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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: New with 3d printing
New with 3d printing [message #123877] Fri, 09 October 2015 20:55 UTC
avatar lgreshal  is currently offline lgreshal
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Registered: September 2015
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I just received a few items a tahoe printed in the white nylon plastic with a matte finish. What needs to be done to prep it for painting?
 Topic: Designer democratic in the 3D community - Opinions
Designer democratic in the 3D community - Opinions [message #123849] Fri, 09 October 2015 15:47 UTC
avatar Niivjul  is currently offline Niivjul
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Registered: April 2015
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Hi everyone,

I'm conducting a research that aims at studying the impact of internet and technology on the design demographics and how internet communities maker culture involved with technology and DIY enthusiasts to come together and share knowledge (especially in 3D printing).
I have a few questions that I'm looking for anyone's opinion on, also if you have anything you want to add to the discussion go ahead it's much appreciated :)

1) What does the online community mean to you as a designer? Is it a knowledge base and/or a place for sharing ideas and opinions?
2) What is the reason you design 3D products? Do you wish to customize, remix and design for yourself or are you driven by your profession or profit?
3) If you're a hobbyist and have learned to use a software and fabrication platforms on your own (using forums and tutorials on internet like me) which is extremely time consuming what do you think is the trade-off like between time and value created and why?

Thanks for everyone who took time to reply :)

[Updated on: Fri, 09 October 2015 16:03 UTC]

Forum: CustomMaker
 Topic: Doesnt seem to be working at all?
Doesnt seem to be working at all? [message #123876] Fri, 09 October 2015 20:50 UTC
avatar OBjuan  is currently offline OBjuan
Messages: 25
Registered: November 2012
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I am clicking text and nothing happens. I have tried both Mozilla and Chrome, to no avail. It's not like it is a complicated object: 130

Presuming I can get it to work at all, can I have multiple lines of text on a big square?

the future merges with the past, and we are provided ever new opportunities to reinvent the now . . .
Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Bolts and nuts as part of an order
Bolts and nuts as part of an order [message #123864] Fri, 09 October 2015 18:10 UTC
avatar polytriangle  is currently offline polytriangle
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Registered: August 2014
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Some of the things I have printed is strong working prototypes that needs to be bolted together.
Would it not be nice to be able to include some standard bolts and nuts in a product that you sell?
Example: Buying a printed clamp model and one set of m4x40 bolt and nut included as part of the order.
That way the customer can actually assemble a working product when it arrives.

Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: Mold creation
Mold creation [message #123852] Fri, 09 October 2015 16:01 UTC
avatar kronos242  is currently offline kronos242
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Registered: March 2015
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I have have found a work flow to make reverse molds from any file format (.obj .stl .stp ) Pm if you need some work done

Forum: Porcelain
 Topic: Air escape holes in Porcelain.
Air escape holes in Porcelain. [message #123840] Fri, 09 October 2015 09:40 UTC
avatar RestoToyForce  is currently offline RestoToyForce
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Registered: January 2011
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I want to be able to vacuum form from a porcelain master tool.

I will be creating a female master tool in porcelain that will require some air evacuation holes in its base for when the vacuum is activated on the vacuum forming machine - in order to pull the thermo-forming plastic into the porcelain female master tool.

What are the minimum size holes I could have on the model for this purpose without the glaze filling them?

Your help is much appreciated.



[Updated on: Fri, 09 October 2015 09:43 UTC]

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Forum: Post Production Techniques
 Topic: DIY Spray On Chrome kit
DIY Spray On Chrome kit [message #123848] Fri, 09 October 2015 15:31 UTC
avatar nicamarvin  is currently offline nicamarvin
Messages: 4
Registered: October 2015
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a system for very small 3d prints coming soon, you will be able to deposit Silver, Copper and gold without having to break the bank(for under $100)



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