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Forum: Interlocking Metals
 Topic: Welcome to the Interlocking Metals Discussion and Feedback Forum!
Re: Welcome to the Interlocking Metals Discussion and Feedback Forum! [message #118391 is a reply to message #117232 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 11:56 UTC
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Aha!
Here are the interlocking steampunk gears that I was posting about previously. (Sorry the image is large, don't know how to get it to scale, as I've not posted a photo on a forum before!)

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They all move as freely as I hoped they would, so I'm very pleased with them.
Length of the whole 'string' is just under 5cm. I had one 'amber' warning for clearance, which I ignored, and it's printed fine anyway :-)

Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Order
Re: Order [message #118379 is a reply to message #118354 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 03:59 UTC
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Did you factor in the production time for what you are ordering?
 Topic: Web site on tablet
Web site on tablet [message #118376] Tue, 30 June 2015 01:34 UTC
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The web site is difficult to use on a tablet. It seems like the drop down menu from my avatar image requires mouse-over which I don't have.
thanks for your attention
Re: Web site on tablet [message #118380 is a reply to message #118376 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 04:51 UTC
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Thanks for letting us know.

Can you inform us hat tablet you're using?

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 Topic: CSV-wizard does not work.
CSV-wizard does not work. [message #118392] Tue, 30 June 2015 12:07 UTC
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Hi,

CSV-wizard does not work again by several reasons. In-first, sometimes SW site becomes down in process:

index.php?t=getfile&id=105904&private=0

In other case I cannot able download file (file is null or has small part only).

Can you fix it?

Thank you.

Still not available...
index.php?t=getfile&id=105913&private=0

[Updated on: Tue, 30 June 2015 15:58 UTC]

Forum: ShapeJS
 Topic: Announcing ShapeJS Cocreators!
Re: Announcing ShapeJS Cocreators! [message #118395 is a reply to message #118353 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 13:31 UTC
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Never mind... I just realized the Pilots hub page had a 'sign up for the wait list' link.
Thx!
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Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: 3D CAD Design, Mechanical Engineering, Rapid Prototyping
Re: 3D CAD Design, Mechanical Engineering, Rapid Prototyping [message #118374 is a reply to message #83676 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 00:46 UTC
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There is no limit to what we can create. Call or email for free advice anytime.

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 Topic: Solidworks Pro - Cheap Fast Quotes on Designs!
Re: Solidworks Pro - Cheap Fast Quotes on Designs! [message #118377 is a reply to message #118367 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 02:12 UTC
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To all,

First, I appreciate very much the business from those I have received it from. However, over the last few months, my family has had a number of medical emergencies that have kept me away from performing the tasks at hand. I do fully appreciate DavidColin's notice to the community because ultimately, it is true. My communication over the last weeks/months has been horrendous. I understand the frustration that is involved and so I have sent him all models of the design as they are, which was at the 90% stage and am also sending him a full refund once I get verification of the email he would like the funds sent to.

As a designer, I take a lot of pride in my work, but ultimately, family is more important. Let this be a lesson to all designers and consumers. Communication is more important than just about anything else. If you are a designer, keep your customer informed of when the fires come up, and if you are a consumer, take precaution and work with a trusted modeler. I kept thinking I'll get back as soon as I can, and that never happened until a notice came in my email about this message. I understand that my reputation is generally shot on Shapeways and that will be very hard to repair once I am able to return to making great products for this great community. However, my focus is currently on taking care of the needs of my family.

I wish everyone the best and happy designing.

Kevin


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Re: Solidworks Pro - Cheap Fast Quotes on Designs! [message #118378 is a reply to message #118377 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 02:38 UTC
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I confirm that Kevin has done as he has indicated here...offered an apology, a refund, and the design work completed thus far. I feel this is an acceptable solution to the conflict, and I am sorry to hear about the family illnesses he is experiencing. My only issue is, I wish we had gotten notification of this months ago so we wouldn't have wasted time waiting around for a response and moved on to another designer.

Ultimately I believe Kevin to be an honourable man who found himself overwhelmed.
 Topic: Freelance ZBrush Modeler/Sculptor
Re: Freelance ZBrush Modeler/Sculptor [message #118398 is a reply to message #115190 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 14:00 UTC
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https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10562698_10153139108183303_5765020861279467288_o.jpg

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Patricio Ruales López Freelance 2D/3D Modeler and Character Artist Illustrator. www.patokali.com
Re: Freelance ZBrush Modeler/Sculptor [message #118399 is a reply to message #118398 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 14:18 UTC
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Wow! Congrats! :)
Re: Freelance ZBrush Modeler/Sculptor [message #118400 is a reply to message #118399 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 14:20 UTC
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Thank you! :)


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Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: How do I set the order of products in the designer profile?
How do I set the order of products in the designer profile? [message #118403] Tue, 30 June 2015 15:28 UTC
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I can't seem to set the order on the designer profile page and there seems to be no identifiable order in the display - not most popular, most recent, alphabetic, nor the order I manually set up using shop inventory. Does any one know how to do this? Or at least why it comes up in the order that it does?
Forum: Aluminum
 Topic: My "Hiker Tritium Presence" in aluminum
Re: My "Hiker Tritium Presence" in aluminum [message #118393 is a reply to message #118305 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 12:24 UTC
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Thanks, Stephen!

