I found about Shapeways a few days ago and I must say I really like the idea.
I've been doing 3D extensively in between 1996 and 2002 using LightWave3D. In Czech Republic, where I live, I participated on a book LightWAVE 3D 5.6. I wrote chapters on inverse kinematics for the book which was published in 1999 by Cpress.
Today I got back to 3D thanks to the Shapeways because nothing is more satisfying than a pure creation. And that's what's possible with 3D printing technologies now
I started my shop with my first piece: A Tron Legacy Byte model. If you're a fan of the Tron universe, then this is for you! Check it out at http://www.shapeways.com/shops/px-pta-
You need to be careful about using the name "Tron".. Disney and their lawyers will be all over you. Call it a Pointy Dodecahedron (or whatever the proper shape name is) and they can't complain. Use the name Tron... the lawyers will likely come visit you.Patience, Persistance, Politeness - the 3Ps will help us get us to Perfect Printed Products