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Forum: Feature this!
 Topic: Spirals and repetitions
Spirals and repetitions [message #135456] Wed, 27 January 2016 21:25 UTC
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I have a few shapes that I work with making repeating patterns along different spiral patterns. SOme of these have been hard to print and hard to correct when Shapeways would reject them. These are ones I've managed to get printed.


 Topic: Customize a Porcelain Selfie Tile
Customize a Porcelain Selfie Tile [message #135324] Wed, 27 January 2016 01:45 UTC
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Turn your photos into 3D-printed porcelain tiles!

Upload an image, and we will create a 3D-printed porcelain tile with a rich, blue-green celadon glaze. The tile will have a slight sculptural relief and gorgeous detail. Your favorite photos will become works of art that you can display or give as gifts.

Celadon is a pottery glaze that originated in China thousands of years ago.It is semi-translucent and jade-green to blue-green in color. It has delicate natural crackling and luxurious glass-like quality. The ancient craft of pottery and cutting-edge 3D printing technology have joined to create the world's first printable porcelain.
Using the best of 3D printing and traditional ceramics, we're able to create the sort of quality you could only find in high-end, handmade porcelain.

Durable & Functional – Porcelain is dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe.

Gorgeous Detail – Porcelain enables you to design with very high detail and thin, translucent glaze.

3D printed porcelain selfie tiles is only available at Shapeways.

For best results, please follow these guidelines.

Resolution: these resolution/file sizes:
For a 4" x 6" print, the image resolution should be 640 x 480 pixels minimum.
For a 5" x 7" print, the image resolution should be 1024 x 768 pixels minimum.
For an 8" x 10" print, the image resolution should be 1536 x 1024 pixels minimum.
For a 16" x 20" print, the image resolution should be 1600 x 1200 pixels minimum.
For a 20" x 30" print, the image resolution should be 1600 x 1200 pixels minimum.
For a Wallet-size print, the image resolution should be 320 x 240 pixels minimum.

Lighting: Clear, properly exposed, color images are best. Try to limit shadows and high contrast, especially in faces. High contrast photos will result in high contrast image with greater variation of sculptural relief.

Poses and Expressions: The subject's face should be clear and in focus. For best results, make sure subject is facing camera and that eyes and facial expression are clearly visible.

Distance: Avoid images that are small and distant. For best results, select images in which subjects are clearly in foreground.

Note: The printed tile you receive will be like a low relief sculpture. The lightest parts of your image will be the highest parts of the relief, and the darkest parts will be the set back.

[Updated on: Wed, 27 January 2016 02:00 UTC]

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 Topic: Mentos & Diet Soda Fountain Nozzles - Great Science Fun!
Mentos & Diet Soda Fountain Nozzles - Great Science Fun! [message #133863] Mon, 18 January 2016 23:16 UTC
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The original prototype (3d printed at home) was featured on the Eepy Bird's Massive Mentos/Soda Demo at the 2015 MakersFaire in San Mateo.

As they suggested, there are now 3 models available on Shapeways:
A single Spout Version:
A SIX Spout Version:
And a FIVE Spout version:
Here's a video of the 5 spout version in Action:

Great Fun!


If there is more interest, I can make other versions, other hole configurations, more Mentos.. .


 Topic: Hearts for Valentines Day
Hearts for Valentines Day [message #133767] Sun, 17 January 2016 16:10 UTC
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This ring of hearts has been designed so it can interlock with itself allowing for multiple combinations of materials. It's still relatively new but some prints have been successful. More coming through soon so I'll post more photos then, but please feel free to order :-)
Chris o-1



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 Topic: "WESTLIFE" keychain for all fans around the world!
"WESTLIFE" keychain for all fans around the world! [message #133418] Fri, 15 January 2016 18:22 UTC
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We want the world's greatest boyband back!

If you grew up listening to beautiful songs of Westlife, then you're probably one of millions of people around the world who were sad to see them go. Westlife officially ended their musical career as a band in 2012.

