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 Topic: Material Recommendation automotive application
Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103610 is a reply to message #103607 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 16:48 UTC
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So does shapeways just not use Nylon as an available media?
Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103611 is a reply to message #103607 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 16:52 UTC
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@kaadesign: true, but it's not just about litigation, it's also a fair warning I think.

@EDSI: You are limited by both:
Detail plastic is heatproof to 48ºC / 118.4ºF degrees.
Frosted detail plastics are heatproof to 80ºC / 176ºF degrees.
So there you are limited by the material. Also the remaining printing support material may contaminate your hydraulic fluid.
The Strong and Flexible Nylon also has 80ºC / 176ºF degrees and isn't watertight because of the way it is printed.

I would just stay away from 3D printing for stuff like this, the 3D prints offered here are meant to be put on a shelf or desk, not under your hood.
Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103614 is a reply to message #103610 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 17:31 UTC
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It "is" nylon, but it's a sparse matrix that can be brittle. What you are thinking of nylon is where they heat the entire material above the melting point and force it into a mold, and you end up a solid chunk of nylon.

The laser sintering process fuzes individual grains of nylon together - but there are gaps between the grains. Imagine a box of marbles. It can be "full", but they don't fill all the space.. there are gaps between them.

A foot long, half-inch diameter rod of glass is pretty strong, but a foot long section of marbles fuzed together end-to-end would break easily.

Those same gaps are why WSF is not food-safe.. too much open space that can be infiltrated with food and bacteria can live.

[Updated on: Mon, 24 November 2014 17:32 UTC]


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 Topic: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways
Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103564 is a reply to message #103563 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 00:18 UTC
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Have go here http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/fees/calculator.jsp?Lang=E& ;ForDate=20140712&Origin=US&Classes=1&ServCd=EN& amp;RO=Y yet you must check with a local lawyer.

:)


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Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103565 is a reply to message #103564 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 00:31 UTC
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And look what we have here!!!! I found it http://www.wipo.int/romarin/advSearch.do?ID=0&searchData baseDel=on&searchString=+%2FMARKGR%2FINTREGN+contains+11 21030 the mr "gear ring".

You guys can check trademarks registered here http://www.wipo.int/mrs/IndexController?lang=EN (you can write only the brand name section and hit search)

So it is registered in Europe and U.S. as you can see on the list.

Shapeways IP control team please get the link and verify on it trademarks you meet in when they DMCA notice on people.


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Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103566 is a reply to message #103428 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 00:46 UTC
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So in summary I think the quick and simple fix in this situation is to rename the model something like "Ring with gear motif" or even simpler "Ring with Gear." "Gear al a Ring" should also be acceptable!

Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103577 is a reply to message #103566 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 10:17 UTC
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From what I can see, 'GEAR RING' is registered internationally as a trademark associated with jewelry (IC 014), however from the US Patent Office, the mark is not specifically registered as being associated with jewelry (class 063)... this make me curious as to why the tm is not registered as class 063 in the US.

oh... i just found 'prior art' if anyone is interested... http://www.deviantart.com/art/Gear-Ring-134278014
found using a specific date range (1st Oct 2007 to 31st Dec 2009) whilst searching google for "gear ring" jewellery
... imo, tell kinekt llc to ggf
Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103578 is a reply to message #103577 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 10:47 UTC
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IANAL, but I think "prior art" is a patent thing rather than a trademark thing. I'd guess, without actual knowledge, that MrNib is correct that the problem is not the design but the name, and that renaming it to anything but "Gear Ring" makes this go away.


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Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103579 is a reply to message #103578 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 10:55 UTC
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I'm basing 'prior art' on my personal experience, and just calling it 'prior art' when it should be called, 'prior usage of the term relating to a similar product'... more prior usage at http://www.coroflot.com/motokimi/3d-modeling

Under UK TM laws, prior usage is grounds for telling the trademark owner to go away, I know from experience.


Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103580 is a reply to message #103579 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 10:58 UTC
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Hang on...
I just found lensman's ring timestamped on a returned google search as 20 August 2009

@lensman - when did you design and make public your 'Gear Ring'?
Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103581 is a reply to message #103578 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 10:59 UTC
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In order to patent a thing you must own copyright of the sketches / research / materials /prototype stuff. For trademark ...is another story , it is about brand http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark here a simpler explanation.

