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Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: 2 3D Letters
2 3D Letters [message #120211] Thu, 30 July 2015 00:02 UTC
avatar mariannemr  is currently offline mariannemr
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I am looking to hire someone who can make me custom 3D letters. 2 of them. Look below at image, something similar to this but the two letters attached together.
Will need it by the 14th of August, so in about 2 weeks.

Letter should have thickness, not be flat
We are looking for a Matte White Finish
Need it in 2 weeks


Material: Matte
Color: White
Size: Torso size of man


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 Topic: Cheap & High Quality 3D modelling services
Re: Cheap & High Quality 3D modelling services [message #120212 is a reply to message #67386 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 00:04 UTC
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I have recently commissioned irokrhus and I have been very pleased with the professional attitude.

The quality and accuracy of the model is fantastic, the price was also very fair.

I have already set another job in motion and I am lining up more.

You won't be disappointed
Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Pose-able Grimlock (Age of Extinction version)
Pose-able Grimlock (Age of Extinction version) [message #120217] Thu, 30 July 2015 03:45 UTC
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Hi guys,

I'm new here and here to share my current work.

I started this project after I heard about HASBRO + Shapeways new SuperFanArt. Knowing there will possibly be a Transformers fan art site, I decided to work on Grimlock, which I found iconic in the new movie.

I finished the model recently but sad to heard SuperFanArt had stopped. But still I submitted this guy to print, and see how it goes from there.
Here's the 3D render of it, It should be able to pose like this if my joint design done right. Hope you guys like it :)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/amx800/untitled.246_zpsih4sxhei.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/amx800/untitled.247_zpsrqyvxdvc.jpg
Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Concrete tile design (Frank Lloyd Wright inspired)
Re: Concrete tile design (Frank Lloyd Wright inspired) [message #120219 is a reply to message #120177 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 04:33 UTC
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Ok, sound good. I'll work on making the big block first. Give me a day or two since I'm working on other things at the moment.





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Forum: CustomMaker
 Topic: Timeline for error correction
Timeline for error correction [message #120221] Thu, 30 July 2015 05:07 UTC
avatar woody64  is currently offline woody64
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This new feature is really great but currently I can't see any hint or timeline to see what's currently in the scope of the development.

To make use of this feature as shop owner it would be interesting to know which topics may be solved or adressed in the near future.

Maybe it would be helpful if you can report the 3 or 5 top topics on a wekly of biweekly base here.

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 Topic: The box over circle problem
Re: The box over circle problem [message #120222 is a reply to message #119777 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 05:41 UTC
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I solved my coaster problem, more or less. Now the rectangular image area essentially covers a thick strip across the center of the coaster. Science!

https://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3663401_11401737_1437979293.jpg
 Topic: Checkout Process
Re: Checkout Process [message #120223 is a reply to message #119757 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 05:52 UTC
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I'm not seeing any hints of the customization. I also only see personalized models added to my cart in the Shop Inventory list, not the My Models list, and therefore they can't be deleted.
 Topic: Greyscale variable emboss/engrave
Re: Greyscale variable emboss/engrave [message #120224 is a reply to message #119815 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 06:35 UTC
avatar MrNibbles  is currently offline MrNibbles
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The problem I was alluding to in the other thread was that black and white images are often shades of gray with no black or white. So the idea of having an option to maximize the dynamic range of the photo would spread out the image in height to the full value of the embossing or engraving height.

On one hand it's fine to say that's the responsibility of the buyer. The buyer needs to optimize their photo in a photo editor by playing with brightness and contrast controls to maximize the spread. On the other hand having an optional selector button to maximize image depth would also take care of the problem. So let's imagine that the image space is scaled from 0 to 20 levels from white to black, and if a user supplies an image that comes in over a range of 5 to 10, the height will be half of what the designer specified in the personalization set-up and the image will be sitting on a pedestal above the plane of the model. An optional processing of this image matrix by subtracting 5 (the pedestal or DC offset) and multiplying the remainder by 4 would get the image used for personalization in the tool to range from 0 to 20, or absolute minimum to absolute maximum.

For example, a buyer finds this image to use

index.php?t=getfile&id=109828&private=0

and gets this embossing with a pedestal that may or may not be visible after manufacture.

index.php?t=getfile&id=109830&private=0


It's really just a matter of managing buyer expectations and what's less of a hassle for a buyer to achieve desired results.