I'm trying to make a cause. I've made this "I want WESTLIFE back" keychain, for all loyal fans, to show their support, by hanging it from their bags, or their belts. It would be so cool if every fan would have one of these, like a symbol, to ask the band to come back.

Anyone who buys this can send a picture of themselves and their keychain and share it on the product page:

So, join the cause, make it global :)



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 Topic: 'Flexbone' is an iPod Shuffle accessory
'Flexbone' is an iPod Shuffle accessory [message #133401] Fri, 15 January 2016 10:06 UTC
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Flexbone is iPod Shuffle accessory, which makes training and enjoying music more enjoyable. It makes Apples great product even more better. Flexbone makes training safer by getting rid of earbud cords. It also has better control of the Shuffle because of separated control buttons. Flexbone started its life from discovering how runners use the shuffle. There where setups like taping the cord to ones cap and attaching the Shuffle next to it. Also the most common site was seeing how the wires where swinging and jumping in front of the runner. Flexbone is especially designed for marathon runners in mind. Because, during marathon training and running long periods, any moving objects close to body causes skin chafing. Flexbone is like a bone, strong but flexible and lightweight.

Flexbone was also selected into top 3 in 3D Printed Apple Accessories Challenge by a competing service.



[Updated on: Fri, 15 January 2016 16:44 UTC] by Moderator

 Topic: Harry Potter " The Leaky Cauldron" Sign
Harry Potter " The Leaky Cauldron" Sign [message #130980] Tue, 05 January 2016 17:25 UTC
avatar Northern_Lights22  is currently offline Northern_Lights22
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The famous sign from Harry Potter series. It's about 16 cm tall, and it looks great on my desk. After one year, I still get compliments on it, everyone wants to know where I got it from. It's so cool :)

Shapeways link:

This is a picture of the actual sign in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in London.


And this is my design. Hope it gets featured :)


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 Topic: Pythagoras Gears by OSKAR
Pythagoras Gears by OSKAR [message #130565] Sat, 02 January 2016 12:45 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Pythagoras Gears is a set of nine 7-teeth gears contained in a 27-teeth annulus gear. It is a proof of concept of this gearing mechanism with no obvious application. After several failed attempts (here and here), I have managed to design a planetary gearing system with more than one layer of free-hanging planet gears. The solution was to have nine 7-teeth gears placed in a 3x3 square configuration. Some fudging was required, as the gearing ratio 7/27 does not have a square-root-of-two in it, as required by Pythagoras famous equation a^2+b^2=c^2.

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



[Updated on: Sat, 02 January 2016 12:51 UTC]

 Topic: Solitaire rope ring
Solitaire rope ring [message #130175] Sun, 27 December 2015 20:23 UTC
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Rope style ring with prong solitaire gem setting assembled with 5mm tourmaline gemstone.
Perfect and easy fit. I have done the gemstone setting myself without any glue (and i'm no jewelry craftsman).
This is my first gemstone jewelry printing and assembly and I think it brings the beauty to a new level.

 Topic: Bonzi Buddy Full Color Figurine
Bonzi Buddy Full Color Figurine [message #130122] Thu, 24 December 2015 15:47 UTC
avatar Northern_Lights22  is currently offline Northern_Lights22
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Hello there everyone! I'm a beginner in Zbrush, and this is the first time I'm sculpting a full color character.

Shapeways link:

For those of you who don't already know, Bonzi Buddy was a desktop toy. Back in 90's and early 00's you would see his ad on many websites. Once installed, he would talk to you, tell jokes and facts, and sing you cute songs. As kids, we used to love him. me, my two sisters and my cousin adored this purple gorilla and were entertained by him everyday.

