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 Topic: Show/Tell: Make interactive 3d printing web apps without any code
Show/Tell: Make interactive 3d printing web apps without any code [message #72503] Thu, 01 August 2013 17:06 UTC
avatar neuralfirings  is currently offline neuralfirings
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Hey all, gonna do a little show n tell here. My company, Mixee Labs, recently released a Blender add-on that enables you to take models and using Blender, set parameters others can tweak via in-browser interactive web app. Others can tweak your model using parameters you set and purchase online. There's a quick video & more info here: http://www.mixeelabs.com/morph

Using Blender's Shape Key feature, you can create objects that morph, deform, and twist. Let others play and tweak your designs, we use Shapeways for production so any material available on Shapeways is game for us! Basically, you set a base shape in Blender, apply a Shape Key, and then make some changes to the mesh. The flow from base shape to changed mesh becomes a slider on Mixee Labs. So for example, you can set a parameter for others to resize a ring but maintaining wall thickness of the ring band. The user drags a slider to select the ring size, see the ring model change in real time, and there's also some rudimentary renders to showcase the model in the different materials.

Go from this:
https://d13cxj5vnljzs4.cloudfront.net/assets/screencap_1_blender-6d3f3f08da8147734037e01369058d89.jpg

To this:
https://d13cxj5vnljzs4.cloudfront.net/assets/screencap_3_mixeelabs-42fd682ab1bae303baf152730030c687.gif

Still reading? Awesome!

Here's a quick 3min video explaining the add on and Mixee Labs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vSVT6SCHlk

New to Blender? I made a more in-depth tutorial (10 min long) that shows how to use the plugin and use Blender to resize a ring while maintaining wall thickness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLtwDQ4XMns

Happy to hear feedback and your thoughts on this feature!!

Nancy

PS. No Stony, this is not a ploy to get more people to use Blender... though Blender is awesome!!!

[Updated on: Thu, 01 August 2013 17:47 UTC]

 Topic: Necessary Roughness necklace
Necessary Roughness necklace [message #72412] Tue, 30 July 2013 22:10 UTC
avatar Whantree  is currently offline Whantree
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I just finished watching the Necessary Roughness episode Swimming With Sharks. I posted a screen cap of a girl wearing what looks like a 3D printed necklace. Is it?

 Topic: File Status and Processing Notes
File Status and Processing Notes [message #72187] Thu, 25 July 2013 16:50 UTC
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I am probably the last person to notice this, but in case it's useful to someone else there is extra information on your model file with Shapeways.

For a model go into Edit Model mode and there is a section entitled 'File Status'. Under this there is some generally interesting stuff, but in case something has happened in the Upload Proc also a clickable link which has extra info such as:

Advanced Printability Warning Message(s):
Rescale from meter to inch.

Well, I thought it was interesting, anyway.
 Topic: Video tutorial of how Clip on vase was digitally designed
Video tutorial of how Clip on vase was digitally designed [message #72167] Thu, 25 July 2013 09:43 UTC
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I have prepared a screencast of how I digitally designed Clip on vase using Rhnoceros 3D, Grasshopper and Waverbird. This is a 10 minute video tutorial of the 3d modeling workflow I used just before sending the model for 3D printing.

I hope you enjoy the video


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 Topic: Next 2 weeks: Meet us in Taupo (New Zealand), Los Angeles and Singapore!
Next 2 weeks: Meet us in Taupo (New Zealand), Los Angeles and Singapore! [message #71712] Wed, 17 July 2013 09:11 UTC
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Hey folks!

We have quite a number of activities lined up for the next two weeks:

Los Angeles - Monday July 22 - Thursday July 25
First, the Shapeways team is participating at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles. We're building an amazing booth there that contains the designs of the winners of Weekend Contest #17. We'll be throwing a meetup on Monday evening. We're still working on a location, but it's safe to say we'll be in Anaheim, near the conference venue. If you RSVP now, you'll receive information on the time and location automatically.

