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 Topic: Best free ZBrush Tutorials
Best free ZBrush Tutorials [message #135797] Fri, 29 January 2016 17:32 UTC
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Hey everyone,

I'm just gettings started using zbrush (finally) and I was wondering if you anyone had some suggestions on what are the best tutorials to get started with. There are so many out there, I have no idea which ones actually show best practices and have useful content


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 Topic: Help with add base to color model
Help with add base to color model [message #134612] Fri, 22 January 2016 05:23 UTC
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I created a full body scan Using itseez3d. I exported the .wrl and was able to upload to Shapeways no problem. The problem is I need a base added to the bottom of the model. I tried using meshmixer but the model doesn't show up in color. I read a tutorial to use mesh lab and convert to color vertex and it worked but the color was waayyyyy off. I need help on how to take a model from itseez3d and adding a base to the full body model and then being able to upload to shapeways in color while retaining the quality that the itseez3d app provides
 Topic: Sphere finish ( best 3d design construction for stainless steel)
Sphere finish ( best 3d design construction for stainless steel) [message #133777] Sun, 17 January 2016 23:00 UTC
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Hello:

On last December i ordered a small sphere (diameter - 10MM, material stainless steel).
The problem is that one side of this sphere as a deep finish, and all the sphere material doesn´t look homogenous.
My question is:
Do i have to change my sphere construction? Do i have to have a sphere face parallel to the floor?

On attachment i send you a photo that shows this material difference and shows a new possible sphere construction.

Best,

Naulila

Thank you!

 Topic: Smoothing the Model (new on shapeways)
Smoothing the Model (new on shapeways) [message #132684] Tue, 12 January 2016 06:52 UTC
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Hi, I'm new to shapeways.

I have uploaded my model on sketchfab and its look smooth there,
but why when I uploaded my file here its turn out not as smooth as in sketch fab.

Do you guys can help me with this problem? I want to have the model as smooth as in sketchfab.
Btw, I'm using 3dMax. and here is the link on sketchfab.
I also attached the view on the shapeways below.

Thanks before.

 Topic: DIY Leather Stamps
DIY Leather Stamps [message #131584] Thu, 07 January 2016 13:52 UTC
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I saw an article on Instructables by someone that was printing their own leather stamps and I was wondering which of the materials here would work best for this. I saw that Aluminum as be put out for open use and with the directed laser sintering would these be strong enough to take the impacts from the wood mallet into the cased leather?

On another note is their a plan to offer directed laser sintering of steel?

Tim Waugh
 Topic: Urgent! Help needed!
Urgent! Help needed! [message #130315] Tue, 29 December 2015 22:42 UTC
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Hi,

I have made this model (Ring Moon)


index.php?t=getfile&id=130332&private=0


but I'm not sure it can pass the details in silver & brass (0,3 to 0,35 mm high & wide).


Can pls someone confirm that?


Thank you in advance!

 Topic: Red wings logo
Red wings logo [message #130223] Mon, 28 December 2015 21:43 UTC
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I am trying to draw the red wings logo on solidworks to send in and have printed out. Is this possible? File is attatched

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 Topic: Tile Design Issue
Tile Design Issue [message #130217] Mon, 28 December 2015 17:46 UTC
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I am in need to print a triangle like tile individually. I was wondering does Shapeways able to print the tip of the triangle? My only concern when I assemble the parts, the tip connection to other tile will have a hole.

 Topic: Tutorial, Kylo Ren speed modeling using Maya
Tutorial, Kylo Ren speed modeling using Maya [message #129852] Thu, 17 December 2015 16:18 UTC
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Kylo Ren modeling tutorial using Autodesk Maya.
I've prepared it for 3D printing using Makeprintable which prepares an Obj or Stl file for 3D printing. It ensured that my first print was successful. I've printed on a flash forge FDM printer and then colored in the mask using a marker.
Check video :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4XGDOaVoSk

[Updated on: Fri, 18 December 2015 21:27 UTC]


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 Topic: 3D sculpture of metallic light fixture
3D sculpture of metallic light fixture [message #128854] Thu, 03 December 2015 20:10 UTC
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Hi !

I am working with artist Uri Aran and we are looking to produce a 3D sculpture of a wall light fixture. I am fairly new to 3D production but have been recommended that I find a 3D modeler who can copy the item with digital calipers or a micrometer.

