At long last, I finally placed my first order through Shapeways. Even though I wanted to try out the process, I wanted to create something I would use instead of some knick knack that would further clutter my house.
Every year a group of internet friends from a dog forum get together to participate in a fundraising walk benefiting the American Cancer Society. Prior to out first walk, I created a logo for our teams shirts. The "Team American Mastiff" logo was created in AutoCad. I then used AutoCad to convert the logo into a 3d object.
I really happy with how the tag came out and wish I had spent the extra money to get it printed in silver. I'm going to try to polish the tag and fill the reliefs with paint or enamel
I posted pics on the dog forum and got lots of good responses. The couple people who have seen and held the actual tag have all been very impressed. I can foresee Shapeways becoming an expensive website for me.