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Forum: Aluminum
 Topic: First print in aluminium (simple moving part)
First print in aluminium (simple moving part) [message #120227] Thu, 30 July 2015 07:44 UTC
avatar AmelieEloise  is currently offline AmelieEloise
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Inspired by New Horizon's mission to Pluto, and by Whystler's Tellurion, I thought I'd make the equivalent for Pluto and Charon, but in a simpler more Art Deco style as Pluto was discovered in the 30s. It's designed to hang from the loop at the top, and to allow Pluto and Charon to rotate about their barycentre.
The wires are 1.6mm diameter, the gap between the inner and outer hoops for the pivot point is 0.5mm.
index.php?t=getfile&id=109835&private=0
I'm pleased with how it came out, Pluto and Charon don't swing completely freely but with a gentle push can be rotated nicely, and the stiffer movement means the model stays in the position you left it. The surface looks nice, especially now the Pluto photos have revealed that a rough looking surface is appropriate :-)
The one not so good thing is that there must be some part of the process that is vulnerable to distortion, as it was designed with both hoops having the same curve profile, and in line with each other as the STL file was uploaded. The inner hoop with Charon has distorted out of plane a little, but not horribly, and has dropped a little (so it's closer to the outer hoop at the bottom than the top), but not so badly that it doesn't turn, so for me it's not a problem; it might be for someone wanting more complex moving parts.

Forum: Porcelain
 Topic: Max Bounding Box
Re: Max Bounding Box [message #120226 is a reply to message #120017 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 07:35 UTC
avatar marz_jean  is currently offline marz_jean
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Tnks Stonysmith, for your help. I will check also the links that you posted in your reply.
I have uploaded the model with a longest buid axis of 178 mm. It was accepted. I will
receive the print in about 20 days, will share the result.

For now, tnkz again for your shared info
index.php?t=getfile&id=109836&private=0


 Topic: porcelain prints with no glaze at all?
Re: porcelain prints with no glaze at all? [message #120228 is a reply to message #120098 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 07:49 UTC
avatar marz_jean  is currently offline marz_jean
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I would like to have this option also.
For me this gives the option of decoration, apply different colors on the unglazed object. And bake the product in a local kin.
Also the option of printing just the mold would be a nice option. Is that possible?
Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: The simplest form of multiple functions
Re: The simplest form of multiple functions [message #120229 is a reply to message #120070 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 08:31 UTC
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Thank you! Plastic materials have cost performance, but disappointingly damage the performance of functions.
Forum: Interlocking Metals
 Topic: Straball pendant
Re: Straball pendant [message #120233 is a reply to message #119519 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 09:00 UTC
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Thats pretty cool. I printed a 3d star sphere in matte gold steel, check my store if you'd like to see my version. I like yours better due to the depth of the stars. :)
Forum: Official Announcements
 Topic: Opening Porcelain to all designers
Re: Opening Porcelain to all designers [message #120234 is a reply to message #120129 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 09:08 UTC
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Pity about the yellow, I particularly liked WillLaPuerta's yellow Iris candle holder (and was toying with the idea of modeling one based on the molecular structure of sulfur). Any news on shipping unglazed parts, which would allow us to get the glazing or even painting done elsewhere ?
Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Deleting Pictures
Re: Deleting Pictures [message #120231 is a reply to message #120039 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 08:55 UTC
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Thanks for the Firefox hint, this works!
 Topic: Selling Shapeways printed goods on Etsy - double shipping?
Re: Selling Shapeways printed goods on Etsy - double shipping? [message #120218 is a reply to message #119823 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 03:53 UTC
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I personally am able to just order from Shapeways and ship it myself. It does contribute a fair amount to overall wait time for the customer, but on the other hand, I get to clean and seal the stainless steel pieces before I send them off, which Shapeways does NOT do - there's always gunk left in my pieces from the tumble polish (I assume that's what it's from).
Re: Selling Shapeways printed goods on Etsy - double shipping? [message #120237 is a reply to message #120218 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 10:26 UTC
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This is what is in SW's shipping information doc

Shipping to a Different Country

We're working to make it easier for you to send gifts to friends and family across the world. Currently, to guard against online fraud, we require that the country of your Ship To address matches the country of your Bill To address.
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Advice on sizing a socket to accept a 7mm tungsten ball?
Advice on sizing a socket to accept a 7mm tungsten ball? [message #120240] Thu, 30 July 2015 10:51 UTC
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Greetings, This is an application for a radiation alignment block and it will encase a 7mm Tungsten ball. Any quick advice for how big the "socket" should be? It will be printed in two halves. Is 7mm the right answer, or should I allow some margin? It will need to be a solid fit, no room for wiggle!

