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Forum: Porcelain
 Topic: Steampunk Geared Tea Cup
Re: Steampunk Geared Tea Cup [message #115882 is a reply to message #115829 ] Fri, 22 May 2015 00:14 UTC
avatar Andrewsimonthomas  is currently offline Andrewsimonthomas
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Beautiful! Do you have plans to print it in a transparent glaze?


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Forum: Official Announcements
 Topic: New Feature : What's in the Box
Re: New Feature : What's in the Box [message #115881 is a reply to message #115762 ] Fri, 22 May 2015 00:10 UTC
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Any left overs from dinner? I'm hungry!
Re: New Feature : What's in the Box [message #115884 is a reply to message #115881 ] Fri, 22 May 2015 00:29 UTC
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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I still think the <hr> tag that is below "What's in the Box?" is in the wrong place.. It makes it look like the information below that line is something else.

[Updated on: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:29 UTC]


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Forum: Post Production Techniques
 Topic: Tips for making silicone molds from 3D model?
Re: Tips for making silicone molds from 3D model? [message #115887 is a reply to message #115398 ] Fri, 22 May 2015 06:07 UTC
avatar Dmitri  is currently offline Dmitri
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This may sound like a stupid thing to ask (do forgive me), but have you ordered any of your models as Polished WSF? I've only ordered one thing so far but my model purchased in Polished WSF came rather glossy-smooth. It's only an extra 50¢, why not give it a try with one of your models? Worst case scenario you'll just have another piece (preferably one you haven't printed yet) to shine a little less than the previous ones.

I'm no expert, but I THINK the painting-to-smooth technique involves using model paints thinned out using paint thinner and painting the part in even thin coats to dry smooth. I don't know of what brand or type of model paints, but ask around on any models forums.
Forum: Aluminum
 Topic: Welcome to the Aluminum Discussion and Feedback Forum!
Re: Welcome to the Aluminum Discussion and Feedback Forum! [message #115891 is a reply to message #115867 ] Fri, 22 May 2015 07:48 UTC
avatar numarul7  is currently offline numarul7
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Daphne wrote on Thu, 21 May 2015 19:46

@numarul7: I would not use aluminum for tools. I made a tool once out of SLM aluminum as a prototype. It's not something that you can use as a screwdriver. Silver is also not the strongest metal, so that's not a big improvement.

I had al these ideas for products, and then I saw the price. Auwtsj. I'm not going to buy a bracelet for over 100 euro. I need to think smaller. Maybe some men rings with moving parts.


Don`t think like "what I would buy" , learn to think like "what client X will buy" In real life what you will buy the client won`t and because tastes are different and that is why you must do some market statistics or meet local art exhibitions regarding jewelry designers and stuff.

Yet is a better material than "brass" and "sls" for sculptures / some pendants / and other more art related stuff.

[Updated on: Fri, 22 May 2015 07:49 UTC]


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Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Designer only button?
Re: Designer only button? [message #115883 is a reply to message #115856 ] Fri, 22 May 2015 00:24 UTC
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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Fix your model with the Thin Walls tool and save it.
Down the x3db file to your computer.
Open that file with Netfabb Basic and then export it as a STL.


Patience, Persistance, Politeness - the 3Ps will help us get us to Perfect Printed Products
 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 #115892 is a reply to message #115735 ] Fri, 22 May 2015 08:53 UTC
avatar Darkwolf440  is currently offline Darkwolf440
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I doubt it will be long.

Thank you Mitch, for looking into it!

[Updated on: Fri, 22 May 2015 08:55 UTC]

Forum: Introductions
 Topic: 3d printing amateur
3d printing amateur [message #115888] Fri, 22 May 2015 06:10 UTC
avatar Zeldarkness  is currently offline Zeldarkness
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Hello everyone,

My name is Jessica and I'm still very inexperienced with 3d printing, I've only 3d printed one of my models with an UP printer using ABS filament but I've never printed in any other material. I'm currently trying to print a model of my Nintendo Mii that I modeled in sandstone colour but I keep having problems with the wall thickness check up on shapeways so I'm going to ask in the help thread and hope that I can get some good advice on how to fix it.

Looking forward to learning lots about 3d printing :)
Re: 3d printing amateur [message #115893 is a reply to message #115888 ] Fri, 22 May 2015 10:14 UTC
avatar 3DPrintingDog  is currently offline 3DPrintingDog
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Welcome! 3d printing is new for all of us, so you're in good company. Good luck with your projects!
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Topology
Re: Topology [message #115894 is a reply to message #115692 ] Fri, 22 May 2015 12:59 UTC
avatar Wahtah  is currently offline Wahtah
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stonysmith, are you sure about point 1? I don't see one triangle difference between what I upload and what I see in the 3D tools. The fact that it only happens *sometimes* may point to shapeways thin wall autorepair function? For that the models are turned into voxels, thickened where needed and then turned into a mesh again. I imagine that can lead to loss of smoothness.

and also this :-)

index.php?t=getfile&id=101525&private=0

"A topologist can't tell the difference between a coffee mug and a donut" (or a human being for that matter (EDIT: no wait, that's not entirely true...))

https://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=27149 &start=0&

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[Updated on: Fri, 22 May 2015 13:26 UTC]

Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: 3D Modeler Needed to Form Filigreed Christmas Egg For 3D PolyJet PrintOut
Re: 3D Modeler Needed to Form Filigreed Christmas Egg For 3D PolyJet PrintOut [message #115885 is a reply to message #115761 ] Fri, 22 May 2015 01:22 UTC
avatar PHOENIXRISINGCERAMICS  is currently offline PHOENIXRISINGCERAMICS
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Hi, I am not 3D printing the final porcelain cast but rather casting it in a rubber mold utilizing my breakthrough technology.
 Topic: Need HELP to cut of / alter something of a model
Need HELP to cut of / alter something of a model [message #115895] Fri, 22 May 2015 13:10 UTC
avatar mycsculptures is currently online mycsculptures
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Hello Pros,

I need to get the threats cut of.. maybe just leave the last 1-2 threats on it but the rest has to go or even better, flatten the last 2 threat lines.

Im an absolutely newbie to all this and if someone can help me out with that - that would be highly appreciated.

:)

Thanks

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[Updated on: Fri, 22 May 2015 13:11 UTC]

Re: Need HELP to cut of / alter something of a model [message #115896 is a reply to message #115895 ] Fri, 22 May 2015 13:55 UTC
avatar barvec  is currently offline barvec
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It might be a good idea to include an image of the final design. You might get more responses.

Just a recommendation :-)
Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: 3D Artist/Designer
3D Artist/Designer [message #115897] Fri, 22 May 2015 14:07 UTC
avatar kmeroddy  is currently offline kmeroddy
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Hello.
I am available to work with you on your projects and help you to bring your ideas to life, from Jewellery to Products to Art.
Feel free to contact me.

kevinroddy@ymail.com

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/3ddesignireland

http://www.kevinroddy3dart.com

http://www.kmeroddy.com

index.php?t=getfile&id=101533&private=0

A Lithophane printed with frame attached

index.php?t=getfile&id=101535&private=0

Metal Printed Pendants

index.php?t=getfile&id=101536&private=0

Celticknot Pendant

index.php?t=getfile&id=101537&private=0

Jewellery Box Prototype

index.php?t=getfile&id=101538&private=0

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