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 Topic: Intro of me and my project/idea thing
Intro of me and my project/idea thing [message #116261] Wed, 27 May 2015 10:28 UTC
avatar Spiritypete is currently online Spiritypete
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A particular idea brings me to shapeways. Karma and working with nature and philanthropy kid of idea. At the moment I'm just shaping up the idea itself, so it's a bit like a hobby but I am serious about getting it somewhere. I am looking for people first, and trying to school myself up in this amazing new way of creating. I know many people have been thinking about what I'm thinking about, so for simplicity I'll save that for PMs. It's been thought of, and tried (or tried to try) by others already, and I am sure shapeways people are just on the edge of their seat waiting for the right resolution or speed to come along. Good for you, I know you'll be off and running (some already are) when the time comes. But there are some things that need a team to do it right, like the fantasy figurines guys. I'm interested in finding some people who get that picture, but particularly get the supporting NPOs part of it. That's key. Can't stop anyone doing their own thing, but THIS project is about the whole sort of karmic picture, the whole smileyness (no guilt tripping, emotional blackmail, just the full spectrum of feeling good and kicking arse making things). It's true to me that being a part of the world, doing your share (which is plenty), and giving some bring the big smile, and it's just nature. Without giving a bit of you at least is always missing out, and guilt tripping makes me kinda mad. It isn't necessary to guilt trip. Read the rest if you are interested

My name is Pete, I haven't done any 3d stuff since Rhino 3d at high school fifteen years ago or so, but have made some nice paintings and some sculpture and and looking forward to getting into this stuff. Beginner (if that) at this stage. I'm a very new at it medium (clairaudient, voyant and some others) and by no means well trained up at it yet, but this is important to mention because I am looking for like minded people who can understand the idea! And if you think I'm crazy or dumb, fine good luck to you, this intro is supposed to be truthful.

You don't have to be into that stuff to get the idea of the project, but it is founded in certain things such as:

you only succeed when you work with nature and nature hates a vacuum, and something is missing from the shelves. Also people have consciences (whether healthy or tired out we stlll have them). I think there is a hole for this idea to take up and grow.

Abundance surviving and thriving. For the project to work it has to be sustainable, and then more than. The idea is to make the things cheap, and well, and raise money for not for profit groups. The point is the natural satisfaction you get from being a consumer, enjoying your purchase, and actively contributing (substantially) to causes and projects that you might otherwise ignore and feel guilty. You can't get that satisfaction without actually giving something, that's the "caffiene in the coke". Feeding starving children for example, makes the value of the money go further than it does in Australia, say, and also puts a natural human smile on. NPOs can be funded a lot by side businesses. This is the driving thing of the idea, a key attractive element. I like to think it gives it balls, or something. NOBODY SHOULD BE GOING BROKE DOING THIS. Percentages or reward points worth actual money might be the way to go. A cut to the NPOs, to the designer, to the manufacturer, to the admin guys/lawyers/accountants. Fair remuneration for effort, and if you make the most awesome kick arse design, that millions of people want, you could aybe even put your feet up by the new pool. What percentages work is a very good question.

Open sourcing, no worries with Intellectual property, because everyone who wants to contribute (buying or designing) should be able to do so, and you can bootleg anything you want at home anyway. The basic genre of product is too simple and obvious and well known to really be kept locked up for ransom, though individual designs of moulds and things can be. All new designs are of course, the I.P. of the designer.

A home. A site like shapeways, where designs are sent, compared, creativity and good work given a place to be seen for their own merits. A way to get all the best stuff and the best people there.

A sort of mozilla set of principles, everything Peaceful, Positive and Progressive. Negativity needs to be politely turned away. Whatever the project can do is for contributing it's share to a better than ever, greener and cleaner, wiser and nicer, smarter and more progressive, peaceful fair bla bla bla world. The principles, like with mozilla, are part and parcel of filling the natural vacuum, and they've done well with there project.



