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Forum: 3D Applications
 Topic: Fix Found for Export Bugs in XSI 7.0+
Fix Found for Export Bugs in XSI 7.0+ [message #4184] Wed, 29 April 2009 22:06 UTC
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When exporting any model with 3D text in it from XSI 7.0 You will get an inverted normals error from shapeways. After hours of maddening troubleshooting, I decided to try exporting from a previous version (5.11) Surprisingly, this worked. There is some glitch or bug in XSI 7.0 that creates problems when exporting a model containing 3D text. Normally, previous versions of XSI wont allow you to open scenes from current versions, however I have found a workaround.

1. Open the scene in the current version of XSI
2. Use crosswalk to export as collada 1.4.1
3. Open the exported file in a previous version of XSI.
4. Export as collada 1.4.0 from the previous version
This file should be accepted by shapeways. (If you still have a problem, it is most likely not related to the text.)

You will most likely get an error that the model is too large. Drastically scale it to a very small on screen size and re-export from soft image. Do this until you have the size you want.

As a final note, I am not sure whether the problem is with XSI 7.0 or Collada 1.4.1. It could be a combination of both.

 Topic: sketchup
sketchup [message #1247] Mon, 08 September 2008 11:18 UTC
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Hi everyone. I use sketchup for my designs I know it's not as robust as other apps like blender or max. Now is there anything I should keep on mind when designing with sketchup before I atempt to upload and printed by shspeways?
I uploaded a few already but they got rejected, I didn't really get a reason y they got rejected.
I followed the directions on how to get the dae files.
 Topic: Trouble exporting a 3d solid from AutoCAD 2007
Trouble exporting a 3d solid from AutoCAD 2007 [message #677] Wed, 06 August 2008 20:35 UTC
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I've got a very simple 3d model in AutoCAD 2007. Just a closed polyline extruded straight up. I've tried several times to upload it, and keep getting the same error message:

Here's the error message; it may help you determine what went wrong: The fileformat of your object cannot be processed by our software. Please investigate the problem and try again.

I've gotten one file to be accepted by your system (3rd attempt), but it was too large and out of my budget to print. I scaled it down to a more affordable size, but have been unable to get your system to accept it in its scaled down form. I've tried simply scaling down the model that I was able to successfully upload, I've tried scaling down the original polyline and re-extruding, and I've tried re-drawing the entire thing at the smaller scale and extruding that, all with the same error message.

I know you're willing to convert for me, but I'd really like to master doing it myself so I don't have to bother you with it. Has anybody else experienced problems exporting .stl files from AutoCAD 2007? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

edit: I think I may have discovered the problem...I've got filleted corners on my object, and I think AutoCAD is screwing up the exact location of the intersection between the arc and the line. If I explode my 3d solid into lines and try to re-covert to a polyline, it breaks at the transition from stright line to arc in the filleted corners. I'll keep playing with it and see if I can figure out how to make it stop doing that.

[Updated on: Wed, 06 August 2008 20:47 UTC]

Forum: Feature this!
 Topic: Check out my New Rings + Pendant!
Check out my New Rings + Pendant! [message #96670] Thu, 21 August 2014 08:38 UTC
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Hi everyone, these are my latest creations.
I hope you like them! ;)


Soap-Opera Ring (link)

"Soap-Opera is a cute, nice, feminine and fun ring, inspired by soap bubbles.
This ring is composed by 38 tangent bubbles of different dimensions that join freely but harmoniously."


Ελλάς Ring (link)

"Ελλάς is a tribute to Greece and all the Hellenic culture.
The inspiration for this ring was born during a wonderful trip to Athens.
Simple and elegant, light but solid, classic and modern at the same time. "


Futurist Ring Pendant (link)

"An ode to work, strength, geometric design and mechanics.
It's the result of 11 circular extrusions.
It can be used as a ring, but even better as a pendant. "

Alessandro Azzolini
 Topic: CYCLES
CYCLES [message #96472] Tue, 19 August 2014 09:08 UTC
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Hi everybody.
This is our CYCLES, the first try with intricate shapes. Pendant, Keychain, or simply to have on your desk to admire its intricate geometry. There is also a little bit of our aeronautical background...
Hope you like it.



