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Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Having issues with thin walls
Re: Having issues with thin walls [message #94998 is a reply to message #94662 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 03:00 UTC
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Yeah I would say you need to adjust the scale of the model.

The model may look good in your editor, but be saved in the stl file at tiny, tiny scale so that when it uploads to shapeways they will read the stl and assume you want to print it far smaller than you do.

What software are you using?
Re: Having issues with thin walls [message #95000 is a reply to message #94998 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 03:13 UTC
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TEXT must obey the RULES in all directions like 0.50 mm in all direction , the ring will not print due not real measures.

Get a calliper , draw ring on paper , learn what 0.50 means in real life. (for polished silver etc)

Realize that on a 2x2x1 cm space you must fit all things up ... drawing on paper will show you are way in the fantasy zone.

[Updated on: Thu, 31 July 2014 03:14 UTC]


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 Topic: 2D to 3D from .jpg.....dimensions adjustment
Re: 2D to 3D from .jpg.....dimensions adjustment [message #94989 is a reply to message #93792 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 00:08 UTC
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Hi everyone -

So I'm getting ready to finish this up, and just need one final change to this STL file.

I want the final dimensions to be 127mm (east-west) x 50.8mm (north-south)x 4mm (floor-ceiling). Numa was kind enough to provide me this STL file I attached below, but the north-south isn't right. Numa has been very gracious with his time, but he's just too busy to help this last little bit.

Would someone with access to .STL editing software be able to edit this STL file so the dimensions are as posted above? You can PM me the file or just post it here.

I would really appreciate it. I tried SketchUp, Embossify, and Photoshop and still can't do it myself.

Re: 2D to 3D from .jpg.....dimensions adjustment [message #94993 is a reply to message #94989 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 02:15 UTC
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Hey I`ll remake you 2 version and you can order them first in WSF and one bumped up.

Problem it is that with that "logo" the proportions are different from your size you want to be aka the NORTH-SOUTH will not be exactly 50mm will be like 4 or so from the longest letter point.

I`ll pm a redesigned logo with a bump on letters to be on the limit but still you must order prototypes in WSF. And take in account that the process it is tedious.

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Re: 2D to 3D from .jpg.....dimensions adjustment [message #95001 is a reply to message #94993 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 03:18 UTC
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I don't want to put you out, I know you said you're busy. I appreciate all the time you've put into this, I definitely don't want you to feel like I don't appreciate it.

These are actually for a car club I'm in, and I have numerous people who are already interested in buying it as well. So if what you make is awesome, several more orders will come in as well.

Can you explain why the north/south measurements can't work? Are you saying that if the emblem is 50.8mm (north/south), then the individual letters will be too thin? Is that how I understand it?
Re: 2D to 3D from .jpg.....dimensions adjustment [message #95002 is a reply to message #95001 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 03:19 UTC
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At 5.0 they land at 1.8/2 mm limit and the logo stretches. Aka it must be more than 127 long for 3 mm overall with original design relative identical.

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Re: 2D to 3D from .jpg.....dimensions adjustment [message #95003 is a reply to message #95002 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 03:40 UTC
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You have the model in private. With the logo with dimension 127mm x 50.8 mm x 4.mm

Please install yourself http://www.netfabb.com/downloadcenter.php?basic=1 to check any model you need to print for measures and stuff. Software it is based on real measures and it is used in all industry for checking 3D printed models from engines to logo to jewelry etc

[Updated on: Thu, 31 July 2014 03:43 UTC]


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 Topic: My first project
Re: My first project [message #95004 is a reply to message #94958 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 03:49 UTC
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index.php?t=getfile&id=66666&private=0\

From 1 to 6 all stay in air that it is why won`t print. You need to remove them!

Here fixed stl to get the idea

[Updated on: Thu, 31 July 2014 03:52 UTC]


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Forum: Post Production Techniques
 Topic: Finishing Black Strong & Flexible?
Finishing Black Strong & Flexible? [message #95005] Thu, 31 July 2014 04:01 UTC
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So I've been researching different materials and methods for finishing the black strong and flexible prints. I created a small box enclosure that I want to seal, prime, and then paint to a high gloss finish. From what I've come up with, it appears that the best method will be to:

1. Infiltrate the interior of the part with a low viscosity epoxy. This will strengthen the part as well as seal the pores of the nylon and create a barrier to keep primer from constantly soaking through to the other side.

