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Forum: Shapeways API
 Topic: OAuth authentication Implementation Problems
Re: OAuth authentication Implementation Problems [message #116309 is a reply to message #116260 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 07:59 UTC
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after many checkes i think the problem is that i did not installed well the OAuth ... still stucked on it .. filling kinda despaired :(
made a post about it on stackoverflow..
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30486801/cant-install-oau th-module
Forum: Porcelain
 Topic: Vase WIP
Re: Vase WIP [message #116317 is a reply to message #115642 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 12:28 UTC
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Since this thread has become my repository for Vases that I'm planning on ordering in Porcelain, here's the latest one I've worked up. For now I'm calling it Swan Vase.

index.php?t=getfile&id=102190&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=102191&private=0


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Forum: ShapeJS
 Topic: Alternative Development Environments?
Re: Alternative Development Environments? [message #116326 is a reply to message #115163 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 15:12 UTC
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Yes july or august time frame.


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Forum: Aluminum
 Topic: If you were wondering what the support material looks like
Re: If you were wondering what the support material looks like [message #116313 is a reply to message #116293 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 11:11 UTC
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I haven't polished any rockets, but I tried polishing some other Al parts with sandpaper, a dremel and polishing pasta. I actually spend the better half of a day trying to polish the front two parts of the airplane. However, I could not reach all surfaces on the bottom (something with complex shapes..) so the last part was sand blasted. Please note that this was just a prototype and that it doesn't actually reflect the quality of the company. The used material is AlSi10Mg.
index.php?t=getfile&id=102189&private=0

 Topic: Welcome to the Aluminum Discussion and Feedback Forum!
Re: Welcome to the Aluminum Discussion and Feedback Forum! [message #116316 is a reply to message #115777 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 12:27 UTC
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Your material specification states 10% Silver. Shouldn't this be 10% silicon??
Re: Welcome to the Aluminum Discussion and Feedback Forum! [message #116318 is a reply to message #116316 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 13:05 UTC
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I asked about this a week ago and got ignored - guess that's just the information they got from the MBA types who negotiated the contract with the production partner, and everybody in the know took the pentecost/memorial day week off after hacking together a materials page.
Re: Welcome to the Aluminum Discussion and Feedback Forum! [message #116320 is a reply to message #116318 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 13:15 UTC
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So according to the SLM Solutions website, these are the available aluminum alloys:
Alloys
• AlSi12
• AlSi10Mg
• AlSi7Mg
• AlSi9Cu3
• AlMg4,5Mn0,4
Other Materials on request

Of course you can use other powder than what they deliver, but please don't tell me that someone thought Si means silver..
Re: Welcome to the Aluminum Discussion and Feedback Forum! [message #116323 is a reply to message #116320 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 13:48 UTC
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Probably depends on what you make of the "subtle sparkle caused by the silver particles in this material". Curiouser and curiouser, but apparently nothing that could have been clarified by this week's regular update, as both the unlikely layer thickness and the mentions of a "wax version" and "plaster mold" are still there. Unusual introduction of a new material suggesting unusual situation of some sort ?
Re: Welcome to the Aluminum Discussion and Feedback Forum! [message #116327 is a reply to message #116323 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 15:23 UTC
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Some clarifications

As has been noted, there are some errors on the material page.

The alloy is AlSi10MG, so its aluminum with 10% silicon, not silver, it looks like we were using copy from the silver page and there was some confusion internally.

I made a little material data page in spreadsheets

index.php?t=getfile&id=102218&private=0

Edited silcone - silicon, thanks mkroeker!

