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 Topic: Maybe in last minute Shapeways open their eyes!
Maybe in last minute Shapeways open their eyes! [message #109127] Wed, 28 January 2015 21:47 UTC
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Optimise the site for mobile before mobility really takes over all and clients gets used to mobile.

Check the revenue of Facebook from mobile ads q4-fourth-quarter-2014 a big "!" point for you guys to start think in 21 century way.

There it is not only PC environment there are Smartphones that overcome the "general phone" and now are near first in buying for all , Tablet that are growing.

Even 3D app go mobile this year. !

numarul7 jewelry and design
 Topic: How can 3d support Charlie?
How can 3d support Charlie? [message #108333] Sun, 18 January 2015 23:32 UTC
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I was inspired with the gigantic impact of the phrase: "Je Suis Charlie"
Wouldn't it be great if 3d printed object could keep this "alive".
With that in mind I designed a couple of items of which I'll donate all the profit they make to the red cross for children in a areas around the world.

I know this is NOT the appropriate place to post this, but forwarding or twitter the link is for free and wouldn't it be great if we could support charity by designing 3d?

 Topic: steel material for small scale rocket models
steel material for small scale rocket models [message #107503] Thu, 08 January 2015 14:33 UTC
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I was wondering if anyone has had any input as to detail of small scale (1/400) models done in steel or is detail too rough?
Should I consider other material, but I am seeking heavy weight?
Thank You for any and all direction!
 Topic: Threads in Bronze and Stainless steel
Threads in Bronze and Stainless steel [message #105894] Mon, 22 December 2014 17:08 UTC
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Are there any guidelines anywhere for tolerances when creating threads in bronze and/or stainless steel parts so that they do assemble together after being printed?

Does anyone have much experience with this?

 Topic: Amazing
Amazing [message #104514] Mon, 08 December 2014 11:00 UTC
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Thanks shapeways. I traced my wife's tattoo and made earrings. I plan to press these into dental ceramic.. Or cast them into gold. This was my first project and I am stoked.. Fantastic :)

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 Topic: Is there a problem
Is there a problem [message #104452] Sat, 06 December 2014 04:28 UTC
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Hi everybody,

I have send 3 mails dince 2 weeks to Shapeways for a compliant.

But, I have no respons.

Is there anybody who have the same problem.

Usually, they are very swift for respons.

 Topic: UPS screwup :)
UPS screwup :) [message #103972] Sat, 29 November 2014 20:37 UTC
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I ordered a sweet MLP figure... first time... 80€ out of the window^^

The figure got send and got closer.......... closer...... clooooooser.... 110km < could had picked it up by this point XD
and then........ as i thought "its there tomorrow!!!"................ checking a last time!

Netherlands 11/26/2014 9:36 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
11/27/2014 9:24 A.M. Arrival Scan
Eindhoven, Netherlands 11/26/2014 11:45 P.M. Departure Scan
11/27/2014 5:59 P.M. Arrival Scan
Herne-Boernig, Germany 11/27/2014 10:52 A.M. Departure Scan
Nurnberg, Germany 11/27/2014 8:55 P.M. Departure Scan
11/26/2014 8:26 P.M. Origin Scan
Vienna,Austria 11/28/2014 8:26 A.M. We've incorrectly sorted the package at our facility. This may cause at least one business day delay.
11/28/2014 5:00 A.M. Arrival Scan

600+ km to me......... LOL ............ how the......... buck XD
Haha...... hope it still arrives. Lucky i had a reallllly goood day, or i would take this with a little less humor :}

hope you guys got a little more luck then me <3


[Updated on: Sat, 29 November 2014 20:42 UTC]

 Topic: Win a 3D Scanned Bust of yourself
Win a 3D Scanned Bust of yourself [message #103606] Mon, 24 November 2014 16:09 UTC
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To celebrate being 80% funded on our IndieGoGo campaign with 2 weeks left, we are launching a referral competition!

In partnership with Autodesk's 123D Catch app, we'll be giving away a personalised 3D scanned trophy of the winners head to the person who shares our campaign the most.

We are also giving away a FREE MakerShot - the 3D printed, phone-controlled catapult, to anyone who's referrals lead to £200+ contributions.

All you need to do is log into IndieGoGo and use their share tools to promote our campaign.

You can find our campaign here:
Thanks guys, and good luck!
MC x
 Topic: GIVEAWAY!!
GIVEAWAY!! [message #103495] Sun, 23 November 2014 03:28 UTC
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Go to #Zillijia and find the latest status update that reads: GIVEAWAY!!

Follow incredibly simple instructions there to win 1 of 4 pieces by Zillijia!