A couple of months ago, when I finally learned enough of Zbrush to sculpt simple characters, I decided to make this as a gift to my cousin. I got the 3d print last friday, and my cousin absolutely loved it! :)


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 Topic: DNA Teardrop Pendant
DNA Teardrop Pendant [message #129964] Sat, 19 December 2015 20:22 UTC
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I would love to see this lovely pendant get featured somewhere !!
It's one of my first designs :)

IG : @gunterartdesign


[Updated on: Sat, 19 December 2015 20:24 UTC]

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 Topic: Boardgame Tsumi Yoga!
Boardgame Tsumi Yoga! [message #129878] Fri, 18 December 2015 07:56 UTC
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Hi everyone,

My name is Sho, from Japan. I would like to introduce my first product "Tsumi Yoga".

The Shop URL is

I enjoy playing board game with my wife, sometimes with my 3 years old, it always makes us smile. His favorite board game is 'Bausack' from Zoch Verlag, and learns much thing such as sense of balance, dealing, creativity. How amazing toy!
But recently, I believe, he has already be bored with it. So I googled new game, but there is not so many games more than Bausack for him.

So I made this, and my son enjoys playing everyday. Takes photo with his iPhone, then shows me when I'm home. I'm really happy seeing it.

Here is some detail about game.

* The game is designed for 2-6 players, 6 or older.
* 4 example play mode(described in video below). Play as you like.
* High replayablity. Every time you play, will be different tower.
* Easy expandable. I will upload more fun poses as soon as possible.
* In strong material. Won't be broken if you throw to the wall. But don't do that.
* Water proof. No need to worry if others playing with drinks

The pictures below, and Youtube URL is


I'm really satisfied with the material strong and flexible plastic. The color is bright, good texture, and strong(won't be broken even if thrown to the wall :)). Of course it's very fast to be printed everytime I ordered.

I'm so happy if this board game makes you smile or useful for your children.

Thanks for reading!

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 Topic: Illuminating hyperbolic geometry
Illuminating hyperbolic geometry [message #129710] Mon, 14 December 2015 18:01 UTC
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In this video, Saul Schleimer and I use many different 3D printed models, with lights and shadows, to show how the different ways to draw the hyperbolic plane are related to each other.


Shapeways models:
(2,3,7) triangle tiling:
Geodesic saddle ({3,7} radius 3, subdivided 4):
(2,3,5) triangle tiling (stereographic projection):


 Topic: Gear Tower Clock by OSKAR
Gear Tower Clock by OSKAR [message #129635] Sat, 12 December 2015 13:24 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Gear Tower Clock is a clock mechanism. It is built as a free-standing tower of six sets of gears. Due to some mechanical-engineering magic, the gear tower stands tall and does not topple. The dials of the clock can be turned with a crank.

Watch the YouTube video.
Watch the motorized version.
Buy the contraption at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at Reddit mechanical gifs.
Read more at the Non-Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.



[Updated on: Sat, 12 December 2015 13:25 UTC]

 Topic: The shameless promotion of our very first 'Little Putin' (and Tiny Putin)
The shameless promotion of our very first 'Little Putin' (and Tiny Putin) [message #128564] Tue, 01 December 2015 16:43 UTC
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These new 3d Putin figurines will feature this modern day maverick in some of his most legendary moments.
Little Putin no.1 Is on horse back, Next in the cue are Putin the Birthday Hockey Champ and Putin the Judo Master.

+We mounted him to the roof of a car, and made a fun little video driving around NYC. (coming soon!)
+He plays well with his inspiration: Little Sad Keanu, the coolest and saddest model on Shapeways, made by @neuralfirings
+Our lead designer is @aspan13 he lives in India, he's amazeballs.
+The Forum says that if you mention Aimee the merchandizer, you may receive additional shameless promotion, than again that post was
from like 5 years ago... So maybe by now she has two babies and moved to Berlin. Either way, we're shameless so here we go:
@aimeemoyer you rock!

Cheers, and Feedback welcome!