[Updated on: Thu, 28 May 2015 15:40 UTC]


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Re: Welcome to the Aluminum Discussion and Feedback Forum! [message #116328 is a reply to message #116327 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 15:31 UTC
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Thx again. Subtle sparkle cough cough... twinkle twinkle little bat..
And please make that silicon without the "e", silicone is something else...
Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Ring modeler needed from drawings
Re: Ring modeler needed from drawings [message #116319 is a reply to message #116203 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 13:14 UTC
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If you like you can send me the drawings... Regards Michael
 Topic: 3D Modeller needed for medallion
Re: 3D Modeller needed for medallion [message #116329 is a reply to message #116286 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 16:19 UTC
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Hello,

I made this one:

https://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=getfile&id=102231&
https://www.peter-lemmens.nl/wp-content/gallery/3d-work/untitled.340.jpg

Let me know if you want this. ;)

[Updated on: Thu, 28 May 2015 16:31 UTC]

Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: copyright question about making a model to sell.
copyright question about making a model to sell. [message #116300] Thu, 28 May 2015 00:51 UTC
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i was wondering what are the guidelines for making a model to sell. Can i make a model of an item in a random game and sell it or are models of game items copyright issues?
the models i have made so far but didn't sale are:

  • legend of zelda rupee
  • Legend of Zelda Skull Token
  • Kingdom Hearts Xehanort Keyblade

would any of these be a problem to sale and how would i know about future models i make?

[Updated on: Thu, 28 May 2015 01:03 UTC]

Re: copyright question about making a model to sell. [message #116302 is a reply to message #116300 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 01:51 UTC
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Simple answer: with tens of millions of other things to design, why copy something existing?

Per the terms of the US DMCA "safe harbor" regulations, Shapeways enforces take down notices when the copyright holder notifies them. Until the copyright holder finds your items, you might get away with using copyrighted material. But, why push the limits of what might get you in trouble?

Formal answer: Find a lawyer in your country with experience in Copyright Law and ask them what you can do. Most of the forum members here are NOT lawyers, and can not offer you legal advice.


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 Topic: Newbie need some help
Re: Newbie need some help [message #116311 is a reply to message #116278 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 10:52 UTC
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Hey! Welcome to the forum! :D

1. Where to go from here? 3d modeler?

A good place to find a 3D modeler would be Upwork (formally Odesk).


2. What are the costs roughly to hire a 3d modeler?

I've seen 3D modelers from India offer hourly rates as low as $8.00 per hour for mechanical type models. You're most likely going to need a sculptor though and so that'll be a bit more, I'd say something like $30 per hour. Set up a job offer on Upwork and 3D modelers will send you bids.


3. Do 3d modelers make what I need to send to a 3d printer?

Yep! Make sure whomever you hire is highly familiar with the 3D printing though, as there is quite a bit to it and someone not in the know can set you back with errors.


4. What material would be best for my situation? I need the mold to hold up and not change due to hot soft plastic temperatures that would peak at around 325 degrees. This may be a show stopper I don't know.

Nope! Not a show stopper. Take a look at Shapeways' Aluminum material pilot program. With 3D printing you can add inside blind holes, cavities and tubes that can allow you to design in liquid cooling so that you can have faster cycle times. This can be done with CNC machining too, but with 3D printing you can do it all in one piece and in geometries that CNC cannot do, also 3D printing is much much cheaper than CNC machining.





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 Topic: What 3D printer do you have at home?
Re: What 3D printer do you have at home? [message #116308 is a reply to message #116280 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 07:44 UTC
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I've got a CTC makerbot copy which I now use for making some of the larger models that have got too expensive at Shapeways since the WSF price changes.

It's not as flexabile as the Shapeways printers and some of the designs have had to be simplified, but it's letting me expand my range into things that would be uneconomic to produce via Shapeways.

Sometimes the surface finish is better that WSF too !

Tom

Re: What 3D printer do you have at home? [message #116312 is a reply to message #116308 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 11:09 UTC
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Wanhao Dupilcator 4x (MB Rep'2 Clone).


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Re: What 3D printer do you have at home? [message #116314 is a reply to message #116308 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 11:12 UTC
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I have:

CubeX Trio that I have upgraded with a heated bed and an optical Z axis sensor.
A SLA machine of my own design.
A FDM of my own design.

I'm working on two other designs as well including a SLS machine and a new kind of SLA machine. What I'd really like to have is a DMLS machine! Currently I'm the process of moving to a larger facility and can hardly wait to get back to it!