Sorry, but this will be my 2nd project, and my first attempt at something like this.

Much TIA!
Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Redesign of 'Orders' Looks Great!
Redesign of 'Orders' Looks Great! [message #120213] Thu, 30 July 2015 00:49 UTC
avatar PeregrineStudios  is currently offline PeregrineStudios
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....

........

......waaaaaaaiiit for it....


.............

.....BUT.....

Still no pagination? My 'Orders' page takes around three minutes or so to load (not an exaggeration, I timed it) just because of the sheer amount of orders on that page. And my exhausted little scrollbar is getting so tiny I can barely use the poor guy anymore!

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 Topic: sharing revenue
sharing revenue [message #120214] Thu, 30 July 2015 01:49 UTC
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Hi all,

Is there a way to split the markup on a print. Lets say if I create an item with another person can we separate the income percentages? I see references to co-creator but I don't think its what i am looking for.

Thanks
Bob


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Re: sharing revenue [message #120216 is a reply to message #120214 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 02:19 UTC
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There's no way at this time to accomplish that.
You just need for one of you to accept the full payment and then share with a PayPal transfer.

Co-Creator is a way for you to setup a model such that patrons can request customization.


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 Topic: Choose your orientation
Re: Choose your orientation [message #120220 is a reply to message #120203 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 04:58 UTC
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BillBedford wrote on Wed, 29 July 2015 21:49

> Do you want control over orientation?

Not really, for number of reasons:-

  • Any curved surface is likely to have stepping, what ever the orientation.

  • Printing a box in FUD or FXD gives one OK surface and five that will need work to get an acceptable finish so orientation is largely irrelevant.

  • Except in special circumstances, the costs and the amount of finishing required make printed items unsuitable for the majority of my potential customers. The effect of this is that I have come to the conclusion that printing is only really suitable for making patterns.


Of course if Shapeways were to offer a service by which FUD and FXD was given a shot blasted finish, I could very well be interested.


I'm guessing from your points that you haven't ordered much in FUD/FXD lately. Most of the prints show very little stepping now, even on curved surfaces. A cube, for instance, would in my experience be pretty much perfect straight from the printer as it would require no support wax. It's this wax that ruins a surface not the stepping lines and so orientation is vital to a good print. Shot blasting FUD/FXD would likely be an even worse solution as it would just remove small details.

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 Topic: Lego Piece in steel
Lego Piece in steel [message #120232] Thu, 30 July 2015 08:59 UTC
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Is it possible to print a lego piece in stainless steel and will it fit snugly on a plastic lego piece? I am working on a project for an implant drill guide. (dental) The objective is to have a patient scanned by CT, with a plastic lego piece in the mouth, which is fixed to a plastic stent. Then I make a guide that fits that lego piece. It looks like the photo.
The other concern is toxidity of the Stainles steel.. I know that it is infused with bronze, but are their any toxic chemicals used that you know of? Perhaps it can be autoclaved to make it sterile.. This may be a great idea that could benefit many people. The current way of doing it is very complex and large companies have monopolized on it. This is a simple way.
regards
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Re: Lego Piece in steel [message #120235 is a reply to message #120232 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 09:22 UTC
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See the accuracy quoted on the "Materials" page for steel - this is a sintered material that will suffer variable and geometry-dependent shrinkage in the firing stage. Also it is high time that they purge the last mention of "stainless" from its description - while the steel component may be from a family loosely referred to as "stainless", the final composite has been shown to develop all the colorful corrosion products expectable from iron and copper.
You may have more luck with the cast metals (brass,bronze, silver), but even there you will probably not get the perfect fit of the common lego brick.
 Topic: Curation / Organizing products / Partnerships with European Service Bureaus ?
Re: Curation / Organizing products / Partnerships with European Service Bureaus ? [message #120215 is a reply to message #120210 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 02:16 UTC
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How is partnering with another service bureau going to eliminate VAT? You're stuck with VAT in any of the euro market, even if it is within the same country.


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Re: Curation / Organizing products / Partnerships with European Service Bureaus ? [message #120225 is a reply to message #120215 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 07:19 UTC
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Well, in the UK for example, unless you earn more than 82k GBP per year (say in the UK) for example, you and your customers won't be charged Vat.

For example, when I order one of my own 3d prints on shapeways, if I set the destination country to UK, the 3d printing production costs alone (shipping not included) are £8 more expensive than if I set the destination to the U.S or Canada. Below the print cost, (when destination is set to UK) shapeways tells you a pre-vat figure which is £8 cheaper.

