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 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

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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
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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.

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 Topic: Survey
Survey [message #6522] Mon, 14 September 2009 13:25 UTC
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As I was taking the survey shapeways emailed me. I was thinking, that when orders are placed, there should be a survey of types. I put my shop on my facebook, fairly often. I would like to know if anyone pays attention when I post that. Also was thinking who ever brings the most traffic to shapeways in a month should get a coupon or something.


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 Topic: Bram in the news again!
icon10.gif  Bram in the news again! [message #6209] Tue, 01 September 2009 10:34 UTC
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It seems Bram can't blow his nose without the Internet swooning over it.

hehe

Cool Cube Bram!!

http://www.slipperybrick.com/2009/08/brams-cube-is-harder-th an-rubiks-cube/#more-28795

http://gizmodo.com/5349681/brams-cube-takes-the-rubiks-cube- and-makes-it-devastatingly-hard

[Updated on: Tue, 01 September 2009 10:35 UTC]

 Topic: Object Orientation
icon12.gif  Object Orientation [message #6045] Tue, 25 August 2009 03:29 UTC
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http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=5055 &S=093977b3a879e70c9ae067e5c68dc915&srch=orientation #msg_5055

nm just found that thread... doh

[Updated on: Tue, 25 August 2009 03:41 UTC]

 Topic: metal printing.......
metal printing....... [message #5917] Tue, 18 August 2009 14:37 UTC
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hiya guys and gals of shapeways land.

its a strange one this one, since the moving of everything being able to be done in metal, ive had one of my designs that ive wanted done.

nasty thing is, its the only one of my designs that i cant select a "print in metal" option...........any one got any clues?

its called "ElderNecklace"


i re-uploaded the design just incase it was an issue with previous back end tinkerings, and still nothing.......

so clues?





EDIT:
All sorted now, it was a thickness issue 2.9mm when threshold is 3mm

[Updated on: Wed, 19 August 2009 17:10 UTC]

 Topic: Metal Printing constraints question etc.
Metal Printing constraints question etc. [message #5904] Mon, 17 August 2009 15:27 UTC
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Hi,

Now that stainless steel / metal is available for all - can we discuss here some details and constraints about this new materials?

I did read FAQ and some older newsletter emails about this so I gathered some info there - but I wonder what happens if I send some of my models to print in metal and then it turns out it can't be done? Is process then aborted? Or... am I sent back whatever comes out?
Some of my models already done in WSF will probably not work in metal as they have really fine "threads" (about 1mm)... so I am wondering would shapeways create some simple template model with OK printable dimensions / shapes so we can learn from there... you know... like test object that can have OK side + maybe couple of examples you know will not work on a
"bad" side. Few photos with some comments of such object would be a great learning tool.

It may save everyone some time and frustration.

For example, that Klein Bottle by Batsheeba is OK example of what can work - but can anyone tell me how thick are these finest rods in the lattice? Looks to me like these are about 1.5mm or even thinner... bridging the gap of about 3mm at some points.

So... if I have 1.5 mm x 1.5mm thick rod in my design how long that piece can be before if should be supported by another one? 5mm? 10mm? With WSF one can go quite far with that - but I presume metal is all other story.

Any feedback welcome!

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 Topic: What is 230?
What is 230? [message #5791] Tue, 11 August 2009 17:02 UTC
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For all that saw the ad and were wondering http://gm-volt.com/2009/08/08/what-is-230/


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 Topic: 300 million year old spider reconstructed in 3D
300 million year old spider reconstructed in 3D [message #5693] Wed, 05 August 2009 19:42 UTC
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Why someone would be compelled to do this is beyond me, but the process is fascinating.

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcolleg e/newssummary/news_5-8-2009-9-49-44
 Topic: Custom Packaging
Custom Packaging [message #5349] Tue, 21 July 2009 21:03 UTC
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Does anyone know of a company that will create custom printed packaging?

I'm thinking once I get to where I'm putting together pieces for sale I would like to find a company that can print me out packaging in quantities of 1-100 rather than the industry norm of 1200 in a minimum order.

Does anyone know of any? Oh, and I live in the States, so an internet based company would be best.


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 Topic: New material email returned
New material email returned [message #5312] Mon, 20 July 2009 19:33 UTC
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I just tried submitting my new thermal engine to be made in stainless, but it was returned saying that the email was rejected by y'alls server.