If international body approved his registration that means it is legal.

[Updated on: Mon, 24 November 2014 11:04 UTC]


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Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103583 is a reply to message #103428 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 13:33 UTC
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GOOD MORNING!

:coffee: (where ARE all the smileys?)

What a busy weekend it's been! I regret only that I let Glenn know of the takedown letter on a Friday afternoon, instead of saving it for a dreary Monday morning instead. So, my apologies on the timing Glenn!

I act as Shapeways Trust and Safety officer and legal team, if you will, so here's the official stance.

Shapeways, as a service provider, is covered under the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) - we've talked about this in other threads (and I'll link to them here momentarily) - this gives us protection against any COPYRIGHT infringements that may be happening on our site. If we get a DMCA takedown, we notify the affected designers. We work with them to either remove the content or introduce them to the accusing party to resolve the issue and everyone is happy.

The DMCA does NOT protect us from Trademark, Patents or Rights of Publicity claims. If we receive a letter about one of these infringements, we notify the designer but also immediately remove the content. Again, we work with designers to introduce them to the accusing party, but since we are not protected for having this infringing content on our site,

Currently, in the infinitely complex US judicial system there is no good way to file Trademark and Patent infringements on 3D files and output, so everyone operates under the "collective delusion" that polite legal notices act the same way as DMCA Takedowns. They don't, but it is a happy situation as a trademark or patent holder, the service provider and the designer all have a conversation, the matter is resolved and NO ONE HAS TO SUE ANYONE OR GO TO COURT. So you see, this is a happy collective delusion, and there are some forces (like Public Knowledge) who are fighting Congress to have the DMCA include such filings. While we wait for that shift in policy, we must legally comply with any requests we get, if we wish to stay in business.

So with that to establish that we are all on the same page, on to answer some specifics:

@numarul7
"Shapeways IP control team please get the link and verify on it trademarks you meet in when they DMCA notice on people."

Oh, we do! I'm the Community Manager first, Legal Rep second, so I ALWAYS verify EVERY claim we receive, so I can protect and nurture all you designers here and make sure Shapeways is legally responsible. With this particular claim, I'm sorry to say Glenn's takedown is not the first we've received from Kinekt. They have a legitimate trademark and they also filed a patent, which while it was pending, I refused to honor, but it was granted in September so since then we've had to comply with his requests.

Here are the links so you can see for yourselves:
Trademark Filing
Patent Grant

and Bathsheba is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT here. As she states, the ridiculousness of Kinekts claim is a result of the USPTO (Patent and Trademark Office) and their rulings, not the individual himself. He's just protecting his property!

@bathsheba
"That's the problem. Having decided to go down the road of trademark, rather than use copyright as is more usual for artists, if he doesn't defend he can lose the rights to his own design. One might question the decision, and the legal environment it was made in, but having made it he doesn't have a choice but to do this. As someone who experiences very frequent copyright infringement -- I do a slide show on this, which took me about 10 minutes to assemble -- I have some sympathy."

Bathsheba, I'd be curious to see your presentation (as I'm sure would some others on here!) - would you be open to sharing it?

What an intellectual way to start our mornings! I'll be here all day to answer more :-)

Cheers,
Natalia

[Updated on: Mon, 24 November 2014 13:34 UTC]


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Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103586 is a reply to message #103583 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 14:02 UTC
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@Natalia I`m just waiting for the UPS truck!

I hope U.S. law change a bit in a positive way , to much crashes on there Samsung vs Nvidia / Nvidia vs Samsung .... banning each other phones /videocards ....

Yep that patent looks clean.


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Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103587 is a reply to message #103580 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 14:03 UTC
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stop4stuff wrote on Mon, 24 November 2014 10:58

Hang on...
I just found lensman's ring timestamped on a returned google search as 20 August 2009

@lensman - when did you design and make public your 'Gear Ring'?


Yes, that would be correct. You may have found it on my Blog or possibly Shapeways. It was only a recent uploading of that ring in a different size that sparked this whole thing off... TBH I hadn't even considered that!


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Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103590 is a reply to message #103586 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 14:21 UTC
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numarul7 wrote on Mon, 24 November 2014 14:02

.....

Yep that patent looks clean.


Patent, maybe, but my design clearly does not infringe any patents in that it is an entirely different ring. And judging from other links here I think HE may be infringing on others past work that just happened to not get patented.