KIORO'design Team Ciro & Giovanna
 Topic: Reading glasses
Reading glasses [message #96446] Mon, 18 August 2014 23:09 UTC
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Got them a week ago, they fit me perfectly.
Exquisite geometry, floating lens system and a unique bridge design that assures perfect balancing while wearing them.

The spacing between the two lens holder is exactly 4mm allowing for standard optical screws.
The nose clips are round and flat, allowing you to fit a small piece of cork for additional comfort.

I simply cannot wait to wear them.
Please feel free to "Feature This for Holiday"

[Updated on: Mon, 18 August 2014 23:13 UTC]

 Topic: Rough products
Rough products [message #96392] Mon, 18 August 2014 14:13 UTC
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I have just started doing cad design at the beginning of this year, and am so proud to be able to create and have my shapeways product sent to me so that I can see and hold it.
This ring was designed with my husband in mind...he is 6'6" and needed a manly ring. The rough texture on this ring is not enough to hurt or bother his fingers, but enough to give it a natural feel.



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 Topic: Xiaozhuan Cufflinks bring back history from 2000 yrs ago
Xiaozhuan Cufflinks bring back history from 2000 yrs ago [message #96379] Mon, 18 August 2014 12:49 UTC
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Hi This is my , so far, favorite design : Xiaozhuan Cufflinks. Xiaozhuan is a font popular in antique China some 2000 yrs ago when it was Han dynasty. As a super fan of antique east culture, I was so happy to see these cufflinks unboxed. Shop link





More info:

This design makes a perfect combination of east classic and west classic. The bridge between the two buttons are inspired from stems of plants, this shows off the beauty of simplicity of the nature. The entire structure is solid, steady and compact. I'm looking for a feature-this for them :P

Plain Orb
 Topic: Facetious is open!
Facetious is open! [message #96333] Sun, 17 August 2014 08:02 UTC
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Hello all! i'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to my recently opened shop Facetious!

Before I show you some of the designs i'll be opening with I thought i'd let you know a little bit about me!
Firstly my name is Luke! i'm from Melbourne, Australia and i am currently studying Electrical and computer systems engineering!
Although 3D design is not part of my current study i have managed (throughout the year) to teach myself! I love to draw and be creative in general (i also love to create electronic gadgets) so 3D design slotted right in with all my other hobbies and is allowing me to add a whole new dimension to my projects (as well as making them look a whole lot more professional!).

I am opening my shop with 8 pendants, they are all mainly designed for females but i am also in the process of creating some for guys (which, lets be honest, is a lot harder)

Here are some of the designs!

Dream Catcher terialId=78

Pocket Star erialId=23

Tortoise and the Hare e.html?materialId=23

Maze materialId=38

Shattered Heart ?materialId=39

As i'm pretty new to 3D design and printing I would love to be featured on shapeways so that my designs can be shown worldwide which would help me to continue designing as well as allowing me to test and sell the dozens of other designs i have in waiting!

Thanks for reading!
-Luke :)

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 Topic: Lucky Heart Pendant for a Necklace or Keychain (Feature This for Holiday)
Lucky Heart Pendant for a Necklace or Keychain (Feature This for Holiday) [message #96111] Wed, 13 August 2014 19:36 UTC
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@elisarichardson The lucky heart pendant was inspired from an app I created for iOS called the Crystal Carousel of Magic Fortunes which you can download for free at id552608595?mt=8 . I raised the money to be able to build the app through a successful Kickstarter campaign which you can view at of-magic-fortunes-universal-app-f . I am hoping to create more 3D Prints from the crystals within the Carousel of Magic Fortunes app. Shapeways did an incredible job printing the Lucky Heart Pendant and I got a great comment and photos from @embrick that I truly appreciate. Thank you for considering the Lucky Heart Pendant for Feature This and Feature This for Holiday!


