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 Topic: Which of the different materials are paintable or glue-able?
Which of the different materials are paintable or glue-able? [message #14821] Fri, 16 July 2010 15:25 UTC
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Which can be painted and/or glued?

Also how do they hold up in UV light? I know resins don't like the UV as much as some plastics do.

Thank you again!
 Topic: 50 Free SIGGRAPH 2010 Tradeshow Tickets
50 Free SIGGRAPH 2010 Tradeshow Tickets [message #14707] Tue, 13 July 2010 19:05 UTC
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Do you live in the Los Angeles area and would you like to visit the Shapeways team at SIGGRAPH 2010? We're giving away 50 free tickets to the Tradeshow. Check out this blog post:

http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/512-50-Free-SIGGRAPH- 2010-Tradeshow-Tickets.html

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 Topic: Shapeways Live Chat
Shapeways Live Chat [message #14699] Tue, 13 July 2010 08:51 UTC
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Looking for real-time help, or would you just like to hang out with some fellow Shapeways users? Check out our Chatbox! Time permitting you may see some Shapeways team members there as well.

See you there Wink

Bart

PS: if you prefer, you can also use a regular IRC client. Just connect to lightirc.com and go to channel #Shapeways.

[Updated on: Thu, 05 August 2010 09:36 UTC]


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 Topic: Last night's webcast now online, chatbox open
Last night's webcast now online, chatbox open [message #14538] Thu, 08 July 2010 08:48 UTC
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Hi,

last night's webcast was big fun! You'll find the entire episode here:

http://www.shapeways.com/community/live

Also, everyone really enjoyed the 'real-time' interaction with other members on the chatbox, so we've decided to keep it open for now. Just go to Shapeways Live, enter a nickname and you're good to go!

Shapeways team members may hang out there as well and we love to chat with you! There's just this pesky little thing called 'work', so we may not always have time to reply immediately..

Enjoy!

Bart

PS: If you're familiar with IRC you can also use an IRC client to chat. Log in to lightirc.com and go to #Shapeways.


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 Topic: Go Netherlands for the World Cup!!
Go Netherlands for the World Cup!! [message #14473] Wed, 07 July 2010 01:08 UTC
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In my youth I watched the amazing Orange Men almost win the World Cup in '74 and '78... damn they were good. Is this their year? Problem is ever since England got kicked out I have been rooting for Spain. I don't want to see a Ned / Spain final but I also don't want to see Germany beat Spain tomorrow! Something has to give!... What a quandry...


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 Topic: CNN Money video on 3D printing
CNN Money video on 3D printing [message #14090] Tue, 29 June 2010 18:03 UTC
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I found this short news video on CNN, about the 3D printing industry. They make it sound like it's a brand new technology when it's not really, but still it's interesting.

http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2010/06/28/t_tt_3d_pri nting.cnnmoney/


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 Topic: iphone ipod flash
iphone ipod flash [message #13748] Wed, 16 June 2010 21:33 UTC
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for those that want to view sites with flash such as shapeways get browsecloud. using it now. takes some getting use to but works well when you want flash


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 Topic: UPS adress + telephone number
UPS adress + telephone number [message #13665] Mon, 14 June 2010 16:52 UTC
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Is there a way to send packages from Shapeways with UTF-8 characters in adress and name ?

these : ěščřžýáíé ?

I need to call them every time a receive a package, to correct my adress because they get wrong adress names.

Plus would it be possible to send them even my phone number, to contact me whenever needed ?
 Topic: costumizable Bowie the Bunny
costumizable Bowie the Bunny [message #13245] Fri, 28 May 2010 15:52 UTC
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Hi all,

After a lot of effort by me and Shapeways-support (thanks a lot,guys and girls!) i can finally show the bowie that can be me in your own image or style!

The proces:
You need to download the zip-file.
In it you find a psd.
Psd's can be opened with the Gimp and many other programs.
And then follow the instruction in the file.

I hope some of you will test it out:)


lhttp://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=122695&f=122695_small_v0.jpg

Cheers,
Rob
 Topic: Oproep beeldend kunstenaars
Oproep beeldend kunstenaars [message #12994] Wed, 19 May 2010 10:20 UTC
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Voor de gerenommeerde kunsthal De Vishal in Haarlem wil ik graag een expositie organiseren met Nederlandse beeldend kunstenaars die in hun werk gebruikmaken van 3D-prints (als onderdeel of als stand alone). Dit voorstel zou 10 juni aanstaande binnen moeten zijn, dus ik zoek met spoed mogelijke deelnemers aan deze expositie.

