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Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: Design for Jewelry and Leather Stores
Re: Design for Jewelry and Leather Stores [message #114060 is a reply to message #113519 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 07:25 UTC
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Forum: Feature this!
 Topic: New Key ring tools, our first products on Shapeways
New Key ring tools, our first products on Shapeways [message #114059] Sat, 18 April 2015 05:58 UTC
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 Topic: For all jewelery designer and model builders
Re: For all jewelery designer and model builders [message #114073 is a reply to message #114046 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 09:54 UTC
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Hi Michael,

thank you for the work you have done for me. I've implemented something like this. If the clip is separated, there is not a burr on the component. That was the idea.

Now the parts are in print. If I have it, I make new photos. Then I update my online site and tell here in the blog.

Thanks to all who have given me the appropriate tips and advice. You live and learn.

I wish you a nice weekend.

Achim


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Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Miniature Hard Drive
Miniature Hard Drive [message #114070] Sat, 18 April 2015 09:14 UTC
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hi, I was working on a miniature external hard drive. I had them modeled in Autodesk Inventor. I was hoping to have it exported into vrml for colour printing. Can anyone points out how to do this? Or if there is anyone who could make them in colour format using my autodesk Inventor format?
Re: Miniature Hard Drive [message #114076 is a reply to message #114070 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 11:01 UTC
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Check last message http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/inventor-general-discussion/go ing-from-inventor-to-vrml/td-p/3124022


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Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Shop markup Paypal and email changes
Shop markup Paypal and email changes [message #114058] Sat, 18 April 2015 02:36 UTC
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I'm not sure quite where to put this, so here goes...

I recently changed ISPs and email addresses and updated my Shapeways info to reflect that, and my Paypal account. However, my recent shop markup was still sent to the old email address. Luckily, that account hasn't yet been turned off so I was able to see the email and click on it to get my markup.

But... That account is going away shortly. How do I get Shapeways to send my future markups to the new email address/Paypal account? In going over my account settings, everything seems set to the new email address/Paypal account. I must be missing something. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Bob
Re: Shop markup Paypal and email changes [message #114082 is a reply to message #114058 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 13:31 UTC
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One question would be "when" did you update Shapeways with your Paypal address?
If you changed it on the 15th, that alone might have been the problem.

Shapeways "pulls" the markups about mid-day on the 15th, and it takes several hours from that point to get the payments all sent out.
If you changed your address during that period, it wouldn't have taken effect that month.You can detect that it's happened by looking at your "Confirmed Sales" on the Sales page... for a few hours there, your Confirmed Sales drops to $0, but it doesn't show up in the "Payments" section yet.

They really ought to shut off shop changes during that few hours each month. Or at least put up a banner that says "Payments in process..any changes will take effect next month"


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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: How to create engraved text?
Re: How to create engraved text? [message #114056 is a reply to message #114053 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 00:05 UTC
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Is the bottom curved/empty, or flat?
Re: How to create engraved text? [message #114057 is a reply to message #114053 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 00:30 UTC
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The bottom has the same curve as the top surface, and there lip around the outer perimeter to give it some thickness. I would like to have it flat (or nearly flat) on the bottom so it has more heft. I did it this way to save on printing costs.
 Topic: Production prices increased!
Re: Production prices increased! [message #114061 is a reply to message #113855 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 07:33 UTC
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It may be depend upon the currency variation factors.
 Topic: Size issues
Re: Size issues [message #114062 is a reply to message #113634 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 07:43 UTC
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It was related to the technical difficulties. You need to contact a experienced technical person. He should know about all size difficulties problem.
 Topic: Methods for bonding Shapeways black flexible plastic to wood and aluminum
Re: Methods for bonding Shapeways black flexible plastic to wood and aluminum [message #114063 is a reply to message #113408 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 07:46 UTC
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Quote:

I just found a web site that appears very promising - lots of technical data in this site:

https://scciclient.blob.core.windows.net/cyberbond1com/multi media/pdfs/2002%20TDS.pdf