We would like to design one sculpture with the light bulb and another without the light bulb. The final prints are not meant to be functional lamps.

Attached are a photos detailing the light fixture photographed in the two designs I'm looking to produce. I would happily like to continue the conversation and send more images to give more details.

We are aiming to produce the 3D sculptures before the end of the year. Please feel free to reach out if this is a project that you might find of interest.

All the very best,

Sara

 Topic: painted sculptris to be printed in colour?
painted sculptris to be printed in colour? [message #128301] Sat, 28 November 2015 23:56 UTC
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i ordered a duck i made with sculptris and paint it afterwards but im not very happy of the result

so i was thinking to paint the duck in sculptris and color 3d print it

but im pretty lost at the format i have to upload, so far i just know how to export an object with sculptris

does anybody have a hint for me so i can make a painted duck in sculptris or blender and how to upload it ready to be colour 3d printed?

[Updated on: Sat, 28 November 2015 23:57 UTC]

 Topic: Need help with design - will there be issues?
Need help with design - will there be issues? [message #125357] Thu, 12 November 2015 10:47 UTC
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I have a design I've modelled up, and it consists of a few different objects.
These objects are all touching eachother - what I want to know is will they hold together when printed (stainless steel)?
Or do I have to do actually make them one model?

Also, I wouldn't mind knowing if this model is even viable for printing at all? Because I'm very unsure about how this all will work

Thanks in advance!

Screenshots attached

 Topic: Necklace hanger
Necklace hanger [message #124991] Thu, 05 November 2015 13:33 UTC
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Hello!
I'm not sure about a design constraint : I'd like to make a neacklace hanger (much like this http://www.dissenyplus2.net/fotos/4946700.jpg , but smaller of course) and I'm wondering if the hooks stand a chance with the "sand castle rule"?
Thanks for your help!
Jean
 Topic: Newbie Question: Joining Objects That Are Too Long To Print In One Go
Newbie Question: Joining Objects That Are Too Long To Print In One Go [message #124832] Mon, 02 November 2015 03:24 UTC
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Hi all.

Total newbie here, who has never designed anything in 3D.
A relative has a 3D printer and he said I could send him a couple of designs to print.

My question is -

The relative says that the platen of his printer is approx 200mm square, but that, because the edges can get a little ragged, it is best to keep the length to 170mm. My question is - if I have a design - in this instance a kind of measure I want to make in the form of a simple rectangle shape of 322mm long, by 1.8mm high, by about 6cm wide - the design will obviously have to be split into 2 or more pieces.

What is the best way to join them up after they are printed? I'm guessing some kind of plugs & holes? And if that is the case, does the diameter of the plug and hole have to be exactly the same? Or is their some kind of leeway, especially if i am wanting to glue? And what is the best way of designing this?

Sorry for the newbie questions, and thanks in advance for any suggestions.

[Updated on: Mon, 02 November 2015 05:52 UTC]

 Topic: How do you make a mold for a Ball Svivel Hinge?
How do you make a mold for a Ball Svivel Hinge? [message #124151] Fri, 16 October 2015 00:00 UTC
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Hey guys I need someone's help. I'm planning on getting an action figure made and I'm gonna be making molds for each piece. I'm then going to be casting them each in liquid resin to make stronger, durable pieces. I'm then going to assemble the figure together but I'm having trouble. Does anyone know how I can make a mold for a ball Swivel hinge? Link provided. Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY7pwHtGQTE
 Topic: The quality of Shapeways feedback
The quality of Shapeways feedback [message #123947] Mon, 12 October 2015 18:58 UTC
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Useless effort, so please delete this thread if you want.

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 Topic: How to Make Space Crystals on Earrings/Pendants
How to Make Space Crystals on Earrings/Pendants [message #123180] Tue, 22 September 2015 12:23 UTC
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Hi I have designed some earrings and pendants on CAD and am soon to upload them to Shapeways to get them 3D printed. I am including crystals in both designs; they feature a Swarovski 1mm pointed back foiled crystal (a link is provided below). Would anyone happen to know what shape I can produce on CAD to ensure that when the pieces are printed that the crystals can slot in with relative ease eg. should I simply include a sphere with a radius of 0.5 etc.

