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 Topic: Shapeways got plugged on The biggest Israeli Finance website
Shapeways got plugged on The biggest Israeli Finance website [message #22937] Sun, 23 January 2011 05:10 UTC
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This is cool , an article by New York times translated to Hebrew readers at the biggest Israeli finance website - on the IT section.

(I only received 33 referred visitors from that article yet Google alerts thought it was substantial enough to bug me with an alert mail ! Very Happy )

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&h l=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=iw&tl=e n&u=http%3A%2F%2Fit.themarker.com%2Ftmit%2Farticle%2F138 56

What i REALLY liked about this article is that Google translator translated the word "Shapeways" from Hebrew to English !!
That means one thing... Shapeways is growing to be a household name.

Btw, Shapeways was compared on this article as "the Amazon of 3D printing"


Cheers for that ! Very Happy






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 Topic: Putting a Shapeways icon link into WORDPRESS
Putting a Shapeways icon link into WORDPRESS [message #22640] Fri, 14 January 2011 22:30 UTC
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Does anyone know if I have options for putting a Shapeways (and a couple of other icons links that may simply go to one of my webpages) into WORDPRESS?

I'd like to do something like the lower right hand corner of this page but where the icons went to pages that I specified (such as my Shapeways Page, Linked in and other custom url's).

Thanks for any tips on this.

http://www.livearchitecture.net/

- Jon
 Topic: 'Forbidden Planet-ish' style saucer(s)????
icon5.gif  'Forbidden Planet-ish' style saucer(s)???? [message #22055] Mon, 03 January 2011 02:38 UTC
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Earlier this year, I got a really cool 'Forbidden Planet-ish' type flying saucer miniature, about 3-4 inches across from a chap on here for about $30USD....and he'd mentioned trying to do a 'robotish' thing too...

But after I got the one saucer....I NEVER saw it again....and was wondering if anyone knew 'what happened'...or if smaller scale versions MIGHT be offered later on of the saucer to go with others I've gotten from other vendors for my 'space-pulp/retro-rocket' style wargames.....

Hey, it never hurts to ask???

Sgt DWW
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 Topic: New Years Resolution!
New Years Resolution! [message #22033] Sat, 01 January 2011 06:13 UTC
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So, i have decided that my news years resolution this year is to finish 50 digital projects. that's one "finished" Piece a week. With some Leeway... I feel i have been slaking, so this should help me get motivated!

So, what are your Resolutions?

Ray


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 Topic: Green Lantern/ Legion ring
Green Lantern/ Legion ring [message #21957] Wed, 29 December 2010 01:14 UTC
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I've seen some incredible designs for GL/Legion rings and now i have to decide what materials to select. I've decided on the gold matte for the legion ring but cant decide for the GL. I plan on wearing the ring almost everyday and want it to hold up. Is the hard plastic nice or is it to "toy" like? Sanstone seems to brittle and stainless steel doesn't come in green. Is coloring the stainless steel difficult?
 Topic: Year in 3D printing
Year in 3D printing [message #21942] Tue, 28 December 2010 16:23 UTC
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If you haven't seen the blog post on the TeamTeamUSA time line http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/698-Time-to-Look-Back -at-The-Year-2010-in-3D-Printing.html there's the link. A lovely work based off inspiration from a former Shapey and friend Joris. Here was his original take. http://i.materialise.com/blog/entry/2010-the-year-in-3d-prin ting Not as flashy (except the chick in the 3D printed top. HELLO)


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 Topic: Season's Greeting!
Season's Greeting! [message #21872] Sat, 25 December 2010 18:24 UTC
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Wishing you a wonderful christmahanukwanzaakahs, and a happy new year!


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 Topic: First 3D Printed Prototype car
First 3D Printed Prototype car [message #21718] Fri, 17 December 2010 12:14 UTC
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Check this out...

