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Elasto Plastic looks really amazing! I can't wait to start working this into my designs! Surprised

See Duann's blog post for further information.

What are you thinking of designing with this?

The first thing that comes to mind for me is a bellows based pneumatic actuator device. I think I'll drop what I'm doing for a bit and make something with this! Very Happy






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Big time disappoint for me. White, grainy, porous, yuck.

I'd much prefer to see a fine textured BLACK rubber-like material, such as Objet's:
http://www.stratasys.com/materials/polyjet/rubber-like

...because I want to make usable model tires!


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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #68916 is a reply to message #68903 ] Thu, 30 May 2013 19:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, I find it strange that Shapeways doesn't offer this, but does offer Detail Plastic, which is another Objet material. Didn't they get 30 million dollars to expand? Very Happy Surely, they can afford to add some Connex machines! Laughing

What scale are you interested in? Can you make a mold from something like Frosted Detail and then cast dyed polyurethane or silicone?






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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #68926 is a reply to message #68916 ] Thu, 30 May 2013 20:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We love to be flexible in any way possible, this adds a few Very Happy

Our first Elasto design :
Past winter my dog had some kind of crazy reaction when he was walking in the snow Crying or Very Sad , he began shaking excessively so i picked him up and the shaking stopped.

This gave me the idea of designing some snow shoes for my dog, the Elasto material is back so this is the time to take the Jack Russel Shoes from idea to Reality. I gave the design a futuristic flair, hoping you don't mind ?

I will order them as soon as possible!

Product Link : http://shpws.me/nZt4

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I won't be making anything, but somebody has to make the first 3D printed condom

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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #68960 is a reply to message #68926 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 08:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Those are cool GADesign! Good thinking! Very Happy

I'd like to see your dog using those in the snow! Surprised






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Good one Origami13! hehe Laughing






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I'm still working on the actuator design I have in mind. I only finish about 60% of the designs I work on so we'll see how it goes. Razz






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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #69006 is a reply to message #68962 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 17:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I just ordered two models I wanted to try with the previous version of Elasto Plastic:
the D12 Euro:
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_541356_174101_1338413389.jpg

the Dod Quarter (here printed by Shapeways in the old version of Elasto Plastic):
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_572487_178126_1338413389.jpg

and a new model, the Spring Bracelet (also ordered in WSF for comparison):
https://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1051853_1824838_1402662524.jpg
The wire is 2mm thick.

Can't wait to have them in my hands...

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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #69087 is a reply to message #69006 ] Sun, 02 June 2013 15:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Interesting design Magic! Surprised

Ok, here's my first Elasto Plastic design that I just ordered.
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1131044_1043927_1370185935.jpg
It's an air muscle! Very Happy

Based on the properties shown in Duann's video it should flex, but not stretch too much, which should cause it to work like a traditional air muscle. When I get it in my hands I'll test it and report back. Smile






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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #69248 is a reply to message #68884 ] Wed, 05 June 2013 17:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I designed my first elasto plastic object the day that Shapeways announced it, got my ship notification today Very Happy

It's a mount for a reed switch on an automatic toolchanger that I'm designing and building from scratch. Here's a render of the mount, and I've done a quick write-up about it on my blog here:
http://coreyrenner.tumblr.com/post/51850613854/rapid-prototy ping-some-sexy-reed-switch-mounts

The whole project (including video) can be seen here:
http://coreyrenner.tumblr.com/

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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #69254 is a reply to message #69248 ] Wed, 05 June 2013 18:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Love the blog so far! Surprised Great illustrations! I've subscribed to see the new things you've come up with. Smile

Another benefit of doing it in Elasto Plastic is that one design can conform to a number of different cylinder sizes if needed.

I have DIY CNC equipment too, but no tool changer on my mill. I'll have to take up the project one of these days. Very Happy






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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #69275 is a reply to message #69248 ] Thu, 06 June 2013 06:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The dice for coins and the spring bracelet arived, super fast (ordered on May 30th, at home on June 5th)! Wow!
Overall I am very pleased with this new material. I still have to check if the dimensions are faithful to the digital model and I can't wait for dyed versions of Elasto Plastic...


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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #69296 is a reply to message #69275 ] Thu, 06 June 2013 14:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Start dying it Magic! That's part of the purpose of the Maker Material program. Let us know what you want, and how you'd do it.