So picture a site you go to, look for the ones you want, or get special software and submit designs, have people moderating and looking after it, keeping corporate arseholery at bay, see which ones are trending, how much money certain groups have received, buy your things, and know there is nothing not worth it about being there and buying some thingos. And it's all cards on the table, honest and open. My guess is a combo of prototyping and short run plastic would be the go, and then there must be colours and stuff. Everyone who puts effort in gets a cut of the money in proper accordance for what they do, a cut goes to the NPO, all the costs are covered. Nobody goes broke, in fact it's all about people getting more than enough money, especially people who need it the most. And if you read all that, send me a pm and I'll tell you what the things or kinds of things are. If you haven't guessed. seems like an absolute s***load of work to me, but easier than getting millions of bucks first and building your own factory. Hope to hear from some people

[Updated on: Wed, 27 May 2015 10:30 UTC]

 Topic: RC-Modelling and 3D Printing enthusiast
RC-Modelling and 3D Printing enthusiast [message #116136] Mon, 25 May 2015 06:32 UTC
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Hi Shapeways Community,

my Name's Torsten, 38 years old and currently located in Southern Germany. I've been working in the modding / gaming branch for several years until I started working in a railroad modeling company almost two years ago as a constructor/modeler. For almost all my life I was keen on RC-Models (1/16 Scale), the vast majority being military models.
I already started using 3D Printing technology quite a while ago for my RC-Thingys as well as I'm using 3D Printing in various forms in my profession for Prototyping / Manufacturing.

I've recently decided to start up my own little side business to make my RC Work available for you guys. So if you're interested in RC Military modelling, you might want to take a look. I've only polished and uploaded some small bits until now but more will follow soon (as well as I'm going to update the meager descriptions of the models in the near future ;) ).

If you have any questions, feel free to ask or PM me.

Regards,

Torsten
 Topic: Greetings from stubborn 2D artist
Greetings from stubborn 2D artist [message #113983] Thu, 16 April 2015 19:10 UTC
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Hello! Thought it was time I posted an intro on here... So here we go!

I'm 25 years old. Female. An Architecture student and 2D freelance artist. Living in Romania. You'd probably expect me to know some decent 3D modelling because of my Architecture background, but the truth is I've only ever worked in ArchiCAD for my university renders and had a few basic AutoCAD classes in my 1st year (meaning 5 years ago), so... No.

I found this site a couple of years ago and immediately thought how cool it'd be to model your own jewelry. I'm a big fan of metal jewelry, especially silver... Plastic jewelry tends to get on my nerves for some reason. Now the thing is, I never had the "nudge" to get to work on a model until recently, when I started re-reading the Harry Potter books and went back into the fangirl frenzy I was notorious for about 15 years ago. I wanted a "house" crest piece and couldn't find anything online that was both made in metal and fit my "vision"... I was actually a bit surprised at that because it's like this huge franchise that's completely filled Etsy stores (and I've also seen a ton of HP pieces on Shapeways) and with how passionate people are about their houses... Well, you know. So anyway, I decided "nevermind, I'll make my own".

I chose Rhino because from what I've seen of other similar software, it's the most intuitive. To me, at least. Learned a bit by working on two other models before starting on the crests. Then I proceeded with the crests themselves... learned a bit more. And now I seem to've caught the bug. I finally finished those crest pendants and ordered one of each - they're "in production" now, I hope there won't be any rejection issues or anything. And if I like how they came out I'd like to continue modeling stuff like that. I still have so much to learn!

You can see how they came out in the shop: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/absolute-geekery

If they do print without issue I'll post proper photos of them when they arrive to me. I ordered the small versions (5.3 cm tall) in stainless steel, so I'm worried about the details completely disappearing, or worse - the entire crest just looking like a "blob" of something. Fingers crossed that I'm just being needlessly dramatic.

So... yeah, that's basically it. I'm here because I'm a fangirl who just HAS to have her stuff :))
 Topic: Greetings from GameFace Publishing
Greetings from GameFace Publishing [message #112601] Fri, 20 March 2015 19:41 UTC
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On St. Patrick's Day, I posted a photo and link to Shapeways 3-D Celtic dice and wow! We had a reach of over 80,000 that day alone, but it has grown all week to almost a quarter million. Sure hope it lifted your traffic and made Shapeways a few sales!