Autodesk, Inc. announced today that KOR EcoLogic used Autodesk's software solution for Digital Prototyping to design the first prototype car with a body created using a 3D printer. The KOR EcoLogic Urbee car gets up to 200 miles per gallon (MPG) and uses a hybrid electric/gasoline engine.
The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program — which provides design and engineering software for emerging clean tech companies in North America and Europe — enabled KOR EcoLogic to design and test the Urbee using Autodesk tools, including Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Showcase, and Autodesk Alias Design software.
"The Urbee was designed from the ground up to be as efficient as possible, and to run on renewable energy," said Jim Kor, president and chief technology officer of KOR EcoLogic. "From concept through rendering, Autodesk software helped us not only build an efficient and sustainable car, but also communicate our designs to a broader audience, including potential investors."
Using Autodesk partner Stratasys' digital manufacturing service, Urbee is the first car to have its entire body 3D printed with an additive process.

Full story here

[Updated on: Fri, 17 December 2010 12:19 UTC]


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 Topic: New to Site with Question about Design
New to Site with Question about Design [message #21278] Sat, 04 December 2010 20:08 UTC
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I am creating my own Lightpoem and was wondering if I should put spaces between the words? TIA
 Topic: I got my 2 new 3D models published on an Iphone related website
I got my 2 new 3D models published on an Iphone related website [message #20968] Fri, 26 November 2010 15:50 UTC
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http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&h l=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=iw&tl=e n&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iphoneil.net%2F%3Fp%3D51800%23more- 51800



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 Topic: new website has been launched
new website has been launched [message #20951] Fri, 26 November 2010 13:02 UTC
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The free 3d modelss site povide the royalty free models it provide u the various type of 3dmodels like table, chair, computer and lamp etc and it comes in various file format like obj 3ds and max format so that u can use this models in various software

http://www.free3dmodelss.com
 Topic: slimmer = cheaper
slimmer = cheaper [message #20872] Wed, 24 November 2010 03:27 UTC
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Hey, so my iPad wraps all slimmed down recently, so much in fact I got the price to drop $20. so the canvas wrap: block which was once a chunky $50 is now $30. All my other iPad wraps dropped too, conveniently in time for the holidays.

I was surprised how much material i was able to take out, just a reminder that taking another look at old designs w/ a critical eye can cut some cost.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/142657/canvas_wrap___block.ht ml?gid=ug3024


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 Topic: Manufacter
Manufacter [message #20805] Mon, 22 November 2010 09:50 UTC
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Hi all,

Recently while musing about the possibilities with 3D printing, an idea for a device came to mind. I would like to share it in this post for brainstorming.

We are viewing at the new personal manufacturing technique as a "3D Printer" - as in a traditional computer peripheral device with the capability to print 3D objects. It seems natural, because we tend to adapt new ideas to be compatible with existing ones. But what if we try to imagine a different kind of device around this new technology?

Here is a description (and some amateur schematics) of the device idea.

Description:

The proposed device is cubic in shape (roughly little bigger than the size of a shoebox). 5 out of 6 faces of it are LCD screens. It runs a windowing system that shows different projections of a 3D object on different screens. So imagine it to be showing a model of a car, then the 5 faces will show the front, back, left, right and top views of the car. All the screens are touch sensitive. Users can view, rotate, zoom the model from all angles and manipulate different parts of it. For traditional computing tasks (like data entry), it can have an on-screen keyboard (like iPad) on the top screen.

After the modelling is done, user can hit a "Print" button. The device will have a 3D printing factory (makerbot?) inside its belly. As the user hits print the process of manufacturing will start. A progress bar will indicate how far the printing task has reached. When it's over, a bell will ring (like a microwave oven Smile. The user then can open the top screen of the box and will retrieve the finished object from inside the device.

