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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: 3D Printed Hacky Sack Prototype
3D Printed Hacky Sack Prototype [message #114215] Tue, 21 April 2015 01:14 UTC
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Take a look at my Hacky Sack Prototype, it's not perfect in function yet but it looks amazing. Printed in Pink Strong an Flexible. Stay tuned for updates and videos.

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Send an email to DaltonBissell@live.com for a free quote on any custom orders.
Re: 3D Printed Hacky Sack Prototype [message #114219 is a reply to message #114215 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 02:15 UTC
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Interesting. It's been a long time since I played with one --- I'm curious how a 3D printed one will hold up.

(Haha... last time I used one it was filled with pennies...)
Forum: Official Announcements
 Topic: Changes to Frosted Detail Plastic on April 15th
Re: Changes to Frosted Detail Plastic on April 15th [message #114216 is a reply to message #113309 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 01:46 UTC
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So is this new upload bounding box limit/error detection for each individual part within the file applicable to all materials? I know that if I put smallish individual parts into a file but spread them out too apart there can be bounding box errors in various but not all materials, for example a bounding box error for polished white SF but not regular unpolished WSF even though the small individual parts are small enough to be polished..

Re: Changes to Frosted Detail Plastic on April 15th [message #114222 is a reply to message #114216 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 02:50 UTC
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Correct.. the bounding box for FXD is per part, not across the entire uploaded file.


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Re: Changes to Frosted Detail Plastic on April 15th [message #114228 is a reply to message #114222 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 04:05 UTC
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stonysmith wrote on Tue, 21 April 2015 02:50

Correct.. the bounding box for FXD is per part, not across the entire uploaded file.


But will they apply this methodology to other materials? Or has it been applied already? It shouldn't affect anything like machine space or material space but just eliminate false bounding box errors.
Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: What's with the new variable product column widths???
Re: What's with the new variable product column widths??? [message #114224 is a reply to message #114206 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 02:55 UTC
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I don't think Shapeways ever intended to support organization of stores by rows of fixed size. They've certainly never said so. I'm not convinced it's reasonable to expect support for that going forward.


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Re: What's with the new variable product column widths??? [message #114229 is a reply to message #114224 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 04:09 UTC
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Bathsheba wrote on Tue, 21 April 2015 02:55

I don't think Shapeways ever intended to support organization of stores by rows of fixed size. They've certainly never said so. I'm not convinced it's reasonable to expect support for that going forward.



That's probably true, but since things were limited previously to a certain fixed row/column format that's what I leveraged and why I adapted my store to that format. Having no major talent for ESP I couldn't foresee future changes so that's why I am where I am now. It looks like in the near term at least the 12 items per page (or an integer multiple of that) will be maintained so I can work with that for now. I don't mind variable rows/columns as long as I know what's coming down the pike, and improvements in container elements (sort of like the variable ring size selector tool) or highlighting store sections would simplify things greatly. I can always be creative and make life more difficult for myself prior to every future format change. ;)

Anyway in 2 weeks I will be gone for months on my walkabout (not Bali) so I'm trying to lock down my store in some format that may or may not be a good choice for when I return. It feels like stabilizing a patient before taking hoisting them down the side of a cliff in a rickety basket blowing in the high winds.
Forum: Introductions
 Topic: Comfort Crusader
Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114214 is a reply to message #114186 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 01:03 UTC
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Thank you so much. I'll check out the EOS printers. I really want to print clothes with cotton or hemp, and furniture with recycled cardboard boxes, but as far as I can tell that's not possible yet. This is all very exciting. I want to acquire something soon to bring back to Costa Rica with me. I don't know of anyone in this country who has a 3D printer yet, though there probably is someone. I have so many ideas for things I want to make and I think I'm going to need more than one kind of printer, though hopefully I'll find software that can do it all.

I'm so happy to have found this forum. My head was spinning with all the choices. How nice to connect with experienced users!

[Updated on: Tue, 21 April 2015 01:04 UTC]

Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114220 is a reply to message #114028 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 02:26 UTC
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Print cotton or hemp and from cardboard boxes? What do you mean? As in... print out a full dress, made out of real fabric (like cotton)?
Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114221 is a reply to message #114220 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 02:44 UTC
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That's what I mean. I know it seems insane right now but a short time ago no one thought that it'd be possible to print food or metal, either. I believe that cardboard can be processed, ground into powder, probably, and combined with a resin, just like other substances are being used. Of course, I've not been able to find any evidence of anyone doing anything like this yet, but it's going to happen and I want to know when it does and jump right on it, because I've got things to print!

3D modeling of clothing has been done for years. I plan to expand on that to make life-size dresses made to order for human beings based on a person's exact measurements. Sure, garments may need to be done in pieces to start with and then assembled. I've been seeking more information on the wedding dress that was recently made by Xuberance and the dresses Melinda Looi showed at the 3D Print Show in New York, but the details escape me thus far. It's possible that I can get some sort of robot or other machine to assemble the dresses as needed, but since they won't be standard sizes I'm not sure how difficult that'll be. In the meantime there are people who know how to sew.