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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #69313 is a reply to message #69296 ] Thu, 06 June 2013 17:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, I never succeeded into dying WSF while Shapeways know how to do it, so I feel not as relevant as Shapeways to make such a trial. This being said, a couple of weeks ago, I bought some Dylon multi-purpose dye. I want to believe that my previous failures were due to the wrong product being used...
So, why not giving it a try... I will let you know.
The only remaining problem is that the dye is Emerald Green: more suitable for rings than for bracelets... Wink

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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #69342 is a reply to message #68884 ] Thu, 06 June 2013 21:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I just ordered some elasto test pieces but in the meantime someone might want to try aniline or alcohol dyes. KoolAid might even work as long as you don't handle it too much afterwards!
Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #69381 is a reply to message #68884 ] Fri, 07 June 2013 12:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I recently got a Fitbit Flex, which is a health activity tracking device about the size of a tylenol. It comes with a wrist strap that kinda looks like those "LiveStrong" inpsired bracelets that were all the rage a few years back, and the instructions say you're supposed to wear it on the non-dominant hand. Well I wear a watch, and I can't wear both on my left wrist. And frankly I'm not a fan of wearing bracelets either, so what I came up with is the Fitbit Backpack. It's a little pouch that can slip on to a watch band or other bracelet, and hold the fitbit inside. That way I can wear my watch and still have the Fitbit on.

I'm a first-time modeler and I'm just working with SketchUp, so it's all a little crude. I've ordered a couple versions of this and they're on their way to the printer now. I can't wait to see how they turn out - hopefully they won't need too much adjustment to actually work.

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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #69383 is a reply to message #69381 ] Fri, 07 June 2013 12:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice Sketchup modeling! Surprised

When you get it in your hands and get it implemented post up some picks of it. I'd be interested to seeing how this comes along. Smile

I didn't even know about these things. I may get one for myself since I'm always wondering about my sleep patterns.

Shapeways just started a weekend contest for Elasto Plastic designs, you might like to enter this. Smile






It always was. It always was because somethingness cannot spawn from nothingness. And in the was of the past there is the forever of the now. Only now. Only now and nothing new, for anything new would add to the infinite, yet there can only be one infinite. Only one. The universe is only becoming something new in the delusion of our minds. This delusion that makes life worth living in our perceived universe becoming.
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To those following this thread by email, you'll be interested to know that Shapeways just started a weekend contest for Elasto Plastic designs. They've upped the weekend contest reward to a $50 voucher to use towards your creation, or any other Shapeways purchase.

I'll be entering my air muscle design as well as anything else I can come up with during the weekend. Very Happy






It always was. It always was because somethingness cannot spawn from nothingness. And in the was of the past there is the forever of the now. Only now. Only now and nothing new, for anything new would add to the infinite, yet there can only be one infinite. Only one. The universe is only becoming something new in the delusion of our minds. This delusion that makes life worth living in our perceived universe becoming.
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$50 could buy a lot of fitbit backpacks! Well, 9 or 10, anyway. Do I have to post in that thread to enter? It's a little unclear.

I like your air muscle - very clever. Are you in robotics?

Thanks for your comments on my design - I need all the encouragement I can get. I'm going to spend the rest of the weekend trying to think of more things to make with this flexible material...
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waetherman wrote on Fri, 07 June 2013 14:57

$50 could buy a lot of fitbit backpacks! Do I have to post in that thread to enter? It's a little unclear...


Yes, you post your render or screenshot on the contest thread, and explain what it is.


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Yeah, posting there keeps everything organized and everyone participating will be automatically opted in for subsequent entries and comments by email.

Thanks for your compliments as well! Very Happy

Yes I am! I love robotics! Surprised Though, I am not into it as much as one might think by me saying that. I'm more of person that is into everything to varying degrees and not any one thing to a high degree. Razz

Good luck on the contest. Smile






It always was. It always was because somethingness cannot spawn from nothingness. And in the was of the past there is the forever of the now. Only now. Only now and nothing new, for anything new would add to the infinite, yet there can only be one infinite. Only one. The universe is only becoming something new in the delusion of our minds. This delusion that makes life worth living in our perceived universe becoming.
Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #69706 is a reply to message #68884 ] Wed, 12 June 2013 18:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My parts arrived yesterday so I tried dyeing "Elasto Plastic" as well as some "WSF" parts that I had laying around. Elasto Plastic picks up the dye a lot faster and becomes very dark. All parts were in the dye for the same amount of time. Here's a picture.
index.php?t=getfile&id=34300&private=0

There's more info on my blog here:
http://coreyrenner.tumblr.com/post/52803548883/dyeing-shapew ays-plastics

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^ That's interesting how the Elasto Plastic picked up more dye than the polyamide. I'll have to keep this in mind should I ever set out to dye this material.