Thank you!

Happy Holidays

Also linked here:

 Topic: FREE LESSON on Design. Print. Sell - 3D Printing For Artists!
FREE LESSON on Design. Print. Sell - 3D Printing For Artists! [message #103404] Fri, 21 November 2014 21:32 UTC
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Hey Guys
Joseph Drust and Tomas Wittelsbach have joined forces to bring you an incredible, fully loaded 3D printing program with UArtsy. We just wrapped up an awesome webinar with Joseph Drust & Thomas Wittelsbach on how artists today are using 3D printing Technology.
Get the FREE Webinar and Lessons here.

This 3D Printing bundle combines Joseph's 3D Printing For Artists course with Tomas' Jewelry Design In ZBrush course to give you...
• 10 weeks of training on creating your own line of custom-made jewelry using ZBrush and 3D printing
• 10 weeks of training on advanced digital sculpting and 3D printing processes
• Weekly live critiques with BOTH Tomas Wittelsbach and Joseph Drust themselves!

In his 10-week intensive course, Joseph Drust will show you everything you need to know to create your own collectibles, freelance for the toy industry & get started with your own Makerbot or Shapeways.

Jewelry design is a fine art that has exploded thanks to the advent of digital sculpting and 3D printing. In his 10-week intensive course, Tomas Wittelsbach, will teach you his complete production workflow, giving you all the techniques you'll need to create your very own reproducible high-end jewelry or assets.

See more Information on classes HERE

Hope you guys can join US :-)

 Topic: Average material stock and order size
Average material stock and order size [message #102226] Mon, 03 November 2014 09:55 UTC
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Dear users,
I am a student from Latvia and I am carrying out research about 3D printing habits. Would you help me and say for how long you buy your 3D printing materials stock and what is the average order size? Thank you for your input.
 Topic: Two Blog Posts for Blender->Shapeways Newbies
Two Blog Posts for Blender->Shapeways Newbies [message #101238] Tue, 14 October 2014 17:03 UTC
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Greetings All,

My name is Vicky. I just started dabbling in modeling and 3D printing this year. I still have an awful lot to learn, but I'm totally in love. The electric excitement that accompanies waiting for your models to arrive in the mail is the adult equivalent of Christmases and birthdays. LOVE it.

Anyway, as I've been working, I've been keeping notes, screenshots, and links to related tutorials of my process in Blender. I've gotten two projects up as blog posts. You seasoned modelers out there are definitely not going to be razzled and dazzled by my ability to extrude Bezier curves and use the Boolean Modifier. : ) BUT-- if there is anyone out there just getting started, perhaps this can help demystify the process a little bit or help you take your first leap into 3D printing.

Creating a Breastfeeding Origami Owl Charm with Blender and Shapeways

Making a School Bus Wine Stopper with Blender, Shapeways, and Niles Bottle Stoppers

Thanks everyone. Have a great day!
 Topic: functioning models
functioning models [message #100960] Fri, 10 October 2014 08:43 UTC
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Don't you think shapeways should have a category where functioning models could be placed like Theo jansen with his strandbeest

If it did happen, i would have a place to put most of my models.

So far there has only been the beta category and that hasn't got many functioning models.
And i would really appreciate if shapeways was able to make such a category.

[Updated on: Fri, 10 October 2014 17:46 UTC]

 Topic: Pricing Wizard for Macs?
Pricing Wizard for Macs? [message #100768] Tue, 07 October 2014 23:18 UTC
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I've tried downloading the pricing wizard, but get an .exe file, which is useless for me, a Mac user. I can take off the .exe extension and open the .csv file, but how do I "save changes" as mentioned on the site?

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 Topic: design dishware
design dishware [message #100395] Sun, 05 October 2014 15:15 UTC
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i need a dishware designer, NY or northeast
 Topic: Xbox Kinect + Skanect 3D scan rig
Xbox Kinect + Skanect 3D scan rig [message #99521] Tue, 30 September 2014 17:46 UTC
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Hi there.
Just sharing my new design of rig on rail for scannig with a Kinect Xbox 360 and Skenect. I'm planning to make it cut in MDF 1/2" on a CNC. I figured out that the best way to scan with Skanect is to begin with the top of the model. So I came with a C shape design. It is not complete since I will have to rotate auround the model but I will figure how to do it when I'll have the rig physically completed. It's optimized to scan a 0.4mX0.4mC0.4m size box in Skanect but I'm sure I'll be able to scan bigger and maybe smaller bounding box. The ''head'' will be mounted on 4 bearigns.