Anyways here's the link http://www.shapeways.com/model/40562/thermal_engine.html


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 Topic: DIY Render farm
DIY Render farm [message #5284] Sat, 18 July 2009 01:11 UTC
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Found this really in depth article about creating your very own Render farm.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/render-farm-node,2340.ht ml

I have pondered this several times myself with Blender, but this really fleshes out the concept.

For those of you not familiar with the term "Render farm", it is using multiple computers to assist 3D and graphical programs in rendering images.
 Topic: Lines of Resolution for models?
Lines of Resolution for models? [message #5156] Tue, 07 July 2009 04:45 UTC
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I've taken quite an interest in Jewelery, and I've been checking around to see how to get the best prints. I've heard that Polyjet plastic/printers can be print 2000 lines per square inch. I'm wondering how detailed Shapeways can do?


 Topic: Submitting objects to be approved for steel
Submitting objects to be approved for steel [message #5054] Sat, 27 June 2009 21:44 UTC
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I was wondering if it would be possible to make some sort of form for submitting our objects that we'd like to see in stainless steel. I understand that you have to check them all manually so emailing them directly works easy enough, but a form similar to uploading a regular model could make it easier still.
I was also wondering about confirmation emails after we submit models to be checked. When we upload a normal model the email we receive both confirms that everything went through alright (or didn't in some cases) and is a way (for me at least) to keep track of what models have been uploaded and approved. Currently I am still wondering if Shapeways received my email about models to be available for stainless and an email response would be useful.
I know with all the recent updates and new materials the Shapeways staff is very busy, but I think these suggestions might streamline this process a bit.
 Topic: 3DPrints from second life sculpts
3DPrints from second life sculpts [message #4958] Wed, 17 June 2009 12:57 UTC
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http://taotakashi.wordpress.com/2006/09/01/another-3d-printi ng-service-about-to-open/

This would make it even more easy then the use of blender.

 Topic: 3D printing on a molecular scale!
3D printing on a molecular scale! [message #3707] Wed, 01 April 2009 20:00 UTC
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check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqyZ9bFl_qg&eurl=http%3A% 2F%2F3d%2Dprint%2Ein%2F2008%2F05%2Fnanofactory%2D3d%2Dprinti ng%2Drelated%2Dnano%2Dtechnologies%2Dare%2Dcoming%2Dforth%2E html&feature=player_embedded

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 Topic: Looking for Blender users for a BlenderNation.com post
Looking for Blender users for a BlenderNation.com post [message #3429] Thu, 19 March 2009 15:56 UTC
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Hi,

next to my work for Shapeways I'm also the editor in chief of the popular Blender newssite BlenderNation.com. For a new article I'd like to interview some Blender users who work with Shapeways - preferably shop owners. The article is scheduled for publication early next week. If you're interested in a BlenderNation appearance, please contact me on bart(at)blendernation(dot)com.

Thanks!

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 Topic: Need some feedback - journalist
Need some feedback - journalist [message #3081] Mon, 23 February 2009 16:38 UTC
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Hi everybody,
I currently make an article for a french magazine.
To complete it, I'm looking for someone who can give me some feedbacks on Shapeways.
I search a french artist, who sell some products via the website.
I just would like to make a quick interview with this person.
You can contact me at this adress :
emilien.ercolani@linformaticien.fr

Thanks,
 Topic: Shapeways advertised by Tom's Guide France
Shapeways advertised by Tom's Guide France [message #2271] Fri, 19 December 2008 12:23 UTC
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http://www.bestofmicro.com/actualite/26208-objet-3d-shapeway s.html

In french :
L’impression 3D est désormais une réalité que l’on peut toucher du doigt. Sous cette appellation se cache en fait la création d’objet ex nihilo, grâce à une machine qui « sculpte » entièrement un objet.

C’est cette technique la société Shapeways utilise pour fabriquer l’objet que l’on peut concevoir directement sur leur site. Une base d’objet est disponible et par le biais du «Shapeways Creator», libre à soi de moduler l’objet en 3D pour le rendre plus conforme à ses goûts. On pourra également importer directement ses fichiers depuis des logiciels de CAO (Maya, 3DS Max, etc.) pour « imprimer » ses propres objets.

Au final, le prix de la création d’un objet est compris entre 35 et 115 ¤ pour un cadeau bien plus original qu’un cendrier en rotin.

