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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Extreme Reduction - 11 million to one gearing by OSKAR
Re: Extreme Reduction - 11 million to one gearing by OSKAR [message #118728 is a reply to message #118709 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 00:09 UTC
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Forum: Official Announcements
 Topic: Miniatures Category now has SCALES! WOO HOO
Re: Miniatures Category now has SCALES! WOO HOO [message #118733 is a reply to message #118717 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 02:01 UTC
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Just to clarify.. to get listed as Zscale, do we need to add a blank to the tag? "Z Scale"?


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Forum: Porcelain
 Topic: Cow cup in porcelain
Re: Cow cup in porcelain [message #118736 is a reply to message #118686 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 02:47 UTC
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Nice! Looking good.


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 Topic: Lotus Tea Cup
Lotus Tea Cup [message #118737] Tue, 07 July 2015 02:52 UTC
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I've decided to do a bunch of different designs for tea cups. The latest one is a Lotus blossom that has the option of having a bee in it.
http://shpws.me/ITd2
http://shpws.me/ITd6
index.php?t=getfile&id=106528&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=106529&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=106530&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=106531&private=0

[Updated on: Tue, 07 July 2015 03:02 UTC]


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Forum: Interlocking Metals
 Topic: Welcome to the Interlocking Metals Discussion and Feedback Forum!
Re: Welcome to the Interlocking Metals Discussion and Feedback Forum! [message #118735 is a reply to message #118391 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 02:37 UTC
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So basically with this new process I can finally put some of my designs up that have multiple sections. I have some pieces (like my dual ring necklace) that had the inner piece joined with some loops, so the inner piece moved separate to the larger outer ring.

Will this new interlocking process facilitate this kind of design now.. if so, a whole new range of ideas is awaiting :)

S.
 Topic: Mobius with movable compass
Re: Mobius with movable compass [message #118738 is a reply to message #117951 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 03:06 UTC
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Do you have some info about the sizings of this. How big the unit is, the gaps between the moving pieces and the like. I am hugely interested in doing some necklace and earring pieces with interlocking parts. It looks like there only needs to be a few mm gap between the parts looking at your vid.

Good job

S.
Re: Mobius with movable compass [message #118741 is a reply to message #118738 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 04:20 UTC
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Hi,

The gap in between the interlocking parts is .6mm, twice that of the recommended gap, it does say to make it larger because of the casting process. It spins quite smoothly with no hangups. The whole of the design is just shy of the max bounding box of 75mm x 40mm. the rails are 3mm diameter. I did not want the first model to fail so I made everything pretty stout. It looks like I could make the tolerances tighter for the gap and still have a successful turnout. Version 2 i guess.

I am waiting on a pendant for the interlocking material and will post how that one goes.
Thanks for your interest.


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Re: Mobius with movable compass [message #118742 is a reply to message #118741 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 04:39 UTC
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nice work, and thanks for the prompt and informative reply.

Appreciated

S.
Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Line breaks in product description?
Re: Line breaks in product description? [message #118743 is a reply to message #118723 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 05:11 UTC
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You can simply use <br> for a carriage return. You can also use an html paragraph tag but I stick with the <br><br>.

http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_br.asp

Re: Line breaks in product description? [message #118749 is a reply to message #118743 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 07:00 UTC
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Oh - perfect! Thanks Mr. Nibbles!
Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: do you want a 3D printer that belongs to your own?
do you want a 3D printer that belongs to your own? [message #118751] Tue, 07 July 2015 07:12 UTC
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Hi, do you want a 3D printer that belongs to your own? A magic machine that instantly turns into reality. We are 3D printer manufacturer from China. Regardless of whether you know the 3D printer, please go to our store. It will give you a pleasant surprise! Our printer is of good quality and low price. The store is on sale. Take time to snap up! If you are interested in 3D printers, please contact me. My name is carry. Have a nice day!

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Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: I need to lower the printing price of my model
Re: I need to lower the printing price of my model [message #118740 is a reply to message #118716 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 03:45 UTC
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have you tried to make it as a thin wall?
Re: I need to lower the printing price of my model [message #118744 is a reply to message #118740 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 05:32 UTC
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I'm really afraid it might become too fragile.
Re: I need to lower the printing price of my model [message #118745 is a reply to message #118744 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 06:25 UTC
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Sandstone has a minimum thickness design rule of 3mm. That should be quite thick enough for your model. Doing so greatly reduce your cost.
Re: I need to lower the printing price of my model [message #118752 is a reply to message #118745 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 07:48 UTC
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I can do that. You can get away with 2 mm walls. The ears and front legs and some of the face structure will be left solid. Making it hollow will not degrade the strength much. Most of the figurines that you see on Shapeways in this size range are hollow with 2 mm walls. If you upload this To Dropbox and send me the download link by a personal message I will convert it to 2 mm walls and then transfer your texture map to the new model. I can do all this in Zbrush. I can do this in about ten minutes so that charge will be $10 US.