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 Topic: full color sandstone improvement
full color sandstone improvement [message #99347] Sat, 27 September 2014 11:31 UTC
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i wanted to show how they improve the looks of sandstone. the oldman and lady were some of first prints. look how grainy it looks and then second picture shows how smooth and lively colors look now.

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 Topic: full color plastic prints
full color plastic prints [message #99231] Thu, 25 September 2014 15:57 UTC
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just wanted to say a couple of things on the subject. love to be able to do more extreme models that would not hold together in full color sandstone. i live on disability so i can't keep experimenting so i could be building a stock of printable model. i've got'n building sandstone modeling down good so i'm building a stock for my shop. because in full color plastic there are some adjustments that need to be made, like if you see the ear on the bunny it limp back during the printing, these are things that i'd like to learn about building in full color plastic. in the second picture you can see how much weight i put on out reaching arm, you would not be able to do that with sandstone, sorry for the bad pictures, still work on getting a camera, hope all who get in the full color plastic pilot program get to have fun seeing how extreme you can go. thanks for your time.

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 Topic: RGB-values used in Strong Flexible Plastic colours?
RGB-values used in Strong Flexible Plastic colours? [message #98138] Mon, 08 September 2014 07:49 UTC
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Hi. I'm about to make some boardgame pieces using the new Full Color Plastic material. And I need parts of this print to
resemble the colours that are already used in the Strong Flexible Plastic-materials. Does anyone have a rough idea
of what RBG-values to use on the texture to get the same colours using the Full Color Plastic material?


[Updated on: Mon, 08 September 2014 12:46 UTC]

 Topic: Express delivery option?
Express delivery option? [message #98125] Mon, 08 September 2014 02:57 UTC
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Delivery might be quicker for the States and Europe but here in Australia I have to regularily wait up to three weeks for a model (Order to Delivery).

Currently waiting on a new USPS delivery that was flagged as leaving Shapeways on the 29th August. Still hasn't arrived and I have no idea where it is in transit.

Overall I don't have a problem with the delay as it's understandable at the cost and for general orders a week or so doesn't matter too much to clients. (as long as they've been advised first)

However, for general R&D and meeting/presentation deadlines (one of which I'm about to crash and burn on) the turnaround is way too slow.

So I'm writing to suggest that an express delivery option be added to the order checkout. I know that for the more important stuff I'd be happy to pay an additional cost.
 Topic: Thank You. Re: Replies to Forum Posts
Thank You. Re: Replies to Forum Posts [message #97751] Wed, 03 September 2014 20:02 UTC
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I don't always respond to replies to the forum posts I start, but I do read them and very much appreciate all the replies and ideas everyone has. Just wanted to say thank you, in case it seemed like I wasn't paying attention. I just often don't have anything constructive or original to add to the high quality of replies that come in. But definitely, thank you.
 Topic: Gyroid for Labor Day
Gyroid for Labor Day [message #97506] Sun, 31 August 2014 18:29 UTC
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I set my Gyroid model for download today and tomorrow in celebration of Labor Day. Download, print and post a picture in my model's comment section. Cheers Shapies!


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 Topic: 3D printing at NASA
3D printing at NASA [message #97394] Fri, 29 August 2014 19:03 UTC
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Zowee!! hes-the-limits-of-3-d-printing-technology/

...Shel M.
 Topic: Rejections from the USA production
Rejections from the USA production [message #97361] Fri, 29 August 2014 08:48 UTC
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Does anybody have more rejections from the U.S.A. than from Eindhoven too?

I think this isn't casual.

Something is working "rare" here with the production, and the rejection informs are more generics and helpless.

[Updated on: Fri, 29 August 2014 10:07 UTC]

 Topic: New 3Dprintwise Article - May the Force Be With You
New 3Dprintwise Article - May the Force Be With You [message #97289] Thu, 28 August 2014 15:34 UTC
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Hello everyone!

I'm excited to share with you a new article that has been posted about my shop on 3Dprintwise.

Here is the link:

Big thank you to David for posting this!

 Topic: Procedural modeling usage
Procedural modeling usage [message #97116] Tue, 26 August 2014 23:27 UTC
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Hi all,

I'm a Computer Science Ph.D student at Stanford University, and I'm getting interested in doing research on procedural modeling tools for 3D printing. To that end, I'm curious to know how people are currently using procedural modeling when they make models for printing. I'm sure that the answer is very application-dependent, but for now it'd be great to get a high-level understanding of what sort of work is going on out there. By "procedural modeling," I mean the process of writing some kind of code to create geometry, rather than using a direct-manipulation interface such as Sketchup or Blender. If you do this on the way to your prints, I'd love to hear your answers to any or all of the following questions:

  1. What tools do you use? These could be anything from a programmable CAD system such as OpenSCAD, scripting a general 3D modeling environment such as Blender, or writing your own code in a general-purpose programming language such as Python or C++.
  2. What types of geometric manipulations do you work with? These could be Boolean CSG, Voronoi tesselations, L-systems, etc.
  3. What kinds of objects do you make? For instance, are you making abstract art pieces? Stylizing functional objects?
  4. Does the fact that the object will be printed change your procedural workflow from what you would do if you were building a 'purely virtual' 3D model? If so, how?
  5. Are there any features/capabilities you wish you had for fabrication-oriented procedural modeling but that your current tools don't provide?