I received my air muscle order, but the instant I touched it I knew the design wouldn't work. The Elasto Plastic material is much more rigid than what I discerned from watching the videos demonstrating its properties. I already have a new air muscle design mind that I know will work based on my now knowing what the actual properties are in greater detail. When I get some time I'll draw it up in 3D and post it here.






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My own experience of dyeing Elasto Plastic.
Obviously I am not able to follow the instructions, so instead of keeping the objects in the boiling water during 20 minutes, I put them in hot water during 15 minutes.
The result is quite disappointing for WSF and very convincing for Elasto Plastic.
Watch the video!


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if you look at the tips on Rit's website, you will see that they recommend adding vinegar for Nylon and using salt for cotton & linen. Since Shapeways tells you that WSF is a nylon rather than a cotton or linen, vinegar is probably going to work better for you than salt. Vinegar is what I used, and my parts came out pretty dark in only 5mins. I realize that you used a different brand of dye, but I suspect that they are all pretty similar. That's a cool shade of green.

http://www.ritdye.com/dyeing-techniques/tips-success

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Ah, yes. I did not found RIT en France (and even Dylon, in particular the "all-purpose" Dylon is hard to find). The instructions only mentioned salt, but thanks for the tip: next time, I will try vinegar for WSF.

A funny fact I did not mention, is that the mix of water and dye powder react a little bit like soapy water: it forms some films inside objects that are shaped like rings. And like bubbles, those films burst, projecting small droplets of colored water all around them (you can see some soap-like films in the video).


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This is part one of my elasto parts review from the shipment I received yesterday. I ordered a couple of other parts for a different pen but one of those parts arrived in two pieces. At this point I'm not sure if it's a design file issue or if Shapeways sent a broken part, but both options seem unpossible!


For this click pen (Slimline Pro) the diameters are the same as for the 8mm metallo pens I've shown in the elasto contest thread but have slightly shorter lengths. I used a design file which was intended for use with any of the other plastic processes and figured it was a good baseline for an elasto build. The goal here was to assemble the pen without gluing the elasto blanks onto the brass tubes in the kit and getting a rubbery grip anti-slip feel when holding it. It seems to have worked very well for a first attempt. Here is a photo of the assembled pen sitting on a pen holder made of WSF (not polished) for comparison.

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Issues and observations:

1) The elasto is somewhat translucent for the thickness used here, or just slightly over 0.05 inch. The reason the pen appears a bit darker in diffuse light (top photo) is because of the brass tube under the elasto. How to fix? Paint the brass tube white before assembly. Other paint colors might also affect the color.

2) The elasto turned out to be a bit larger than the equivalent part made with alumide or WSF. It's not a significant problem here as can be seen by comparing the elasto diameter to the center ring diameter on the pen.

3) The enlargement factor also meant that the inner hole diameter was slightly reduced. This made it necessary to file out the inner blank holes with a round file before the blanks could be slid over the brass tubes. You want a snug fit to keep the blank from rotating around the pen during use but if the fit is not snug enough the brass tube would need to be glued into the blank. Filing the inside of an elasto blank is more of a pain and takes ten times as long as it does for WSF or alumide. The file just doesn't cut into the rubbery material as well. I'm doing everything by hand so a proper choice of power tool would make this a breeze.

4) I was thinking this stuff might be more squishy but it's really quite stiff. It's actually quite perfect for use as a pen blank, with the possible exception of the color which can sometimes appear yellowish. I oversize my blanks by 10 mils on each end to cover process variations so the ends also had to be sanded down a bit. I left them just a tad bit longer than the tubes, perhaps by a few mils total to get good flexi-seals where the blanks mate with the hardware. The last thing you want on a pen is an ugly gap between contacting surfaces.

5) Using the pen is wonderful. The elasto provides just enough support for your fingers and a good amount of grip to prevent slippage.

