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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Pose-able Grimlock (Age of Extinction version)
Re: Pose-able Grimlock (Age of Extinction version) [message #122034 is a reply to message #122008 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 03:45 UTC
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Thanks !
I graduated 3D animation course few years ago, I used MAYA and Zbrush for the 3Dmodelling.
For painting I used airbrush and normal paint brushes with lacquer paints.
 Topic: Minimal surfaces in plated steel
Re: Minimal surfaces in plated steel [message #122037 is a reply to message #120311 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 06:09 UTC
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I have two new prints for you. One's in plastic but I'll post it here anyway (it's also available in steel). Click below for more photos. What do you think?


Multitudinous Mobius Voronoi (2 in) in polished gold steel

https://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3776213_11888308_1441034215.jpg

https://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3776213_11888309_1441034215.jpg



Mobius strip Voronoi (5½ in) in polished blue S&F

https://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3774109_11880460_1441032386.jpg

https://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3774109_11880546_1441032386.jpg



Thanks for taking a look. Be sure to tell a friend and have a great week. :)


Ta Design
Check out our sculptures of original minimal surfaces!
Mughal fish scale pendant - Mughal chandelier earrings - Multitudinous Möbius pendant
 Topic: Weave Five puzzle ring in raw brass by OSKAR & BRAM
Re: Weave Five puzzle ring in raw brass by OSKAR & BRAM [message #122038 is a reply to message #121927 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 06:22 UTC
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Great work as usual!


Ta Design
Check out our sculptures of original minimal surfaces!
Mughal fish scale pendant - Mughal chandelier earrings - Multitudinous Möbius pendant
Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: Problems with size
Re: Problems with size [message #122040 is a reply to message #122011 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 08:21 UTC
avatar Keymaker  is currently offline Keymaker
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Do you use .stl format?

When you use Blender, consider 1 blender unit as 1mm ( or cm, or inch) and during upload select mm (or cm, or inch)

Scale from Blender is not saved in STL.

[Updated on: Tue, 01 September 2015 08:21 UTC]


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Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: model needed for button design
model needed for button design [message #122049] Tue, 01 September 2015 12:18 UTC
avatar Najecki  is currently offline Najecki
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I am working on a museum project which is replicating a British uniform from the American Revolution. The pewter buttons on the uniform are two sizes: 22 mm and 15 mm diameter. The button has a simple design, a raised number 45 . The number is about 1 mm thick above the button disc. The button disc is a flat piece of polished pewter, about 3 mm thick. For model purposes the button disc can be made thicker as I can file that down to my desired thickness later on.

I am looking for quotes to make both model sizes. The models have to be made of metal or ceramic because they will be put into a vulcanized rubber mold that gets about 350 degrees and a wax or plastic material would warp and melt in the rubber mold. From that rubber mold I will be casting pewter 45th buttons from the model.

Attached is photo of an original button. Once I get an idea of what this 3D model will cost, and get the go-ahead from the museum, I can provide a cleaned up image in a SVP, JPG, TIFF, PDF format, etc.

BTW - this is my first project with 3D printing.

Roy Najecki
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Forum: CustomMaker
 Topic: CUSTOMMAKER CHALLENGE: DESIGN A PHONE CASE
Re: CUSTOMMAKER CHALLENGE: DESIGN A PHONE CASE [message #122042 is a reply to message #122024 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 08:50 UTC
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Hi,

I have one question before apply new contest. What about rights/sales of models such models? SW will manufacture it as he want, promote, sale, etc but will SW pay designer's revenue for each sold prints or not?
Re: CUSTOMMAKER CHALLENGE: DESIGN A PHONE CASE [message #122050 is a reply to message #122042 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 12:30 UTC
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Quote:

By participating in the CustomMaker Challenge you are granting Shapeways a perpetual, nonexclusive, sublicensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to use your model, description, and photographs, as well as print and distribute prints of your model, for promotional purposes.

So I take that to mean that Shapeways can print and distribute copies of the entries (most likely just a handful as decorations for tradeshow booths or as handouts for community meetups) without having to pay markup (the "royalty-free" above) while the designer can at the same time continue to sell the same part with their usual markup (the license given to shapeways being "nonexclusive") and thereby benefit from any additional awareness caused by Shapeways' use of product photos in their own advertising...
Forum: Post Production Techniques
 Topic: Polyamide Water Absorption
Polyamide Water Absorption [message #122032] Tue, 01 September 2015 02:03 UTC
avatar sammy_j_wells  is currently offline sammy_j_wells
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Hey hey :)

Here is a crazy and probably ridiculous question:

I've read that polyamide (strong and flexible plastic) can sometimes absorbs moisture but I was hoping to make a silicone rubber mould from my print (I can't really print in other materials because it is a large and intricate form). Is there something that I can treat the polyamide with to seal it and how flexible is the material? Would it just warp under the weight of the silicone (the model has a wall thickness of abt. 2mm?