In english:
3D printing is now a reality one can touch with his finger. This designation hides in fact the creation of an object ex nihilo, thanks to a machine that "sculpt" an object entirely.

It's this technic that the society Shapeways uses to build object that you can design directly on their site. An object database is available and using the "Shapeways Creator" anyone is free to model an object in 3D to make it suit one's taste. One can also import directly its files from CAD softwares (Maya, 3DSMax etc) to "print" its own objects.

Finally the price of an object creation ranges from 35 to 115¤ for a gift more original than a rattan ashtray.

Laughing Nice but they might have advertised that for the holiday season for maximum impact.

Ah. Nuts.
 Topic: College for 3D artist
College for 3D artist [message #1676] Wed, 22 October 2008 13:20 UTC
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Hey everyone, just wanted to ask all of you out there that have college training backgrounds in the field of 3d modeling and design if you have an suggestions on where to go.
I plan on going to college for 3d modeling and i am currently looking at Full Sail in florida. Any ideas from those of you out there at where else i should look?
 Topic: Click video demos - kudos to daddymack!
Click video demos - kudos to daddymack! [message #1458] Mon, 29 September 2008 23:08 UTC
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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to post up some video demos showing 'Click' in action. These animations were expertly produced by daddymack of www.mack3d.com and show how cards are stored in and ejected from both the spring-loaded and manual-eject models.

http://www.mack3d.com/shapeways/ManualClickSide.mov
http://www.mack3d.com/shapeways/ManualClickFront.mov
http://www.mack3d.com/shapeways/SpringClickCutaway.mov

For those of you who haven't browsed through the DDW contest yet 'Click' is my submission: a super-compact redesign of the wallet concept that is front-pocket and formal-wear friendly. Please check it out, and if you like it vote for it! The contest ends soon and is running very close. If I were to win, the printing of my models would hugely further the development of 'Click' as far as physical testing, and my end goal is to make 'Click' available to the community here on Shapeways in some shape or form.

Thanks again to daddymack for his pro bono production of these excellent videos. You owe it to him to check them out, because they are gorgeous!

sincerely,
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 Topic: How heavy/dense are the various materials
How heavy/dense are the various materials [message #711] Thu, 07 August 2008 22:31 UTC
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This is mearly a question of curiosity, I'm not sure it is a question that is very relevant but how much do the various materials weigh? I was wondering if the material would float in water, although In the video showing information about shapeways on blendernation in looked as though it sank :S

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 Topic: Welcome to our new & improved website!
Welcome to our new & improved website! [message #267] Thu, 19 June 2008 14:58 UTC
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As the topic says: welcome to our new & improved website! We've put a LOT of work into creating a more welcoming, fresh and inspiring environment and we hope you'll like it.

Besides the eyecandy, the biggest functional improvement is that we now support the STL file format for model uploads. That should make it quite a lot easier for everyone to get their models on the site.

You just might find the odd bug here or there. If you do, please leave a comment.

So, what do you think? Is is an improvement? Smile

Cheers,

Bart

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 Topic: Deep Cube by OSKAR
Deep Cube by OSKAR [message #101722] Fri, 24 October 2014 22:57 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Deep Cube is a make-over of the Bingo Cube. Bingo Cube was invented and built by Evgeniy Grigoriev, with support from Aleh Hladzilin based on an idea posted at the Twisty Puzzles Forum. It can be considered a two-layer variation to the Dual-Fold Floppy Cube by Sigurd Wedel.

Deep Cube is a so-called "deeper-than-origin-cut" twisty puzzle. Other examples are David Pitcher's award-winning Rotoprism 2 and Enabler Cube. Deep Cube has a big hole to show the core. This helps understanding the mechanism. Only two faces can turn, namely those not interfered by the big hole. Two layers always turn together because of the deeper-than-origin mechanism.

Deep Cube has a mechanism that locks and unlocks faces, similar to Bingo Cube. Whereas Bingo Cube has a special edge piece that unlocks the two centers that it is adjacent to, Deep Cube has locking pins in all edge pieces to locks faces together that are opposite the big hole. The mechanism of Deep Cube is similar to Enabler Cube, where the "enabler" piece disables rotation of opposite faces.

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

Enjoy!