Dus: ben je een autonoom werkend beeldend kunstenaar die gebruikmaakt van 3D-prints in je werk, neem dan contact op met Eric van Straaten via info@eyedoll.nl


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 Topic: Software
Software [message #12921] Mon, 17 May 2010 14:45 UTC
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When helping people on the forum, one thing I always ask first, unless it's already stated in their question, is what software they are using. I think it would be helpful if there was a part in our profile where we could enter this and it could show up under our name or picture or something. That way it would be easier to asses the situation and the people with the best knowledge could help quicker.


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 Topic: Question about alumide and 3D printed Stainless Steel (Electrical resistivity)
Question about alumide and 3D printed Stainless Steel (Electrical resistivity) [message #12148] Mon, 26 April 2010 16:28 UTC
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As an electrical engineer I'm naturally curious toward new ways of circuit prototyping (I'm thinking : custom connectors)
Has anyone tried to measure the resistivity of these materials?


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 Topic: Does anyone need an engineering intern?
Does anyone need an engineering intern? [message #12088] Sun, 25 April 2010 05:28 UTC
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Alright, I'm kind of at wit's end here. I have applied to dozens of research positions or engineering internships, because I want to do something academic this summer. Every place has turned me down for one reason or another (I'm too young, I don't have enough experience, and so on).

So, this is my last-ditch effort to find a summer gig. Do you know anyone who could use an engineering intern this summer? I'm most interested in structural or materials sciences at the moment, but that doesn't mean I'd turn down any other offers!

Right now, I'm a sophomore engineering major at Harvey Mudd College, a small but highly respected school in southern California. If you have any leads for me, please tell me and I'll send you my rsum.
 Topic: Shapeways Flickr Group
Shapeways Flickr Group [message #12036] Fri, 23 April 2010 12:52 UTC
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Hi all,

Also wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the Shapeways Flickr Group.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/shapeways/pool/

Nice place to share/store detail shots of your items and link them back to your shop if they are for sale..

Hope to see you all there.

Duann


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 Topic: Shapeways on FOX Business TV
Shapeways on FOX Business TV [message #11745] Wed, 14 April 2010 07:24 UTC
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Pete was interviewed live on FOX Business TV yesterday! Check out the video of the item on our blog:

http://shapeways.com/blog/archives/418-Shapeways-on-FOX-Busi ness-TV.html

Enjoy!

Bart

index.php?t=getfile&id=3281&private=0

[Updated on: Wed, 14 April 2010 07:29 UTC]


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 Topic: Interview of Peter at PSFK conf
Interview of Peter at PSFK conf [message #11633] Sat, 10 April 2010 16:28 UTC
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An interview of Peter, speaking - among other things - about the new secret material...
http://www.psfk.com/2010/04/psfk-conference-speaker-intervie w-peter-weijmarshausen.html
Can't wait... Twisted Evil
 Topic: Objet
Objet [message #11547] Thu, 08 April 2010 18:45 UTC
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Got this in my email today http://www.web-view.net/Show/0XB0605F8B04E23C103571A2D3078E6 E6D9848F8F67F5EAA6A943EC8ABF6203C63.htm


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 Topic: Max Script to hard limit model thickness
Max Script to hard limit model thickness [message #11486] Tue, 06 April 2010 15:50 UTC
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My model is too thin in 3dsmax7. I tried this meshlab tutorial which bloats all of the model. Works but looks ugly.

Isn't there a max script to just have a hard limiter? So everything below a given thickness is being converted to the given thickness, whithout generally bloating the object.

Or can't someone write it here, it seems that there is 3dsmax competence around here...
 Topic: a link for Joris
a link for Joris [message #10727] Sat, 13 March 2010 22:33 UTC
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www.profounddevices.com

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 Topic: Cadspan Sketchup Plugin
Cadspan Sketchup Plugin [message #10611] Thu, 11 March 2010 00:22 UTC
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I am not really sure where this belongs- either here, or in applications- but I stumbled across this free plugin for Sketchup, that makes a manifold, printable version out of regular models that usualy cause trouble:

http://www.cadspan.com/ (Pro version and free sketchup plugin)

Demo Video: http://www.cadspan.com/pluginguide

It seems to be webbased aka uploading to their server, with two settings (Gap fill, Resolution) and Upload/Download-Buttons, plus tabs for the pro version, community and 3d fixing & printing service.

As it is late, I was only able to test a box with a hole, and the returning stl looks wierd in meshlab (lots of polygons, large hole, might work better on objects with small gaps that consist of multiple objects?)