The furniture should be much easier to do, once I find out what I need to make it. That can finance the dress company. :D
Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114225 is a reply to message #114028 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 02:56 UTC
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Well yeah, but the clothes made thus far have been from plastic/nylon/smth pieces fit together to properly dress a human form. They can be made elastic (and I saw a video of a bra made out of elastic plastic and shoes made out of plastic or metal), but they still won't be cotton or hemp. These are organic. Fabric can't be ground up and then poured or sculpted by a machine - it's made out of thousands of thin "strings" (sorry, English is not my native language) that are then interwoven together to form what you see as the fabric. Same with cardboard - it's made out of fiber, though I do assume it can be more easily 3D printed than fabric... But even so, I can't guarantee that the result would be "cardboard" and not... well, a different, denser, harder material.

And even if we do get the technology for this 5-10 years from now, you certainly won't need to buy printers that are on the market now, for technology that you don't know will exist - and if it will, what type of printer it'll need and such.

You CAN, however, create patterns for clothes on a computer and then cut the fabric in other to later sew the pieces together. But for that you don't need a 3D printer. And you need to have the fabric already in existence...

Sorry if I'm not understanding you right or if I'm raining on your parade, but the whole idea just kinda confuses me.

[Updated on: Tue, 21 April 2015 02:59 UTC]

Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114227 is a reply to message #114225 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 03:15 UTC
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No, you're not confusing me at all. This is exactly the kind of information I need, so I thank you.

Of course I realized that it's possible that the reason I've been having trouble finding resources to do what I plan to do is because they don't exist yet. In fact, it's possible that I will need to work with someone to create them, once I find the right developer who's interested in the challenge. Of course you're right about not buying anything before the technology I want is available, though I want to start making furniture right away, specifically designs based on a fold-up wooden table I have and a shelf that has pegs underneath it near where it meets the wall, and a bar for hanging clothes underneath. It's an excellent piece that does a lot in a small space and, in fact, it'll be best to make it out of something durable, as I want to use them in a tropical coastal environment, that's very hard on organic materials, and on most plastics, too.

Maybe I will go ahead and get an application to submit clothes to a programmable sewing machine, as I'm not the best seamstress in the world, nor do I want to be. I just want better clothes to wear, as do many other people.
Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114230 is a reply to message #114225 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 04:42 UTC
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AbsoluteGeekery wrote on Tue, 21 April 2015 02:56

And even if we do get the technology for this 5-10 years from now, you certainly won't need to buy printers that are on the market now, for technology that you don't know will exist - and if it will, what type of printer it'll need and such..


I just remembered another thing that made me so excited about printing fabric--I guess you didn't see any stories about this development by Disney Research Labs: http://www.disneyresearch.com/project/printed-teddy-bears/
Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Cannot remove a 2nd customization setting for item
Cannot remove a 2nd customization setting for item [message #114226] Tue, 21 April 2015 03:09 UTC
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I noticed that I'm unable to remove a customization setting, I only get the little trash icon if I click the + and add another but then I'm still stuck with a new one that cannot be deleted. Do I really have to re-list just to remove an option?

 Topic: Grammar/Word Error
Grammar/Word Error [message #114231] Tue, 21 April 2015 05:09 UTC
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URL: https://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/solidworks_student_desig n_kit_3d_printing_tutorial


...a Student Edition you can turn your .SLDPRT file an .STL file...

should be

...a Student Edition you can turn your .SLDPRT file into a .STL file. ...

Forum: 3D Applications
 Topic: shrinking stl file size - using rhino program
shrinking stl file size - using rhino program [message #114232] Tue, 21 April 2015 05:21 UTC
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Hi all,
I have a model which i built and am interested in printing - only problem is the file is bigger than the 1 mil polygons or 64mb that is the limit.
It is saved as a binary file, that still does not meet the required file size.
anyone have any tips?
thank you so much in advance!

Tal
Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: The new generation of Shell Dice is born
Re: The new generation of Shell Dice is born [message #114233 is a reply to message #114198 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 05:26 UTC
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Actually, it is not a matter of depth (all fonts are 0.7mm depth in all my dice) but a matter of size of font.
I would rather advice to ink the numbers (with a permanent marker: just remove any excess with alcohol).
Here is the result on the old generation D8 (in regular steel and with a slightly different font I think):
index.php?t=getfile&id=97778&private=0

  • Attachment: D8Shell.JPG
    (Size: 198.80KB, Downloaded 5 time(s))


So many things to design, so little time...
Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: Stainless steel hollow escape hole location
Re: Stainless steel hollow escape hole location [message #114234 is a reply to message #113811 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 06:32 UTC
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Thanks my problem is solve on your topic.
 Topic: Shapeways polishing question
Re: Shapeways polishing question [message #114235 is a reply to message #113502 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 06:33 UTC
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Good 3 D printing is best one.
 Topic: Print quality
Re: Print quality [message #114236 is a reply to message #113352 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 06:35 UTC
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You buy a new printer so you goes the printing expert and solve your problem.
 Topic: Models with Vertex colors plus textures for color sandstone printing
Re: Models with Vertex colors plus textures for color sandstone printing [message #114237 is a reply to message #113230 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 06:42 UTC
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Modes is good.

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