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Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Cant change billing address
Cant change billing address [message #136897] Sat, 13 February 2016 15:20 UTC
avatar tomislav_veg  is currently offline tomislav_veg
Messages: 7
Registered: February 2016
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Why i cant change my billing address? It says United States, and there is no option to change it. Im not in the United States, and i dont know why it say i am... Note, i signed in from google plus.

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Forum: Feature this!
 Topic: Magnetic Bender
Magnetic Bender [message #136895] Sat, 13 February 2016 14:01 UTC
avatar KenCalvert  is currently offline KenCalvert
Messages: 2
Registered: September 2015
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As soon as it dawned on me that Shapeways steel was magnetic I knew that I wanted to make a metal Bender figure with magnetic parts!

This is a test print in metallic plastic. The eyes and mouth are acrylic plastic. In this iteration there were a lot of pieces. After testing out the slots for my magnets to make sure they fit I ordered the first steel version.


Disaster! In my first steel print the magnets didn't fit into the slots. The color was also different for some pieces. I was very unhappy with it and learned the hard way the tolerance and color variation of the steel. Be sure to carefully read the material guidelines!


After this first disappointment I had to rework the model, so I enlarged my magnet slots and combined pieces. I also had to go with the nickel plated steel to make sure the color was consisted across parts.

Much better! The nickel plated steel came out nicely. I just had to superglue the magnets and paint the eyes and mouths.


Bender hanging out on the fridge.


Here's a short video of the final model showing off the different eyes and mouths.

Here's the link where you can buy the parts. I also have links to the magnets required.

Thanks for reading!




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