One of the reason I have recommended in the past that Shapeways make moves to become more like a traditional manufacturer is eventually everyone pertinent is going to have their own machines. Shapeways could offer what they currently offer, but add lots more services like assembly, integration of off the shelf components, drop shipping and wholesale pricing. Gosh! I would really love to start a company like that! I'd rule the world in just few short years! HAHA! :D





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Re: What 3D printer do you have at home? [message #116315 is a reply to message #116314 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 11:14 UTC
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I really want to make a huge machine that can print in gunite so I can print houses and all kinds of other stuff in a large scale.





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Re: What 3D printer do you have at home? [message #116325 is a reply to message #116315 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 14:37 UTC
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We have Davinci 1.0 at the office and other smaller printer is on its way.


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 Topic: Shapeways support
Re: Shapeways support [message #116330 is a reply to message #116279 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 16:44 UTC
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I got a message from the customer service person yesterday to reorder and then send in the order number to him/her. I just did that.

Thank you for your help. Let's see where this one goes.
Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: How can I edit the name of one of my Shop categories?
Re: How can I edit the name of one of my Shop categories? [message #116303 is a reply to message #116294 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 02:06 UTC
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It doesn't look like a button. Using the latest fad in interface design, things are undecorated or even cryptically half-hidden. Here it looks like a blue text (maybe with underline... local config forces underlines) to the right of the section names already created. Like this:

Shop Sections
[ Add a shop section... ]
+ Add Section
One section Delete
Another section Delete

Or you hit one of those "funny" bugs that only affects some accounts and not others.
 Topic: "What's in the Box" and "About this Product"
Re: "What's in the Box" and "About this Product" [message #116324 is a reply to message #115765 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 14:00 UTC
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I just noticed that the sections have been switched as per my suggestion. To whoever did that: Thanks!
 Topic: How do I get my photos to show on search results?
Re: How do I get my photos to show on search results? [message #116332 is a reply to message #116274 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 17:35 UTC
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Does nobody know how to do this?
Forum: Official Announcements
 Topic: New Feature : What's in the Box
Re: New Feature : What's in the Box [message #116322 is a reply to message #116290 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 13:21 UTC
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No needs store formulas in main database. You add revenue and site (page) computed final price by formula (adding value). What is a problem to add similar formula in page for multiplication volume of model and density of material? Weights would be computed on uploading process in first tab automatically similar computing of prices in first and last tabs. Isn't it? Also markup configurator (% + $$) could be created by similar way.

[Updated on: Thu, 28 May 2015 13:27 UTC]

Re: New Feature : What's in the Box [message #116331 is a reply to message #116322 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 17:01 UTC
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Not sure what the fuss about weight is. I don't design earrings, but looking at the metal prices per CC I seriously doubt you would sell too many "heavy" items simply because they'd cost a fortune!

But the big worry is that weight=(density * volume), and the density figures for some materials are in the descriptions. So knowing weight and density it is easy to solve for volume. And anyone can calculate SW printing prices if they know the volume, so by subtracting it from the selling price they can see your exact mark-up! Anyone here really want to tell customers exactly how much profit we derive from each sale? Anyone know a jeweller or other manufacturer that advertises how much of their price is materials, and how much is profit?

If SW wanted to reveal my mark-up to the world I'd take my models elsewhere. Some things remain commercially sensitive and therefore confidential.
Re: New Feature : What's in the Box [message #116333 is a reply to message #116331 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 17:38 UTC
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Not sure if this has been said before, but the What's-in-the-box image really shouldn't be a photo image, it should be a Shapeways render.

The point of the whole what's-in-the-box concept is to clarify exactly what the customer is getting. If the image in that area includes a whole bunch of other bits and pieces (used for display), then it's really not clear. The render would be more precise.
Re: New Feature : What's in the Box [message #116334 is a reply to message #116333 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 17:44 UTC
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OddEntity wrote on Thu, 28 May 2015 17:38

Not sure if this has been said before, but the What's-in-the-box image really shouldn't be a photo image, it should be a Shapeways render.

