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Our range of precious metals including Solid Gold and Sterling Silver are perfect for fine jewelry.
Full color sandstone 3D prints that bring figurines and desktop toys to life.
With several finishes, steel provides a great yet affordable look.
Our nylon is colorful, lightweight, and incredibly versatile.
UV-cured acrylic plastic that prints fine details and walls. Smooth and translucent.
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Many of the things I design are so complex that they would not be possible using traditional techniques, and I love how 3D printing takes jewelry design to the next level.
I didn't realize how much more advanced Shapeways is compared to the other sites - there are a lot of useful tools on the site that helped me through the process.
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With this step-by-step checklist, we've tried to make it easier for you to ensure your design is ready for printing. It covers the automated checks and the checks you can perform prior to uploading your model.
This tutorial provides a step-by-step overview on how to convert a .dae, .x3d or .wrl into a .stl file using Meshlab and Netfabb. In addition, it covers how to check your file for printability and fix some of the most frequent problems.
If you're new to 3D printing, this mini-tutorial covers some of the most common things to keep in mind when designing your model. These basic principles will prepare you for designing for 3D printing, using your existing 3D modeling skills.
Shapeways only charges you for the amount of material you use. There is no penalty for complexity or the bounding box of your model. This makes some products seem surprisingly inexpensive, like spectacles and jewelry, and for some products, more expensive. Here are three tricks to optimize your design for the lowest cost 3D printing.
You design amazing products, we'll help you reach a global market. It takes seconds to open up a shop on Shapeways, and we take care of everything from production, to customer service to billing. Learn more about selling your 3D printed products by opening up a shop on Shapeways.