Register here for a free exhibition-only guest pass

Taupo, New Zealand, Saturday and Sunday July 20-21
Community member Peter Bryant (of Kiwi Trains fame) and his friend Daniela Schlecht are representing Shapeways at the Taupo Hobby Expo 2013. The event is huge - they had over 4,000 visitors last year!. Come over and say hi to them!

Read more about our presence at the Taupo Hobby Expo.

Singapore, Saturday and Sunday July 27-28
FunbieStudios and fakebusker83 are helping us build a booth at Maker Faire Singapore, the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement". MF Singapore takes place on Saturday and Sunday July 27 and 28.

Read more about our presence at Maker Faire Singapore.

Do you want to show your Shapeways products at an event?
Brilliant! We're always looking for people who want to set up a booth at local events. Just get in touch and send us your proposal, we're happy to support you!

Cheers,

Bart

[Updated on: Wed, 17 July 2013 16:02 UTC]


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 Topic: To 3DPrintshow or not to 3DPrintshow?
To 3DPrintshow or not to 3DPrintshow? [message #71602] Mon, 15 July 2013 14:24 UTC
avatar 3DPrintedMan  is currently offline 3DPrintedMan
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Hi there!

A friend of mine would like to buy the Buccaneer from pirate3d. He is super into 3D printing technology. I just discovered the 3D Printshow (http://3dprintshow.com/) and since his birthday is next month, I'd like to offer him tickets. The thing is, I don't know anything about this show and 3D printing. Is the show worth it? Which session would you recommend?

Cheers!
 Topic: Elasto Plastic Meetups
Elasto Plastic Meetups [message #71326] Wed, 10 July 2013 10:18 UTC
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Hey folks,

the first three Elasto Meetups have reached a group size of 10 people. Join them to try out our new Elasto Plastic, or create your own event!

Read more on our blog.


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 Topic: Mass printing of a product...
Mass printing of a product... [message #71117] Sun, 07 July 2013 00:50 UTC
avatar lundquistas  is currently offline lundquistas
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Hi everyone, I've been using shapeways to develop 3d prototypes of something I'm developing that I'd love to put on Kickstarter one day but it would be cost effiecient to go through Shapeways to do all the printing. Does anyone know some good companies they could refer me to that could produce my product if I was mass producing it?

Thanks!
 Topic: Need of transparent waterproof material
Need of transparent waterproof material [message #71075] Sat, 06 July 2013 06:50 UTC
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Hi,

I am working as an R&D manager (with a mechanical engineering background) and I have the following question: I have a need for a transparent waterproof material with a normal strength. With normal strength I mean that there is a need to fix the to be made product by a "screw". So, no strong forces.

What do you think which material I can use the best for this?

A reply will be much appreciated,

Best Regards,
Kaasgaaf


3d printing has my interest from the start, I foresee that this technique will have an impact as big as the smartphone.
 Topic: 3D printing on Futurama
3D printing on Futurama [message #70926] Thu, 04 July 2013 04:51 UTC
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This week's new Futurama included 3D printing. In the future they use nanoplastics!

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 Topic: 3D printer sharing community
3D printer sharing community [message #70892] Wed, 03 July 2013 13:55 UTC
avatar wangzhaoguang  is currently offline wangzhaoguang
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HI all

I notice that there are some website like http://thinkklip.com/ which focuses on the 3D printer sharing.

and shapeways, if I understand well, its website connects two group of people: the customers who are willing to pay and get a 3D physical model through the 3D printig tech; the other group of people is designers, or saying creative designers, who provide their digital, creative and beautiful models on shapeways site.

I am wondering if shapeways, in the near future, would absorb another group of people, who own 3D printers while not good at encouraging creative designers to upload models.