John Fitzpatrick



[Updated on: Mon, 18 August 2014 14:25 UTC]
 Topic: Republic Credit
Republic Credit [message #95474] Wed, 06 August 2014 15:25 UTC
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Hello all!

My shop contains models inspired by things seen in the Star Wars universe.

I would like to showcase a model I recently had printed and made available in my shop. It is one of my three Republic Credit designs inspired by those used in as currency for the Republic. The one below is printed in Polished Gold Stainless Steel to give it an authentic look and feel:

Here is the product page: ml?li=my-models&materialId=6

Thanks for looking,

Sedsti Skyfaller

[Updated on: Wed, 06 August 2014 15:30 UTC]

 Topic: Lilith Bloodrose the Vampire Girl
Lilith Bloodrose the Vampire Girl [message #95092] Fri, 01 August 2014 10:34 UTC
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I recommend my character to be featured. Up to you if you actually want to.


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 Topic: Cold Fusion metal
Cold Fusion metal [message #94779] Sat, 26 July 2014 07:22 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Cold Fusion is a six-piece burr, but not a classic one. The pieces are helical and the puzzle is taken apart and put together by pushing the pieces in a helical motion. This version is made of metal.

Watch the YouTube video of the metal version.
Watch the YouTube video of the nylon version.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Buy a fully colored and assembled sample (limited edition) from PuzzleMaster.
Read more at the Non-Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Read more at the Puzzle-Place Forum.
Check out the photos below.



[Updated on: Sat, 26 July 2014 13:14 UTC]

 Topic: These Rings Have Charm! ;D
These Rings Have Charm! ;D [message #94592] Wed, 23 July 2014 11:20 UTC
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I designed this ring based on one I'd had when I was very young. I inherited it from my mother and it was one of the first pieces of jewelry she was given after she immigrated to the United States from Cuba. Even though it stopped fitting pretty early on, I always kept it with me and wanted to find a way to keep wearing it.
Shapeways gave me an opportunity to design a new version of the ring that I can wear in pretty much any color I want! Being that the ring has interlocking pieces, it can't be printed in metal like the gold one I had as a child, but the plastic is lightweight and makes a nice accessory for pretty much any outfit!

Check out the ring here:

Also, I'm trying to come up with a new name for my shop, as I plan on adding some new products soon. Any suggestions are most welcome! <3 Thanks so much for reading!

[Updated on: Mon, 28 July 2014 02:48 UTC]

 Topic: this my stuff ive made
this my stuff ive made [message #94293] Fri, 18 July 2014 18:41 UTC
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 Topic: Chaos Pendant - The Butterfly Effect
Chaos Pendant - The Butterfly Effect [message #94143] Thu, 17 July 2014 15:17 UTC
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I would like to introduce to you my first product in my shop.
The Chaos pendant is a symbol that visualize the dependency of events based on the "Chaos Theory".
It is a study of mathematics and I intended to give it an elegant form which can hold its symbolical power.

I was inspired by the example, that the flapping of the wings of a butterfly in one place may later cause a hurricane in an other.
It can be also a symbol of emotions, events, influences that caused changes in the future. You name it : )

I hope you will like it and it could be featured on Shapeways.
The picture shows the pendant beautifully printed in Polished Brass.


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 Topic: The DIVA has arrived on stage !!!!
The DIVA has arrived on stage !!!! [message #93866] Sun, 13 July 2014 22:31 UTC
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Hi Shapeways Team,

The DIVA has entered the stage!

IBA12 - DIVA. The diva ring can be customized with your favorite snap-on 'attitudes' in the colors of your choice.

The first attitude available is the Urban Rose attitude. New attitudes will be added every now and then which allows you to have multiple-rings-in-one. You can even snap the attitude off again and change it to match your dress of the day. Just buy more attitudes with the ring.