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Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Jack Sparrow Figure
Re: Jack Sparrow Figure [message #118753 is a reply to message #118707 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 07:52 UTC
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Yes the portrait is done.

This is a screenshot before I put the scars on the face.

http://i.imgur.com/UR7IwmH.jpg

I still need the hair and the accessories done. I still have a lots of small things to do.
Sorry about the rare posting. Recently a lot of other stuff going on. But don`t worry, I will finish it eventually. :)

[Updated on: Tue, 07 July 2015 07:53 UTC]

Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Shop product description keeps erasing itself + "Generate Renders" button sticks on Loadin
Shop product description keeps erasing itself + "Generate Renders" button sticks on Loadin [message #118727] Tue, 07 July 2015 00:06 UTC
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Hello!

Product description
I've been adding product descriptions and changing other details as I stock my shop. A couple of times now I've finished the edits, saved and when I visit my shop, the description text is gone.

Generate Renders button
I added the colours of SFP I wanted to put up for sale, and the renders were generated with the "pose" I'd chosen ( they generated automatically - I didn't press the GR button). Now, I'd like to change the pose of the auto-generated render that is in tones of grey and isn't representing a specific colour option. The GR button just says "Loading" and I can't re-render it.
(Not bug-related, I don't think, but ideally, I'd like to get rid of that particular render on my listings, but I'm not sure how).

Many thanks!
Re: Shop product description keeps erasing itself + "Generate Renders" button sticks on Lo [message #118729 is a reply to message #118727 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 00:25 UTC
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Oh hang on... I think I've worked out what happened. My shop hadn't updated and so I must have created another listing? Now I have 4 of the same (not sure how that happened though, as the model only appears once in my Models, and I only clicked on the same model in the Shop Inventory and edited that same one).

Re: Shop product description keeps erasing itself + "Generate Renders" button sticks on Lo [message #118730 is a reply to message #118729 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 00:55 UTC
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And now I see I have to give the GR button a bit of time to work its magic. So, that's resolved - apologies! I'll get my coat!
Re: Shop product description keeps erasing itself + "Generate Renders" button sticks on Lo [message #118734 is a reply to message #118729 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 02:02 UTC
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Slow updates, clones, things not saved... normal bugs reported in recent times.
Re: Shop product description keeps erasing itself + "Generate Renders" button sticks on Lo [message #118748 is a reply to message #118734 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 06:50 UTC
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Ok - thanks for the heads-up, Stannum!
 Topic: Image handling
Image handling [message #118754] Tue, 07 July 2015 07:59 UTC
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1) Still I do believe that placing the view in the center is not the best choice for many photos. When I take a look in my more then 250 models I find nearly all of the older photos (uploaded before change) as unusable.
Also the needed picture size causes always extra handling to dimension a picture to the needed size
=> I propose that you store the photos as uploaded and add a tool for selecting the needed subview.
=> The tool the also can support the selection of the needed length/height relation (625x464)

2) Seems that adding/deleting pictures is sometimes buggy. I had cases where the image didn't appear. After some moving around between edit and view the image sometimes reappears after having added a new picture.

3) From my personal feeling I always want to use the number selector with the up and down buttons for moving the image up and down. Indeed the "up" button increases the number and moves the image down. That's the normal default setup of such a button but in this case it's against the natural way of thinking.
=> I propose: "Up" = move the image up (to the top of the list)

4) "What's in the box" shows the geometry, the material .... and selects as picture the default (maybe user uploaded picture). That's maybe misleading from that what SW can provide since the designers' uploaded picture can show anything.
=> I propose to use the picture generated from SW for this material. That ensures that the buyer get's an unique and compareable view on the model delivered by SW
CORRECTION: playing around shows a different but inconsistent behaviour. Starting with the default you see the designer's picture in the big area and also in "What's in the box". If selecting another material (which has no uploaded picture) and selecting in the next steps the default material you suddenly get the default material's generated picture in the "What's in the box" area.


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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Tag "Made in NY" for Shapeway products
Tag "Made in NY" for Shapeway products [message #118731] Tue, 07 July 2015 01:06 UTC
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"We're Made in NY!"

Are the shop owners / resellers allow to put "Made in NY" tag on their product / packaging?