I might play arround with it some more tomorrow.
Anyone here using it?
 Topic: From Virtual to Real
From Virtual to Real [message #10426] Thu, 04 March 2010 11:08 UTC
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How Creative process is cahnging

 Topic: Emails
Emails [message #10349] Tue, 02 March 2010 13:37 UTC
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In one hand I get too many emails (one for every model I buy/sell then one for when they ship) Then on the other hand I get one UPS email. I ordered non-stainless and stainless items. The non-stainless came in Friday (was supposed to be Thursday but UPS F'ed up) so the stainless should come in today or maybe tomorrow. But I don't have a UPS tracker for it.


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 Topic: 3D sculpting
3D sculpting [message #10092] Sun, 21 February 2010 14:59 UTC
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I saw the video on the blog and looked at other videos from the 3D for all Youtube site http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo_1UIovqKc
At the then end the kid gets his model printed in colour.

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 Topic: 3D Printing in the Movies
icon11.gif  3D Printing in the Movies [message #10007] Wed, 17 February 2010 13:12 UTC
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On Friday, February 12th, viewers tuning into the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies will see a hilarious live-action advertisement featuring the Aflac duck snowboarding. This spot was made possible thanks to breakthrough technology by Objet Geometries, the innovation leader in 3D printing.
Objet systems have breathed life into some of the hottest new commercials. Recent examples developed by the production company Legacy Effects include:

• For the Aflac spot, actual props – the duck’s helmet and bindings, which connect flippers to the snowboard – came directly from an Objet 3D printer (see image at right). With a coat of paint, they were ready for air.

• The technology was similarly used in the Intel Superbowl spot, “Lunch Room,” which featured a largely Objet-created robot, “Jeffrey.”

• In “Bachelor Party,” a Superbowl spot for Bridgestone, Objet-printed models of the truck and orca whale, were used for proof-of-concept and lighting tests.

  • Attachment: IMG_6039.JPG
    (Size: 4.62MB, Downloaded 228 time(s))

 Topic: How limited is the X3D at upload time?
How limited is the X3D at upload time? [message #9690] Sun, 07 February 2010 23:29 UTC
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Can Shapeways handle a simple cylinder hand-coded in X3D? My Model file is just this below : (angle brackets replaced...)

But the error message from upload says
"The fileformat of your object cannot be processed by our software. " What a helpful message ! How easy to correct my error! How obvious my mistake is! end-sarcasm...

Thanks for any advice,
John


(?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?)
(!DOCTYPE X3D PUBLIC "http://www.web3d.org/specifications/x3d-3.0.dtd" "http://www.web3d.org/specifications/x3d-3.0.dtd")
(X3D)

(Scene)
(Transform)
(Shape)

(Cylinder height='0.0800' radius='0.010' /)

(/Shape)
(/Transform)

(/Scene)
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 Topic: My Haiti relief rings
My Haiti relief rings [message #9608] Fri, 05 February 2010 06:37 UTC
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I've just completed uploading a series of rings, the profit from which will be donated to the Haiti relief effort.

I have a suggestion. How about Shapeways having a public gallery for the relief effort where the profit on evereything in the gallery went toward the relief effort. Also, if Shapeways were to handle the donations, the public would be more assured that their money was going where it was intended.
 Topic: 3D Scanning
3D Scanning [message #9578] Thu, 04 February 2010 14:46 UTC
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I recently read an article in Wired about the "New industrial revolution" I'm sure a few others have read it but they mentioned a 3d scanning software. I looked around and found it

http://www.gadgetvenue.com/proforma-3d-scanner-builds-3d-tex tured-models-11235410/

this idea is a little different than the David 3D scanning system. But I think it is really cool.

If you havnt read the Wired article, make sure you look it up! It's really interesting.


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 Topic: Costs Involved in DMLS process posted on BLOG
Costs Involved in DMLS process posted on BLOG [message #9225] Mon, 25 January 2010 19:30 UTC
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There has been quite a bit of feedback on what the costs are for DMLS. Here is a blog that shows info on this, comment the blog if you like and I will reply with any questions and or comments!

http://directmetallasersintering.blogspot.com/2010/01/dmls-d irect-metal-laser-sintering-costs.html