"I was so excited when receiving the package from Shapeways. Due to printing tolerances, metal shrinkage and material differences, it was quite a challenge to make two items that would allow to snap-fit together and yet be able to come apart again. So when I held the two items in my hands and snap-fitted them together for the first time it felt really awesome."

"When creating the design I wanted to make a ring that could actually change its attitude, style and color. Yet, I wanted the ring to express a high quality standard by choosing the material to be Premium Silver and then combining it with a colorful material to add an interesting visual contrast. I have never seen such a ring before and the idea only came to my mind because I belive it fits perfectly with the whole concept behind shops on Shapeways."

The clever eye will see that the ring is a symbol of a woman :-)

I hope you find it interesting and will feature it!

IBA12 DIVA ring:

Join the Official Facebook page for Inspired by Architecture (By Michael C Poulsen) to follow updates:


Michael C. Poulsen / Inspired By Architecture

By Michael C. Poulsen
 Topic: Shift Happens by OSKAR & BRAM
Shift Happens by OSKAR & BRAM [message #93799] Sat, 12 July 2014 09:49 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Shift Happens is a meshing-gear puzzle in the same vein as Pentafold and Gear Fold. Bram Cohen wanted a set of six gears with an unequal number of teeth. After some discussion, he proposed the numbers 10-20-16-12-18-15. The initial idea was to have the gears in a triangle, but the gear set would not mesh that way. The alternative was a hexagonal pattern. As Pentafold and Gear Fold are rather floppy due to their hinges, Shift Happens uses a shifting mechanism similar to Gear Shift, but flat instead of spatial.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below. More photos here.



 Topic: Copenhagen Butterfly just landed
Copenhagen Butterfly just landed [message #93782] Fri, 11 July 2014 23:12 UTC
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Hi Shapeways team,

Thanks for featuring my CROSSROADS ring in the latest newsletter. Hope you like my new design the Copenhagen Butterfly which has just landed in my shop. Hope to see it featured :-)

More photos in the shop!



By Michael C. Poulsen
 Topic: Wearable Optical Illusions in Metal-
Wearable Optical Illusions in Metal- [message #92980] Sun, 29 June 2014 15:25 UTC
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index.php?t=getfile&id=63535&private=0 It is personally important that my artistic efforts are as original as possible. This item is the result of experimenting with my original 'solid' Hidden Hearts design.

Beginning some years ago and using Sketch Up, I had been working on a much larger use of the same basic Hidden Hearts form as an environmental sculpture (and I still hope to get that funded through

Anyway, somewhere in those long months of refining the design, researching materials and trying to pretend I was a mechanical engineer on the sculpture concept, I heard about Shapeways.

I thought: "Hmmm... the HH thing might work with this..." It took me many attempts and failures to finally get it to a satisfactory end product. So I was temporarily satisfied. And I sold a few. index.php?t=getfile&id=63540&private=0

But I couldn't leave it alone. So I worked and worked and came up with a ring. index.php?t=getfile&id=63537&private=0

Still not satisfied, I reworked the design and opened up the solid form. Doing that gave it more interest, more possibilities for seeing the heart illusion- plus rectangles, triangles and other things. It also cut back on the weight and cost of the piece. And I'm selling a few. And that's very encouraging. index.php?t=getfile&id=63538&private=0

So for now I can go back to the HH sculpture project- in the open style. index.php?t=getfile&id=63539&private=0 I would encourage others to consider making their successful Shapeways-sized items into super sized ones. It worked for Claes Oldenburg.

 Topic: CROSSROADS by Inspired By Architecture
CROSSROADS by Inspired By Architecture [message #92235] Wed, 18 June 2014 22:09 UTC
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IBA10 - CROSSROADS – Our lives are defined by all the choices we ever made. Each time we made such choice, we have been standing at a crossroad. This ring symbolizes how we got to where we are today. Available in Premium Silver, 14K Gold, Black Matte Steel, Raw Bronze, Gold plated Brass, Polished Brass.

Material shown on photo is Premium Silver.