Schematic screenshots:
Device showing three of its faces which are LCD touchscreens
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_W6UcJjyXr24/TOo4rRg-DlI/AAAAAAAADrI/pt5mi6NBnBw/manufater-1.png

Device with the top face opened as lid to retrieve the manufactured item
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_W6UcJjyXr24/TOo4rcbPp6I/AAAAAAAADrM/aoQwg_QdIK8/manufacter-2.png

Consider this device idea as an answer to this question:
bits :: atoms : computing :: manufacturing : computer :: ?

If atoms are the new bits, manufacturing is the new computing, what is the new computer?

I named it Manufacter.

Thoughts? - Too crazy? Lame?
LMK

(Cross posted from Makerbot forum. Thought it is relevant to both communities.)

Jayesh
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 Topic: Affordable Options: Ceramics Meets 3D Printing
Affordable Options: Ceramics Meets 3D Printing [message #20607] Wed, 17 November 2010 01:33 UTC
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So, i was stumbling around the net, when i came across this link.. Enjoy!

http://www.deskeng.com/articles/aaapwt.htm

Ray


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 Topic: New website I found, prototypetoday.com
New website I found, prototypetoday.com [message #20451] Fri, 12 November 2010 23:42 UTC
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Its been a while since I posted here, been super busy. Anyways, I just started to advertise on this site...its fairly new and I thought this would be a great place to get some feedback on the site. I only advertise because it deals with prototyping. Check it out, register and let me know what you think and others. Do you think this site will materialise into something? I just don't want to keep wasting advertising dollars, but I do like the fact that I can be first to advertise and have that great position and banner well quite frankly, for super cheap lol.

I look forward to hearing what you think.

Here is the site. www.prototypetoday.com

Seems like ZoomRP aka Solid Concepts is also now advertising on the site.

Tim Ruffner
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 Topic: From the GLASS Lab
From the GLASS Lab [message #19736] Wed, 27 October 2010 19:07 UTC
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To All,
I work in lab that does all the glass SW parts. Many, many small, intricate, designs come through the lab. We attempt to print these designs even though many violate the 3mm wall restriction. Sections as thin as .5mm are known to survive the manufacturing process. But, the practical use of a finger ring that has a shank diameter of less than 3-4mm is just about, ZERO, ZIP, ZED, NIL, NADA. The same goes for pendants and earrings with micro proportioned hanging loops simply pasted onto the design. Hey, it's your money but, prepare for major disappointments the first time you try to wear these designs.

Glass is not plastic. It is unforgiving and will fail instantly once it's elastic limit is exceeded. Please think about this when considering parts made from glass
-G


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 Topic: my Guitar Mechanical Tuner
my Guitar Mechanical Tuner [message #19605] Mon, 25 October 2010 13:11 UTC
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Hello!!
i've just uploaded my new Guitar Mechanical tuner
take a look and tell me what do you think about it!

Guitar Mech tuner

thank you

Simmons
 Topic: RingPoem Problem
RingPoem Problem [message #19531] Fri, 22 October 2010 15:48 UTC
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Whenever I try to use the Ring Poem creator I get an error message saying that it is "Unable to launch the application". I followed the instructions and tried after installing the latest java but it still won't open.

I'm sure that this problem has been addressed before. If so can you please direct me to the solution.

Here is the Launch file from the details box:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- JNLP File for the Shapeways Application -->