Thanks a lot for giving this link...........Great!!!!!!
 Topic: plastic materials discoloring
Re: plastic materials discoloring [message #114064 is a reply to message #113316 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 07:53 UTC
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Plastic materials are generally composed of the following five types of materials
1. Polymer
2. Stabilizer
3. Material to give function
4. Filler
5. Other polymer
Molecular structures to cause of plastic discoloration.
 Topic: 3D PRINTING PAUL MCCARTNEY
Re: 3D PRINTING PAUL MCCARTNEY [message #114065 is a reply to message #113311 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 08:01 UTC
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The way 3d printing works is actually truly forthright. Also rather than purely moderating the ledgers of massive establishments and their shareholders, the people set to return the most are shoppers, small organizations and groups that will now have the capability to make attractive much anything believable for inherent markets.
 Topic: 3D printing competition
Re: 3D printing competition [message #114066 is a reply to message #113353 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 08:02 UTC
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Ok..........I'll check it later.
 Topic: 3d imagination training
Re: 3d imagination training [message #114067 is a reply to message #112486 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 08:04 UTC
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How it is the best way????
 Topic: Hardware 3D prints to mold from
Re: Hardware 3D prints to mold from [message #114068 is a reply to message #113221 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 08:19 UTC
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I also go with Shapeways because of its variety of products. Shapeways can probably print various parts in different angles which will have an effect on the final parts suitable and working together.
 Topic: Good bye and thank you Shapeways!
Re: Good bye and thank you Shapeways! [message #114069 is a reply to message #112861 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 08:28 UTC
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I wish you all the best........!!!!!
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 Topic: Experimenting
Re: Experimenting [message #114074 is a reply to message #114026 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 10:35 UTC
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I think mkroeker is trying to convey some key aspects one should know about concerning 3D printing when setting up a business whose foundation is based on 3D printing. Namely, it is expensive and it is slow. So, with these two aspects in mind it rules out numerous types of products that can be done in a practical way. One area that 3D printing can excel at is in the creation of rare parts, say antique automobile parts for example. You can have a large enough markup that you can make a profit and the time needed for the print is not so much of an issue since you're basically making a one off.

"I want to use alternative materials of a proprietary nature to make products that people use every day through 3D printing technology." I'm not understanding this, can you expand on this somewhat? Are you saying that you have a 3D printer that is using proprietary materials and you want to implement this?

Regardless of what you're wanting to do exactly, you're going to need a person or persons skilled in 3D modeling software. You can hire freelancers on Odesk.com to get started in this area. Basically, what one does to create a copy of an existing product is to do 3D scanning to recreate the product or to take accurate measurements and recreate the product that way. Both instances need competent 3D modeling personnel to accomplish. Another thing you need is an engineer. The engineer will look at the product you want to duplicate and then tell you how it needs to be altered to be compatible for 3D printing in whatever material that is pertinent. The engineer can be skipped if the products being copied cannot cause harm if they fail structurally. For example, the interior door handles on an automobile if there were a failure could potentially lead to harm if a person wanted to exit a vehicle in an emergency, whereas the knobs on the stereo of the vehicle could fail and nothing bad would happen.

There are other personnel you would need if you were going to be operating in house 3D printers as opposed to hiring 3D printing service bureaus like Shapeways.





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 Topic: So Ball Joints....
Re: So Ball Joints.... [message #114075 is a reply to message #113991 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 11:00 UTC
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I have limited experience with this myself and would be interested in hearing an answer from someone who has some first hand experience with this.

Although, if it were being used for something like a figurine I wouldn't worry about it. I could see something like that lasting hundreds of years of normal use and remaining tight enough to hold position. On the other hand, if you had a part like the control rod on the swash plate on a helicopter or a ball joint on a suspension system on a vehicle of some type and these needed to have zero play, then you may run into a problem very quickly.

Kind of like designing something that will operate on battery power. If it will only be used a few times a day like a battery powered electric door lock, the batteries will last a long time, like a year or more for conventional batteries. Yet, if one tried to have a battery powered electric fan for cooling a living space, that wouldn't work because the batteries would drain in a short time and so it would be impractical.





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 Topic: Anyone have any questions about fractals?
Re: Anyone have any questions about fractals? [message #114072 is a reply to message #114052 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 09:33 UTC
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Nice. :D

Know of any software that is good for creating 3D fractals? How did you create this 3D model?





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Re: Anyone have any questions about fractals? [message #114084 is a reply to message #114072 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 14:32 UTC
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Quote:

Nice. :D

Know of any software that is good for creating 3D fractals? How did you create this 3D model?



Thanks for the compliment. :)

QuasZ is a GUI fractal generator that supports export to 3D file formats (ie. OBJ, STL) . It's $30 --> http://www.mysticfractal.com/QuaSZ.html

Julia 4D 2 is a GUI fractal generator that supports export to OBJ. I wrote it about 10 years ago and it's cost-free and in the public domain. You may need to download a DirectX 9.0c runtime to run this app --> https://github.com/AnthonyNystrom/Julia-4D I've included a compiled version in a zip file attachment to this post.

I also wrote my own commandline fractal generator from scratch. It's cost-free and in the public domain and supports export to STL format. It's also GPU-accelerated, so it's much faster than the two other apps listed above --> http://code.google.com/p/qjs-isosurface/ I've included a compiled version in a zip file attachment to this post. You will need to download the GLUT and GLEW libraries to run this app.