Any help would be welcome. Thanks

Graham


http://www.crystal-beads.co.uk/swarovskielements/1100-pointe d-back-foiled-swarovski/1123-swarovski-pointedback-1100-crys tal-pp2.html#/pack_of-50_pcs)
 Topic: Does the color of the fullcolor platic fade?
Does the color of the fullcolor platic fade? [message #122518] Wed, 09 September 2015 05:39 UTC
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I am very interested in the full color plastic.

Just want to know does its color fade if washed by water or frequently touched by hand?

Cannot find the answer in material description.


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 Topic: logotype into pendant
logotype into pendant [message #120964] Tue, 11 August 2015 22:10 UTC
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Hi,

we are looking for a technical possibility to materialize our logotype
into a pendant which would be attached to a price tag and later to
be even used as a fashionable item for carrying as a necklace.

In this case we thought to use a 3D printing technology in order to get the
logotype produced.

We would like to have it in a brite color (from our palette) and maybe 7-8 cm (3in). We have fairly limited ideas about material to be used
for this and would rather rely upon some advise from a person specializing in it.

Could you please look into this and share your view (proposal) how
best to proceed.


Look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks and regards

LADA

 Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360, TinkerCAD and Sculptris this Saturday in LES NYC from 12:30pm - 3pm
Autodesk Fusion 360, TinkerCAD and Sculptris this Saturday in LES NYC from 12:30pm - 3pm [message #119361] Thu, 16 July 2015 14:35 UTC
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Hi! I will be teaching Autodesk Fusion 360, TinkerCAD and Sculptris this Saturday in LES NYC from 12:30pm - 3pm. Cost will be $15. Below is the class description:

Get your bases covered with a hands-on introduction to 3 useful modeling programs for 2.5 hours for $15.

This is the ultimate introduction to 3D creation for 3D print with all at no cost to purchase the 3D programs.

The only prerequisite is to bring in your own laptop.

Learn appropriate 3D programs for what you need to make. Play with TinkerCAD to teach your kids and make basic colorful geometrical forms. Poke with Sculptris to make a gourd, a lump of mashed potatoes. Then get started cadding with Autodesk Fusion 360 to make functional components.

This class is broken down into 3 parts. We will be covering the following programs:

TinkerCAD - A great starter 3D modeling program involving drag and drop colorful geometries. Uses fundamental concepts of 3D CAD (Computer-aided Design).

Sculptris - Digital sculpting software allowing anyone to push and pull in 3D just like working with clay. Made by Pixologic, creator of ZBrush, industry standard for all organic, figurative subjects in the special effects industry.

Autodesk Fusion 360 - Polygonal and solid modeling program that allows precision modeling you can use from electronics casing to patent applications. uses fundamental the workflow of professional programs like Solidworks, Rhino, Maya and 3Ds Max.

To RSVP:
http://www.meetup.com/3D-Printing-New-York/events/223836505/
 Topic: Blender - Measuring Addon
Blender - Measuring Addon [message #118846] Wed, 08 July 2015 02:45 UTC
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An EXCELLENT tool for measuring the dimensions of your models.

Here's the most recent video (most current version):

Measure-It 1.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiEZxnPHq70

More details on the addon (and the download):

MeasureIt
https://github.com/Antonioya/blender/tree/master/measureit

From the Author Antonioya:

"You can use it for:

Mesh vertex to vertex measure: Length between vertices in the same mesh.

Mesh vertex labeling: Add a label to any mesh vertex. This allows identify easily different areas or objects in the scene.

Object to Object: Distance between object origins, vertex to origin or vertex to vertex.

Object to origin: Distance between object origin to scene origin or vertex to scene origin.

Allows work with different scales."

[Updated on: Wed, 08 July 2015 02:54 UTC]

 Topic: Blender - Matacaps
Blender - Matacaps [message #118672] Mon, 06 July 2015 02:10 UTC
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There are some there by default in Blender

index.php?t=getfile&id=106394&private=0

(There's two settings in the dropdown. Not sure
GLSL is required. Matcaps work under either setting.)

It's also possible to do the same thing
using Matcaps either you or others have
created.

