan Vantari, the designer behind shop Sacred Geometry Web. Narada first learned sterographic 3D as a teenager and has been hooked on mathematical art ever since. As an artist, website creator, musician, chess champion and more, Narada wants to turn the world on to the ancient knowledge of sacred geometry with the "futuristic" technology of 3D printing! Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I am an artist, website maker, musician, ex-Australian-Junior-Chess-Champion, on a mission to turn the world on to the ancient knowledge known these days as 'sacred geometry'...

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