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 Topic: Howdy y'all!
Howdy y'all! [message #104293] Thu, 04 December 2014 06:16 UTC
avatar mitchmcquinn  is currently offline mitchmcquinn
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Hi there! My name's Mitch, and I'm from New Brunswick, Canada.
I'm a life-long artist and animator. I'm here on shapeways because I'm so excited to be involved in an industry with emerging technology and a new market that's just waiting to be explored!
So far I've only used shapeways to design a few little knick-knacks as christmas presents for family, which should be shipping tomorrow! : )
I was trained with 3DS Max in school, and never really liked it, and sometimes I have fun with sculptris, but I really prefer blender for serious projects, and I'd really like to learn zbrush if it wasn't so friggin' expensive.
My experience level is hard to gauge because all of my experience which has led me to this point has been so eclectic, but I'm a relative 3D noob, as most of my work has been traditional art, 2D digital art (I use a lot of adobe products), and 2.5D video and animation with after effects, I still have a really good eye for awesome 3D design, it just takes me some time to get there as I'm still mastering the tools.

I've attached a render of a cute little bunny I modeled to use as Christmas gift, you can check it out as an example of my style here:
https://www.shapeways.com/model/2874456/lucky-bunny-charm.ht ml?li=shop-results&materialId=6

Please note that I don't really have my shop set up like I'd like to yet, I'm basically waiting until I get this order in and can take some decent pictures of my products, and I'm obviously going to reduce the number of materials this bunny is available in. : P
index.php?t=getfile&id=80078&private=0

Nice meeting you all and happy shaping!

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 Topic: Hi from Brazil
Hi from Brazil [message #97505] Sun, 31 August 2014 18:29 UTC
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Hi there!

I am Leandro Arndt, from Brazil. I'm here to design and sell christian articles, from jewelry to page markers. I've already created and uploaded the simplest models, and I'm now trying to do some christian imagery, which implies modeling the human body. No easy task, really. Any advices on my uploaded models?


Leandro Arndt
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 Topic: i.by.a. / now on Instagram
i.by.a. / now on Instagram [message #96627] Wed, 20 August 2014 18:04 UTC
avatar Inspired_By_Architecture  is currently offline Inspired_By_Architecture
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Hi Shapies,

As I have already introduced myself and many of you know my shop from designer spotlight and shop owner discussion forums, I will not bother you with additional background. However I want to announce that i.by.a /Inspired By Architecture) is now on Instagram and I hope to be seeing some followers from in here:
http://instagram.com/i.by.a/

Cheers,

Mike


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 Topic: hello from alabama
hello from alabama [message #94065] Wed, 16 July 2014 18:39 UTC
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I have good ideas and I made a monsterbuddy6t you epic people should download im not good at codeing or anything but if its thinkable try it also how can I sell them


chad brady
 Topic: Hello !
Hello ! [message #85407] Tue, 25 February 2014 07:49 UTC
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Hello everyone!
Artist, handyman, and especially passionate about 3D printing for several years ...

I also do a postdoc on 3D printing questioning speeches and the actors involved and the impact on the general public, I do not forget to practice daily :)
I am immersed daily in 3D printing.


http://www.3dprintlab.fr
 Topic: Hi, old User would like to introduce New Service Website : WMC
Hi, old User would like to introduce New Service Website : WMC [message #81255] Fri, 13 December 2013 21:42 UTC
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Hi ,

I would like to invite you to visit our new website (Beta version) at the following web address:

www.watertightmesh.org

The WMC (Watertight Mesh Certification™) is a product qualification label that certifies the 3D model has passed visual and automated tests that meet specific qualification criteria in the list of model requirements published at watertightmesh.com.

Further the certification service, which , I believe , you as "Shapeways Shoppers" probably don't really need, there is also a section for 3d modelers listing filtered by 3d printing skills. This listin would be a resource for 3D Modelers to seek new job opportunities and gain greater visibility and market exposure.
I would really like if you could register to the site here http://www.watertightmesh.org/register

Hope you like the initiative and any feedbacks, questions or comments are vey welcome.

Kind regards

Guido

[Updated on: Fri, 13 December 2013 21:43 UTC]


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 Topic: Video game miniatures Ohhh Myyyyyyy
Video game miniatures Ohhh Myyyyyyy [message #69259] Wed, 05 June 2013 19:37 UTC
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I'm very very new to 3D Modeling. I decided to start off with a few miniatures from video games. Take a look and tell me what you think. I welcome any feedback or suggestions.

http://www.shapeways.com/designer/Solusipse
 Topic: Hello from a new intern!
Hello from a new intern! [message #69178] Tue, 04 June 2013 15:52 UTC
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I'm working here for summer
Hi everyone! My name is Daniela and I'm the new intern on the Shapeways Community Team. I'm looking forward to participating on the forums and helping out when I can!