2. Use a plastic primer such as that offer by Rustoleum on the exterior until the part is covered well.

3. Sand smooth.

4. Spray the part with something like a Duplicolor Acrylic lacquer.

5. Clear coat.

Anyone see any glaring issues with this method? Seems to cover all the bases unless I am completely overlooking something. Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?
Re: Finishing Black Strong & Flexible? [message #95006 is a reply to message #95005 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 04:45 UTC
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You're wasting money with black probably.
Re: Finishing Black Strong & Flexible? [message #95007 is a reply to message #95006 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 04:53 UTC
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That's a good point in regard to my future orders, but I still have to address these current parts. Same rules should apply to both WSF and the black parts I would assume.
Forum: Suggestions
 Topic: Cross sectional view in 3D rendering
Re: Cross sectional view in 3D rendering [message #95009 is a reply to message #94976 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 05:10 UTC
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Are you aware that you can do cross-sections in Netfabb Basic?


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Re: Cross sectional view in 3D rendering [message #95012 is a reply to message #95009 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 07:02 UTC
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I don't know that particular software but I hope any 3D design software on the "client side" can do cross sections.
What I am suggesting is that Shapeways itself provide this option online : the goal is to check that Shapeways read my part as designed in the software on my side.
Is Netfabb somehow able to communicate with Shapeways to provide a view of the part as read by Shapeways ?

One could find some other uses. For example shop owners might want to show internal parts.
You can do this by making your own screenshots and then upload them. The feature I am suggesting might just reduce the hassle.
Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: So Shapeways Just Sent me Twelve eMails...
Re: So Shapeways Just Sent me Twelve eMails... [message #95014 is a reply to message #94982 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 07:27 UTC
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mkroeker wrote on Wed, 30 July 2014 20:35


Now you are making this sound as if you expected this to be a rare and noteworthy event


Yes and no, it's not a rare event that you get this email.
However receiving 12 of them at the same time is :)


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Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Need pyramid shaped finials for a lucite curtain rod
Re: Need pyramid shaped finials for a lucite curtain rod [message #94992 is a reply to message #94959 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 02:15 UTC
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I could probably help you with this. Tomorrow I can work on getting some dimensions and model something for you and submit to Shapeways for production.
 Topic: 3D Modeler Needed for Replica Toy Project
Re: 3D Modeler Needed for Replica Toy Project [message #94994 is a reply to message #94894 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 02:16 UTC
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Id like to take a crack at it. Do you have a picture of this item?
 Topic: Biomedical researcher needing 3D printed medical stent
Re: Biomedical researcher needing 3D printed medical stent [message #94995 is a reply to message #94879 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 02:18 UTC
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Not sure if 3D printing will work for this. I kind of doubt it actually, but I think I can help you out. I have an arsenal of manufacturers at my disposal and im sure we can come up with something. Let me know if your interested.
 Topic: Prototype Development
Re: Prototype Development [message #94996 is a reply to message #94533 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 02:23 UTC
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Id be interested in helping. Please check out some of my creations at www.smftattoosupply.com. If at all possible I try to quote a price based on the work needing done. Not sure what needs done at this point. If I can avoid charging by the hour I do, but sometimes that may be necessary if numerous changes on your part are made. My hourly rate is $20.00.
Re: Prototype Development [message #95015 is a reply to message #94533 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 07:35 UTC
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PM sent,
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Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Setting Photo as default does not set it as the Shop Image
Re: Setting Photo as default does not set it as the Shop Image [message #95010 is a reply to message #94930 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 06:24 UTC
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What's up, Shapeways, are you not acknowledging bug reports again?
Re: Setting Photo as default does not set it as the Shop Image [message #95013 is a reply to message #95010 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 07:21 UTC
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Sorry for not replying earlier, just got out of bed :)

Going to report right away !


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Re: Setting Photo as default does not set it as the Shop Image [message #95018 is a reply to message #95013 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 08:00 UTC
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You were sleeping a long time...just joking.