<jnlp spec="1.5+" codebase="http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/ext/client/" href=" http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openclient.ph p?model=9080&editor=3&iep=mgus1lmosco30evr0kvau6bo46">
<information>
<title>Shapeways Editor</title>
<vendor>Yumetech, Inc.</vendor>
<homepage href="http://www.shapeways.com"/>
<description>Shapeways Application</description>
<shortcut online="false">
<menu submenu="Yumetech Applications"/>
</shortcut>
</information>
<security>
<all-permissions/>
</security>
<resources>
<j2se version="1.5+" java-vm-args="-Xmx512M -XX:MaxDirectMemorySize=256M -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true" href="http://java.sun.com/products/autodl/j2se" />
<jar href="lib/udesign_client_common_1.5.3.jar" />
<jar href="lib/udesign_poem_1.5.3.jar" />
<jar href="lib/aviatrix3d-all_2.1.0.jar" />
<jar href="lib/chefx3d_core_3.0.0.jar" />
<jar href="lib/j3d-org-all_0.9.0.jar" />
<jar href="lib/xj3d-interchange-loader-av3d_2.0.0.jar" />
<jar href="lib/xj3d-parser_2.0.0.jar" />
<jar href="lib/xj3d-norender_2.0.0.jar" />
<jar href="lib/uri.jar" />
<jar href="lib/vlc_uri.jar" />
<extension name="jogl" href=" http://download.java.net/media/jogl/builds/archive/jsr-231-1 .x-webstart-current/jogl.jnlp" />
<extension href="../../utils/fastinfoset.jnlp.php"/>
<extension href="../../utils/vecmath.jnlp.php" />
</resources>
<application-desc main-class="udesign.UDesignViewer">
<argument>modelID=-5</argument>
<argument>templateID=9080</argument>
<argument>sessionID=mgus1lmosco30evr0kvau6bo46</argument>
<argument>soapServer=http://www.shapeways.com</argument>
<argument>backgroundColor=0.57 0.78 0.93 0.8 0.8 0.8</argument>
<argument>helpURL=/support/creator</argument>

<argument>defaultText=REPLACE WITH YOUR OWN</argument>
<argument>RingPoem.glueEnabled=true</argument>
<argument>RingPoem.glueHeight=0.0008</argument>
<argument>RingPoem.glueDepth=0.001</argument>
</application-desc>
</jnlp>
 Topic: news around Dutch Design Week
news around Dutch Design Week [message #19521] Fri, 22 October 2010 09:32 UTC
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Hi all, I just released a newsletter around the Dutch Design Week event in which I'm participating with the good folk from Shapeways. If you like, have a read here:

http://www.michielcornelissen.com/2010_10_21_michiels_news.h tml

Best - hope to some of you there!

- Michiel

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 Topic: Honda likes Etsy
Honda likes Etsy [message #19500] Thu, 21 October 2010 15:13 UTC
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http://www.facebook.com/#!/Honda

I've heard (ok well seen) Etsy mentioned a few times. Well Honda likes them as well.


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 Topic: Another DIY printer
Another DIY printer [message #19340] Mon, 18 October 2010 23:05 UTC
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Someone built a printer based around a project and a liquid that reacts to UV. It projects a layer, raises the model a bit, resin flows, and another layer is projected. Really good for a home made printer, 0.1 mm layers and still some room to improve with the new glass he is waiting to get soon.
 Topic: Which is the true "UP"/ Z Direction for printing?
icon2.gif  Which is the true "UP"/ Z Direction for printing? [message #19031] Wed, 13 October 2010 19:56 UTC
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Which is the true "UP"/ Z Direction for printing: Height , Width, or Depth (in the order section on SW website)?

I ask because I've had several items printed, including three in Transparent Detail (Which is a lot more yellow then I thought) that had visible "stepping" across their side where they were laying down on their sides instead of standing upright.
(Before I got them the SW CS rep said they were having issues with this order and had to reprint them because they weren't printing with the expected quality.)