[Updated on: Tue, 04 June 2013 15:55 UTC]

 Topic: hello everyone... can you help me crowdsource an idea I've had
hello everyone... can you help me crowdsource an idea I've had [message #68544] Thu, 23 May 2013 14:47 UTC
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Hello everyone!

I've been a member here a while, but I've been lurking Wink Anyway, I had an idea and I'm looking for people to help because it could be a big job.

Basically I'm going to 3D print a mini desktop letterpress, for ink printing typographic artwork and text. I've got an idea of how to build it, working on the model right now BUT making the type blocks is a big job. Lots of fonts, lots of sizes, two cases plus italics etc... it's big. I was wondering if anyone fancied getting involved with me on the project to create sets of type and print-block images so we can launch it as a collaborative piece of mechanical / print art?

If not, hello anyway, nice to meet you

A:)
 Topic: looking for the right CAD package
looking for the right CAD package [message #68372] Mon, 20 May 2013 19:01 UTC
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Hi All,

Nice to meet you Smile

Be great if you could advise what 3D software to use to help me design glass sculptures. I'm a glass artist, who sets intricate patterns inside optical glass. Over the years I've developed ways of visualising how reflections will work inside this glass prism, but feel I can make more sophisticated reliefs and optical resonance if I were to prototype with CAD.

Can you recommend which CAD package to use? Needs to be Mac OS. I'm an apple girl! who hasn't found any that is capable of rendering reflections inside the form.... As glass is both translucent and reflective, ideally I want to be able to see into the form and see the reflections in and around it.

Check out Colin Reid's glass to see the sort of thing I'm after.


Thank you.

Charonne
 Topic: Hello from Myrtle Beach, SC
Hello from Myrtle Beach, SC [message #68245] Fri, 17 May 2013 15:04 UTC
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Any body else from Myrtle Beach?
 Topic: flip_ideas
flip_ideas [message #62818] Tue, 26 February 2013 11:14 UTC
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HI! Glad to be here at Shapeways.
I just want to promote my shop. Enjoy

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/http://www.shapeways.com/shop s/flip_designs
 Topic: My new shop - decorate
My new shop - decorate [message #62815] Tue, 26 February 2013 10:46 UTC
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Hello everyone,

Just today, created my brand new shop - Decorate. Please have a look at it - http://www.shapeways.com/shops/decorate

I will be creating a lot of stuff. Shape ways rocks !!!


kartik.G
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 Topic: Greetings from a 3D printer junkie based in China
Greetings from a 3D printer junkie based in China [message #62694] Sun, 24 February 2013 05:07 UTC
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Hi everybody,

Although I am new to this forum, I am a 3D printer fervent, and have even written a short ebook on the subject.

I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Zach Smith (ex of Makerbot) in Shenzhen last year, who really got me interested in the subject, along with Dr Alexander Elder who was also very informative. I am sure that many of you have read his ebook on 3D printing stock investing.



With all the stock prices rising quickly after Obama's mention of 3D printing in the SOTU, I am sure that Dr Elder must be laughing all the way to the bank.

My own ebook on 3D printing looks much more from the small entrepreneur's perspective, looking at how these machines can turn a profit at home.

3D Printing: The Next Technology Gold Rush - Future Factories and How to Capitalize on Distributed Manufacturing



If anybody would like a complimentary copy for review purposes then please feel free to ask. I need all the publicity help that I can get. Very Happy

Chris
 Topic: Hello. Looking for advise.
icon10.gif  Hello. Looking for advise. [message #59286] Fri, 28 December 2012 04:16 UTC
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Hello everyone,

My names is Jason last name is Frick. I live in Arizona but i'm originally from Michigan.

I have a career in marine aquarium sales and technology. (I sell aquarium equipment and supplies through a wholesale outfit. ) While years of dealing with aquarium equipment i have developed some ideas of my own. Specifically in filtration. That's what brings me here. I have been searching for my first printer, but there are some many choices I don't know where to begin.

