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 Topic: Check out my Kickstarter sculpt project!
Check out my Kickstarter sculpt project! [message #44648] Wed, 29 February 2012 17:04 UTC
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Hi everybody, please help me out by spreading the word about my Kickstarter project: The Stelliform Owl
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2002776334/the-stellifor m-owl
By posting the link on other relative blogs or forums, we'll get more exposure and hopefully make the goal. Shapeways will be doing all the prints!
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[Updated on: Wed, 29 February 2012 17:05 UTC]

 Topic: Smithsonian Aims to Make All Objects In Museum Collection 3-D-Printable
Smithsonian Aims to Make All Objects In Museum Collection 3-D-Printable [message #44575] Tue, 28 February 2012 00:53 UTC
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Interesting stuff.
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popular science article


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 Topic: RotVar!
RotVar! [message #44434] Fri, 24 February 2012 16:24 UTC
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Hi all Smile
i don't know if this is the right place where show this:
We finally finished our game, RotVar!
here you can find the description of the game (and buy it if you like), and in our shop (of shapeways) you can see the miniatures Smile

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/rotvar1
 Topic: Default from zbrush to resin: My journey to indie art toy creation.
Default from zbrush to resin: My journey to indie art toy creation. [message #44392] Thu, 23 February 2012 18:37 UTC
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Hi mates!!

I'm an illustrator based in Barcelona,Spain.
One of my dreams in the last years was to make (or at least try) to make my own vinyl toys. After some research, I started to use zbrush for conceptualizing shapes, and make the finished model, being able to acomplish some nice and smooth results.
The model was made using a stl system (yes, 3d printing), and a lot of postproduction work (priming, sanding, etc...).
I started a IndieGoGo campaign (crowdfunding), because I need help for start the manufacturing process (casting materials, packaging, etc...).

read more at http://www.indiegogo.com/Chubbyrd-art-toy and don't forget to share the campaign's link in your favourite social network. And buy one if u like it !!!

Cheers from Spain!!!!

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 Topic: I can't find the ColladaMaya plug-in for 2012 if you could help me that would be great.
I can't find the ColladaMaya plug-in for 2012 if you could help me that would be great. [message #44056] Wed, 15 February 2012 04:58 UTC
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I'm sure this has been talked about but I need to find ColladaMaya plug-in for 2012 so I can print.
 Topic: Free Software Draftsight
Free Software Draftsight [message #44041] Wed, 15 February 2012 00:49 UTC
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http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/download-draftsight/? xtor=SEC-6-GOO
It is very much like Autocad, 2d solid and 3d face included, can export to STL


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 Topic: necklace
necklace [message #43680] Wed, 08 February 2012 18:21 UTC
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I'd like to have necklaces offered again. Wouldn't you? Vote here http://feedback.shapeways.com/forums/111989-shapeways-feedba ck/suggestions/2580089-bring-back-the-necklaces


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 Topic: Transplant jaw made by 3D printer claimed as first
Transplant jaw made by 3D printer claimed as first [message #43604] Tue, 07 February 2012 09:50 UTC
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"A 3D printer-created lower jaw has been fitted to an 83-year-old woman's face in what doctors say is the first operation of its kind"; read more here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16907104

 Topic: Design Competition - sponsored by RAPIMAN
Design Competition - sponsored by RAPIMAN [message #43121] Mon, 30 January 2012 17:36 UTC
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Looks like a debut of a new 3D printer similar to a RepRap. More details here, its based in Slovenia, and the prizes include a desktop 3D printer and 3D prints (likely from said printer).


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 Topic: Shapeways wordpress widget
Shapeways wordpress widget [message #42929] Fri, 27 January 2012 22:11 UTC
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone else has been having problems with their 'shapways shop' widget on their wordpress website?

I've had one for.. 5 months now and it worked perfectly... but i realized today that it isn't loading any models anymore...?