Thanks in advance for your feedback!
 Topic: What are you making with Full Color Plastic?
What are you making with Full Color Plastic? [message #96178] Thu, 14 August 2014 12:00 UTC
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So, what are you guys going to be making with Full Color Plastic?

I have an elk that I designed long ago for Full color Sandstone, but then I realized that the antlers would be too fragile for it and then shelfed the design. I think I'll dig that back up from some old hard drive somewhere and get it printed in FCP.

Note, if you haven't read the announcements, at the time of this writing you will need special clearance to order in FCP, you can get clearance here. More information can be found on the blog, in the official announcements, and here is is a general discussion about the printer used.

Sculptural artist James William Kincaid III
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 Topic: Anybody from Shapeways gonna be at the 3d printingsummit?
Anybody from Shapeways gonna be at the 3d printingsummit? [message #95959] Tue, 12 August 2014 23:44 UTC
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There's 3d printing and additive manufacturing summit this September in Pittsburgh and I'm curious if anyone from Shapeways is going to be in attendance. It's a bit expensive for me to attend but it would be neat for the Pittsburgh area Shapeways crew people to meet with anyone from the mother ship who might be in attendance.
 Topic: A stunning evolution in 3D metal printing.
A stunning evolution in 3D metal printing. [message #95399] Tue, 05 August 2014 20:28 UTC
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Yeah, married metals on the go!

"Now, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are implementing a printing process that transitions from one metal or alloy to another in a single object."

More doors open for creativity in the 3D printing process. How cool is that?

Source: iDX

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 Topic: Giveaway: UtorCase for Xbox One controller and Galaxy S5
Giveaway: UtorCase for Xbox One controller and Galaxy S5 [message #95290] Mon, 04 August 2014 22:19 UTC
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Dear SW members,

I wanted to let you know that I am giving away a UtorCase for the Xbox One controller and the Galaxy S5. The giveaway is running on the XDA Android forum at ay-utorcase-galaxy-s5-xbox-one-t2838244 as that is the most targeted audience for this promo, but I wanted to let you guys know that you can participate there.

Background story
Just today an Amazon customer cancelled his order, but the item is already in production with Shapeways, so I cannot cancel it myself, but can change the shipping address to the lucky winner :)
I wanted to do a giveaway for a while now and test its effectiveness, and I realized I can turn this unfortunate order cancellation to a great marketing event . :)

[Updated on: Mon, 04 August 2014 22:21 UTC]

 Topic: Join the conversation in the Shapeways Interest Groups forums
Join the conversation in the Shapeways Interest Groups forums [message #95261] Mon, 04 August 2014 17:36 UTC
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Hi, Shapeways Community Members!

To paraphrase what I've written elsewhere, one of my favorite things about Shapeways is that 3D printing can be used to make just about anything you can imagine. You are all amazing jewelry designers, animators, model and miniature enthusiasts, product designers, drone part makers, gamers who love Minecraft and Kerbal Space Program, dice makers and table top gamers, and so much more. I love that Shapeways enables you to make new products and parts that enable you to further your interest, hobby, or passion, and also turn it into a business!

Today I started the "Interest Group" forum thread under the "Community" section that is dedicated to building connections between others who share your specific interest. Whether you are a resident expert, or just getting started, use this forum to share ideas, ask questions and get inspiration from others who are engaged in your professional field, hobby, or passion project. Join one of the conversations, or start one for your field here.

Looking forward to hearing what you have to share!

Eleanor, Shapeways Community Outreach Coordinator
 Topic: 3D Print Award
3D Print Award [message #95071] Thu, 31 July 2014 21:27 UTC
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Hi all, I wanted to tell about the Wamungo 3D print award.
The award is endowed with 5,000 euros int total along with some non-cash prizes.
Everyone that creates printable 3D models and wants to share them is vey welcome to take part in the award.