Thanks heaps!
 Topic: Photo sculpture
Photo sculpture [message #122048] Tue, 01 September 2015 12:08 UTC
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we can print a photo file sculpture two holes in the bottom so that weighs less and therefore the most serious economic cost
Re: Photo sculpture [message #122053 is a reply to message #122048 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 12:57 UTC
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Yes, you can make a model hollow so that it costs less. Wall thickness needs to be around 3mm and holes 15mm for "full color sandstone" (.7mm walls and 2mm holes for "full color plastic").
If holes in the bottom do not work in your case (e.g. sandstone model of a standing person with thin legs) you can also try to split the sculpture in the middle and then plug or glue the upper and lower half together.
Re: Photo sculpture [message #122054 is a reply to message #122053 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 13:19 UTC
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Thanks you,
If one could not see his legs, but it was a long dress like the picture that attached

Forum: Suggestions & Feedback
 Topic: Over-Polishing on Silver Ring
Over-Polishing on Silver Ring [message #122035] Tue, 01 September 2015 03:54 UTC
avatar PeregrineStudios  is currently offline PeregrineStudios
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Hey Shapeways,

I think you need to have a word with your polishing department - they tend to get a little overzealous at times. Usually I catch the overpolished rings before they go out but in this case I didn't, and my customer complained. His photo is attached.

It's not an issue of the detail being too fine - I often get this same ring with the detail beautifully preserved. I think it really just comes down to someone not caring about doing a decent job and just going through the motions on this particular day.

Because I failed to catch this when I received the order I won't be looking to get a refund or a replacement in this case. But this is definitely something that should be looked out for.

Re: Over-Polishing on Silver Ring [message #122057 is a reply to message #122035 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 15:20 UTC
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Make sure to contact CS. They'll be able to communicate with the vendor any issues.


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Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Snake Pendant
Snake Pendant [message #122039] Tue, 01 September 2015 06:48 UTC
avatar Nickolaos  is currently offline Nickolaos
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Hi,

Check out a recent design of mine


index.php?t=getfile&id=114497&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=114493&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=114494&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=114495&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=114496&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=114497&private=0

you can find it here: https://www.shapeways.com/product/WFXEYL6A9/snake-pendant?li =shop-results&optionId=57744142

Please give feedback. thank you

[Updated on: Tue, 01 September 2015 14:19 UTC] by Moderator

Re: SNAKE PENDANT [message #122052 is a reply to message #122039 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 12:45 UTC
avatar Michael_Teiniker  is currently offline Michael_Teiniker
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Nice
 Topic: First project - branding iron. Wall thickness?
First project - branding iron. Wall thickness? [message #122058] Tue, 01 September 2015 15:45 UTC
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I just made my first project; first time using 3D software too. I am making a branding iron to "sign" my wood working projects. But I am getting a warning that my wall thickness on some of the design elements is too thin. I'm printing this is stainless steel. The overall size is about 2" x 2"

https://www.shapeways.com/model/3dtools/3780745/0/23?check=4 &key=e5e927dd765bc32387b9a4467604f69c

The areas flagged as too thin are mostly the lines on the neck and the thin parts of the lettering. My questions:
Is it too thin to print (a limitation of the printer) or is the concern that it will break? I'm not concerned about this but maybe I should be.
Is 3mm thick enough for the base plate?

Any opinions or feedback would be appreciated.
Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: SNEAK peek of our new community Hub
Re: SNEAK peek of our new community Hub [message #122043 is a reply to message #122029 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 09:20 UTC
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That's good that Shapeways is trying to do something to help designers learn what kinds of products are good to spend time on developing, but as I said above, (I think it was this thread) actual sales numbers are what's going to give people motivation in this area. For example, let say one of us designers were to create something in one of those product areas, does that mean that we could expect regular sales, or would it just be a sale here or there every few months? Provided of course, said designer came up with a product comparable in value and desirability.

Doesn't look too good when I see one of those products being, Keyboard Mounts for C64C case. I mean how many people buy something for a computer that was popular back in 1980? :D

We need to see actual sales numbers I'd have to say. Yes, I know it's already been stated that actual numbers cannot be published, so there needs to be some other way devised to peek the interest of the designers that is related to the subject.