If so, so what ? is that direction that shapeways needs ?

thank you for your discussions.

regards and cheers
 Topic: Missing some fresh summer colors for WSF
Missing some fresh summer colors for WSF [message #70706] Sat, 29 June 2013 05:54 UTC
avatar DaBroNrw  is currently offline DaBroNrw
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Haven't seen any new summer colors for WSF this time...
Are Shapeways working on it or is there no progress...

Green, yellow, brown, and a flesh color would be nice...


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 Topic: Microsoft add 3D Printing Support to Windows 8.1
Microsoft add 3D Printing Support to Windows 8.1 [message #70551] Wed, 26 June 2013 18:08 UTC
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Microsoft is doing its bit to help push forward the 3D printing revolution, by adding in native 3D printer support in Windows 8.1. A new API will let developers on its platform put 3D printing capabilities right into their apps, so that you'll be able to print that elegant ashtray you're modelling right on the spot. The API will help consumers using devices including those from Makerbot and Form Labs create their own stuff even more easily at home...

FULL STORY HERE


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 Topic: Baltimore Meetup
Baltimore Meetup [message #70267] Fri, 21 June 2013 14:34 UTC
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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We had a nice meetup in Baltimore last night. Held by Todd Blatt of Custom3dstuff.com and with a special guest Sherry Huss, VP of Maker Media. Glad I took the 2 hour drive out for it! If you are in the area, you have to check out the host site, the Baltimore Node. These guys are seriously cool, and have lots of cool toys. We discussed Shapeways, 3D printing in general, 3D scanning, Todd's google glass, and even printed a GoPro mount for one of the Node members dog on a Makerbot. Todd had some Elasto pieces that Duann had given him to share, and I had my first piece of Elasto that I just received yesterday (I'll share that with you guys when I'm done coolifying it) Don't forget, if you are planning on or going to a local meetup, let us know! So we can send you some cool stuff to show off Smile

index.php?t=getfile&id=34822&private=0
Left is Sherry Huss Center is Todd Blatt


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 Topic: Shapeways Photo Contest
Shapeways Photo Contest [message #70037] Tue, 18 June 2013 15:39 UTC
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Hey everyone,

Just wanted to let you guys know about the contest that's happening now on our Facebook page.

Take a picture of you with a product from your shop and upload it to our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Shapeways?fref=ts). The shop owner whose photo has the most likes by next Monday morning wins some Shapeways $!

You can see more info on the blog here: http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/2131-Calling-all-Shop -Owners-for-a-chance-to-win-Shapeways-!.html

We're looking forward to seeing your pictures!

[Updated on: Tue, 18 June 2013 16:30 UTC]

 Topic: My little tool for printable coins, medals, pendants etc.
My little tool for printable coins, medals, pendants etc. [message #69857] Fri, 14 June 2013 21:24 UTC
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Hi,

I hope it's okay if I'm doing a little bit of advertising for a free tool I've created the last two years. I always found it quite hard to create simple objects like coins with powerful 3d applications like blender. Especially if photos and drawings are involved. I tried to make the workflow as simple as possible. It would be great if you could check it out. some tutorials are also available on youtube.

video tutorials:

http://youtu.be/-J0KrzjRJ-g
http://youtu.be/JwTFq7FB8Os
http://youtu.be/JdBJwMfQMgM

download:

http://www.extrudy.net/resources/eXtrudy_0.9.0.15864.exe (Installer)
http://www.extrudy.net/resources/eXtrudy_0.9.0.15864.zip (Zip)

requirements:

Microsoft Windows XP or higher
OpenGL compatible graphics card
Screen resolution 1280x1024 or higher
1 Gigabyte RAM

best regards,

Hendrik


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 Topic: Shapeways Crew Meetup: June 11, Lappeenranta, Finland
Shapeways Crew Meetup: June 11, Lappeenranta, Finland [message #69527] Mon, 10 June 2013 12:01 UTC
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Hi,

there'll be a Shapeways Crew community-powered meetup in Lappeenranta, Finland tomorrow, thanks to the awesome Heidi Piili!

http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/2105-Hello-Finland!-L ets-Meet-on-June-11!.html

What did you say? We need more meetups in Scandinavia? Absolutely! Get in touch with us and we'll set one up together Smile

Cheers,

Bart


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 Topic: Need 3-D design help
Need 3-D design help [message #69264] Wed, 05 June 2013 22:11 UTC
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I'm a 2-D graphic designer who creates .eps artwork and would like them to be printable in 3-D.
Is there anyone willing to help me with this?
The attached photos show what I'm interested in printing. Dimensions when the metal is flat are
1-11/16" wide X 2-9/16" high x .020 thick.