 Topic: Smallest stop motion film
Smallest stop motion film [message #18597] Fri, 01 October 2010 10:10 UTC
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Check this page.
This is a stop motion film made by Aardman with a Nokia phone and a kind of microscope. The character (9 mm) has been 3D printed in all the positions and manually painted.
Impressive job...
 Topic: Color Exports with Maya and Meshlab tutorial (no 3ds!!)
Color Exports with Maya and Meshlab tutorial (no 3ds!!) [message #18573] Thu, 30 September 2010 07:00 UTC
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Finally, I found a way to export files for color printing without using 3ds Max in the pipeline for files. I used to export .vrml2 files out of 3ds, and it would "jumble" the geometry which is shown in the picture below. Exporting out of maya and meshlab, the model was as smooth as an .stl file

Here are the steps I took, I used a collada model out of maya, import into meshlab then export as an x3d.

http://www.opencollada.org/download.html - collada plugin
http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/ - meshlab download

1) First, size the file in Maya then export
2) Export as a collada file (.dae file)
3) Import into meshlab- there will be no texture on the model
4) Click on the Texture Parameter Tool on the top (view image)
5) Click 'browse' on the bottom right of the popup menu
6) Relocate the file (once in a while this will shut down meshlab, just reopen and it should work. My model is very high at 400k tris.)
7) Texture will appear, save as .X3D file!

index.php?t=getfile&id=5283&private=0

sorry the image is poor, I have to go to bed. hope this helps, the .vrml files' geometry coming out of 3ds max has been bugging me for a long time.

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 Topic: Model Testing Software
Model Testing Software [message #18549] Wed, 29 September 2010 13:31 UTC
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I'm curious - what do most of you guys/gals use to test your models before sending them off to Shapeways for a print?

I've opened many of my models in netfab and they look great... not sure how "accurate" what I see in netfab is vs real world. I'll of course do some real world testing but I can't check ALL my models (hundreds of them) and several are very large too.

Other than netfab, what else do any of you use to double-check things? I guess the same can be said about Shapeways's system too... if all looks as it should in both systems. Am I on holy ground to say "yes, it will work"?

Thanks,
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 Topic: World Community Grid
World Community Grid [message #17765] Wed, 15 September 2010 11:43 UTC
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Granted it's not really anything to do with 3D Printing or design, but I guess it's still something you can be doing while designing (like I am)!

I recently heard about the World Community Grid through Dinosaur Comics (I've joined their team). The World Community Grid is basically an infrastructure which allows non-profit organisations to tackle humanitarian issues for which they couldn't normally afford the computing power.

Basically, your computer requests data on a project from the WCG's server, it performs the necessary calculations, and sends the results back and asks for more work. This all just runs in the background using bits of your spare computer power.

Check it out, and you can help fight diseases while you work! Smile

Andy
 Topic: Renaissance festival
Renaissance festival [message #17394] Wed, 08 September 2010 00:51 UTC
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I went to Renaissance Festival. Drank, got drinking mug, took a couple pictures, got some ideasindex.php?t=getfile&id=4927&private=0

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 Topic: 3 d printing south florida?
3 d printing south florida? [message #17378] Tue, 07 September 2010 12:36 UTC
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Hello

My name is Manuel and I am looking for someone in the south florida region where I might learn the basics of 3 d printing and or laser cutting

thanks in advance
 Topic: REALLY COOL ROBOT T-SHIRT- needs your vote!
REALLY COOL ROBOT T-SHIRT- needs your vote! [message #17267] Sat, 04 September 2010 17:39 UTC
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This Design is for all robot lovers.It's funny and awesome. I think you guys will like this. I did. I ask that you vote for this for it. The link below is just for the t-shirt itself. You will have to register (free - doesn't appear to require email validation) before you can vote.
http://www.designbyhumans.com/vote/detail/78682?page=1
Thank's
 Topic: 3d printing insect wings
3d printing insect wings [message #16687] Thu, 26 August 2010 00:30 UTC
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http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19183-for-insects-pres s-print.html

I am waiting for shapeway to eventually provide printing at this small scale detail / thickness Smile

 Topic: Shapeways Live August 18th now online
Shapeways Live August 18th now online [message #16453] Fri, 20 August 2010 14:21 UTC
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In this episode we cover our new materials sampler kit and new packaging for gold plated models. I also explain some of the issues with printing models with thin walls.