I am not sure but this forum looked like a fairly neutral place, no sponsorship to one printer or owned by one certain brand.. So I thought i might be able to get a good opinion, rather than be subjected to which model. of only one brand.

I have some experience with Google Sketch Up. That is as far as my software experience goes. Any suggestions would be appreciated?

I need to buy my first printer. Here's what i would like for advise;
Easy to put together and use. dah.
A good sized printing platform (200mm x 200mm x 150mm) (8"x 8"x 6") or bigger.
Software rundown. What should i learn to use that might be the most universal and useful to me?
Resolution.? I got know idea. When it come to micron i think particles that need to be filtered out of water. LOL Any analogies or references would be helpful.
II want to build prototypes with a 3D printer for now. So i think i only need one printer head.

Thanks in advance.

 Topic: Western, Fun and Down Home on the Range
Western, Fun and Down Home on the Range [message #53857] Tue, 11 September 2012 03:29 UTC
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I've been around Shapeways for a few weeks, but wanted to experiment and get a few things in my shop before posting so there would be something to see. My background has been in illustration for around 30 years, and I wanted to try my hand at bringing some of the character illustrations I've done for greeting cards (Leanin' Tree) to life in a 3D format... Anyhow, I'm having fun and plan to order stuff to see how the real thing looks.

"A Young Gun" (at bottom) is one I just posted in my shop - there are others with a more humorous approach - drop by and take a look. Also visit my websites
http://www.nateowens.com and http://www.artpixelstudios.com

This is my Boogie-Woogie Piano Man caricature for the jazz fans

http://nateowens.com/kraftwurx/PianoMan.jpg

... and a dog caricature I did a few years back before hearing about Shapeways

http://www.nateowens.com/promo/dogButterflyModel.jpg

"A Young Gun: Notorious Gunslinger"

index.php?t=getfile&id=20347&private=0

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 Topic: Hello, new to Shapeways
Hello, new to Shapeways [message #52325] Mon, 06 August 2012 14:44 UTC
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I am new to Shapeways, although I have known about it for a while.

And since I am back in school (at a rather late age - I'll be 50 by the time I get my degrees - two of them), I am trying to incorporate as much 3D design and 3D printing into my studies as I can (hard to do with a Cognitive Science degree, less difficult with the Cybernetics degree - I'm at UCLA).

So, it seemed natural that I join Shapeways and try to get some of the 3D models I have created produced.

If anyone can tell me which Apps are best for Shapeways, and if the models produced here can be used as production masters for white-metal casting... I'd appreciate it.

I currently know AutoCAD pretty well, but have been told there are better Applications for 3D printing.

I have been learning Mudbox and Maya as well, but they seem to be more geared for Video and Film.

I hope the file I attached is visible. It is an example of something I want to produce as a miniature, for gaming.

 Topic: Power Seller College Newbie
Power Seller College Newbie [message #52219] Wed, 01 August 2012 23:51 UTC
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Hello all, just joined the forum. Saw a lot of interesting stuff here and maybe I'm able to share some too along the way

Cheers!
 Topic: new industry, new consumption, new way of life
new industry, new consumption, new way of life [message #51696] Mon, 23 July 2012 13:07 UTC
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Hmb-ecodesign is involved in 3d printing design .We want to help development of this new industry because we are sur it is a clever consumption of goods!
Thanks to 3D printed industry the designers aim to show the new fashion of consumption We want to forget taylorism and mass production.

So we encourage the development of concepts and we accept all opinions about our objects .

We are also insteresting by partnership.

 Topic: Great site!
Great site! [message #51688] Mon, 23 July 2012 05:35 UTC
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Hi,

Just discovered this site due to an old friend who is already a member. Will upload older works for printing and will also be designing new stuff as well.

About me: I am Maya 3D Artist with 8 years of experience in video game and commercial illustration fields. So far I only dropped one item in and that's because I know it prints well. (done it before). This site gives me a lot of inspiration and I am happy to be part of the community.

My website www.ComesToLife.com has some Robocop Models that I am will be printing as well as some mechanical stuff.

Drop me a line if you like the stuff, if you have a request or suggestion or for any other reason.