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oh snap forgot the link to the thing:



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 Topic: Spherigear Transmission by OSKAR
Spherigear Transmission by OSKAR [message #128268] Sat, 28 November 2015 15:33 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Spherigear Transmission is an experimental gearing mechanism that uses spherical gears, a.k.a. spherigears. The mechanism can be folded by 180 degrees in both directions, while maintaining the engagement of the spherigears. As usual with my gearing mechanism, also this one has no obvious application.

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



[Updated on: Sat, 28 November 2015 15:41 UTC]

 Topic: Spinning pendant
Spinning pendant [message #127055] Sun, 22 November 2015 10:01 UTC
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This kinetic pendant was produced in regular raw brass (non interlocking). You can create your own online, easily and in minutes. Any shape and material (even gold).
Watch video:

 Topic: Porcelain Candlesticks.
Porcelain Candlesticks. [message #126497] Wed, 18 November 2015 19:22 UTC
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Hi everyone,

Got my first porcelain prints through this week which was pretty exciting. I've included some photos as well as the links so let me know what you think. The colours are excellent though I will admit I was hoping the finish would be a little smoother but this does nothing to ruin the aesthetic.

Firstly the 5 Sided Geometric Candlestick. I love geometric objects and the forms that you can produce just with triangles etc, no curves. c-candle-stick


The 12 Sided Geometric Candlestick, along the same lines as the previous version but with more complex faces. I wanted to see how well this printed and was quite impressed with the small details. ic-candle-stick


Lastly another sort of candle stick thats perhaps a little more traditional in form. An experiment in how the porcelain material affects the aesthetic in terms of whether the candle stick looks more solid or more slim. c-candle-stick


 Topic: New coffee related porcelain prints
New coffee related porcelain prints [message #124638] Tue, 27 October 2015 09:28 UTC
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These are my three latest porcelain prints and I am really excited at how they turned out - and that they are now available for others to buy!

First up is my little man coffee cup - the little man makes a great handle for the cup and looks awesome in the gloss black:
Link to product here

Secondly is a pour over coffee maker. The concept was actually driven by trying to find a solution to being able to place the 'cup' part into a coffee cup without having a large, flat base on the product - which would make it really expensive to print given it is based on surface area. So I came up with the idea of having 'stands' which developed into the rocket idea. Again, super impressed with the finish of the celadon green - there are thicker and thinner parts due to where the glaze may sit and it looks super cool.
Link to the product here

And finally the Fuchs cup - this is based on the Fuchs wheel which is popular in classic Porsche 911s and some done-up VW beetles. The wheel embossing is on both the inside and outside of the bottom of the cup - so you will see it appear when you finish your coffee. This has been printed in matte black to best represent the tyre and the finish is great. I have another similar design with a formula 1 wheel which I may print if demand is there.
Link to product here

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 Topic: Celtic Earrings & Pendant
Celtic Earrings & Pendant [message #124552] Sun, 25 October 2015 04:46 UTC
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Just received these today :) Super stoked about how well they turned out.

I'll be taking new photos with a model soon.

 Topic: Cute Baby Creeper (Halloween)
Cute Baby Creeper (Halloween) [message #124348] Wed, 21 October 2015 12:56 UTC
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Little baby creper decoration: 2s1
Full Color Sandstone.

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 Topic: DJ Headphone Cufflinks
DJ Headphone Cufflinks [message #124198] Sat, 17 October 2015 11:37 UTC
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For all the music lovers out there I created these DJ Headphone Cufflinks!


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 Topic: 3d Miniatures from my video game Vox
3d Miniatures from my video game Vox [message #124108] Thu, 15 October 2015 04:18 UTC
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I just received my first 3d printed model from shapeways and I am VERY impressed, I wasn't expecting the print quality to be anywhere near this good and I am thoroughly pleased!

Printed in White Strong & Flexible plastic with the default finish.


This is a Mage character from my very own video game Vox... it is a voxel rpg adventure game where the player can customize everything in the game, from characters, items, weapons to monsters, scenery and whole worlds.

