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Forum: Buying
 Topic: Can't get through Checkout
Can't get through Checkout [message #136610] Tue, 09 February 2016 00:05 UTC
avatar KyleAWilson  is currently offline KyleAWilson
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I just tried ordering a couple models of mine, one in Polished Gray Steel, one in White Strong & Flexible Polished. When I get to the "Payment Info page and put in my card (the same card that's worked twice before), it tells me, "Please check your credit card or billing address." I haven't changed the billing address since the last time, and I've manually entered my card info something like five times now. They're definitely both right. How am I supposed to get around this?
Forum: Post Production Techniques
 Topic: Krylon Spray Primer
Re: Krylon Spray Primer [message #136612 is a reply to message #125128 ] Tue, 09 February 2016 01:49 UTC
avatar ecs_norway  is currently offline ecs_norway
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I've used Krylon spray on many Shapeways-produced models and had no problems with it.
Re: Krylon Spray Primer [message #136613 is a reply to message #124777 ] Tue, 09 February 2016 02:22 UTC
avatar MrNibbles  is currently offline MrNibbles
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Krylon also has spray primers made especially for plastics that work well.
Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: Why no ABS plastic option? Is there another plastic that is paintable?
Re: Why no ABS plastic option? Is there another plastic that is paintable? [message #136614 is a reply to message #136482 ] Tue, 09 February 2016 03:22 UTC
avatar draw  is currently offline draw
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The 3d printed nylon is a bit porous so there is a possibility that paints can penetrate this porosity and exhibit better cling or adhesion. The surface is a lot different than what a shiny molded or extruded plastic would have.
Forum: 3D Applications
 Topic: Supported applications, I could use a little help
Re: Supported applications, I could use a little help [message #136615 is a reply to message #9996 ] Tue, 09 February 2016 03:41 UTC
avatar csledbetter  is currently offline csledbetter
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Onshape is a web-based application that can export in the following formats:
Parasolid v10 to v27
ACIS 21
STEP AP203 and AP214 (Geometry only)
IGES 5.3
SolidWorks 2004
JT 8.0
CATIA v5 R14 and R19
STL
Rhino (.3dm)

See https://www.onshape.com/ for more information
Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Looking for someone to make this part
Re: Looking for someone to make this part [message #136659 is a reply to message #136394 ] Tue, 09 February 2016 05:40 UTC
avatar dakota_in_the_sky  is currently offline dakota_in_the_sky
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I've found someone to make this for me.

Many thanks - Rob
Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: A finish discrepancy
Re: A finish discrepancy [message #136611 is a reply to message #136608 ] Tue, 09 February 2016 00:39 UTC
avatar jimmycrackzcornz  is currently offline jimmycrackzcornz
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it is a very nice piece. I hope you can find a solution.
Re: A finish discrepancy [message #136660 is a reply to message #136611 ] Tue, 09 February 2016 05:42 UTC
avatar Bathsheba  is currently offline Bathsheba
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This looks to me like a case of someone at the steel print shop deciding to not give a part the full tumble because it looked too delicate. I do have some designs that they won't polish, sometimes because of delicacy and sometimes because of media lodging. It's a decision they get to make, but they do need to be consistent about it.

I think comparing your polished-bronze part to the plated one is a bit of a red herring. Plating can elide a lot of detail, and be aware that the bronze color isn't plate, but a chemical and heat treatment that affects only the color of the metal, not its shape. However, I agree the texture of your "polished" model looks too much like the raw one. I'd push back on this too.

I think you should see either a properly finished reprint, or a consistent statement that this design can't be polished and is therefore not printable in any polished-steel material.


-Bathsheba
http://bathsheba.com
Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: It's for the BAND!
It's for the BAND! [message #136661] Tue, 09 February 2016 05:59 UTC
avatar MrNibbles  is currently offline MrNibbles
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I had a very happy customer from a band (Bad Habits) in Europe post some nice photos in the product's comment section. So I thought I would share them here. This product was one of the key chain tags I designed for the key chain contest that recently happened here at Shapeways. And although many were rather elemental designs I've actually sold a lot of them, and in particular the ones that allow longer text strings to be printed. Being able to only print initials or the year in a text line doesn't seem to excite customers to the possibilities of customization as much as being able to print a small phrase. Of course they can use the image area to add additional text but I get the feeling that being able to print multiple lines of text or multiple images containing text would greatly enhance CustomMaker, IMHO.

Anyway, here are some photos:

https://images1.sw-cdn.net/comment/picture/original_12980412_119954_1454964869.jpg

https://images1.sw-cdn.net/comment/picture/original_12980371_119953_1454964794.jpg

I am somewhat surprised that those thin lines in the logo managed to print well in steel. I dare say that had I uploaded that exact same design it would probably have been rejected for thin line problems. I'm glad it worked out for the customer!

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