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silver jewelry x 6 [message #21209] Thu, 02 December 2010 23:36 UTC Go to next message
avatar nervoussystem  is currently offline nervoussystem
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The silver rings we ordered finally arrived yesterday. Just photographed them to share with you all. Overall I would say they are quite good. But, the stepping seems less fine than other wax print suppliers we have used and the polishing is inconsistent. However, the price was far superior! And I appreciate the extra effort shapeways put in to make these polished for me since they were initially rejected.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5121/5227654218_0a6344da81_z.jpghttp://farm6.static.flickr.com/5204/5227054779_a222cb61ea_z.jpghttp://farm6.static.flickr.com/5204/5227644926_32326f781a_z.jpghttp://farm6.static.flickr.com/5204/5227639718_a63fb44007_z.jpg

click through the images and look at the original size photos to judge the pieces for yourself


[Updated on: Thu, 02 December 2010 23:40 UTC]


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Re: silver jewelry x 6 [message #21226 is a reply to message #21209 ] Fri, 03 December 2010 08:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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wow, these rings come out beautifully in silver.
Do I see that correctly that those rings sit on a high gloss vacuumformed nervoussystem design?



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Re: silver jewelry x 6 [message #21241 is a reply to message #21226 ] Fri, 03 December 2010 13:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Gijs,

Thanks! It is actually a beautiful porcelain prototype of a dessert plate we are having manufactured. Just arrived yesterday Smile


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Re: silver jewelry x 6 [message #21245 is a reply to message #21241 ] Fri, 03 December 2010 13:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah, that's great!

I am also completely in love with the reaction cups you designed. I am sure you must have been thrilled when you had programmed that reaction system Smile It litteraly transforms simple shapes into intricate designs.



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Re: silver jewelry x 6 [message #21247 is a reply to message #21209 ] Fri, 03 December 2010 13:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You wouldn't happen to be having them injection molded would you? I may be able to help you if you're looking for an injection molder Rolling Eyes


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Re: silver jewelry x 6 [message #21248 is a reply to message #21209 ] Fri, 03 December 2010 13:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Your rings are lovely. Keep up the great work!
Re: silver jewelry x 6 [message #21253 is a reply to message #21247 ] Fri, 03 December 2010 17:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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slipcast. got a manufacturer. would love to find a glass manufacturer though. Our original prototypes that they made the molds from were a clear SLA and it looks pretty awesome. I think in glass it could give some strange optical effects.


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Re: silver jewelry x 6 [message #21254 is a reply to message #21209 ] Fri, 03 December 2010 17:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm sure it would have the same effect in polycarbonate or SAN Razz. We don't do glass here, but I could talk to some people to see about imports if you're interested.


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Re: silver jewelry x 6 [message #21266 is a reply to message #21209 ] Sat, 04 December 2010 09:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very nice!

Just wondering though :
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And I appreciate the extra effort shapeways put in to make these polished for me since they were initially rejected.


WTF? How did you manage that ?

I ordered a Gyroid ring which has very similar "insides" which could not be polished, so it was rejected..

I was unable to persuade them to polish it anyway even if it was only on the outside.. Mad
So I'll be getting it unpolished, curious if I'm able to polish it properly myself.

Cheers,

Stijn

[Updated on: Sat, 04 December 2010 11:38 UTC]


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Re: silver jewelry x 6 [message #21270 is a reply to message #21266 ] Sat, 04 December 2010 14:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hi virtox,

I commented on the blog post about silver
http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/609-Sterling-Silver-N ow-Available-Until-November-7th.html#comments

and showed images of the rings 3dprinted, cast and polished by a another company that we usually use for all our precious metal stuff


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Re: silver jewelry x 6 [message #21272 is a reply to message #21253 ] Sat, 04 December 2010 15:22 UTC Go to previous message
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Jessica,
Consider this. Many artist/glassworkers use compressed graphite (like pencil lead) for creating molds and tooling for casting or press molding molten glass. This material is available in monolithic blocks in many grades and densities, and is able to withstand the rigors of repeated contact with hot glass. Graphite is easily machined (messy though). Your biggest problem will be finding a "hot shop'" willing to produce your designs at a mutually beneficial price point. The graphite tooling would be a piece o' cake though.

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