Scott

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 Topic: Calling any Long Island designers!
Calling any Long Island designers! [message #69255] Wed, 05 June 2013 18:34 UTC
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Hi! My name is Louie Dane and I'm a videojournalist with Push Pause Long Island, a hyperlocal feature news show that airs on Verizon's FiOS1. I'm looking for an enthusiastic designer based on Long Island to be the subject of a story I'm doing about Shapeways and how they are enabling innovation for small businesses in the area.

If you live on Long Island and have printed your designs with Shapeways before, please shoot me an email at louie.dane@pushpausetv.com so we can discuss the story!

Thanks,

Louie Dane
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 Topic: 3D Printers for Peace: open-ended contest of MTU
3D Printers for Peace: open-ended contest of MTU [message #69161] Tue, 04 June 2013 12:13 UTC
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http://www.mtu.edu/materials/printersforpeace/?utm_source=3d p4p_vanity&utm_campaign=3dp4p_vanity&utm_medium=3dp4 p_vanity

Quote:


3D printing is changing the world. Unfortunately, the only thing many people know about 3D printing is that it can be used to make guns. We want to celebrate designs that will make lives better, not snuff them out.
What is the Printers for Peace Contest?

We are challenging the 3D printing community to design things that advance the cause of peace. This is an open-ended contest, but if you'd like some ideas, ask yourself what Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, or Gandhi would make if they'd had access to 3D printing.

low-cost medical devices
tools to help pull people out of poverty
designs that can reduce racial conflict
objects to improve energy efficiency or renewable energy sources to reduce wars over oil
tools that would reduce military conflict and spending while making us all safer and more secure
things that boost sustainable economic development (e.g. designs for appropriate technology in the developing world to reduce scarcity)
 Topic: Good Model Scanner in San Diego
Good Model Scanner in San Diego [message #68333] Mon, 20 May 2013 00:12 UTC
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I already have a model that I want to have scanned. Then I want to modify that design. Know anyone good in the San Diego area? Thanks!
 Topic: New 'Designer for Hire' column
New 'Designer for Hire' column [message #68150] Thu, 16 May 2013 13:41 UTC
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Hey folks!

we have been thinking of ways to promote designers who offer their services as a freelancer. Instead of waiting for the perfect technical solution (which we WILL provide at some time in the future!), we decided to move ahead and open a new category on our blog.

So as of this week you'll see regular additions to the 'Designer for Hire' column. In here, our community's top designers will present themselves. They'll mention their specialties, show examples of their previous projects and share references by existing clients.

Check it out: http://www.shapeways.com/blog/categories/52-Designer-for-Hir e

We'll be adding new people to this list weekly.

If you have 3D modeling skills and would like to offer your services as a designer for hire please email duann at shapeways dot com with the subject Designer for Hire.

Enjoy!

Bart


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 Topic: Meetups in UK: London, Newcastle
Meetups in UK: London, Newcastle [message #66146] Mon, 15 April 2013 15:15 UTC
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Hey folks,

we have two meetups coming up in the UK this month:

London, Thursday April 25th
http://www.meetup.com/Shapeways/events/114437462/

Newcastle, Saturday April 27th
http://www.meetup.com/Shapeways/events/112818902/

It would be really nice to meet you at either of them. Drinks are on us! (Well, the first few rounds are, knowing you English people Wink

Bart


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 Topic: Maya 2012 scale importing to Shapeways scale OBJ
Maya 2012 scale importing to Shapeways scale OBJ [message #65918] Wed, 10 April 2013 19:14 UTC
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Hi,

I am new to this and I was wondering if you can help me out. I check on tutorials on how to export Maya obj file to Shapeways website, but could not find a good tutorial that explain all the steps in details. And how Maya scale was compare to Shapeways scale.