Has anyone else encountered this problem?
or
Has anyone corrected this problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks
 Topic: create 3D Models in realtime using MS-Kinect + fast graphic-card
create 3D Models in realtime using MS-Kinect + fast graphic-card [message #42862] Fri, 27 January 2012 10:05 UTC
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beta testers welcome
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 Topic: 123D Make
123D Make [message #42817] Thu, 26 January 2012 17:59 UTC
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123D Make is now an online app! I have to wait till I get home to play with it, but you guys can check it out before me here http://apps.123dapp.com/install.html?OS=pass&Browser=pas s&WebGL=fail&referrer=/make/


I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me. -Maya Angelou
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 Topic: Silver Design Rules
Silver Design Rules [message #42594] Mon, 23 January 2012 21:12 UTC
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Whats up everyone. I have a question on a possible workaround. In the design rules for silver it shows a maximum height of 30mm. My question is for my skull ring in my shop. lets say i make it 35 mm from chin to top of head. If I angle the 3d model back about 45 degrees so that the height changes down to 30mm while still keeping the rings dimensions the same (meaning the skull will remain 35mm from chin to top of head). will this be OK?


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 Topic: TED talk about 3D printing
TED talk about 3D printing [message #42586] Mon, 23 January 2012 19:47 UTC
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http://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_harouni_a_primer_on_3d_printin g.html

3D printing is getting a lot of publicity these days!

Lincoln
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 Topic: Materials - Exposure to the Elements...
Materials - Exposure to the Elements... [message #42514] Sun, 22 January 2012 22:48 UTC
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I've been trying to refine my bike's hydration system as I haven't found any pre-built components that do everything that I'd like. Aside from being able to design them to my own specifications, there is also the benefit that the attachment mechanisms could be designed to mesh perfectly with my existing equipment (rather than having kludgy velco/zip-tie setups required when designing a product to attach to a variety of different configurations).

My concern, however, is how well these materials will hold up when exposed to the elements (UV, pouring rain, hail, humidity, oils/salt kicked up from the road, heavy winds, etc.) and being bathed with sweat/sports drinks? The Grey Robust material looked like my best bet but it appears to be discontinued. Stainless steel would likely work okay, but it's a good deal heavier than I'd like. The coloured WSF materials are interesting, but the notes about absorbing pollution and yellowing over time have me worried a bit.

As such, I was hoping to get some feedback as to how well these materials can hold up under those circumstances and/or if anything can be done to toughen them up on my end? Right now I'm just looking at something simple like this but with rigid mounting arms rather than the velcro. Down the road, there are a few more complicated parts (eg faired storage that mesh with aerofoil tube sections) that I'd like to play around with.

What I'd really like would be a food-safe plastic material so I could make my own bottles/tubing but for the time being I'll stick to parts that can better work with existing systems. Either way, I love the idea of this stuff and just have to find a way to make it work for me Wink
 Topic: simple 1 button push to get a perfect 3D scan of an object
simple 1 button push to get a perfect 3D scan of an object [message #42489] Sun, 22 January 2012 11:02 UTC
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http://www.gizmag.com/orcam-orbital-camera-system/21163/

Interesting device!

Lincoln
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 Topic: Access to Shapeways 3D Viewer
Access to Shapeways 3D Viewer [message #42312] Fri, 20 January 2012 08:28 UTC
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I've gotten really good at making sure my uploads pass the initial Shapeways tests, but now that I am using FCS, there is the extra issue of color, and small defects sometimes show up when I look at my uploaded model using the Shapeways 2D and 3D viewers. The 3D viewer only works sporadically, no more than half time, under both Mint Linux and Windows Vista using both Chrome and Firefox (sometimes I get "applet not started").