My plan is to have a whole selection of different character models to print and also some different items and monsters that are iconic to the game, for example the Mimic monster: e-from-shop&optionId=57980123&rc=MoreFromDesigner

Also I plan to allow players to create their own characters and export them from the game and then 3d print their own characters... I already have the model exporters in my game and allow the player to pose and set their character however they like for export.

 Topic: Camera Aperture
Camera Aperture [message #123408] Mon, 28 September 2015 17:55 UTC
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1) Image of item produced in White Strong & Flexible plastic (unpolished):

2) Link to item page

3) Back story: The cameras of today that are built into smartphones are a marvel of modern technology. However, in my opinion, these camera phones lack a certain human touch that had existed since the dawn of the early cameras. The pioneering inventors of the camera modeled it after the human eye so that the camera would "see" just like people see. As a result, the early cameras were a mechanical extension of all of us, allowing us to connect with the camera on a personal level. I've attempted to reconnect with that personal touch found in vintage cameras with this 3D printed kinetic sculpture.


 Topic: Do Dogs Know How To Operate a Computor?
Do Dogs Know How To Operate a Computor? [message #123368] Sun, 27 September 2015 13:51 UTC
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Do dogs know how to operate a computor? Probably not. But that won't stop them from trying.


My print from the KeyChain CustomMaker Challage arrived

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 Topic: Drunk pole dancing hamster wineglass decoration
Drunk pole dancing hamster wineglass decoration [message #123196] Tue, 22 September 2015 19:09 UTC
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This hamster took a little sip from your glass and is now drunkenly dancing at the stem of your glass. This is my first try in full color sandstone and I love it! I didn't expect it to fit so great the first time, but it did! It's a fun decoration for wineglasses :)
 Topic: Deconstructed Typewriter
Deconstructed Typewriter [message #123152] Mon, 21 September 2015 18:00 UTC
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1) Image of item produced in White Strong & Flexible plastic (unpolished):

2) Link to item page

3) Back story: I love my smartphone, but I have to admit that I miss the old typewriter. There was something special about the experience of pressing down on physical keys and immediately having your thoughts transferred onto paper. I'm certainly not advocating turning back the clock. However, in this kinetic sculpture, I've attempted to use today's 3D printing technology to reimagine the experience of using a typewriter. All of the moving parts are 3D printed in place so no assembly is required. While this sculpture may not generate the next great novel, perhaps it will inspire someone to create the next great 3D printed work of art at Shapeways!


[Updated on: Mon, 21 September 2015 18:02 UTC]

 Topic: Ah-Who - pretty neat sculpture I recently found browsing the marketplace
Ah-Who - pretty neat sculpture I recently found browsing the marketplace [message #123150] Mon, 21 September 2015 17:56 UTC
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I think this looks pretty cool!
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 Topic: Posable Robot Arm
Posable Robot Arm [message #123076] Sat, 19 September 2015 03:44 UTC
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I made this model in White Strong & Flexible plastic (unpolished). Here is a link to the product page:

I've loved everything mechanical and robotic as long as I can remember, so this project is inspired by one of my earliest science fiction inspirations (a movie called Robot Jox). I wanted a way to display my Tungsten cube, and this seemed like a fitting way!

The model comes with the pieces connected with sprues, and then it can be posed and glued to a final position. Regular super glue makes a very permanent and strong bond.

I've created a video on my YouTube channel documenting the entire design and assembly process here:

It'd be great to be able to share the kit and video with a wider audience by being featured.




 Topic: Sci-fi miniature vehicles in color!
Sci-fi miniature vehicles in color! [message #122968] Thu, 17 September 2015 01:21 UTC
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This was something I wanted to do for a very long time, but with school and other things taking up my time, it was hard for me to sit down and model. Luckily, I found some time this summer to finally accomplish what I wanted to do: make and print miniature vehicles in full color!