The attached picture is an example of the
use of one of these images created using
methods and matcaps from this (and other
sites - try searching for "Blender Matcaps"
(without the quotes):

Here's more info

ZBrush matcap in Blender
http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?174790-ZBrush -matcap-in-Blender

[Updated on: Mon, 06 July 2015 02:27 UTC]

 Topic: Any good software out there that does wall thickening?
Any good software out there that does wall thickening? [message #116776] Fri, 05 June 2015 21:10 UTC
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First of all I'm thinking free software that isn't terribly difficult to use. Secondly I'm thinking something that works like the Shapeways 3D tools wall thickness fixing tool. But unlike the Shapeways tool I'd like to set the minimum wall thickness with a numeric input.

 Topic: Artcam export file
Artcam export file [message #116194] Tue, 26 May 2015 11:47 UTC
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Hi all!!!

Im very new to this so bare with me.
I so desperately want to create 3d relief colour photos.
Artcam seems to be the best for what i am looking for but is it possible to either export or convert to a 3d printable file?

Would i have to export to 3 different files (mapping, texture etc.) And upload as a zip file.

Please refrain from listing other cad software.... ive already explored them all and artcam seems to be the quickest to learn and perfect for the results i want.

Please help!!!


Thank you so much in advance. XxX

 Topic: Alternatives to classic Marching Cubes
Alternatives to classic Marching Cubes [message #113805] Tue, 14 April 2015 16:36 UTC
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What isosurface algorithm do you use? I'm using classic Marching Cubes, but I'd like to try any other algorithm that you may suggest.

Thanks.
 Topic: 3D Print Nano Drone that Takes Selfies and Combines Virtual Reality
3D Print Nano Drone that Takes Selfies and Combines Virtual Reality [message #112794] Wed, 25 March 2015 09:13 UTC
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Hi everybody, I'd like to share something about the 3D software design of the ELF VRdrone, which you can get an overview by clicking here.

http://www.elecfreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/elf-3d-model-.jpg

It's based on FDM printers, generally using ABS or PLA as filaments.

Modular design: split complex parts into a few simple parts, assemble them after printing.

If we noticed, we'll find that by splitting the motor housing into 2 parts, the structure of "large upper part, small lower part" we mentioned at the beginning will not appear, and the success rate is greatly enhanced. Thus, for more complex designs, and those "large upper part, small lower part" unavoidable, consider about dismantling the model into several parts.

Take the ELF WIFICAM housing as an example, before we secure it to the drone, we part it into 2 parts: the shell and the hook. With the WIFICAM firstly mounted into the shell, we can then fix it on the drone using the hook.

http://www.elecfreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/3D-print-modular-design.jpg

As you can see from the above design, every part can be guaranteed without any support or post-processing. We apply the same trick on the ELF battery case design.

http://www.elecfreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ELF-modular-design.jpg

Last comes the ELF overall body. The "dismantling rule" also works. In a word, for a larger overall framework, you need to work extremely intensively on every little bit to avoid collapse and pay extra efforts on the support as well as post-processing only to get a fairly humble print. The utilization of "modular design" is really important.

After printing all the parts, people will probably think about how to assemble them into an integrated robot. In the following parts, we are going to talk about some points important to pay attention.

Important points of modular design

Traditional assembly design requires up to 0.1 mm difference in size between the parts. However, due to the nozzle head diameter of FDM, the final prints have some discrepancy compared to the 3D models. Take the nozzle of 0.4 mm diameter as an instance, to print a 10x10x10 (mm), but it will result in 10×10.4×10.4 (mm) cube. Why is that?



The above picture shows that it is because the nozzle head diameter is 0.4 mm, the print length and width are both 10.4 mm, while the height remains 10 mm. If it is a single object, such errors can be ignored; but if it is several parts which will be assembled into something new, then still using the "0.1 mm difference" like we normally do will be a problem. Taking into account the mutual engagement of the two parts will eventually be more than 0.4 mm error as the design size, we come to the conclusion that the two parts must have 0.9 mm difference in size. If you need to fit them tight, narrow that difference to 0.8 mm.

Design the most efficient print how-tos.

Try to leave out support, which consumes much time outside of the useful print part and requires removal.

Use hollowed design if necessary since this saves time and filaments.

Choose the proper filaments.

FMD mainly uses two filaments: ABS and PLA, each with its own characteristics. We need to choose the proper type under different circumstances.

PLA with lower melting point, has better adhesive properties, emits no odor during the printing process-which is the biggest advantage.

ABS is better known for its low density, light weight, good toughness and certain flexibility.