If I could run the Shapeways 2D and 3D viewers at home, I could speed up the fix/upload/view/repeat process for my models. Are these viewers available in the public domain or could they be made so? Thanks...Jeff
 Topic: New Silver Printing article
New Silver Printing article [message #41882] Fri, 13 January 2012 17:44 UTC
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120113093637.ht m?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign =Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News %29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher
 Topic: having trouble uploading
having trouble uploading [message #41580] Tue, 10 January 2012 05:43 UTC
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Hi. I am wondering where to export my model so I can upload it. I am using blender for making my model.
 Topic: Comletely off-topic, for the Rubic's cube folks..
Comletely off-topic, for the Rubic's cube folks.. [message #41314] Fri, 06 January 2012 17:47 UTC
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I know this has NOTHING to do with 3d printing, but it seemed too tasty not to share:

http://www.journaldugeek.com/files/2011/08/rubiks-cube-cake.jpg


Patience, Persistance, Politeness - the 3Ps will help us get us to Perfect Printed Products
 Topic: Check out my new shop! Minecraft Mini's!
icon2.gif  Check out my new shop! Minecraft Mini's! [message #41100] Tue, 03 January 2012 02:45 UTC
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Hello people of Shapeways. My name is Kyle, and I just created my very first Shapeways shop, Minecraft Mini's. Please take a moment and check it out would you?

I would love to get any and all feedback regarding the shop, how I can improve it, and what kind of models/miniatures you would like me to build/add to the shop.

Minecraft Mini's

Thanks.
 Topic: Slow loading pages here?
Slow loading pages here? [message #41002] Sat, 31 December 2011 22:22 UTC
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For the last week or so, maybe longer, I have noticed a considerable slowdown in the pages loading, mostly on the forums. In fact with almost every click on a link I have to close the window and click it again - and often many times. It gets so bad I can go to another site while the page is loading, take a look at a few pages there and then come back to SW only to find the page still hasn't loaded.

I experience this both on my home and work computers.

Has SW grown so large that you are experiencing server problems?

Anyone else having this problem?

Glenn


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 Topic: 3D Printing and Patents
3D Printing and Patents [message #40930] Fri, 30 December 2011 13:11 UTC
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Those of you that are really interested in what 3D printing could do should read this



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 Topic: Open sourced civilization
Open sourced civilization [message #40764] Mon, 26 December 2011 19:45 UTC
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http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/marcin_jakubowski.html

This is a TED talk describing an effort to make things like tractors with open source designs, free of planned obsolescence issues, easy to understand and repair yourself.

This is the actual wiki if you want to see the details of the designs. http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Main_Page

-Lightbringer

You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyways.
-Lan Mandragoran, Wheel of Time

[Updated on: Mon, 26 December 2011 19:46 UTC]

 Topic: Mineways: Minecraft to Shapeways
Mineways: Minecraft to Shapeways [message #40755] Mon, 26 December 2011 14:15 UTC
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Really, the title says it all, except for adding the link, go here. Mineways is a little (open-source & free) program I released the day before Christmas, for extracting models from a Minecraft world and printing them on Shapeways. I'm happy to see stores already popping up, like here and here, in addition to my own.

Enjoy!

Eric

http://realtimerendering.com/erich/minecraft/public/mineways/images/leffie_real_thumb.jpg

[Updated on: Mon, 26 December 2011 14:46 UTC]

 Topic: test server top priority
test server top priority [message #40676] Fri, 23 December 2011 03:30 UTC
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once they fix uservoice please vote on my petition to not make any more changes until a test server is up and we can test the changes first.

http://feedback.shapeways.com/forums/111989-shapeways-feedba ck/suggestions/2457232-test-site

will change wording to be more specific once I can.


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 Topic: Default material option
Default material option [message #40620] Thu, 22 December 2011 02:09 UTC
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So I just uploaded two models for private sale and wanted to remove the default material of WSF. Unless I imagined it the usual little blue triangle in the corner was how I managed to do this with the first model.

I then logged out (had to check the link worked) and then logged back in. Now, the little blue triangle is missing and the text words of "default material" have replaced it. The only problem is THIS IS NOT WORKING.