I generated the model using my commandline software. The iterative equation that I used for this model is z' = sin(z) + c*sin(z). I use this equation to test which points along a 3D grid belong in the fractal set. Once those tests are complete, I use Marching Cubes to generate the final triangle mesh.

A really good introduction to quaternion fractals can be found at: http://paulbourke.net/fractals/quatjulia/

A really good introduction to Marching Cubes can be found at: http://paulbourke.net/geometry/polygonise/

A really good introduction to quaternion math can be found at: http://www.theworld.com/~sweetser/quaternions/intro/tools/to ols.html

If you're not into quaternions, a really good introduction to 2D fractals can be found at: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/650821/Fractals-in-theor y-and-practice

Hope that answers your questions. If you'd like more detail on a certain part of my explanation, then please feel free to ask. :)

For the record, the model was printed using White Strong & Flexible plastic, and it's downright awesome to behold. Shapeways rocks!!!

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Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Help Needed
Help Needed [message #114071] Sat, 18 April 2015 09:29 UTC
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hi, I was working on a miniature external hard drive. I had them modeled in Autodesk Inventor. I was hoping to have it exported into vrml for colour printing. Can anyone points out how to do this? Or if there is anyone who could make them in colour format using my autodesk Inventor format?
 Topic: Jewelry Designs of Miniature Architectural Landmarks (bridges, Buildings, etc.)
Jewelry Designs of Miniature Architectural Landmarks (bridges, Buildings, etc.) [message #114078] Sat, 18 April 2015 11:40 UTC
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Hi,

I'm looking for a designer/modeler who can design miniature versions of architectural landmarks such as bridges, buildings, etc. (eg. the Brooklyn bridge) for a line of jewelry I'm creating. I'm not looking to re-create every detail of the pieces of architecture, but rather to capture the essence of the architecture for jewelry. Looking for someone with good artistic and interpretive skills. If you have a background in architecture or mechanical engineering or a similar field that would be an awesome bonus! PM me if interested.

Thanks,
Maggie
Re: Jewelry Designs of Miniature Architectural Landmarks (bridges, Buildings, etc.) [message #114080 is a reply to message #114078 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 12:24 UTC
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PM sent.


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 Topic: Looking for experienced 3D modeler
Re: Looking for experienced 3D modeler [message #114085 is a reply to message #113998 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 15:01 UTC
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pm sent. thank you
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Resize .obj file
Resize .obj file [message #114086] Sat, 18 April 2015 15:56 UTC
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Hello, I have an .obj file that I need re-sized. Is there an easy way to do this in Photoshop or other program?

Thank you!

Re: Resize .obj file [message #114087 is a reply to message #114086 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 16:06 UTC
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netfabb studio basic (cross-platform freeware from netfabb.com that will also let you check your file for errors, measure wall thicknesses etc):
Project->Open, Part->Scale, Part->Export part->as Wavefront OBJ
Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: A few pieces I received yesterday.
Re: A few pieces I received yesterday. [message #114081 is a reply to message #114041 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 13:27 UTC
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Love the s'more and sea turtle. They look great!
Re: A few pieces I received yesterday. [message #114088 is a reply to message #114017 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 16:54 UTC
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The turtle is beautiful <3 !
Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Shapeways lost 16 models during uploading
Re: Shapeways lost 16 models during uploading [message #114077 is a reply to message #114050 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 11:28 UTC
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Hi,

Where I can press button and my 100+ files will uploaded to Shapeways? On most of other similar services I can drag-n-drop all files to one window and all of it will uploaded automatically. I no found this function on Shapeways yet. What is API and how I can do it?

Thank you.

PS. All unchecked (not unprintable) files was moved from unprintable to "My files" during some time. But some truly unprintable files stayed there by null Bounding box reason (typical error for Shapeways). So most uploaded files become available in "My files" for next processing. It's good.
Re: Shapeways lost 16 models during uploading [message #114079 is a reply to message #114077 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 12:13 UTC
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See http://developers.shapeways.com - this seems to be a javascript library with some php and python bindings for interfacing your own software to shapeways. I kind of would have expected a sample standalone uploader application but did not see it,
but as you seem to be writing your own software for your variational modeling already, perhaps adding their API functions to it to do the upload is all you need.
Re: Shapeways lost 16 models during uploading [message #114083 is a reply to message #114079 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 13:46 UTC
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How I can use API if I am not a programmer? What is Piton? If you cannot able to offer simple button for bulk uploadings, please not send me to API.
Re: Shapeways lost 16 models during uploading [message #114089 is a reply to message #114031 ] Sat, 18 April 2015 17:15 UTC
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I'm not positive but I think the API might also let you set available materials and mark-ups during upload so it could be a time saver with respect to populating your store. With such a large offering of models it might be worth it to hire a programmer to do the API stuff so you can concentrate on generating more unique designs and more revenue instead of dealing with digital bits.

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