Thx.
Re: Setting Photo as default does not set it as the Shop Image [message #95019 is a reply to message #95018 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 08:19 UTC
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I work here
i do love to sleep :-)
will keep a better eye on the forums ;)


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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Ceramic Colors
Re: Ceramic Colors [message #94997 is a reply to message #69853 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 02:41 UTC
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I kind of agree that having some bolder colors would be a wonderful thing. Bright red? Bright orange? Something with a little more, shall we say,

http://ih2.redbubble.net/image.8260941.7148/sticker,375x360.png

The pastels look like stuff in the discount aisle at Pier One Imports.
 Topic: Getting off to a great start
Re: Getting off to a great start [message #94991 is a reply to message #94987 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 01:00 UTC
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I've only used Maya for a very short time years ago, so I cannot say anything that relates to exact procedures, but one thing you can do is get Netfabb Basic, which is free, and use it to scale your creations using the scaling functions. The software is specifically designed to help facilitate 3D printing, so the output is designed for the real world.

As for making sure that what you design in Maya is in conjunction with real life measurements, do some tests and create a pipeline where when you export a one inch cube and have it 3D printed it will come out of the 3D printer as a one inch cube. Also, if you're going to be making toy figurine accessories, which you can sell on Shapeways by the way, be sure to get a digital caliper. Since you're not building space shuttle parts you don't need an expensive one, just a cheapo like this one will do just fine. Best $12 you'll ever spend! :D This will let you make super accurate measurements that you can then use as the foundation stones of your creations.

Yes, Zbrush can be used. Everything I've created over the years for 3D printing has had Zbrush involved. The million triangle limit can be annoying at times, but most of the time one can get by with this limitation in place.






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Re: Getting off to a great start [message #94999 is a reply to message #94991 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 03:02 UTC
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Got that type of calliper too! :D

I rather say get the calliper and netfabb basic and use netfabb basic and compare with calliper on first prototype rather printing an expensive cube.

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 Topic: What can we do to get more people involved in the general discussion forum? :)
Re: What can we do to get more people involved in the general discussion forum? :) [message #94988 is a reply to message #94974 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 00:04 UTC
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What am i doing here?
I am looking at forum as source of information for learning process so when i came here sometimes i learn something, sometimes i teach something.... Also stalking other people work :)

Contests
If remember correctly there were weekly contests? As i saw it, week is not enough time because:
1. sometimes i found out about it after is too late
2. for people like me it take much longer time to get inspired to make some unique with specific theme...
3. lastly, maybe it was just me, results of these weekly contests were poor/ average mostly. Only few that deserve to win something. Maybe it is reason why it stopped? Or is still ongoing thing?

So maybe increase time from one week to one month could some these problems...

What is selling?
Surely it will be nice to see some statistics what category is best for business but i would not go into too much detail. It could cripple creativity as lots of people will just "copy" other peoples idea instead of creating something new.


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Re: What can we do to get more people involved in the general discussion forum? :) [message #94990 is a reply to message #94988 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 00:29 UTC
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No the weekly contests faded away. I think because not enough effort was put into it. Shapeways needs to hire a 17 year old girl who has spunk and energy and is on fire about making and conducting the contests. HAHAHA! :D

Yeah, perhaps a weekend, a weekly and a monthly contest would be cool. Something for every kind of person! :D

True, can't have everyone working in one area. Yet, being that it takes so much time to design something it would be nice to know what is worth working on. Even a list published by Shapeways stating what they'd like us to work on each month would be cool.






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Re: What can we do to get more people involved in the general discussion forum? :) [message #95008 is a reply to message #94990 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 05:08 UTC
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UniverseBecoming wrote on Thu, 31 July 2014 00:29

Shapeways needs to hire a (youngster) who has spunk and energy and is on fire about making and conducting the contests.


