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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Material for Sony Z2 ?
Material for Sony Z2 ? [message #95087] Fri, 01 August 2014 07:39 UTC
avatar zed  is currently offline zed
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Registered: May 2010
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Hi ya'all :D
i recently got a Sony z2 and would really like to print myself a nice pen to operate it.

Ballpoint and pencil tips work fine, though i haven't had any luck with any plastic types i had laying around.
Strong and Flexible is the only material i printed in so far and the phone does not seem to be sensitive to it, either.

i was hoping that someone else had the same device and could confirm that Metallic, Elasto or Acrylic Plastic work with it?

Thank You :)
Forum: Feature this!
 Topic: Queen Bee Necklace
Queen Bee Necklace [message #95084] Fri, 01 August 2014 05:13 UTC
avatar landestroyer  is currently offline landestroyer
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Registered: April 2014
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Hello everyone!

I've been working on a 3D printed jewelry collection and I would like to share my favorite piece with you.


The inspiration for this necklace came from my passion for bumblebee conservation awareness. I wanted to create something ornate and striking that highlighted their importance. I started with a black and white sketch then sculpted the model in ZBrush.

The bee as a subject lent itself beautifully towards my goal of experimenting with printing interlocking parts.

I broke the design up into 7 parts: 4 wings, the stinger, the abdomen, and the thorax. Originally, it included legs, but I decided to remove them to give the pendant some room to breathe. All of the pieces are connected with small interlocking rings. I also added rings at the end of each wing for attaching a chain.

Since the pendant is so unique I knew I had to create an equally unique chain that would help it dangle perfectly when worn around the neck, so I kept that in mind from the very beginning.

I had the model printed in both the black and the white strong & flexible plastics. I experimented with painting the white one, as you can see in the image below, but in the end I prefer the simplicity of the black one.

I am very happy with the final print. The details came out well, it is light, sturdy, and very well articulated. It moves in a way that almost feels alive.

Here is the link to the model on my shop.

Thanks for reading!
-Liz Landis

Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Photos are rearranged in the new look with "first to try"
Photos are rearranged in the new look with "first to try" [message #95079] Fri, 01 August 2014 00:42 UTC
avatar numarul7  is currently offline numarul7
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Registered: January 2013
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I get messed photos order on this when I check the new look that will come this month.

Put real photos first ?

An option to move them down up in order ?


numarul7 jewelry and design



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