More information about the award can be found at

 Topic: Soooo excited: a very complimentary article about sloris is posted on
Soooo excited: a very complimentary article about sloris is posted on [message #94962] Wed, 30 July 2014 14:09 UTC
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Happy happy, joy joy! I woke up to find Evan Chavez from wrote a fantastic feature article about sloris. Please check it out: loris-3d-prints-embody-spirit-artist/


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 Topic: "Care Guide" on Bronze (and other metals?) - Great!
"Care Guide" on Bronze (and other metals?) - Great! [message #94324] Sat, 19 July 2014 01:26 UTC
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Hey Shapeways,

My last few prints in polished Bronze have come with a 'Care Guide' attached to them, and I want to say that this is a fantastic idea, and please don't ever stop! Since I pass these models on to customers, the care guide includes everything they'll need to know about taking care of their new jewelry, and for one-time buyers on Shapeways, the same holds true. Please keep including these care guides with every semi-precious and precious metal!

That's it really, just a two-thumbs-up post.
 Topic: Login Main page difficulties
Login Main page difficulties [message #93684] Thu, 10 July 2014 04:31 UTC
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This has been resolved,..thanks.

The pop up login from the main page is not working. The screen pops up, but the authentication doesn't work. I've tested its functionality in two different browsers. Can your IT support people look into this?

[Updated on: Thu, 10 July 2014 15:31 UTC]
 Topic: Shop owners app for smartphones
Shop owners app for smartphones [message #92575] Mon, 23 June 2014 11:42 UTC
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I think it would be extremely helpful if Shapeways could in fact create a Shop owner app for Shapeways shop owners. It would be really cool and useful to have a tool at hand from which you can arrange and manage your shop.

I'm specifically thinking of:
1. easy access to forums and discussions for shop owners
2. Managing the products in the shop
3. Modifying the product prices
4. Editing the products and materials offered for sale.
5. defining the order of the photos for a product.
6. Easy access to your notifications
7. Easy access to ordering 3D print
8. Easy access to account settings and shop settings

In general standard website pages are loades really slow into smartphones when filled with lots of photos like Shapeways. Therefore it would be brilliant to have this app that would ONLY be dealing with the content of YOUR shop and not the entire Shapeways site. It would save us time and I believe more people would be engage in discussions and forums.

Michael C. Poulsen / Inspired By Architecture

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 Topic: Weekend contest: Nationalism weekend
Weekend contest: Nationalism weekend [message #92438] Fri, 20 June 2014 20:19 UTC
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Here in America, we had a Maker Faire at the White house this week, and shortly we'll be celebrating our independence on July 4th. So maker pride, and plain old country pride is abundant. With the World Cup going on, pride in one's home nation is displayed globally. So this weekend, we want you to show us your maker national pride!
Obama Riding Raptor with Machine Gun by kspaho

1) An original design that shows off your national pride to be printed in any of our materials.
2) Put a picture of it in this thread, along with a description of what the design means to you and your country.
3) Have fun! and try to have it up by the end of day Tuesday June 24th.

Swelling of National pride
Perhaps some Shapeways dollars?

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 Topic: Materials
Materials [message #91523] Sat, 07 June 2014 21:05 UTC
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Can I get stuff printed in "siliconei'm usingis skin safe"?

Find a Putin buttplug, but I cant find that material here?

Would also have something elastic platsic for doing my own disc, (frisbee)
 Topic: New Upload Process and SW Site
New Upload Process and SW Site [message #90062] Wed, 21 May 2014 07:50 UTC
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Does anyone else find the new process from upload to pricing cumbersome. The old way was streamlined and fast. Upload model, fill out description and upload photos. Then just check desired materials and set prices. BOOM DONE!!!

Don't fix it if it isn't broke! Now it takes 3 times as long to go through the pricing and selecting materials. I have numerous complaints from customers that I draw for that says the constant move toward the "FOO FOO LOOK" is a pita to navigate and use.

People want fast, efficient, streamlined shopping and usability, not "FOO FOO"! Maybe just FF on the selling page and streamline they designers side to be fast and intuitive.

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 Topic: Questions on a concept
Questions on a concept [message #89614] Tue, 13 May 2014 17:03 UTC
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I don't wear earrings, but I would like to adapt one of my pendant models to become a set of pierced earrings (the kind with the pins integral to the main body).

What would be your recommendations for the technical specs on this adaptation (length and diameter of the pin, angle of the point, etc.)?

Assuming the item would be made of suitable material, would there be any problem with Shapeways supplying a pair of the backs (for a slight fee) with each set? That would mean that Shapeways would control the consistency of the pin specs.

Or would it be better so that (like the pendants where the buyer has to supply the chain) the designer/maker has to make it clear that the buyer has to supply the backs?

It's just an idea right now, thanks for your consideration.

Ken Forst
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