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 Topic: Local Delivery Centers
Local Delivery Centers [message #8748] Tue, 05 January 2010 19:13 UTC
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Just a thought I had today looking at tiny models that are aimed at people not looking to pay an arm and a leg for something they can't see in person yet. For people that just want one item and/or don't want to spend $25, what if "Local Delivery Centers" were set up. Network local orders together to ship to one location to be split up there by the individual buyers. I'd volunteer for any Delmarva people (for those that don't know that is the Delaware Maryland Virgina peninsula). The interesting part would be splitting up the payments. Probably would be easier also for a higher population shapeways community. I know we've discussed similar ideas in the past but I really think our market would spread drastically if it were a $5 market as apposed to a $25 market. In the mean time, anyone in the delmarva area that wants to join orders we can start a connection, just PM me or email youknowwho4eva@gmail.com


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 Topic: Aartform announces Curvy 3D 2.0
Aartform announces Curvy 3D 2.0 [message #8672] Fri, 01 January 2010 17:16 UTC
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London - January 1, 2010 - Aartform, the software publisher and development studio, today announced a major new edition of its sketch-based sculpting program for Windows: Aartform Curvy 3D 2.0. Currently in beta testing, Aartform Curvy 3D 2.0 is scheduled for a Q1 2010 release.

"At heart Curvy is a lathe modeller, with a non-technical interface making sculpting fast and easy." explains CEO Simon de Rivaz, "Curvy is great at organic art, and now adds volumetrics, digital clay tools, posing, and image based geometry. These new features make Curvy a great way to start out in 3D sculpting, but also a unique addition to the experienced artists range of sculpting options."

Making an accurate basemesh to sculpt over can be slow and fiddly in traditional modelling programs. Curvy 2.0's new volumetric sculpting tools make basemesh creation incredibly easy. You can draw the shapes for your model then merge the shapes together to create a seamless base mesh that is smooth and elegant, ideal for detailing in hi-resolution modelling software.

Originally a sketch-based sculpting program, Curvy now lets you create image based 3D models using a simple image inflate tool. This is handy for photo based modelling and for shapes that are much easier to create as a graphic design rather than a 3D model.

For more information see: http://www.curvy3d.com

http://www.curvy3d.com/images/CurvyBanner600x300.JPG

About Aartform Curvy 3D:
Aartform Curvy 3D is an innovative sculpting package for Windows, ideal for first time 3D artists. Curvy brings new speed to 3D modelling by letting you draw shapes straight into 3D. Create whole models with just a few strokes. Sculpting 3D models for art and games is quick and hassle free. Colours and shapes are easy to work with using Curvy's artist friendly tools. You can sketch and paint colours, forms and bumps directly onto your 3D models, and then export models and textures for use in other 3D software.

About Aartform:
Founded in 2003, Aartform has published a number of graphics tools. In 2009 Aartform launched a game development arm, Aartform Games.

 Topic: Turbo Prop
Turbo Prop [message #8333] Tue, 15 December 2009 13:49 UTC
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http://www.stratasys.com/corporate2.aspx?id=5142&utm_sou rce=Dec09&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Newsletter&a mp;hq_e=el&hq_m=1867706&hq_l=7&hq_v=eccd123013

Got this in my email this morning from Stratasys.


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 Topic: Do You Really Need To make a Prototype for an Invention?
Do You Really Need To make a Prototype for an Invention? [message #8153] Tue, 08 December 2009 15:52 UTC
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Accelerate Your Product to the Market with Rapid Prototyping :

This is one of 4 total blog posts that I currently have on typepad. I started with the first blog being Bring Your Invention or Idea to Life. From concept to development to design to production then finally marketing.

http://www.communitymarketing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/12/ accelerate-your-product-to-market-with-rapid-prototyping.htm l

All I ask is you check it out, add a comment on the blog based on your experiences and you can also comment about my writing skills and content. Add what you can to the post as we all want to learn more about what you have utilized or want to for that matter.

http://www.communitymarketing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/12/ accelerate-your-product-to-market-with-rapid-prototyping.htm l

Regards,
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 Topic: The Great Markup Markdown
The Great Markup Markdown [message #7881] Tue, 24 November 2009 17:00 UTC
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I have reduced the mark-up on many of my most appealing models. And I've added a new bracelet.
I have not test any of these, but they should work out great.
My new bracelet, The Expandabracelet: http://www.shapeways.com/model/67617/expandabracelet.html has a 2-1/2 inch diameter, but should be able to expand to fit over most wrists. Only $6

My personal favorite, my chain bracelet: http://www.shapeways.com/model/63675/printing_approved_brace let_.html Redone to be 100% printing capable. Only $3 (was $4)

The Myan pendent, now available in all materials and is only $6 in WSF! http://www.shapeways.com/model/50575/mayan_pendent.html

What goes better with you candle holder then a custom lighter holder? http://www.shapeways.com/model/46107/flicka.html was $20, now only $17 (Shapeways should have an image of one soon, in the mean time you can see it on the table in this video next to the candle holder. That is if your not too distracted by the beautiful Rian. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2fwfuoWPbw )