Re: Tag "Made in NY" for Shapeway products [message #118747 is a reply to message #118731 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 06:47 UTC
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What about parts made in the nether lands while you sleep ? (Eindhoven, NL, Europe). Even if you are mainly serviced by the LIC factory as you reside in the US, parts could be produced overseas for load-balancing reasons, or because some specialized printer (or production partner) happens to be located there. And as things are printed on demand, for European (and African/Arabic, probably Asian) customers, the Eindhoven plant would be the obvious source unless the only printers for the material are in the US.
 Topic: Is there any rhyme or reason to how Shapeways runs thier deals/sales?
Re: Is there any rhyme or reason to how Shapeways runs thier deals/sales? [message #118739 is a reply to message #118713 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 03:29 UTC
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Stores are one thing, Shapeways is another! ;p It's hard to get a "refund" when I place an order before going to bed, only to have missed the start of the sale by about 4 hours and missed my order going to the printers (aka no longer being able to cancel) barely an hour before I woke up.
Re: Is there any rhyme or reason to how Shapeways runs thier deals/sales? [message #118750 is a reply to message #118739 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 07:06 UTC
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Hmmm. We could agree to pay you a commission if you let us know when you place a big order, so that we can plan for the free shipping or other special sale that must follow inevitably. Perfect secrecy is a must of course, under no circumstances should shapeways get wind of this nefarious collusion.
 Topic: Shapeways urgently needs a box for instruction
Re: Shapeways urgently needs a box for instruction [message #118726 is a reply to message #118721 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 00:03 UTC
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I suspect it is simply that adding enough personnel and changing their workflow to accomodate individual instructions or design discussions in the way of a "conventional" rapid prototyping service would be so expensive that they would have to charge as much as those. Which obviously would mean no more "affordable 3d printing for the masses" but yet another industrial service provider for industry.
Re: Shapeways urgently needs a box for instruction [message #118732 is a reply to message #118726 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 01:59 UTC
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"Please, try to get the best detail in the face of the doll" would not add much work, if at all (in some machine loadings, face or back of skull would be the same), while provide way better results, so happy customers. Or "the attached picture shows how the sculpture goes, so please remember when applying the glaze", for something that has no obvious bottom, should speed up decisions. Or "red is model, green is sprue, if that breaks, it is OK" could increase print ratio and reduce wasted material. While solving the issues and repriting is going to increase the operating costs, or taint the company as unreliable and thus lose customers.

BTW, a new campaign of free shipping. This time worldwide (except Russia?). Wanting customers?
Re: Shapeways urgently needs a box for instruction [message #118746 is a reply to message #118732 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 06:38 UTC
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stannum wrote on Tue, 07 July 2015 01:59

"Please, try to get the best detail in the face of the doll" would not add much work, if at all (in some machine loadings, face or back of skull would be the same)

This would appear to fall under "user-defined orientation", and shapeways just started a thread about that. So they are at least thinking about this, or acknowledging that we do. As far as I know, the competitor who offered this did it by basically renting out a large section of the printer volume for the designer to fill, so this appears to be non-trivial to do on a per-part basis. (And "try to get the best" could even mean "task your most experienced worker with this", which might be a relatively expensive business decision as well)

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Or "the attached picture shows how the sculpture goes, so please remember when applying the glaze", for something that has no obvious bottom, should speed up decisions.

Does not sound like it would go well with a quick, streamlined process... least of all when this information has to be passed on to a "production partner" who does the actual work, and the result checked against this instruction as well.

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Or "red is model, green is sprue, if that breaks, it is OK" could increase print ratio and reduce wasted material.

And increase part count to be handled (and checked).
Mind you I am not saying I like everything they are doing, I am just trying to rationalize their approach.

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BTW, a new campaign of free shipping. This time worldwide (except Russia?). Wanting customers?

Who wouldn't ? Perhaps they wanted to do this for some time, but had to wait for new funding. Who knows if they (and the others) are even profitable,or if we are watching just another bubble in the market...
Re: Shapeways urgently needs a box for instruction [message #118755 is a reply to message #118746 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 08:27 UTC
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mkroeker,

If I got those answers from Shapeways I would tell them they are nothing more (or less) than feeble excuses and a clear attempt to fob me off.


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Re: Shapeways urgently needs a box for instruction [message #118756 is a reply to message #118755 ] Tue, 07 July 2015 08:53 UTC
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innovation8, rest assured you did not :-)
I am just trying to make some sense of shapeways' business model and the way they go about implementing it. It could be however that it would make sense for you to develop a business relation with a local,"conventional", expensive rapid prototyping service (where you would ideally get minimal production times and production-oriented design assistance) for developing technically demanding projects, and still use the cheaper shapeways for small-scale production of the finished item, or for easier cases of prototyping

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