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Re: My "Hiker Tritium Presence" in aluminum [message #118402 is a reply to message #118016 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 15:18 UTC
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That finish looks vey rough compared to my aluminum ring. Could it be the result of needing more support in the printer or something? Is it possible some light polishing was done on the ring?

Here's the pic. You can see some very slight bumpiness on the ring borders but the inside surface is smooth as silk. Could it also be a matter of orientation? Are some surfaces (up, down, sides) more susceptible to graininess and bumpiness?

https://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=getfile&id=104653&private=0

[Updated on: Tue, 30 June 2015 15:25 UTC]

Re: My "Hiker Tritium Presence" in aluminum [message #118409 is a reply to message #118402 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 16:08 UTC
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Interesting - they look like two completely different materials!
Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: 3D Print Dolls
Re: 3D Print Dolls [message #118373 is a reply to message #118348 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 00:34 UTC
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Here's my version made from the Zbrush demo soldier. It has 2 mm walls and is 68.6 mm from ear to ear. You can see and or download it here: Demo Soldier Doll Head 2mm Wall by UniverseBecoming on Sketchfab

It is $34.76 3D printed in Shapeways' sandstone material.





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 Topic: Painter Needed
Re: Painter Needed [message #118375 is a reply to message #118341 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 01:19 UTC
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I live in Pasadena, California.
 Topic: How do you protect your designs, if you do?
Re: How do you protect your designs, if you do? [message #118383 is a reply to message #29598 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 06:14 UTC
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I kinda use Deviantart, four of my 3d designs are actually long posted in my account. As for the tie clip, I use the same dragon head. For future models, I will be either uploading it in Deviantart or if not, I will upload a photo with my personal logo.
 Topic: FUD vs. Transparent Acrylic
FUD vs. Transparent Acrylic [message #118394] Tue, 30 June 2015 12:30 UTC
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Hi guys,

a friend and me (we're both design students) were wondering wich material - frosted ultra detail or transparent acrylic - is better for printing a perfume bottle?
It's for a project at uni so we're trying to achieve the best quality and to make it appear as realistic at possible!

Also, do you know if there is some kind of student discount?

Thanks a lot for your help!

Greets from Germany,
Sabrina
Re: FUD vs. Transparent Acrylic [message #118397 is a reply to message #118394 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 13:59 UTC
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Hey there! Yes, there is most definitely a student discount, available here.

As far as deciding between FUD and transparent... depends on what you mean for "realistic" - the transparent resin may be clearer, but it also has a tendency to turn out a bit more yellow than FUD. FUD on the other hand can be less transperant (depending on orientation) and have a frosted look to it. Honestly, I prefer FUD over transparent resin but it's all a matter of preference. You'll also get better detail quality with FUD :)


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Re: FUD vs. Transparent Acrylic [message #118401 is a reply to message #118394 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 14:40 UTC
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So both don't "weather" well. Transparent will yellow (and start with a yellow tint), and FUD will whiten. Both need to be polished to increase transparency. If you want high detail, FUD is the way to go. If you're going for a bottle shape, and the yellow isn't an issue, I'd go with transparent detail.


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 Topic: Hinges
Hinges [message #118382] Tue, 30 June 2015 05:57 UTC
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Is this available in shapeways? Because if I want to create a box or any shape with extruded designs and have a lid or to be a container.
And if already available, is their a specific size for it and what are the variations that can be use.
Re: Hinges [message #118404 is a reply to message #118382 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 15:30 UTC
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GRedulla013 wrote on Tue, 30 June 2015 05:57

Is this available in shapeways? Because if I want to create a box or any shape with extruded designs and have a lid or to be a container.
And if already available, is their a specific size for it and what are the variations that can be use.


Plastic and interlocking metal (pilot program) can accomplish what you need. Material specs for distance between parts so they dont seize can be located here: https://www.shapeways.com/materials/strong-and-flexible-plas tic

Good luck
 Topic: Choose your orientation
Re: Choose your orientation [message #118412 is a reply to message #118313 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 16:33 UTC
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Much of this has been mentioned above, but I thought I'd share it in my own words and add to the tally...

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- how do we make orientation a feature that does not produce worse quality parts for beginning users?

Call it an "advanced feature" so that beginning users know. An info link can explain everything if they want to learn.

I imagine a process like this:
A check box would suffice for those interested in custom orientation. It may simply read, "Advanced Feature: Custom Orientation". Once checked, it would be made clear that the designer is accepting responsibility for any orientation related problems that may result. Next, the 3D preview of their model would indicate that the orientation they see is the orientation the printer will receive. Then, interactive features would be available to provide simple controls so the user can re-orient their model based on this preview if they choose to do so. Any changes made would be saved with the model on Shapeways' servers. New model versions would import those orientation instructions by default, and a beginning user could activate orientation features on the model's page when they feel they are ready.


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- who is responsible when orientation is fixed by the user and quality suffers?