This one hurts me the most. My Cubert Cubed: http://www.shapeways.com/model/45233/cubert_cubed.html Was $60. Now you can have your own custom Cubert Cubed for only $50. (I hope shapeways will soon have an image of this up)


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 Topic: netfabb Studio feedback
netfabb Studio feedback [message #7756] Fri, 13 November 2009 10:48 UTC
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Hi there,

We are very happy to recognize, that our freeware version of netfabb Studio (http://www.netfabb.com) seems to be widely used by the Shapeways community, and we really want to support the awesome concept of Shapeways.

As I see on several posts in the forum, there are still some issues with uploading the generated STL files, which - in my opinion - are minor problems mainly related to the shortcomings of the STL file format.

Therefore we would love to get some feedback about your experiences with netfabb Studio and Shapeways, or even try to write an explicit tutorial for the creation of buildable files.

Thank you very much for your participation.

Best regards,
Alexander Oster, CEO of netfabb

[Updated on: Fri, 13 November 2009 10:48 UTC]

 Topic: on-line error analysis tools hangs at 153%
on-line error analysis tools hangs at 153% [message #7461] Sat, 24 October 2009 16:01 UTC
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Hi,

I'm trying to upload my first model but am stuck with non-manifold errors of course. Unfortunately neither meshlab nor blender doesn't show me any orders (or I just don't know how to use them properly yet Smile ). I've tried using the on-line error analysis tool to see what's wrong but the applet seems to load but then blocks at 153% and hangs the browser in the process (actually the browser still seems responsive but when I quit it the process doesn't die).

I'm using Windows XP with either Firefox 3.5.3 or Internet Explorer and Java 6.7 (as 6.16 gives me certificate errors).

Any idea how to make the applet work?

Thanks in advance,

Nico

[Updated on: Sat, 24 October 2009 16:02 UTC]

 Topic: Engineering day dream
Engineering day dream [message #7114] Tue, 06 October 2009 15:45 UTC
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Today, I was trying to think of something to model. Was looking at videos of alternative flight methods. Saw something about Red Bulls Flugtag, and brought back a memory. I actually folded the shirt yesterday I got from the event. Here's the video of the craft I helped create. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQc79Nht-uI Yes I know it doesn't fly. But as you see, about 5 feet up it goes to lift off. The people that we were building it for didn't want tail stabilizers because it would take away from the flying V. Rolling Eyes But if it had tail stabilizers I think the result would have been a little different. Any ways enjoy.


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 Topic: White Glaze Material
White Glaze Material [message #7091] Tue, 06 October 2009 03:30 UTC
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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I just recieved a piece in the new White Glaze Material.

It's very nice. It's very glossy. Maybe I could say it's the most attractive material to date.

It does appear exactly like glazed white porcelain until you pick it up, because it doesn't have the weight of clay.

I think I could describe the feeling of it in my hands more like a very high quality paper mache piece that has been sanded smooth and finished with a glossy varnish.

Hope this helps! Any other observations?

-Whystler


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 Topic: Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication
icon14.gif  Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication [message #6921] Wed, 30 September 2009 12:15 UTC
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NASA is trying something interesting..
Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication:
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/electron_bea m.html

I really like the part about 2 separate feed stocks that can be combined as an alloy or two separate materials.
If only that was made possible in SLS/FDM/Objet machines as well... Wink
 Topic: How do make it so cheap?
How do make it so cheap? [message #6865] Mon, 28 September 2009 11:33 UTC
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Hi,

I'm new here, I was searching on the net for 3d printing a 75mm figure, I got quoted from an English company (because I live in England) total cost being 350 - 600 ($550 - $950) depending on if they need to fix the file to make it printable or not.

With some tutorials and help from you good people at shapeways I managed to make the file printable and get the 75mm figure printed (hopefully - I am still waiting to see if walls are too thin) for just a few dollars - I don't get it, why are you guys so much more cheaper than anywhere else? It seems to be such a massive difference.

I worked at a prototype toys company for a while, they printed out toys and the material cost for the printer was real expensive as well Confused

Also, I have a suggestion - maybe you could provide a service to make files printable?

Keep up the great work guys Razz

Sean Dabbs

 Topic: Snapshot from 3d View
Snapshot from 3d View [message #6851] Sun, 27 September 2009 15:59 UTC
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For me it would be helpfull to make a direct snapshot from 3d view, which is stored in the item's picture gallery.

Woody64


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