In any event, I did change the name as soon as Shapeways notified me and I'm just dropping it and getting on with my life. I know I'm not the only one who has been affected by such things and it just boggles my mind at the whole absurdness of the patent/copyright/trademark issue. And this is only going to get worse as 3D Printing becomes more "mainstream". For example, no single person can afford to set up an injection molding project to make a copy of various Disney characters, but once good quality, full-colour, 3D printed plastic arrives (not yet, sorry, Shapeways) you can bet there will be many seeking to make a buck that way.

I love how Hasbro has embraced the individual maker market and teamed up with Shapeways to bring their patented/copyrighted/trademarked name to a whole new audience, and at the same time increase more public knowledge of their product through social media. I wish more companies would do likewise.






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Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103598 is a reply to message #103587 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 15:09 UTC
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lensman wrote on Mon, 24 November 2014 14:03

stop4stuff wrote on Mon, 24 November 2014 10:58

Hang on...
I just found lensman's ring timestamped on a returned google search as 20 August 2009

@lensman - when did you design and make public your 'Gear Ring'?


Yes, that would be correct. You may have found it on my Blog or possibly Shapeways. It was only a recent uploading of that ring in a different size that sparked this whole thing off... TBH I hadn't even considered that!


Actually, the search result is on page 2 or 3 relating to your Hamsa Hand Pendant, that at the time of being cached also included 'more from lensman', the gear ring must have been on Shapeways then, use this search.

The timing of trademark registration was exactly how I managed to claim a 'reverse hijacking' on a domain name I once owned, i.e. I registered the domain name some 18 months before the plaintiff trademarked the same name. I wasn't going to re-register the domain anyway, but the way things happened got my goat, so I did what I've always done and said it like it was... the plaintiff went away.

Upshot is that, if you have what it takes (and I think you have) to make enough noise without spending anything but your time, you should pursue the fact that your ring was designed, named and published before the trademark was registered. However, the kinekt ring was around at about the same time so it is entirely up to you how to phrase your counter-attack.

Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103599 is a reply to message #103583 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 15:23 UTC
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the smilies got removed at the same time as being able to choose currency.... august 2012
Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103609 is a reply to message #103590 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 16:48 UTC
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lensman wrote on Mon, 24 November 2014 14:21



I love how Hasbro has embraced the individual maker market and teamed up with Shapeways to bring their patented/copyrighted/trademarked name to a whole new audience, and at the same time increase more public knowledge of their product through social media. I wish more companies would do likewise.





A thousand times THIS. This is sincerely where I hope the future is heading.


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Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103613 is a reply to message #103598 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 17:25 UTC
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stop4stuff wrote on Mon, 24 November 2014 15:09



Upshot is that, if you have what it takes (and I think you have) to make enough noise without spending anything but your time, you should pursue the fact that your ring was designed, named and published before the trademark was registered. However, the kinekt ring was around at about the same time so it is entirely up to you how to phrase your counter-attack.




Not quite as old as I thought. This set of - ahem - earrings (http://shpws.me/z5ZY) was uploaded on 12 Sep 2011, so probably just after his. I called them Geared Earrings which is probably why I never heard from him then.


[Updated on: Mon, 24 November 2014 17:26 UTC]


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Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103623 is a reply to message #103613 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 19:00 UTC
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Since whenever it was that Shapeways changed the viewability of a model's upload date, there's no-one but you who can say for sure when you uploaded your model... except the google cached stuff is from 2009 (or so they say)

I'm in contact with the maker of the aforementioned 'prior art' that I linked to. Dunno where that'll head to though.

p.s. "Gear'd ring" is mine... coz I just published it, well the name that is, however anyone who would like to use the name can use it, coz I said so here & now
Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103625 is a reply to message #103583 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 19:21 UTC
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natalia wrote on Mon, 24 November 2014 13:33

GOOD MORNING!

:coffee: (where ARE all the smileys?)

What a busy weekend it's been! I regret only that I let Glenn know of the takedown letter on a Friday afternoon, instead of saving it for a dreary Monday morning instead. So, my apologies on the timing Glenn!

I act as Shapeways Trust and Safety officer and legal team, if you will, so here's the official stance.