The user is responsible if quality suffers when they allow for a bad orientation. This responsibility should be made clear to them from the start, as mentioned above.


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- if you have a part with smal x,y and high z it will require a long build and/or might negatively influence our cost. How do we compute the impact?

Either the cost is placed on the user, or, in an extreme case, perhaps it is best to not print it at all and email the user with a message explaining exactly why this is the case. It doesn't seem this would come up very often with WSF prints. Also, in the case of WSF, maybe the model could be tried in another printer for a better fit if the user is willing to wait a few more days.


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Features we are thinking about
a) let users set orientation for their products. Again how to control quality and who's responsible?

This sounds great! Place orientation related quality in the control and responsibility of the user. This should be made clear to them once they opt in.

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b) we set orientation, BUT we guarantee we print always in the same orientation. If this leads to a quality complaint, we re-orient and fix that way.
The problem with b) is that if you upload a new version of the file should we keep orientation? If you upload a new product even more difficult!

In the case that the user has not specified a preferred orientation, printing their model in the same orientation each time sounds great too. When the user uploads a new version of their model, the orientation data from the previous version should carry over and Shapeways would do their usual manual checks like they always do. This is where Shapeways would match the orientation to the previous version behind the scenes.

The user could also be prompted to "Please check the orientation in the preview below. We have been printing your model as shown on the left. Your current file is shown on the right. Does this look correct?" ⤵

index.php?t=getfile&id=105891&private=0

If the answer is "No, this does not look correct," the user could first be given a button for Shapeways to "correct it for me". If they didn't sign up for custom orientation in the first place they may want to avoid the hassle of manually selecting an orientation. As a second option, the user could be given an opportunity to opt-in for custom orientation and be given simple controls to rotate their model as they see fit. Most of the time, I imagine these previews would look the same and the user would select "Yes, this looks correct."

In the case that the "Current Orientation" preview exhibits an entirely new and un-recognizable model, the same options and checks should resolve any orientation related issues.

In the case that an entirely new model is uploaded and the user does not specify the orientation of this new model, Shapeways can choose an orientation based on the parameters they always use. Also, an interface for Shapeways' staff providing a quick look at the users' previous models and their print orientations could help them decide faster on the proper orientation for the new model so the user can have a consistent "set" of models. If complaints come up, Shapeways can adjust the orientation on a per-model basis.

Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Cthulhu Lives!!
Re: Cthulhu Lives!! [message #118386 is a reply to message #118362 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 09:24 UTC
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Thanks great idea when I finish the other models I'm working on I will take a look :)
 Topic: Running Rabbit Rings - Anticipation, Contact, Mid-Air
Re: Running Rabbit Rings - Anticipation, Contact, Mid-Air [message #118396 is a reply to message #118138 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 13:40 UTC
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 Topic: Symmetric patterns on a sphere surface, my hobby
Re: Symmetric patterns on a sphere surface, my hobby [message #118381 is a reply to message #118361 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 05:11 UTC
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seriaforma wrote on Mon, 29 June 2015 21:30

Very cool! Have you tried antiquing them to make the lines stand out more?


That's a very interesting idea which I haven't considered, but could try out some day. I don't have experience of antiquining, so I'd expect couple less-than-stellar attempts before proper success. I fear a bit about internal surfaces of these spheres, they're practically impossible to clean or polish mechanically.

[Updated on: Tue, 30 June 2015 05:13 UTC]

Re: Symmetric patterns on a sphere surface, my hobby [message #118405 is a reply to message #118381 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 15:33 UTC
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should take this with complete black background to show the most out of the brass in my opinion :)


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Re: Symmetric patterns on a sphere surface, my hobby [message #118407 is a reply to message #117909 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 16:01 UTC
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 Topic: Apple Watch Stand
Re: Apple Watch Stand [message #118406 is a reply to message #117603 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 15:46 UTC
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This is now the featured image for Gadgets on the homepage!


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Re: Apple Watch Stand [message #118411 is a reply to message #118406 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 16:23 UTC
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Hey that's great Aimee!

Thank you so much!


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 Topic: Predator Ring Size 10
Re: Predator Ring Size 10 [message #118408 is a reply to message #118287 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 16:07 UTC
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Re: Predator Ring Size 10 [message #118410 is a reply to message #118408 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 16:18 UTC
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Thanks so much :)
Re: Predator Ring Size 10 [message #118413 is a reply to message #118287 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 16:52 UTC
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Too bad we can't promote it...


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Re: Predator Ring Size 10 [message #118414 is a reply to message #118413 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 16:57 UTC
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Why is the reason IP issue ? I have some unique designs like Cthulhu coming so watch this space :)
Re: Predator Ring Size 10 [message #118415 is a reply to message #118287 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 16:57 UTC
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Yes that is why. Be sure to post in feature this when you have designs of your own IP :)


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Re: Predator Ring Size 10 [message #118416 is a reply to message #118415 ] Tue, 30 June 2015 17:04 UTC
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Cool NP Cthulhu is my own design based on the writings of HP Lovecraft but will post em when I get them done thank.

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