Cheers


Custom 3D Art that goes beyond 3D printing
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 Topic: HELLO, HALLO, Good day, Guten Tag
HELLO, HALLO, Good day, Guten Tag [message #51646] Sat, 21 July 2012 10:38 UTC
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Hello everyone,
My name is Jens, I am new to Shapeways and realizing the great possibilities here I had to become part of this community.
There are so many beautiful pieces here that many of you have created, which are truly inspiring to say the least.

I am first a painter and second a sculptor and third a musician. I have worked for the Warner Bros Studio's Scenic Art Department for 10 years and eventually quit to expand and start getting into sculpting. I am very fond of metal sculptures, however the old lost wax process is very expensive. Until I found 3D metal printing I wasn't able to turn my sculptures into metal.
While Shapeways' metal prices are unusually high (there are other companies that are much more reasonable) they compensate that by offering almost any common material one can have a sculpture made of.
The entire site and idea is great, backed by some powerful software!

I am working on a little series of sculptures called "Where is my Teddy?"
I sculpted the first 3 by hand in polymer clay until I found the 3D Printing Process. Since then I've been working and sculpting on the computer.

Have a look at my "Where is my Teddy?" series and let me know if you like it.
I will keep adding more pieces as time goes on.

Happy to be here with all that great and inspiring work all you guys have put out so far.
Thank you for making future reality.
Jens (Yens)


Jens Schnabel
 Topic: Just want to introduce myself
Just want to introduce myself [message #51609] Fri, 20 July 2012 09:49 UTC
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I'm getting into deisgning iPhone cases, but I'm not exactly super creative when it comes to ideas, I would love some suggestions.

I love designing celtic knot patterns, my shop has 2 cases already, one I did for my Dad with his company logo, and one inspired by my son, Phoenix (which is ready for order). check them out at shapeways.com/shops/hcase.

I would love any ideas, I am quite adept at 3D modeling and am able to incorporate anything I can think of, but would love ideas and suggestions from others. I am also willing to take custom orders, ie case style, designs, special logos, names, etc.

[Updated on: Fri, 20 July 2012 10:00 UTC]

 Topic: Hi from Chili
Hi from Chili [message #51194] Wed, 11 July 2012 23:10 UTC
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Design from the end of the world


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 Topic: Hi from Holland!
Hi from Holland! [message #51118] Tue, 10 July 2012 20:04 UTC
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Hello,

I am a male (born 1965) and living in the Netherlands.
Since i startet the miniature railway hobby again (midlive crisis) i discovered the possibilities of 3D-modelling and prototyping.
My first project has been send. It is a set of catanary poles from German railways in H0 (1:87). Aim is to cut expenses, because the hobby is very expensive.
Perhaps people are interested in the project. Let me know.

Greetings

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 Topic: Hi guys
Hi guys [message #51116] Tue, 10 July 2012 16:37 UTC
avatar PreparacionesCSC  is currently offline PreparacionesCSC
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Hi guys.

My name is Cesar, from Spain, and I´m involved about radiocontrol racing for years.

Few ago I started to design custom proyects and I think it´s time to share them with racers all around the world.

My first uploads will be the wheels my current RC bike needs. Home prototypes cyano glued don´t offer the quality people deserves so let´s go and 3D print them.

See you soon.

Cesar.
 Topic: Wargame Designer from Toronto, Canada saying hello!
Wargame Designer from Toronto, Canada saying hello! [message #51056] Mon, 09 July 2012 07:58 UTC
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Hello all! I just signed-up for Shapeways today with the hopes of meeting some 3D artists and possibly getting some commission work done for the sci-fi tabletop game I've created called EXODUS.

Below is a sample of some artwork I had made for the game:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/Cashcleaner/EPAssassin.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/Cashcleaner/DefenderClassWarDroidEdit.png

I've been working on this project off and on for over a decade now and just haven't been able to get to the production stage due to a lack of interested sculptors and artists at my location and limited funding. Hopefully though I can find someone here who's interested in taking things to the next level.
 Topic: Hello from Minnesota
Hello from Minnesota [message #51001] Sun, 08 July 2012 17:43 UTC
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Hi - I'm Todd from Champlin Minnesota. I make tactical gear and have hit a wall in my designs due to lack of ability to create with polymers.

I'm here to find someone who would like to work on prototyping/building components for my designs.