Shapeways, as a service provider, is covered under the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) - we've talked about this in other threads (and I'll link to them here momentarily) - this gives us protection against any COPYRIGHT infringements that may be happening on our site. If we get a DMCA takedown, we notify the affected designers. We work with them to either remove the content or introduce them to the accusing party to resolve the issue and everyone is happy.

The DMCA does NOT protect us from Trademark, Patents or Rights of Publicity claims. If we receive a letter about one of these infringements, we notify the designer but also immediately remove the content. Again, we work with designers to introduce them to the accusing party, but since we are not protected for having this infringing content on our site,

Currently, in the infinitely complex US judicial system there is no good way to file Trademark and Patent infringements on 3D files and output, so everyone operates under the "collective delusion" that polite legal notices act the same way as DMCA Takedowns. They don't, but it is a happy situation as a trademark or patent holder, the service provider and the designer all have a conversation, the matter is resolved and NO ONE HAS TO SUE ANYONE OR GO TO COURT. So you see, this is a happy collective delusion, and there are some forces (like Public Knowledge) who are fighting Congress to have the DMCA include such filings. While we wait for that shift in policy, we must legally comply with any requests we get, if we wish to stay in business.

So with that to establish that we are all on the same page, on to answer some specifics:

@numarul7
"Shapeways IP control team please get the link and verify on it trademarks you meet in when they DMCA notice on people."

Oh, we do! I'm the Community Manager first, Legal Rep second, so I ALWAYS verify EVERY claim we receive, so I can protect and nurture all you designers here and make sure Shapeways is legally responsible. With this particular claim, I'm sorry to say Glenn's takedown is not the first we've received from Kinekt. They have a legitimate trademark and they also filed a patent, which while it was pending, I refused to honor, but it was granted in September so since then we've had to comply with his requests.

Here are the links so you can see for yourselves:
Trademark Filing
Patent Grant

and Bathsheba is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT here. As she states, the ridiculousness of Kinekts claim is a result of the USPTO (Patent and Trademark Office) and their rulings, not the individual himself. He's just protecting his property!

@bathsheba
"That's the problem. Having decided to go down the road of trademark, rather than use copyright as is more usual for artists, if he doesn't defend he can lose the rights to his own design. One might question the decision, and the legal environment it was made in, but having made it he doesn't have a choice but to do this. As someone who experiences very frequent copyright infringement -- I do a slide show on this, which took me about 10 minutes to assemble -- I have some sympathy."

Bathsheba, I'd be curious to see your presentation (as I'm sure would some others on here!) - would you be open to sharing it?

What an intellectual way to start our mornings! I'll be here all day to answer more :-)

Cheers,
Natalia



As such a responsible member of Shapeways team, Natalia, I suggest you search Shapeways for 'lego'... big brand. long established international trademark registration.

I've already mentioned before about IP rights, registered names and how Shapeways can integrate a system to protect/negate issues such as tis one raised in this thread... why not work on implementing that... or at least do what you say you're going to do.
 Topic: Canadian Customs Fees raising its ugly head again.
Re: Canadian Customs Fees raising its ugly head again. [message #103584 is a reply to message #103401 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 13:37 UTC
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my goodness, charged 26% on the imported items. Get hurt!
Re: Canadian Customs Fees raising its ugly head again. [message #103596 is a reply to message #103401 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 14:48 UTC
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Yes, it used to be UPS that was "making love to us" and now it seems Canada Post and Revenue Canada want a piece of the action.


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Re: Canadian Customs Fees raising its ugly head again. [message #103600 is a reply to message #103596 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 15:42 UTC
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So my Order is getting shipped out(presumably today but you never know) so I should be getting it within the next couple of weeks and then I'll see if I get dinged too. I didn't on my last order which was about 75$.

It might even be a case of it depending where it goes through the border maybe? I dunno honestly.

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Re: Canadian Customs Fees raising its ugly head again. [message #103617 is a reply to message #103600 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 17:52 UTC
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You could well be right. Let us know.


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Re: Canadian Customs Fees raising its ugly head again. [message #103624 is a reply to message #103617 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 19:08 UTC
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My last two orders got held at Canada Customs for 6 and 7 days respectively, and came with Harmonized Sales Tax. Paying the tax doesn't bother me- the government wants their pound of flesh, and since these are model railroad parts they are duty free.