I wanted to make such miniatures ever since I was little. I remember coming from elementary school to boot up my favorite Real Time Strategy games like Command and Conquer and Dawn of War. Playing those games made me love the idea of being able to command entire armies of vehicles. However, I wanted more as I wanted to have entire armies at my fingertips! Unfortunately at the time, Micro Machines, a brand of toys that focused on tiny vehicles, was discontinued (until now!), so I couldn't command armies on my desk. I turned to Epic 40k, but it too was discontinued, and was mighty costly!

Many years later, when I was in high school, I found out about 3D modeling and Sketchup. Seeing as how Sketchup was free, I decided to try it out. Though it was hard at first, I fell in love with the idea of 3D modeling and what I can accomplish with it. A couple years later, right before college, I found out about Shapeways. I need not say more as I used my Sketchup skills to open up a shop and sell an assortment of miniature vehicles.

Now, thanks to all the tools I have available, I can finally amass an army to command once again. Thanks to full color sandstone, I can make my armies look pretty while at it!


Overall, I was very satisfied with how these came out. The colors came out nicely and the material is as solid as ever. Unfortunately, some of the cannons broke off on the mechs and tanks when I opened them. However, it was a quick fix and I was able to glue them back on. Since then, I have updated the models to have thicker cannons to avoid breakage in the mail.

Here's a link to the section where the minis can be purchased: 0

Tutorials on how to prepare Sketchup models for Shapeways:


Tutorial on preparing Sketchup models for Shapeways for FULL COLOR SANDSTONE/PLASTIC:

 Topic: Deconstructed Umbrella
Deconstructed Umbrella [message #122876] Mon, 14 September 2015 17:06 UTC
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1) Image of item produced in White Strong & Flexible plastic (unpolished):

2) Link to item page

3) Back story: I was walking my dog in the rain when a gust of wind broke my umbrella (we've all been there, right?). As I was getting wet, I wondered if it was possible to use a 3d printer to generate an umbrella with all of the moving parts printed in place. This moment of reflection led me to design this item, which contains multiple moving parts that are all generated during the 3d printing process. No assembly is required by the customer. The item also contains a couple of springs which takes advantage of the flexible nature of the material. The bouncy action from the springs also makes this item a lot of fun!


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 Topic: Medusa Ring
Medusa Ring [message #122527] Wed, 09 September 2015 10:28 UTC
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This is my Medusa ring I printed it out in stainless steel to give it that stone look. -13


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 Topic: My new little robots!
My new little robots! [message #122516] Wed, 09 September 2015 03:57 UTC
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Hello everyone!

These little guys were part of a special art project I (along with MANY other artists) was involved with called World Art Drop Day. Basically people involved would leave little gifts of art for people to find. Clues were given on social media on where you could find your art drop. I settled on 3D printing a couple of robots that I had designed.

Believe it or not, much of the actual 3D building was done on my iPad, though quite a bit of tweaking was done to the design in Blender on my desktop computer.

The models were printed out on Frosted Ultra Detail. Once I received the models I quickly put some black automotive primer on them to help bring out the details. Unfortunately, I was a bit pressed for time at the end and was unable to get a really good picture of the final product.

You can read a more detailed report about the robot's development here.

If I were to do it again, I would have attached the arms to the base for some added reinforcement. While it printed out just fine, one of the arms on one of the models did eventually break off and I had to glue it back on. Hopefully the people who found the figurines found them fully intact.

Here is a little render to give a better view of what the actual robot looks like:

As was asked of me on Twitter, the model is now for sale on Shapeways, if anyone is interested. Follow this link. Enjoy!

Steven Downie
 Topic: Custom Bottle Openers
Custom Bottle Openers [message #122449] Tue, 08 September 2015 09:06 UTC
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Hi All,

I've made a nice collection of (custom) bottle openers you can check at my shop!

Here are some pictures. Please let me know what you think of them?