I need to eat a bit of crow here as a few years ago on saw a video on 3D modeling and thought "big deal" well now I get it.
Perhaps my first project should be a small pie with a crow's head sticking out.


www.StrikeHardGear.com
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 Topic: Hello
Hello [message #50956] Sat, 07 July 2012 04:33 UTC
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Hello, My name is Calvin Miller. I am new to this forum.
 Topic: Hello there,
Hello there, [message #50774] Wed, 04 July 2012 01:12 UTC
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Hey there,

New to the site I am a 3d modeler and entrepreneur/business consultant really excited about this site and the service it offers this is right up my alley.

Very refreshing and awesome to see the difference new startups like this are making using new technologies pretty cool stuff!

Cheers,

Andrew Labret
 Topic: Hello from a retired Kodak engineer
Hello from a retired Kodak engineer [message #50707] Mon, 02 July 2012 14:10 UTC
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Hello to the Shapeway community. I've been retired for over six years now. I wrote a small text on Random dot stereograms in the early 90s when that art form was popular. That got me interested in 3D objects and all the various file formats for describing such. Now with much more time to devote and a nice CAD system to play with, the closet 3D designer has come out to build new things. A best description of most of my work can currently be found on the july 2, 2012 posting on the Sanibel island blog. It is at this link-
http://www.oceansreach.com/sanibel-island/

and describes the seashells that I've been making at Shapeways. Other favorite hobbies include kayaking, biking, kites, and playing with fast vehicles on ice. Enjoy. -Andy
 Topic: Building a robotic hand
Building a robotic hand [message #50635] Sat, 30 June 2012 01:00 UTC
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Hi. I've been working on a series of robotic hands, that are 3d printed. You may have seen my work featured on shapeways, on the blog boingboing, or a few others.

http://images.cdn1.shapeways.com/model/picture/640x476_563963_176883_1338413389.jpg

I've moved from designing parts that are screwed together (Mk1), to parts that are printed in place (Mk2). I have recently started an indiegogo campaign in order to try and fund my Mk3 hand.

One thing that may appeal to fellow shapeways users is that I intend to make the covers for the hand open for anyone to design their own versions. This way you could design whatever style you like, whilst knowing that it can still move afterwards.
You can make the hand look human, robotic, alien etc etc.

If you're interested in this project, and want to see just how far we can push 3D printing, then take a look at the indiegogo campaign. Show anyone that you think may be interested.

Also the campaign video isn't the best. My partner gave birth and I haven't had time to put together something better. I plan to update it as the design work comes along.
 Topic: Hello
Hello [message #50373] Tue, 26 June 2012 10:05 UTC
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Hello Everyone, My name is John Battelle. I am new in this forum.
 Topic: hello,i'm Alain
icon12.gif  hello,i'm Alain [message #50366] Tue, 26 June 2012 06:07 UTC
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I am new to Shapeways!!
Glad to be here!


https://sites.google.com/site/alainpaparone/
 Topic: Hello 3D world! I am the guy designed the tiny car on Objet blog
icon7.gif  Hello 3D world! I am the guy designed the tiny car on Objet blog [message #50177] Fri, 22 June 2012 05:23 UTC
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Hello everyone,

I am really happy to learn the existence of ShapeWays. Everyone is unique and artistically talented. This is totally different than the Mechanical engineering world that I came from. I wish to share my design experience with everyone.

My area of focus will be designing inseparatable assemblies -- moveable interconnected parts printed together in single process. Feel free to leave me a message at the Sunny Factory, or the "tiny car with moving wheels and opening doors" model. The car models are also described on blog.objet.com

David Sun


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 Topic: Hi
Hi [message #49982] Mon, 18 June 2012 21:10 UTC
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Since i am more of a robot than a human being, i follow commands. The command was to say "hi".

Hi.

Instruction followed and completed.

[Updated on: Mon, 18 June 2012 21:13 UTC]

 Topic: Hi, I'm Jesse!
Hi, I'm Jesse! [message #49779] Wed, 13 June 2012 16:05 UTC
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I'm new to the site and I wanted to meet you all. I'm a 3D printing fanatic, owner of a MendelMax 1.5, Solidoodle and a souped up Printrbot. I'm a bot farmer of the MendelMax, and I will soon be selling high-quality parts kits on my website 3dcreationsllc.com.

Nice to meet you all!

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