(In the UK) When that total reaches the VAT registration threshold (£82,000 for a 12-month period in 2015/16), you need to register by the end of the following month. For example, if your turnover exceeds £82,000 for the 12 months to 31 August 2015, you need to register for VAT by 30 September 2015.

I figure, if there was a shapeways partnering bureau say in the UK, or any other euro countries, you would be able to Order prints at the pre- vat price unless you Are a business who exceeds the thresholds of the relative country.


Perhaps I'm just not getting this correct, please help me understand! I'm not very smart business wise :) just trying to understand all this online store business stuff!
Re: Curation / Organizing products / Partnerships with European Service Bureaus ? [message #120230 is a reply to message #120225 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 08:50 UTC
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Shapeways already has (actually has had from the start) a production plant in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. So any partnering with small companies or individuals, whatever that idea was to be about, would not improve the tax situation for you. I do not know the UK tax system, but I suspect it could be possible for you to reclaim the VAT from your local authorities (directly or by adding it to your business expenses) if you are in fact exempt from it ?
Re: Curation / Organizing products / Partnerships with European Service Bureaus ? [message #120236 is a reply to message #120230 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 10:13 UTC
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Yes, so I would have to register as a business to reclaim the VAT but have to make over 82K GBP from my store before I would be eligible to reclaim it, right?

What about customers who buy from my Shapeways stores, wouldn't they get the Country specific VAT price added on too. They would be turned off the higher price and would not want to reclaim the taxes from local authorities. Shouldn't there be a button to check for customers to say that they are buying a gift, therefore be able to pay the pre-Vat amounts?

I attached two screen grabs to show the comparisons costs when checking out the same product to the U.s and the UK. Obviously with a more expensive 3d printed product, this would be much more of an issue to consumers and shop owners.

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Re: Curation / Organizing products / Partnerships with European Service Bureaus ? [message #120238 is a reply to message #120236 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 10:43 UTC
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FEEDMEEEEE wrote on Thu, 30 July 2015 10:13

Yes, so I would have to register as a business to reclaim the VAT but have to make over 82K GBP from my store before I would be eligible to reclaim it, right?

Guess you need to ask a lawyer or tax accountant, my uneducated guess is that even if you cannot reclaim the VAT directly, you could deduct it from your reported earnings.

Quote:

What about customers who buy from my Shapeways stores, wouldn't they get the Country specific VAT price added on too.

Certainly, if there is a VAT in their country of residence AND shapeways is obliged to collect this VAT due to common market laws. (Else the customer would still have to pay the equivalent as import tax at customs)

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Shouldn't there be a button to check for customers to say that they are buying a gift, therefore be able to pay the pre-Vat amounts?

How would buying something as a gift make it tax exempt ? If there is such a tax law I assume it must be specific to the UK. As I see it, the only chance to buy without VAT is to do trade as a VAT-registered business (or move to someplace where the concept of VAT is unknown)

Quote:


I attached two screen grabs to show the comparisons costs when checking out the same product to the U.s and the UK. Obviously with a more expensive 3d printed product, this would be much more of an issue to consumers and shop owners.


As I see it VAT is something local to the buyer, the only question is whether the seller is obliged to collect it at purchase (same country or same common market) or whether customs or tax authorities at the receiving end do.
Re: Curation / Organizing products / Partnerships with European Service Bureaus ? [message #120239 is a reply to message #120236 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 10:44 UTC
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Edit: deleted my post

mkroeker explained it very well :)

Edit 2: Keep in mind for US customers we only add the state tax once we know in which state they are located (and thus that happens at the next step during checkout).
This is only for NY and Washington.


Mitchell

[Updated on: Thu, 30 July 2015 10:48 UTC]


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 Topic: Shapeways Decline
Re: Shapeways Decline [message #120241 is a reply to message #117140 ] Thu, 30 July 2015 11:31 UTC
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Hi, I was wondering if that daily meeting happens in the Eindhoven factory too, as I've been having recurring issues in the last few weeks with the colours of my pieces (Dye Pigment Spots, Print Powder Contamination, Uneven Coloring). I'd feel less frustrated if I knew that each time I complained the feedback was being discussed by the team at a strategic level with plans to improve the process, rather than simply a refund being issued. (I must add, the customer service itself is great and the team super friendly and helpful, and I appreciate the refunds and professional treatment - it's just frustrating to be making a complaint with every other order at the moment).

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