Inspired By Architecture is a jewellery brand representing architect made conceptual jewellery. The products are characterized by their urban minimalist style and how they communicate stories and symbolism.

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By Michael C. Poulsen
 Topic: Catan Card Holders
Catan Card Holders [message #91779] Wed, 11 June 2014 20:23 UTC
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They just arrived today and they are phenomenal. A set of playing card holders for the board game Settlers of Catan. I recently got more into playing board games, and Catan has quickly become one of my favorites. One problem I kept having is who ever the dealer ends up being, the game slows down when they have to clean up the mess of cards that end up all over the place. I've seen card holders before, but nothing that fit with my new found love for the game.

So I made my own! For myself and anyone else who struggles with the same problem, I made a few versions for different budgets and needs. One where I took a few days to model all the icons for above each slot, as a visual aid to help distribute the cards more efficiently, another without the icons, as the icons ended up almost doubling the production cost, and finally a bare bones version that would just work enough to hold the decks in place.

Please take a moment to check them out:

Making these was extremely rewarding, and I plan to continue making things for board games as well as more jewelry and stuff for around the house. I hope to get some good feedback, and I'm completely open to anyones ideas or opinions.

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 Topic: Roman Dodecahedron
Roman Dodecahedron [message #91434] Fri, 06 June 2014 16:05 UTC
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 Topic: Gin Time Cucumber Slice Cinema Advert
Gin Time Cucumber Slice Cinema Advert [message #90672] Thu, 29 May 2014 12:41 UTC
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I've added a cinema ready advert to my product description. Summer is coming! Summer is coming!



 Topic: 'Rosey The Sprite'
'Rosey The Sprite' [message #90632] Wed, 28 May 2014 21:07 UTC
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So this is 'Rosey' the main character from a game I worked on. I got the full colour sandstone print done to use for promotional purposes. It's about 16.5cm tall, which is about the same size as Rosey is in the game, so I thought some garden photos of her in among the flowers etc. might make some good marketing material.
I have applied varnish and some acrylic paint to the model in order to get it ready for roughing it in the garden. In the first print her side locks broke off (first picture) so Shapeways kindly did a reprint which came out perfect. She's completely hollow so I've filled this particular model with a quick setting resin which has given her a nice weight now. I've included a couple of shots as well as a touched up promo shot at the end.

She makes a decent garden gnome actually.....................
Anyway, she's available here in case anyone's flowers need protecting. :) ite-high-res-model.html?li=my-models&materialId=26




Promo shot after some photo editing.

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 Topic: Universal Wall Dock
Universal Wall Dock [message #90337] Fri, 23 May 2014 16:56 UTC
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This Universal Wall Dock Can be mounted to almost any flat surface by using Command's Wall Adhesives. By having a freestyle adjustment system, the possibilities of what this can dock is only limited by your imagination. Have a case on your phone? This dock can fit most light-medium cases creating a more snug fit. I even use this to dock my iPad Air!

Recommended Command Wall Adhesive Strips:

Universal Wall Dock:

[Updated on: Fri, 23 May 2014 16:57 UTC]

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 Topic: Pancake Cube by OSKAR
Pancake Cube by OSKAR [message #89860] Sat, 17 May 2014 08:18 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Pancake Cube is a twisty 3x3x27 shaped to a cube. It is functionally similar to the WitEden 3x3x9, albeit with many more layers.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photo below.



 Topic: Panohood
Panohood [message #89313] Thu, 08 May 2014 11:59 UTC
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This small accessory allows photographers using the Fuji XF 18-55mm lens to take tripod-less panoramas. Panohood's handle turns the camera around the no-parallax point of the lens at 18mm focal length. To use, clip the Panohood to the shortest end of the hood.
This is a simple and-yet creative solution for wide-angle indoors photography.