If you need to print a craft, having nothing strict requirement on the weight and the toughness, then PLA is the best choice. But if you want the model lighter with some hooks or buckles, and toughness, ABS must be better. The ELF is printed by using ABS.

http://www.elecfreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ELF-using-ABS-3D-print.jpg

http://www.elecfreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ELF-3D-model-1.jpg

http://www.elecfreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ELF-3D-model-3.jpg

All the 3D print models mentioned above can be found on MakerbotThingiverse. If you want a 3D print nano drone, welcome to check out on our Indiegogo campaign page.
 Topic: How to export from second life and open sim to shapeways
How to export from second life and open sim to shapeways [message #112313] Mon, 16 March 2015 23:19 UTC
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every wanted to have an object you made in second life or open sim in real life now you can with these instructions don't be afraid to use the pause button. 3d world prints have less restrictions of textures as most 3d softwares. I have use it to make things and put it on shapeways.com a few times before here is how to do it.
https://youtu.be/0-MyWe2RG6Y https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_2289922_3738300_1426497157.jpghttps://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_2290258_3740249_1426499021.jpg
pictures are a few examples of exported work

[Updated on: Mon, 16 March 2015 23:27 UTC]


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 Topic: need help with photoshop color model
need help with photoshop color model [message #111863] Mon, 09 March 2015 07:33 UTC
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I am trying to make a sandstone pendant. 2.5 x 2.5 about inches. I am using photoshop and in photoshop, weather O extrude or add a bubble preset to the model, the image is scaled and stretched to fit completely. When I upload to shapeways I get a gray outline and the image is off, as if the actual image was smaller. any help? Thanks so much. I am new to shapeways and 3d.

here is the product for you to see as uploaded. https://www.shapeways.com/product/USAK4NEPU/bluegreencelticc rosspendant-wrl?key=0246c31568c32c49ef83a1ca03225969


http://bloomingvinedesign.com one site to sell to all.. one site to find them.. one site to spend hours on and with the colors blind them.
 Topic: Tinkercad Shortcuts
Tinkercad Shortcuts [message #111583] Thu, 05 March 2015 01:37 UTC
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Just stumbled across this:

http://blog.tinkercad.com/keyboard-shortcuts/

VERY useful if you're learning Tinkercad or wouldn't mind
a useful reference.
 Topic: Inkscape - Openscad / Inkscape - Tinkercad
Inkscape - Openscad / Inkscape - Tinkercad [message #111581] Thu, 05 March 2015 00:41 UTC
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If you didn't already know, Tinkercad imports SVG files from Inkscape.

Also, there's a converter for Inkscape to Openscad (both programs - FREE). And from
Openscad, you can edit (if you like), compile the saved file and export it to STL format.

The Openscad exporter is here:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:25036

Instructions are here:

Linux:
http://jfayel.net/post/58351618292/inkscape-gets-openscad-co nverter

Windows:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rihamselim/archive/2013/06/08/how-to -convert-pretty-much-any-image-to-a-3d-object.aspx

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 Topic: Need A Designer For Pandora beads
Need A Designer For Pandora beads [message #111411] Mon, 02 March 2015 21:53 UTC
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I needs some 3D models done of Pandora beads using client logos.
 Topic: matte black steel durability?
matte black steel durability? [message #110196] Tue, 10 February 2015 18:12 UTC
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Hi there I'm wondering if anyone has much experience with matte black steel jewelry? I have printed one piece in this material but intending to sell it and have a potential customer asking if the black will wear off. Anyone have more insight into the creation process for this material, or know how it wears long term for jewelry? Thanks for your help, any info would be greatly appreciated.


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 Topic: Help - 'out of memory' error code when using Netfabb
Help - 'out of memory' error code when using Netfabb [message #109002] Tue, 27 January 2015 05:14 UTC
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Hi I keep getting an 'out of memory' error code when using Netfabb? does anyone know why this is happening and how I can avoid it? thanks
 Topic: Minimum ring band thickness for polished brass/bronze
Minimum ring band thickness for polished brass/bronze [message #108372] Mon, 19 January 2015 12:40 UTC
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Hello!