Playtime: 45 minutes.

http://www.shapeways.com/community/live-archive/august-18th- 2010


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 Topic: Meetup.com: contests, special offer deadlines added
Meetup.com: contests, special offer deadlines added [message #15921] Wed, 11 August 2010 14:23 UTC
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Hi,

I just added all our upcoming contest deadlines and end dates for special offers to the Shapeways Meetup page. We've got so much stuff going on, that I lost track myself Wink

And I learned a cool powertip today: you can subscribe to the Shapeways calendar! Head over to the Calendar page and scroll all the way to the bottom. At 'Subscribe to a feed of this calendar', click on iCal or Outlook and you'll be subscribed. Whenever we add new events, they'll appear automatically. Saweet!

Bart


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 Topic: funny gallery behaviour
funny gallery behaviour [message #15834] Mon, 09 August 2010 15:50 UTC
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Not really important, just weird... I noticed that in the gallery (all time, sorted by popularity) Batsheba's gyroid keeps popping in and out of existence. When its there, it's usually in 3d position or something, I think (it's gone now, so I can't check).


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 Topic: Meeting Shapeways users in your area?
Meeting Shapeways users in your area? [message #15776] Sat, 07 August 2010 06:17 UTC
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Hi,

would you like to meet fellow Shapeways users in your area? Or have you already scheduled some kind of event, like a presentation, training, presence at a conference etc?

You can list them all on our new Meetup page:

http://www.meetup.com/Shapeways/

If you'd just like to test the waters before organizing an event, you can post an 'Idea':

http://www.meetup.com/Shapeways/ideas/

People can vote on your idea and once enough people are interested we can turn it into an actual event for you.

See you there!

Bart


Community Manager Europe | Shapeways
 Topic: unlimited design contest
unlimited design contest [message #15691] Thu, 05 August 2010 18:00 UTC
avatar photosfromrob  is currently offline photosfromrob
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I know there are Shapeways people who can ace this.
http://unlimiteddesigncontest.org/en
 Topic: Flattr
Flattr [message #15576] Tue, 03 August 2010 08:00 UTC
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Almost every day I get inspired by other shapies' ideas and creations. This doesn't necessarily mean that I want to order each inspiring model, but I wouldn't mind giving the shapies a "real" credit for their work. So while discovering Flattr this morning, I thought that this would be a great integration feature for the SW site. The way it works is described on the introduction page. So you can set a monthly Flattr amount, and that amount gets equally shared by all the things you flattr that month.

cheers, Ivo
 Topic: Australian Shapeways Users
Australian Shapeways Users [message #15104] Fri, 23 July 2010 01:32 UTC
avatar bitstoatoms  is currently offline bitstoatoms
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Hi there,

I just wanted to get a quick idea of how many Aussies we have using Shapeways and if you are interested in seeing if we can drum up some communal attention (& sales) locally?

I may be able to assist in getting some local exposure.

If you are interested shoot me an email duann(at)shapeways.com with your username and location along with any ideas you might have?

Cheers

Duann

index.php?t=getfile&id=4254&private=0


Duann Scott

 Topic: euro's and VAT suggestion
euro's and VAT suggestion [message #15034] Wed, 21 July 2010 15:22 UTC
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As it is that time again, I'm working on collecting all my bills etc for VAT/BTW (as we call it in Holland) processing. If you're in my situation, you'll know what I mean, if not, be happy you don't need to Smile

Two things could make my life a bit easier:
- if every Shapeways invoice would contain all amounts, so with VAT, without VAT, VAT amount IN EURO's as well (according to the day conversion). It takes me a few hours (I'm slow) to do this and it could be automatized relatively easily, I imagine.
- If I would get an automatic overview of shapeways sales per quarter, including VAT which Shapeways has paid me in that quarter.

Cheers - Michiel


www.michielcornelissen.com
twitter: @michiel_ontwerp
 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
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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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

Bart


Community Manager Europe | Shapeways
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