No matter how I click it, get out of edit mode, update materials and pricing, etc., NOTHING works!

Has Shapeways just now made a change to this and not tested it?

Running Google Chrome under Win7.

EDITED: I have confirmed this is a problem with using Google Chrome - I just opened up Internet Explorer and was able to make the change with no problem. Went back into Chrome and still no luck.

Glenn

[Updated on: Thu, 22 December 2011 02:16 UTC]


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 Topic: Thin Pliable (rubber, silicone) Cord
Thin Pliable (rubber, silicone) Cord [message #40607] Wed, 21 December 2011 22:46 UTC
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I have been racking my brains as well as my time to find a good fit for a project I am working on. I want to make/order a product that I can use as an air hose i.e. underwater, air pilot for figure modeling. I preferably would want it to be horizontally ribbed. The maximum radius would be ~1 mm. Any thoughts.

BTW. I have already attempted to cast a silicone hose but the size (2 mm) made it difficult and messy.
 Topic: Any Seattle area 3D Hobbyists?
Any Seattle area 3D Hobbyists? [message #40037] Fri, 09 December 2011 23:06 UTC
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3D Hobbyists needed for Microsoft User Research Study
 
Are you are a 3D printing enthusiast?  Each year our User Researchers go out in the field to pursue a new interest.  This year a group of researchers want to learn more about 3D printing and they need your help!  

If you are a 3D printing enthusiast and are local to the Seattle/Puget Sound area, our User Researchers would like to come visit you.   Visits are taking place on Monday, December 12th through Tuesday, December 13th and will take no longer than 90 minutes of your time.  Our scheduling team will work with you to find a mutually convenient time. 

If you'd like to be a part of this study, please send the following information to uccoord@microsoft.com with "3D Hobbyists" in the subject line:

1. Name/Phone Number:
2. Job Title/ Company:
3. Do you own a 3D printer?
4. Do you use a 3D print shop?
• If so, what is the name of the print shop you go to?
5. Are you willing to have a User Researcher visit you on Monday, December 12h or Tuesday, December 13th?

Interested in other research opportunities? Sign up online at www.microsoft.com/UserResearch.

 
 Topic: I got blogged .. on designer spotlight at fabberforge.com
I got blogged .. on designer spotlight at fabberforge.com [message #39642] Thu, 01 December 2011 04:15 UTC
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This author has a really great talent for blogging, he took few of my answers by email and featured me & my work at a "designer spotlight" section.

http://www.fabberforge.com/fabnews/2011/12/1/designer-spotli ght-dizingof-1.html


Great read! Wink






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 Topic: Problem with reject models printed several time before?
icon13.gif  Problem with reject models printed several time before? [message #39559] Wed, 30 November 2011 03:05 UTC
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Anyone had problems in the last month with rejected products?
In the past two years I never had problem with a single order that I did, but this month 90% of the orders that I did were rejected.
They don't want to print anymore models printed several time before.
Anyone with the same problem?
Thank you
 Topic: Discovery : New revolutionary material can be worked like glass
Discovery : New revolutionary material can be worked like glass [message #38953] Mon, 21 November 2011 11:27 UTC
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I am wondering if there can be applications to 3D Printing...
http://www.espci.fr/en/news/2011-294/discovery-new-revolutio nary
It is an expoxy resin that behaves like glass and thus can be welded, recycled etc...
Ludwik Leibler is also the guy behind the self-healing rubber...

[Updated on: Mon, 21 November 2011 11:29 UTC]


So many things to design, so little time...
 Topic: The bandwagon is rolling!
The bandwagon is rolling! [message #38570] Mon, 14 November 2011 22:14 UTC
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The YouTube video for my Twin Rail Mobius pendant is currently enjoying 9-14,000 views per day.

If you have a youtube video of a similar mobius or math art item, please feel free to add your video as a video response for some extra exposure.