I'm in the process of designing a ring, that I'm either going to order in polished brass, preferably. Bronze is also an option if it turns out it's stronger. My question is, what would the minimum thickness of the band need to be? Currently mine is at 1.1mm, I could go up to 1.25mm if needed. The profile of the band is a square, not a circle (cross section). Would brass be strong enough for a ring like that?
 Topic: [London] Show your 3D design skills at the 2nd Imakrthon on February 7
[London] Show your 3D design skills at the 2nd Imakrthon on February 7 [message #107738] Mon, 12 January 2015 17:36 UTC
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iMakr and MyMiniFactory present the second iMakrthon, the hackathon dedicated to 3D printing. This next edition will be held on 7th February and will focus on 3D sculpture.

The focus will be to produce a 3D printable, 3D sculpted piece of concept art. Participants will compete against each other in a 24 hour competition held at the iMakr Store, 79 Clerkenwell Road, London.
This is a call to all 3D designers who want to test their skills and see what they can produce in a highly competitive enviroment.
The design brief will be announced on the day of the competition.
The winner will recieve a one of a kind 30cm 3D print of their design, printed by the DeltaWASP 3D printer. Their design will then be professionally finished by the post processing team at MyMiniFactory. All entrants will recieve a 10cm high 3D print of their design.

If you are interested in participating please register here and send an example of your 3D modeling work that best showcases your abilities to zac@imakr.com in order to be considered as an entrant.
 Topic: Colored Sandstone Printing - Not All Colors Printing Properly
Colored Sandstone Printing - Not All Colors Printing Properly [message #104544] Mon, 08 December 2014 21:13 UTC
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I've uploaded a .dae of my sculpture, and I see a full color preview. I then ordered a printing in color sandstone.

My sculpture contains the following colors: Red, Yellow, Light Blue, and Grey.

All areas printed as shown in the full color preview except the Red area. It basically printed as a "Dark Grey".

I submitted a support request a week again, and still haven't heard back - I see that experts are responding here rather quickly, so I'm coming to you all for help.

FYI - sculpture produced in Blender.

Thanks in advance!

[Updated on: Mon, 08 December 2014 21:16 UTC]

 Topic: Choosing where metal casting "channels" can go.
Choosing where metal casting "channels" can go. [message #104405] Fri, 05 December 2014 18:58 UTC
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I have only printed one model in bronze ( Kosmoceratops, David Krentz Dinosaurs) and I was a little distraught at where the caster chose to place the pour channel -plug- or whatever you want to call it. It was put right in the middle of the model and when polished off it left a giant shiny bald spot which obliterated all the details. I've done lots of bronze casting before, so I understand the reasons for choosing a large area like that, but I would like to at least suggest another spot on the model where it wouldn't be so visible! Is there a wAy to communicate that? Could I just model a channel myself? Would it be ignored?
 Topic: Designing an unusual 3D print
Designing an unusual 3D print [message #104160] Tue, 02 December 2014 16:07 UTC
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Dear all, I'm a university student in charge of developing a biochemical device (reactor) for the depuration of leather factory wastewaters, this is an european project leaded by Ambiental Engineering University of Florence. Part of this device should be colonized with fungi in order to purify water, and they (the fungi) need a biodegradable material with a certain porosity to grow. I am currently developing a tester sample and I'm going to 3D print it in PLA. The tester should be as similar as it can be to a small cube of "low density polyurethane foam" ( http://www.modulor.de/out/pictures/generated/product/1/800_6 00_85/241590_1_pu-filterschaum-schwarz.jpg).
I was thinking about using some algorythm like voronoi, but I'm not sure it is the best option.
What do you think? How would you make the 3D model?

Ps: I'm quite used to nurbs modeling, but not so much in poly. I guess the latter method is more suitable, am I wrong?
 Topic: Course fully dedicated to 3D design and 3D printing
Course fully dedicated to 3D design and 3D printing [message #103864] Thu, 27 November 2014 15:02 UTC
avatar MMFAcademy  is currently offline MMFAcademy
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Want to become an Expert in 3D printing and 3D design?

MyMiniFactory is offering you the chance to learn from industry leading professionals in the first MyMiniFactory Academy course starting end of January 2015.

For more information follow the link : http://myminifactory.com/pages/myminifactory-academy

or email academy@myminifactory.com.

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[Updated on: Fri, 28 November 2014 11:14 UTC]

 Topic: Cleaning WRL
Cleaning WRL [message #103366] Fri, 21 November 2014 12:22 UTC
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Hi I have a group of objects with textures that I need to e,port as a wrl. However I cant send a wrl to netfabb. Is there a way to clean the wrl without losing the textures?
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