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Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Designer for hire UPDATE
Re: Designer for hire UPDATE [message #120303 is a reply to message #118206 ] Fri, 31 July 2015 01:21 UTC
avatar UrbanoRodriguez  is currently offline UrbanoRodriguez
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I´m working in two projects, and treating with another 3 new quotations right now... but I did not receive any email about this survey yet!
Can you please, send it again? There's still time?
urbano@urbanorodriguez.com

Tks,
Urbano

[Updated on: Fri, 31 July 2015 01:24 UTC]


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Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: My first 3D printed steam engine in 3 different scales
Re: My first 3D printed steam engine in 3 different scales [message #120304 is a reply to message #113277 ] Fri, 31 July 2015 02:27 UTC
avatar rkapuaala  is currently offline rkapuaala
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https://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3591848_11462867_1438309497.jpg
The watertank and boiler combination turned our really nice. It is way over engineered though and I am going to make some changes to reduce the price of printing.
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Different Outcomes with Different Metals
Re: Different Outcomes with Different Metals [message #120302 is a reply to message #120293 ] Fri, 31 July 2015 01:19 UTC
avatar MrNibbles  is currently offline MrNibbles
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If you can hammer out the differences and inconsistencies you can ultimately offer multiple models of the "same" part with each model only being available in different materials. For example model one version for steel options, another model for silver, etc. It's generally to come up with a design that is more tolerant in terms of dealing with variations if possible.
 Topic: How do you create mathematical models?
Re: How do you create mathematical models? [message #120306 is a reply to message #120132 ] Fri, 31 July 2015 04:46 UTC
avatar ramboblender  is currently offline ramboblender
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Wasting time in Topmod.
Old model still remember how to do it :-)

index.php?t=getfile&id=109999&private=0

Re: How do you create mathematical models? [message #120307 is a reply to message #120306 ] Fri, 31 July 2015 05:27 UTC
avatar luxxeon  is currently offline luxxeon
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Interesting. Coincidentally, I'd been working out something similar for 3dsmax, which I was going to convert to a tutorial. Very nice render as well.


https://www.youtube.com/user/luxxeon3d
Forum: Buying
 Topic: Suggestions on the user interface
Suggestions on the user interface [message #120308] Fri, 31 July 2015 05:52 UTC
avatar j16sdiz is currently online j16sdiz
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Hi,
I think finding products with different size (e.g. rings with large varirity of size) very difficult.

1. The product list is tiles of pictures. With name chopped. Very difficult to find a product with specific size suffix.

2. The site consider same product of different size different. There are no size options. I must go back to the tiles of pictures to find what I need.

Hope you can improve this
Forum: CustomMaker
 Topic: About the text
Re: About the text [message #120310 is a reply to message #119715 ] Fri, 31 July 2015 06:18 UTC
avatar MrNibbles  is currently offline MrNibbles
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Having been sensitized to embossing/engraving errors over the years I noticed that some characters, such as the letter M should be ok when embossed but will have acute angles when engraved, which in the past have periodically caused rejections for width violation. Will you eventually be using different fonts for embossing and engraving?

index.php?t=getfile&id=110001&private=0

Also here's another example of a model being messed up by the personalization. Are there some general tips for this situation like staying away from edges, don't exceed some amount of curvature, etc., to ease the burdens on the tool?

www.shapeways.com/product/SGKKSFMCL/

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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Minimal surfaces in plated steel
Minimal surfaces in plated steel [message #120311] Fri, 31 July 2015 07:14 UTC
avatar ta_design  is currently offline ta_design
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Hello everyone! It's been a while since I posted minimal surface prints. I just had Dodecamobiustar and Hexagram 2 printed in steel and thought you'd be interested.


Dodecamobiustar (2 in) in polished nickel steel

https://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3467615_11462473_1438306702.jpg

https://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3467615_11462477_1438306702.jpg



Hexagram 2 (1⅞ in) in polished gold steel

https://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3476733_11463115_1438312662.jpg

https://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3476733_11463118_1438312662.jpg



I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. The shadows are fascinating because they look too small, especially for the Dodecamobiustar with the yellow background, where one of the "faces" seems to be detached and floating inside a shell.

If you haven't seen them yet, check out the WSF prints of my earlier minimal surfaces at First batch of minimal surfaces or in my shop.

I'm looking forward to creating more pieces and sharing them with you. Please share with interested friends! :)


Ta Design
Check out our sculptures of original minimal surfaces!
Mughal fish scale pendant - Mughal chandelier earrings - Multitudinous Möbius pendant
Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: New Upload Process and SW Site
Re: New Upload Process and SW Site [message #120309 is a reply to message #120282 ] Fri, 31 July 2015 06:05 UTC
avatar Echoco  is currently offline Echoco
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Having to switch between the 3 tabs is one.
In order to upload, type description and set price.
I could live with 2 tabs (upload&description and Price), a single page to do everything would be ideal.

Setting price is also not very fluid, having to go to different materials to set each markeups, although I did feel having a full list of material was a little much but it was faster than the current method.
Having an option to input total price or markup would also help, since I prefer the later, it'll save me time every time I update the models.


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 Topic: Scaling tool needs to be fixed...
Scaling tool needs to be fixed... [message #120305] Fri, 31 July 2015 03:40 UTC
avatar jaime_c_new  is currently offline jaime_c_new
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I'm having issues with the scaling tool, I set a size and it reloads and the size is either completely different than I want it or close to it...
Re: Scaling tool needs to be fixed... [message #120312 is a reply to message #120305 ] Fri, 31 July 2015 07:15 UTC
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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Could you provide more detail please ? Which file format(s) are you working with, what do you enter in the scale box, what are the sizes before and after. Perhaps even the model number of a model that exhibits the problem, I guess the model would not have to be "public" for shapeways' developers to access it.
Maybe even the browser you are using plays some role, in case there is some funky javascript involved that actually runs in our browsers and not on shapeways' servers.
 Topic: Show me your: Innovation prototypes!
Re: Show me your: Innovation prototypes! [message #120301 is a reply to message #120291 ] Fri, 31 July 2015 01:06 UTC
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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I can't tell if it is support material jamming it or if I made a mistake somewhere and let two parts overlap.
I've searched it a number of times, and I've broken the physical print open.. the bicycle chain flexes properly (even though its only 1mm across!!!!!) and the big gears seem to be free to rotate.. there is still something that I'm missing.

As I said.. this "links box" is to animate a micro-scale train layout... on a model train layout... :)
You've seen many other scales here on Shapeways, 1:87, 1:160, etc.. this one would be 1:10560

Many discussions held between model railroaders is which Local Hobby Shop (LHS) they believe to be the best place to buy materials. Many LHS have model train displays within their shops. I thought.. why not put a LHS onto my layout.. with a working layout?

The desire is to make a moving version of this: (click to see the model in my shop)
https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_104677_959572_1436236121.jpg


Patience, Persistance, Politeness - the 3Ps will help us get us to Perfect Printed Products
Re: Show me your: Innovation prototypes! [message #120313 is a reply to message #120263 ] Fri, 31 July 2015 07:46 UTC
avatar kaadesign  is currently offline kaadesign
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I like my custom made propeller balancer.

Without SLS-printing it would be nearly impossible to make this axis.

http://shpws.me/CnGe


Useful things... by kaadesign

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