What really irks me is that it takes Customs a full week to calculate the tax on a small parcel, when I am anxiously waiting to see how my latest print turned out. No matter how fast USPS and Canada Post might do their part, Customs stops them dead in their tracks.

Gotta love Customs!

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Re: Canadian Customs Fees raising its ugly head again. [message #103627 is a reply to message #103401 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 19:44 UTC
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Oh wow!

Interesting...let me investigate and see if there is anything we can do.

We may not be able to if USPS changed something, but it's worth a look!

Thanks for flagging guys!

Natalia


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Re: Canadian Customs Fees raising its ugly head again. [message #103628 is a reply to message #103624 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 19:47 UTC
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I really hope not, my previous two orders got here without me paying for custom (last order got here around end of OCT). This is scaring me :(

Updated: my orders were around $35 (not including shipping)

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Re: Canadian Customs Fees raising its ugly head again. [message #103629 is a reply to message #103628 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 20:00 UTC
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Well, we really do need to build the expectation of paying the appropriate taxes (HST or GST and PST), plus duty if applicable when we bring stuff across the border. If our packages get charged with the appropriate taxes/ duties, that shouldn't be a huge deal. It's the law and we should expect to pay.

If a package slips through without having those added costs, that's great, it's a bonus!

As I mentioned above, the time factor is the biggest annoyance for me, but that's something totally out of the control of Shapeways, USPS, or Canada Post. Through the tracking service on both postal services (USPS seems to report in a more timely fashion) we can see exactly how long Customs has the shipments captive.

I seriously doubt Canada Customs gives a hoot that they're annoying people or would change their procedures based on complaints- they aren't exactly a service- oriented organization.

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 Topic: boolean modifier in blender
boolean modifier in blender [message #103626] Mon, 24 November 2014 19:25 UTC
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Hi all !
I've got a question.
When I'm modeling in blender I sometimes work with two different meshes in the beginning that I join later on with a boolean modifier.
After applying the boolean join the mesh looks for example like this:

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w460/Meeridrache608/vorher_zpsfc966f6c.jpg

This is OK when only working in blender. But when I want to print the mesh I get difficulties with intersections. Triangulating sometimes help, but often there still rest some intersections.

What I do then is merging vertices manually. So that the result Looks like this :

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w460/Meeridrache608/nachher_zps5b4de362.jpg

but this is very very tedious.
My question : Is there any way to make the vertices of the two meshes link better when applying a boolean join ?
Re: boolean modifier in blender [message #103630 is a reply to message #103626 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 20:44 UTC
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Hey GuineaPixDragons

(Disclaimer, I run an old version of blender so the steps may be different for you)

It looks like the Normals of the lower mesh are inverted. In Edit Mode select Draw Normals from under the Mesh Tools More tab. Normals show which way each face is facing and can mess with the Boolean if Blender thinks your mesh is inside-out. With Draw Normals on you should see blue lines coming out of each face. These lines emanate from the 'outside' of a face so if your mesh is inside-out you'll probably only be able to see them with x-ray turned on.

To fix, select all (ctl+a) then Recalculate Outside (ctl+n). This will tell blender to recalculate the normals of each face so they point to the outside of the mesh. Run your Boolean Union again and it should join them up correctly.

Hope that helps!

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 Topic: Recent changes to USPS shipments to Canada suck
Recent changes to USPS shipments to Canada suck [message #103633] Mon, 24 November 2014 21:34 UTC
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I have been a very satisfied "Shapeways" customer for a while. Shapeways ships to Canada with USPS which until recently worked well. However my latest shipmenst from both Shapeways and others are no longer trackable. The USPS tracking number provided by shippers indicates 'service not availble in Canada' and phoning USPS gives the same response. Trying to email USPS to complain is just as futile as you requre a 'ZipCode' to email them. Anyone else finding the same lack of service as fustrating as I am. This is a recent change to USPS as for the past decade their service worked well, was prompt and resonably priced.
Re: Recent changes to USPS shipments to Canada suck [message #103636 is a reply to message #103633 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 21:43 UTC
avatar CybranKNight  is currently offline CybranKNight
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Registered: September 2014
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I just had an Order ship this morning and so far the tracking seems to be working thus far, my order from last month also worked which makes me think it might be an isolated issue, have you tried contacting Shapeways support?
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