If they did that, the chance of it ever being a Model Train design contest would be roughly equal to zero. :(

The contests they had last summer were a good bit of trouble to think of and keep up with, and it was a bit difficult for designers that have their own pipeline to come up with things within just a few days. And, it probably would have worked better to run the contest(s) during the winter months rather than summer when people tend to be on vacation. That is of course, unless you're like me, and occasionally take a few vacation days just to do 3d design work <grin>

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Re: What can we do to get more people involved in the general discussion forum? :) [message #95016 is a reply to message #95008 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 07:36 UTC
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Well in that case it will need to be a nerd chick! HAHA! :D

Hmmm... How about that nerd chick ijustine they got to introduce their Made With Code campaign. She'd be perfect! HAHA! :D

Actually, she'll probably read this being that celebrities tend to search themselves to see what's up with their careers. In that case, HI IJUSTINE! HAHAHA!! :D Make us a model train design contest! K! Thanks! :D






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Re: What can we do to get more people involved in the general discussion forum? :) [message #95017 is a reply to message #94988 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 07:41 UTC
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What am i doing here?
I work here :) I also like reading other people's posts and I just love 3d printing.

Contests
- Moving parts, print something that can move without any assembly (think: new kind of Strandbeest, not just a windmill that can rotate)

What is selling?
I know but can't tell :( but the feed does give you hints :)

[Updated on: Thu, 31 July 2014 07:41 UTC]


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Re: What can we do to get more people involved in the general discussion forum? :) [message #95020 is a reply to message #95017 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 08:25 UTC
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Good topic.


I think the forum is pretty good as is, but it could do with some improvements (imo);
- discussed elsewhere, but the tech is not good. Improved features and searchability. There is more technical information on the forum posts than in SW's own pages, but it is not easily accessible.
- I agree with others that the forums link should be on ALL pages not just Design and Sell. One click access once you get to SW's site.
- More (and more timely) input from SW staff. It's no use us all discussing away on points that only SW can answer. SW get a lot of free user support here, and should invest a bit more time in the forums.
- Some recurring items from the Forums should be incorporated into SW's FAQs.

I think if the forums were more prominent on the site and maybe pushed a little more, you would get more visits.



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Shapeways needs to hire a 17 year old girl who has spunk and energy and is on fire about making and conducting the contests.

Yeah, perhaps a weekend, a weekly and a monthly contest would be cool. Something for every kind of person!
100% no on a 17 year-old of any persuasion! More older voices are perhaps required to balance out SW staff demographics.

I am strongly in favour of more (any) competition, but I suspect everyone has their own ideal version. For myself, no more frequent than monthly (otherwise the quality and involvement suffers), and the subject should be design something concrete: e.g. toilet signs, something to showcase a material property, an iPhone case on a theme etc. Definitely not some 'write a story about how 3D printing changed your life' kind of ...stuff. Although this kind of guff will appeal to some people, no doubt. And the prizes are not important - vouchers, t-shirts, etc are fine.


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I'd like to see more communication about what is selling on Shapeways.
I thought this too, at one time, but now I have changed my mind. It's not really appropriate for SW to give us this information. It's only because we have such good access to SW that you would think to ask this - would you ask a more traditional supplier the same? E.g. if you have a local casting workshop would you ask them for statistics and a breakdown of work they are doing for clients?

Forum: Shapeways & Shapies in Your Region
 Topic: Scottish, Irish and British Shapies
Re: Scottish, Irish and British Shapies [message #95021 is a reply to message #88739 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 09:08 UTC
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Hello British Shapies! I am looking for some help to produce a short run of scale model buses. I would love to develop my own skills and equipment but I have a business to run!
I make diecast models but I have to do large runs which I have to sell in large quantities. But, there are some models I want to make but I know i will only sell a few. I need a CAD expert and 3D printer to help me produce short runs of 50 models of a single decker bus (for starters). Just one would do for a start!
I attach a photo of the full size model. I would like one at 1:76 scale which makes it about 10cm long. It does not have to be one-piece. A separate chassis and body with additional small components like a radiator, wheels etc might be preferable.
I don't mind where you are but I am based in London...
I am Perek Perry of www.forwardmodels.net.

Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: Product Designer For Hire, Specialized in 3D printing
Re: Product Designer For Hire, Specialized in 3D printing [message #95011 is a reply to message #94811 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 06:53 UTC
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 Topic: Product design, prototyping and other 3D CAD services
Re: Product design, prototyping and other 3D CAD services [message #95022 is a reply to message #88617 ] Thu, 31 July 2014 09:31 UTC
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