Paul
 Topic: shapeways at wired shop
shapeways at wired shop [message #38538] Mon, 14 November 2011 15:36 UTC
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It's very cool to see some of our shapeways products in Wired's holiday store.

And am excited to see my iPad 2 Wrap: Tree among them.

They have a pop-up shop opening in Times Square this week where they'll have these products on display. I'll be up in NYC this weekend and hopefully get some pics of the shapeways items in the shop.


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 Topic: 3d view coming back? and fixing weird orientation
3d view coming back? and fixing weird orientation [message #38318] Thu, 10 November 2011 17:06 UTC
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Is the 3d view coming back anytime soon? The reason why I ask is that I just uploaded something and the default view is of the base of it and you can't really see the important parts of the object. Normally this wouldn't matter to me so much but it is my first color upload with a texture and I just wanted to check to make sure the texture mapped onto the object correctly (only UV maps are supported and I wasn't quite sure if that is what I had- if I could just see it then I'd know.) Any way I can rotate the thing? Thanks

[Updated on: Thu, 10 November 2011 17:07 UTC]

 Topic: Drawing smooth shere
Drawing smooth shere [message #38293] Thu, 10 November 2011 10:59 UTC
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Best creative people,

Question. I'm drawing a 3D object in Autocat.
It's a shere. Problem is that exsist of all little segments and I want it to be a smooth round shere. Does someone know if we can define the amount of segments when you revolve a object? Or maybe you have to presise this already when you draw a circle?
Any advise is welcome!

Kind regards,

Sanne
 Topic: Petition for Finishing Options
Petition for Finishing Options [message #38186] Tue, 08 November 2011 19:59 UTC
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Dear Shapeways users:

For my own prints, the option to have a finish applied (food safe shellac, polyurethane, etc) to models, especially Z-corp materials, would be a boon.

I've requested this in emails and was told that Shapeways is considering it if the demand is high enough. Naively, I assume it would be, and created this petition to try and objectively illustrate that:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/food-safe-finish-option-for -printed-objects/

If you would like to have the option for finishes to be applied to your models, please follow the link and sign! If there are enough signees, it may help convince Shapeways to provide finishing options for models.

Thanks for considering!

t3s

ps Finishes can be protective, make items food safe, smoothen the surfaces (sandstone z-corp material is rough against skin, for example, but some coats of shellac, even a wax coating, make a big difference), etc. It would be pretty low tech for Shapeways to implement a surface spray option (low tech relative to everything else that they offer!).

pps If you support this, please email to others you think might be on board as well.
 Topic: Laser Cutting
Laser Cutting [message #38149] Mon, 07 November 2011 23:32 UTC
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I am looking into renting a Helix 75W Laser Cutter. Would anyone be interested in stuff cut or etched with it?

24" x 18" Cutting area. Maximum material thickness 8.5"

Can read many inputs including I res photos.

For starters could cut for $100+material cost+shipping may have to change prices in the future depending on how slow the machine is.


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 Topic: Ceramics rule update: Multiple Parts per File
Ceramics rule update: Multiple Parts per File [message #37963] Fri, 04 November 2011 19:44 UTC
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Hey all,

We are making a small update to our design rules for how to put multiple parts in a file. Ceramics does not have a start up fee, so it is ok to put multiple parts (non-interlocking) into one file. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when you do:

Parts should not be nested
http://www.shapeways.com/topics/udesign/design-rules/ceramics/part_nested.jpg

The longest dimension of all parts must be on the same plane
http://www.shapeways.com/topics/udesign/design-rules/ceramics/part_orientation.jpg

Individual parts in an STL should have bounding box where the dimensions add up to above 120mm.
http://www.shapeways.com/topics/udesign/design-rules/ceramics/part_smallparts.jpg

The rules are updated on the Ceramics Design Rules Page.

Thanks, and let me know if you have any more questions.

Nancy



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 Topic: Test Post - please delete
Test Post - please delete [message #37420] Thu, 27 October 2011 01:39 UTC
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Test Post - please delete

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