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 Topic: Horned Skull "Matilda"
Horned Skull "Matilda" [message #101578] Wed, 22 October 2014 12:18 UTC
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Hi guys just wanted to share my work. I'ts a hollowed out full color desktop prop. Sculpted and painted using Blender 2.6. I'm pretty satisfied in how it turned out, and I hope i can find the time and cash to get some other sandstone projects ordered soon.

enjoy :)

https://www.shapeways.com/model/1529719/horned-demonic-skull -matil

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 Topic: Clarity
Clarity [message #101564] Tue, 21 October 2014 23:17 UTC
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Just wanted to share some beauty. I'm looking feedback so please fill free to speak your mind.

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 Topic: LIthophane Christmas Light Covers
LIthophane Christmas Light Covers [message #101559] Tue, 21 October 2014 19:34 UTC
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We're excited to announce the launch of our newest product! ...Lithophane Christmas Light Covers.
The hard part was perfecting our algorithm for the strong and flexible material. The prototype prints from Shapeways just got better and better.
Check out the video on our site: http://www.print3dforme.com


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[Updated on: Tue, 21 October 2014 19:35 UTC]

 Topic: Future Soldier
Future Soldier [message #101533] Tue, 21 October 2014 11:48 UTC
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A new breed of soldier for a new breed of war. The Future Soldier was launched in 2020 to deal with close combat inner city warfare once the powers of the world realised that the time of the big bombs were gone and only elite infantry could win wars.

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Check out the 'Future Soldier' Section in our shop:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/Speed

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 Topic: Sword of Glory 2.0
Sword of Glory 2.0 [message #101516] Mon, 20 October 2014 20:40 UTC
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I was so stoked to have my second delivery from shapeways arrive! Any fans of Masters of the Universe Classics will want to pick up the Filmation version of He-Man's sword from evilmike!

[Updated on: Tue, 21 October 2014 06:02 UTC]

 Topic: Full Turn Cube by OSKAR
Full Turn Cube by OSKAR [message #101405] Sat, 18 October 2014 10:51 UTC
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Full Turn Cube is a fully non-functional 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube. Whereas Half Turn Cube supports only half turns (180), Full Turn Cube only supports full turns (360 degrees). This is achieved by offsetting all six rotation axes a bit.

The purpose of this non-puzzle is to demonstrate Rubik's style turning to children without the hassle of solving the puzzle every time that they scramble it. The purpose of this non-puzzle is also to confuse cubers for the amusement of its designer, and perhaps some inspiration to other cube designers.

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

Enjoy!

Oskar
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 Topic: Teeny BMOs
Teeny BMOs [message #101315] Wed, 15 October 2014 23:22 UTC
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The color plastic process is a bit expensive so I shrunk them down. Here are three teeny BMO versions that arrived today.

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The one at the left has no arms or legs to make it crushproof, but there are holes so you can add your own arms or legs using wire or your own 3D printed appendages. The middle one is pretty much the original version I started with but was crushed by overzealous shipping department bubble wrapping. The one on the right has leg pegs so it can be inserted into a diorama and it appears to be crush resistant.



Here's a better view of the middle mangled version.

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I think I will be able to bend the arms and legs back into position. But Shapeways, do you have gorillas or body builders wrapping your outgoing product? You spend all that time building these nice models and then you send them to the shipping department torture chamber. Is there a way to avoid this problem by ordering a gift box for delicate items that can be packed with cotton balls, mini-peanut packing, or something else to gently cradle them during shipping? These are the little detail type problems that never seem to get proper attention or solutions at Shapeways.

 Topic: Osdas 4x4 by OSKAR
Osdas 4x4 by OSKAR [message #101061] Sat, 11 October 2014 11:40 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Osdas 4x4 is a sliding-piece puzzle without a frame. Regular sliding piece puzzle, like the classic famous 15 puzzle, have pieces sliding in a frame, such that they do not fall out. The Boomdas puzzle is a 3x3 sliding puzzle from Japan has no frame, while the pieces still hold together. Boomdas has a cubic sibling called Muto Cube. More info here, here and here. However, one can easily cheat with Boomdas (and Moto Cube) by sliding them apart and putting them back together.

Osdas 4x4 is a frame-less sliding puzzle similar to Boomdas, but with links between the pieces that prevent the puzzle from coming apart. No cheating with this one!

This puzzle has the interesting property that it is possible to swap some adjacent pieces, e.g. 9 and 10, which is not possible with the classic 15-puzzle.

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

Enjoy!

Oskar
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