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 Topic: Typo of silver design guidelines?
Typo of silver design guidelines? [message #122044] Tue, 01 September 2015 10:14 UTC
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I am wondering if the below description is for "minimal engraved details" instead of "embossed details".....

For Silver, the minimum detail is determined by the casting process. Silver products are printed in wax, and then a liquid plaster is poured around them and solidifies into a mold. When liquid metal is poured into this mold, the pieces of plaster that create engraved details can break off if they are too small.



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 Topic: does anyone know the weight of SW's stainless steel per 1cm3 (Specific Density)?
Re: does anyone know the weight of SW's stainless steel per 1cm3 (Specific Density)? [message #122046 is a reply to message #121979 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 11:02 UTC
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Original datasheet by ExOne (http://www.prometal.com) for their 420SS/Bronze says 7.86 g/ccm on average - no idea where the 3.8 figure came from (green state density before sintering ?) but they should know.
Re: does anyone know the weight of SW's stainless steel per 1cm3 (Specific Density)? [message #122047 is a reply to message #122046 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 11:17 UTC
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Is steel prints empty inside?
Re: does anyone know the weight of SW's stainless steel per 1cm3 (Specific Density)? [message #122056 is a reply to message #77762 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 14:27 UTC
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I'm not sure where I got that number either, but the printed density is aprox 7.86 g/cc as mkroeker found.


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 Topic: Get 15$ : Key chain CustomMaker Challenge
Re: Get 15$ : Key chain CustomMaker Challenge [message #122033 is a reply to message #122023 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 02:17 UTC
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I♥U Shape 2 - Customizable: https://www.shapeways.com/product/NTXB6CS6Z/i-hearts-u-shape -2-customizable?li=shareProduct&optionId=57753036
index.php?t=getfile&id=114462&private=0
Keychain or Necklace,...
index.php?t=getfile&id=114482&private=0
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[Updated on: Tue, 01 September 2015 05:05 UTC]

Re: Get 15$ : Key chain CustomMaker Challenge [message #122036 is a reply to message #122023 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 04:16 UTC
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Technically speaking this challenge is not to necessarily design an actual key chain or key ring, but rather to design the personalized bobble that would be included on a key chain or a key ring. Correct?
Re: Get 15$ : Key chain CustomMaker Challenge [message #122051 is a reply to message #122023 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 12:43 UTC
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Julia Keychain: https://www.shapeways.com/product/PNLB3XGE4/julia-keychain-1 -lp-custom?optionId=57755254
index.php?t=getfile&id=114504&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=114505&private=0

Re: Get 15$ : Key chain CustomMaker Challenge [message #122055 is a reply to message #122023 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 14:06 UTC
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My stylish Car Keychain :)

https://www.shapeways.com/model/upload-and-buy/3780427

[Updated on: Tue, 01 September 2015 14:09 UTC]


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Re: Get 15$ : Key chain CustomMaker Challenge [message #122059 is a reply to message #122023 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 15:53 UTC
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The latest Andromeda Trade Collective product comes all the way from Gallifrey (even though that world is technically time locked). It's a key that will fit a Type 40 time travel capsule - aka TARDIS.

And to make sure you don't get it confused with some other time lord's key, you can get it personalized with a phrase or picture!

Check it out here.

https://images1.sw-cdn.net/shop/logo/106x80_26527_1421796743

https://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3689617_11747755_1440188345.jpg

https://images2.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3689617_11747546_1440188345.jpg

https://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3689617_11747545_1440188345.jpg
Embossed circular Gallifreyan text reads: "Andromeda Trade Co."
Forum: Introductions
 Topic: Good Day to you!
Good Day to you! [message #122030] Tue, 01 September 2015 00:16 UTC
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Hello Everybody! I just want to say how excited I am to be opening a shop here on Shapeways! I look forward to meeting new people and get feedback on my products. While the shop is small now, I have quite a prototypes in the works, of which I hope will be useful to most! I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering, so you will most likely see most of my products relate to tools, mechanisms, design, etc. I am even finding jewelry to be a fun creative process. I look forward to being a part of this community!


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Re: Good Day to you! [message #122031 is a reply to message #122030 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 00:42 UTC
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Hello, 3d printing is almost addicting lol; but yea welcome to community!


Let make fantasy a reality!
Re: Good Day to you! [message #122060 is a reply to message #122031 ] Tue, 01 September 2015 16:18 UTC
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It is very addicting! I am just waiting for the day I can own my own printer, then prototypes could be made relatively quick and cheap before final production!


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