Short video presentation
Panohood website with detailed explanations
Link to the project on shapeways
Design & Photography Aleksandar Dimitrov

hope you guys like it :)

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 Topic: Brand new designs for a brand new shop
Brand new designs for a brand new shop [message #89305] Thu, 08 May 2014 05:31 UTC
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I've just officially launched my new shop Illogical and, with it, have released five new models (with more soon to follow!). I think you guys will really like them and, just maybe, you'll help me promote my work. Check 'em out:

The first item is my Concentric Hexagons Pendant, shown here in Polished Gold Steel. It's a simple design based on concentric hexagonal forms.

Next we have the Revolved Reuleaux Triangle, shown in both Royal Blue and Coral Red Strong & Flexible. These small solids are really cool because, despite not being round, they can be rolled between two surfaces just like a sphere. This is thanks to them being the same width in every direction. Pretty cool, huh? Rolling a few of them around between a book and a table always mystifies and intrigues people.

Shown in Raw Brass, my Helix Pendant is based on the familiar form of DNA, simplified into an elegant pairing of metal ribbons.

The Icosa-Octahedron, presented in matte black steel, is great as a keychain, a pendant, or just another desk toy. It features a wire representation of an octahedron encompassing an icosahedron, demonstrating their intersecting properties (the points of the icosahedron divide the edges of the octahedron into the golden ratio) while creating a complex and interesting form.

Finally, I present a Polished Gold Steel version of my Umbilica, a unique form that is similar to the classic Mobius Strip. The object, an umbilic torus, is a solid form whose sole edge loops around 3 times. In addition, a cross section of this object is another cool mathematical shape called a deltoid. Isn't math fun?

Thanks for checking out my work!

[Updated on: Wed, 14 May 2014 01:05 UTC]

 Topic: The Guardian (Figure)
The Guardian (Figure) [message #89231] Tue, 06 May 2014 19:35 UTC
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Hello everyone! This is my first 3D print and I'd love to get some feedback. .html?li=my-models&materialId=62

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 Topic: Spiral mobius pendant
Spiral mobius pendant [message #89080] Sun, 04 May 2014 15:46 UTC
avatar astosia  is currently offline astosia
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My new pendant arrived, and I think it looks stunning in polished bronze so I thought I should share it!

I originally designed a larger pendant in steel, which was my first ever print, and is still available on my shop, but it was a bit big for everyday wear to work, so this is quite a bit smaller. For this one, I added a single twist, making it a mobius strip. It was prototyped in Black Detail, and then I took the plunge and printed it in polished bronze. Hope you like it! You can buy it on my shop at


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 Topic: Xbox One meets UtorCase - mount your smarthphone or small tablet on your controller
Xbox One meets UtorCase - mount your smarthphone or small tablet on your controller [message #89029] Sat, 03 May 2014 04:59 UTC
avatar UtorCase  is currently offline UtorCase
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Just finished shooting the promo video for the Xbox One UtorCase.
Buy at mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;s=0

UtorCase mounts your smartphone or small tablet on your controller, so you can:

UtorCase for the Xbox One controller comes in two flavors, one for the plain controller, and another one for the controller with chat headset attached, since the chat adapter completely changes the controller geometry. The case is tailor printed for over 1400 different smartphones and small tablets for a perfect fit.
PS3 and PS4 coming in a few weeks.

[Updated on: Sat, 03 May 2014 05:34 UTC]

 Topic: Get em to the front page!
Get em to the front page! [message #88818] Wed, 30 April 2014 12:51 UTC
avatar Acepalm  is currently offline Acepalm
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They deserve to.
These are the first 4 prints of 30+ models I have created so far



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 Topic: My Keychain just arrived. Please feature this.
My Keychain just arrived. Please feature this. [message #88811] Wed, 30 April 2014 11:08 UTC
avatar Astraris  is currently offline Astraris
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Here is my keychain. Whole alphabet can be found at
Please feature this.
What do you think about it ?





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 Topic: Ok this is the best week EVER !!
Ok this is the best week EVER !! [message #88750] Tue, 29 April 2014 17:59 UTC
avatar FabMeJewelry  is currently offline FabMeJewelry
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This article is so fun to read, seriously we love it so much.

