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Hi from Seattle WA [message #1408] Tue, 23 September 2008 22:31 UTC Go to next message
avatar Fingers  is currently offline Fingers
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My name is Iikka Keränen. My professional background is in video game development, mostly as a level designer (Valve software since 2001) but I do "art for art's sake" whenever I have the time and inspiration.

I'm really excited about the possibilities of 3D printing as it combines the convenience of 3D modelling software with an end product that I can touch, or show someone without a computer. And finally, thanks to Shapeways, there's an affordable service so I can try it out!
Re: Hi from Seattle WA [message #1410 is a reply to message #1408 ] Wed, 24 September 2008 02:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Welcome! I can't wat to see what you come up with Smile

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Re: Hi from Seattle WA [message #1504 is a reply to message #1408 ] Sun, 05 October 2008 19:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello Iikka
Hope you like our community! So small question.....I saw your name and the word art. So I thought... Yes! Some Finnish / Scandinavian art to see really soon at Shapeways. Then I saw Hi from Seattle. Whatever, the explanation, I have seen people from all over the globe Smile at Shapeways so we must be able to inspire each other!!
Bye
Re: Hi from Seattle WA [message #1525 is a reply to message #1504 ] Wed, 08 October 2008 17:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, I am originally from Finland (but have lived/worked in the US for several years). I don't know if there's anything particularly Finnish about my art though Smile
Re: Hi from Seattle WA [message #1526 is a reply to message #1525 ] Wed, 08 October 2008 18:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Iikka, I really enjoyed your Doom maps. Cool

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Re: Hi from Seattle WA [message #1531 is a reply to message #1408 ] Wed, 08 October 2008 21:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Iikka- Welcome! I too am in Seattle- and while my education is in gaming I've implemented the technology in the architecture industry. I can't wait to see what you come up with- 3d printing is a pretty exciting technology, especially for those of us trained in 3d in the first place. Nod

Keep us updated on your experiences- I think the best way for us all to learn how to use this technology best is through eachother's experiences.

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Re: Hi from Seattle WA [message #1576 is a reply to message #1531 ] Thu, 16 October 2008 00:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Welcome fellow seattlite Cool

BTW, a good portion of the shapeways development team live and work here too.
Re: Hi from Seattle WA [message #1820 is a reply to message #1576 ] Wed, 29 October 2008 21:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:


BTW, a good portion of the shapeways development team live and work here too.


Really? Any talk of setting up production here as well? I'd be very interested to be involved...
Re: Hi from Seattle WA [message #1822 is a reply to message #1820 ] Wed, 29 October 2008 22:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't know anything about the physical production side of the site. We just do the code here. It was my understanding that there is a production company(-ies) here in the US doing physical printing. You'd have to get a real answer from others (pete, bartv et al) on that.
Re: Hi from Seattle WA [message #6102 is a reply to message #1576 ] Thu, 27 August 2009 19:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That is fantastic that shapeways is in my backyard!
My father was a machinist at the Boeing Wind tunnel and about 15 years ago he described the plastic cured by laser method of 3d printing to me. It is amazing that in a very short time that process is made available to everyone with a computer online.

I am impressed with the assortment of materials available. Smile
Re: Hi from Seattle WA [message #6108 is a reply to message #6102 ] Fri, 28 August 2009 03:17 UTC Go to previous message
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Boeing are still prolific users of SLS. You'd be surprised how many parts on some of their planes are made from the stuff.


 
   
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