Kind regards,

Marc Heusdens

WEDEMFASHION [message #122371] Sun, 06 September 2015 11:00 UTC
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Thought I'd share with you my latest work that is in the process of being released !


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 Topic: Balancing Gears by OSKAR
Balancing Gears by OSKAR [message #122278] Fri, 04 September 2015 16:25 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Balancing Gears is a puzzle in the wotsit category. It is balancing act with gears. Because of the gearing ratios, the hollow red gear will always remain on top of the other gears. This is a proof of concept, to see whether the red gear does indeed stay at top, and to see how stable the set up is. Like with many of my gearing mechanisms, also this one does not have an obvious application.

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: Little devils for the Canadian election
Little devils for the Canadian election [message #122155] Thu, 03 September 2015 01:31 UTC
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I make a lot of devils, and politicians regularly get portrayed as devils in editorial cartoons and such. So I have modelled some little, inexpensive devils for the upcoming Canadian election! -flying-devils?li=shop-results&optionId=57478041 al-imp?li=shop-results&optionId=57713589

Shapeways offers a rainbow range of colours in smooth and flexible, so the devils can be chosen to match the colour of the party someone favours – or disfavours. In Canadian politics, orange is for the New Democrats, blue for the Conservatives, and red for the Liberals. (Green is for the Greens, as it happens, and the BLOC Québécois uses blue like the Conservatives.)

The flying devils have a ring on the back and are meant to be suspended from a thread or mono fishing line; the standing ones stand.

I originally made the models for these figures in fired clay, about six times larger than these prints, and then scanned them. Larger versions can be seen in my shop,

The actual figures are derived from Luca Signorelli's frescoes in the cathedral at Orvieto in Italy. He worked shortly after 1500. I, and art historians, don't think he was entirely serious about devils, either.

If USA customers want a Republican devil, or a Democrat, or even a purple devil, so be it. And similarly for persons resident in other jurisdictions.



SHAPEWAYS JEWELRY TODAY [message #120877] Mon, 10 August 2015 17:11 UTC
avatar Nickolaos  is currently offline Nickolaos
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Hey everyone!

Here is my three last products arrived just today


A ring requested to be made in Raw Brass decorated - apart from the "M symbol" - symmetrically with small details (meanders) upon the limits defined by Shapeways. Although it has not be designed from me, this ring brings also a unique texture on all of it's surface which I'm glad to say that it makes it even more beautiful!





A simple pendant requested to be made in Raw Brass with Greek name capital initials.



Another one simple pendant made in Raw Brass with the Greek name "ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ" (Vasillis). This pendant will be taken in one more post production level to be completed as requested to get to it's final form.


 Topic: piece by piece
piece by piece [message #119929] Fri, 24 July 2015 13:45 UTC
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got it today and very happy about it. I always like to play with forms and trying to find a way of transformation from geometric to something a bit more flowing



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 Topic: Natural And Mythical Design From Finland
Natural And Mythical Design From Finland [message #119050] Fri, 10 July 2015 15:24 UTC
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In the far north dwells small country named Finland, quiet and unheard place where supposedly polar bears roam the capital, comes a new piece of ancient stardust to surface bearing a name... JK-Jewelry...

From country of thousand lakes comes a humble designer with passion and love to nature, embracing the gifts- gods of nature have bestoved for us to enjoy and love.

Design which thrives from these gifts from nature, features cherry picked and infused into practical design, nature has done all the hard work for us, why should we over complicate something that is perfect in its purest form? Natural beauty is what JK-Jewelry embraces and thrives on.

Background as wood-metal artisan for a half decade and quarter decade in industrial design, love for different materials have driven this designer into world of wonder, "Where should i look next? Silver feathered bird on a golden branch? why not!", on a quest for perfect piece of design which can only compete with itself.

Sincerely yours
Juuso Kolehmainen
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Jk-Jewelry Facebook <- Go and like!

Blueberry and shaman necklace prototypes are coming in a week or 2! will post them when they will arrive.

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