FabMe Jewelry is a great example of what happens when girl meets boy and both meet a 3D printer. tisation-fabme-jewelry/

Wesley Günter - - Set a course, for the future !
 Topic: Infinite Mother & Child Pendant (Mother's Day)
Infinite Mother & Child Pendant (Mother's Day) [message #88720] Mon, 28 April 2014 23:54 UTC
avatar Kimotion  is currently offline Kimotion
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Hello Everyone,

I'd like to share a new pendant I made: Infinite Mother and Child.

I've been wanting to do something with the Infinity symbol for quite some time, but there were so many out there already. I love how deceptively simple it looks, so if I wanted to do anything more to it, it would also need to be simple.

The dots are meant to be the head of the mother and the child (mother embracing her child). I'm not sure how clear it is, but maybe people may like it because it's not clear at first?
 Topic: I Survived the Big C Pin/Pendant/Fob
I Survived the Big C Pin/Pendant/Fob [message #88686] Mon, 28 April 2014 16:02 UTC
avatar writerxyz  is currently offline writerxyz
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My designs always begin with a life story.
Not long after a close friend completed his cancer treatments he confided that wearing a bit of ribbon just didn't cut it for him. The year fighting "the big C" had been tough and he thought something to commemorate his journey back to good health should be tougher than a ribbon. The I SURVIVED the Big C pendants are the results of that conversation. They are simple mementos to note the tough fought battles personally won against cancer. Originally, the first was made as a key fob, but they can also be worn as a pendant or, using a tie tack, as a pin.

Find them in my Shapeways shop, Solid Tales Designs

Raw Bronze

The photo below shows the prints in Polished Brass, Polished Bronze, and Raw Bronze. I love the subtleties of color and texture.

It looks good in Polished Silver, too.

Find them in my Shapeways shop, Solid Tales Designs

 Topic: Penta Beams by OSKAR
Penta Beams by OSKAR [message #88562] Sat, 26 April 2014 09:11 UTC
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer  is currently offline Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Penta Beams is a geometric construction puzzle in the shape of a triangular pyramid, made of five pentagonal beams woven through each other. The object is to take the structure apart and put them back together again.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Non-Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.



 Topic: Breastfeeding Pendants and Origami Owl Charms
Breastfeeding Pendants and Origami Owl Charms [message #88522] Fri, 25 April 2014 17:28 UTC
avatar TGAW  is currently offline TGAW
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When a friend of mine started selling Origami Owl Living Lockets, I perused their collection of charms looking for something to represent breastfeeding. As a mother of two boys, breastfeeding was near and dear to my heart. Alas, there was nothing in their product inventory. But thanks to Shapeways and 3D printing (and the myriad of Blender and Shapeways tutorials out there), I was not bound by what charms other companies offer. I was empowered to make exactly what I wanted.

I was able to adapt the Public Domain International Symbol of Breastfeeding into a pendants as well as plates and charms for my Origami Owl locket. I've never been a huge jewelry wearer, but now I wear one of my printed items each and every day. My favorite parts-- when I nurse my infant and he looks up and plays with my pendant. Oh and proudly telling other moms, "Oh that? Yeah, I 3D printed that."


With the cut off for Mother's Day orders coming up next week for Polished White Strong & Flexible, Polished Alumide, Black Strong & Flexible, and White Strong & Flexible, I thought it might be good timing to feature a cheap gift for the nursing mother. :)

3D Printed Breastfeeding Pendant

3D Printed Breastfeeding Origami Owl Charm

3D Printed Breastfeeding Origami Owl Plate

 Topic: My Wrap Ring in Raw Brass
My Wrap Ring in Raw Brass [message #88432] Thu, 24 April 2014 18:49 UTC
avatar christos_georgoulas  is currently offline christos_georgoulas
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An elegant and lightweight ring in Raw Brass

You can check this out in my shop

Thank you Shapeways!

[Updated on: Fri, 25 April 2014 05:28 UTC]

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