6) It would be a good idea to use a different material for the top blank under the pocket clip. (Although you don't have to use the clip when assembling the pen.) Having rubber there makes it darn near impossible to slide the pocket clip over fabric or other materials. There's no rule that says you can't mix and match blank materials when you make a pen. Alternately the 8mm metallo kit uses a single tube and the pocket clip comes assembled on the metal cap so it would be immune to this potential problem.

That's all I can think of right now. The next step is to use the pen and see how it holds up to normal use, abuse, dirt, and finger oils. On the bright side for the click pen kit I used the tip unscrews from the body to allow the Parker compatible cartridge to be replaced but the grip could also be removed and replaced with a fresh one as long as the old one wasn't glued in place.

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GADesign wrote on Thu, 30 May 2013 20:16

Past winter my dog had some kind of crazy reaction when he was walking in the snow Crying or Very Sad , he began shaking excessively so i picked him up and the shaking stopped.



Haha, too funny. I have that same reaction when I walk naked in the snow!


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This is an all elasto plastic pen body built in one piece. The body includes built in finger grips but unfortunately I tapered the outside diameter down to the tip which makes the grip texture rather useless where you hold it. I wanted a tight fit so no glue would be required to keep the pen mechanism inside the body so I undersized it slightly and used a round file for about 30 seconds to get the proper fit. Now it's time to write a novel and see if the top part of the pen beyond the mechanism will warp or break off from use.

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Nice video Magic, finish looks good! I posted it along with a write up on the new material over at Solidsmack. http://solidsmack.com/fabrication/a-look-into-elasto-plastic -the-shapeways-maker-only-material/

I think a thorough rinsing, tumble (for parts w/ thick enough walls), and dyeing could make this into a suitable material for the public. It's a must keep Shapeways!


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Nice blog post Jeff! Surprised

I was wondering if you could give some more details on how you got this to break. Did it break in service as designed? Or, did it just break in your hand by simply flexing it?

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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #70867 is a reply to message #70854 ] Wed, 03 July 2013 05:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for featuring my video.
I agree with what you said in your blog: we do want Dyed and Polished Elasto Plastic. The result after dyeing is really good.
But to make it a consumer material, I guess there is an additional problem to solve: dimensional consistency. This material seems to expand a lot. It is OK for models that have similar dimensions on all directions like spheres (ex: the Dod Quarter), but as you can see on the video for models that are basically made of wires (small diameter but very large length) the difference of size from WSF is very noticeable.


So many things to design, so little time...
Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #70879 is a reply to message #70854 ] Wed, 03 July 2013 11:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@ James: I broke it in my hand while flexing it fairly aggressively. And I had flexed it like that a good bit in the week prior. Overall I am impressed w/ the materials combination of strength and flexibility.

@ Magic: Good point! Dimensional inconsistency is a concern. It would help if we could understand why this happens so as to design around it and also if it's consistently inconsistent... so we know what to expect when printing the same thing a week later. I know these are SLS prints, are they printed on an EOS printer?


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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #70880 is a reply to message #70879 ] Wed, 03 July 2013 12:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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jeff wrote on Wed, 03 July 2013 11:57

I know these are SLS prints, are they printed on an EOS printer?


Yes Wink


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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #70882 is a reply to message #70880 ] Wed, 03 July 2013 12:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mitchell Jetten wrote on Wed, 03 July 2013 12:09


Yes Wink


Thanks Mitchell, is the material a new one from EOS and not listed online here yet? http://www.eos.info/systems_solutions/plastic/materials_mate rial_management


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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #70911 is a reply to message #68884 ] Wed, 03 July 2013 18:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My key wraps are in!
index.php?t=getfile&id=35861&private=0

They fit! The dirt is from my keychains, the wraps were perfectly clean.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/1143256/sleutelhouder-thuis.h tml?li=my-models&key=e4b54490077c51c249b5609b452fafaa

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1143260/sleutelhouder-simon.h tml?li=my-models&key=18ee74fd17f0c39e803bdf182c0aa894

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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #70914 is a reply to message #70911 ] Wed, 03 July 2013 19:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice job Daphne! Surprised






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Thanks Jeff! I'll add that to my in brain Elasto Plastic physics simulator! Razz






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Re: What are you making with Elasto Plastic? [message #71694 is a reply to message #68884 ] Tue, 16 July 2013 23:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Made a small case to hold carburetor jets.

To allow it to open and close I came up with a living hinge that wraps around the outer edge to reduce stress. The hinge is 1mm thick and I used the center-line distance for the length. Seems to have worked well.

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