The point of the whole what's-in-the-box concept is to clarify exactly what the customer is getting. If the image in that area includes a whole bunch of other bits and pieces (used for display), then it's really not clear. The render would be more precise.

This.
Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Minimal surfaces!
Re: Minimal surfaces! [message #116301 is a reply to message #116298 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 01:47 UTC
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That's so cool. Thanks for sharing. I'm envious of your math skills. :)
Re: Minimal surfaces! [message #116304 is a reply to message #116301 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 02:09 UTC
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You're a nice person. I wouldn't mind having some of your talent as well.


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 Topic: Wall Thickness is still a problem.
Re: Wall Thickness is still a problem. [message #116306 is a reply to message #116292 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 03:32 UTC
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Sometimes scaling the model won't help if something is still too thin after scaling. For example, doubling the scale of something that's 0.3 mm wide only gets you to 0.6 mm, which is too thin for WSF but multiplies the material cost by eight. Also, say you're designing for steel. If scaling puts your longest dimension above 76 mm, your minimum wall thickness goes from 1.0 mm to 1.5 mm.

I suggest you keep the same scale but enlarge the angle and/or the thickness of the thinner tips, especially for the two yellow areas right beside the curls. Seeing a single yellow edge or corner is better than seeing a longer yellow surface on both sides of a wall.

You can think about it like this: You'd have a harder time snapping off a corner with your fingers than you would a thin plate sticking out from that corner. Same with polishing pellets repeatedly hitting your print.

I'm not an expert but HTH.


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 Topic: Jack Sparrow Figure
Re: Jack Sparrow Figure [message #116321 is a reply to message #115731 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 13:17 UTC
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Experimenting further with poses. Trying to find something characteristic to Jack.




(no reference)
http://i.imgur.com/NAIMGCd.gif




http://a.dilcdn.com/bl/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/05/Captain-Jack-Things-4.gif
http://i.imgur.com/uicmTNe.gif




http://i.imgur.com/ECjZZ7p.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RPO4JdI.gif




http://i.imgur.com/PVIPGek.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/LhcBupx.gif




http://i.imgur.com/kHQYlYV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7nAgTwq.gif



Which one do you like?
 Topic: Dizzy the Monster Top - A work in progress
Dizzy the Monster Top - A work in progress [message #116335] Thu, 28 May 2015 18:15 UTC
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Hello everyone,

This here is Dizzy the Monster Top. Let me know what you all think, thanks.
Model Page : http://shpws.me/HXPN
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Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Bug taking credit card
Bug taking credit card [message #116299] Thu, 28 May 2015 00:20 UTC
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Have been ordering many times. Lost Walmart Visa debit Money Card. Ran my balance to near zero and purchased new card (# ending in 2360) and added $100.00. Was going to add new card but before I had a chance to choose new card, rejection of old card appeared. This is a bug. Added new card and rejection continues. This is a bug. Netflix accepted it. Card is set-up properly ans account shows $100.00. I have a valid card and need to place an order.

HELP. Can you fix this on your end. All is well on this end!

Tom Wilcox
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Re: Bug taking credit card [message #116305 is a reply to message #116299 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 02:12 UTC
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Requests such as this need to go to service@shapeways.com


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 Topic: The new "What's in the Box" feature shows original filname instead of title.
Re: The new "What's in the Box" feature shows original filname instead of title. [message #116307 is a reply to message #116184 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 06:55 UTC
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FIXED!!!!!!!!!


http://i.giphy.com/MWYbIyPpTXYVa.gif


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Re: The new "What's in the Box" feature shows original filname instead of title. [message #116310 is a reply to message #116307 ] Thu, 28 May 2015 09:29 UTC
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http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llwmxle4us1qh7gfao1_500.gif

Great news Mitchell. Better late than never! :)
Thanks!!!


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 Topic: Spam comments on models
Spam comments on models [message #116336] Thu, 28 May 2015 18:21 UTC
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I have a rash of meaningless one-word comments from spam accounts.
https://www.shapeways.com/product/HQUFCAN6W/whalesnail

Legit comments are being buried. IMO designers should be able to delete comments on their own models, or at least flag them.


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