1. Can you confirm that in Maya each square grid is equal to 1 mm in Shapeways? I notice this when I uploaded Maya obj file to your website. Also can you confirm on your site that it rounds up the size and not show that true size the model is. Example: If the model actually size is 2.36 H x 35.36 D x .953 W. Shapeways website would be 2.4 H x 35.4 D x .9 W.

2. When printing, does Shapeways print actually model size stated on the website? Is there a size reduction?

3. How would I go about printing sub d models? Do have have to smooth the model out as much as possible and exported as obj? Or take it in Zbrush to smooth model?


Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

Trac Nguyen
 Topic: Would like to ship to an address other than my own.
Would like to ship to an address other than my own. [message #65861] Wed, 10 April 2013 01:19 UTC
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One of Shapeways' competitors allows makers to ship items to another country besides the one they reside in. Is there are chance you guys will start offering this? The reason I ask is that the vast majority of my customers are US based and I'm in Canada. I have to have items shipped to me, get robbed by UPS, and then ship to the US, of course increasing my costs in the process. I would love to be able to simply put in the customer's address and have it shipped direct.

And before anyone asks, yes, there is a reason why they don't order direct from Shapeways. Sometimes I arrange this and sometimes I cannot.

Glenn


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 Topic: 3D accessories for figurines?
3D accessories for figurines? [message #65857] Tue, 09 April 2013 22:42 UTC
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Hi folks! I am interested in creating a series of figures using the same model, but with different accessories (hats, outfits, items, etc) - I am wondering if there is a resource for 3D accessories that can readily be added to models here on shapeways, or if there is a good resource for this type of thing that someone could recommend. Having a large selection of "customization" items all in one place would be a big plus, rather than hunting down each and every item, one by one. Also, if there are any 3D artists out there who can assist with something like this, I have a small budget to work with.

Thanks! -Chris
 Topic: Military Clutch Measurements
Military Clutch Measurements [message #64933] Tue, 26 March 2013 19:42 UTC
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I am designing a military clutch pin and need the measurements for the length and diameter of the thin post the clutch attaches to.
Thanks for your help!
 Topic: Parametric Parts
Parametric Parts [message #64767] Sun, 24 March 2013 18:28 UTC
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An interesting site: parametric parts.

Unfortunately not directly hooked up to Shapeways yet, but perhaps only a matter of time (and it working properly!!!).
 Topic: Gladiator Figurines
Gladiator Figurines [message #64607] Thu, 21 March 2013 17:45 UTC
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Does anybody know if someone has made the small figurines/totems that Maximus uses to pray for his family in the Gladiator? I just think they would be great little figurines.
 Topic: Relationship between the Hobbyist and Proffesional Designer
Relationship between the Hobbyist and Proffesional Designer [message #64591] Thu, 21 March 2013 15:06 UTC
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I'm a design student and for my dissertation I would really appreciate replies to a few questions:


Do you consider yourself to be an industrial designer?

Would you seek the services of a professional designer?

Do you design for pleasure or for profit?

Has 3D printing made you more aware of design principles, (cost/materials)?

Do you expect more interaction between the hobbyist and designer?

Thank you very much!
Adrianne
 Topic: Donderdag 4 april: 3D Print Event @ FabLab Enschede
Donderdag 4 april: 3D Print Event @ FabLab Enschede [message #64485] Wed, 20 March 2013 15:18 UTC
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Op donderdag 4 april, van 16.00 tot 20.30 uur, vindt bij Saxion in Enschede een 3D-Print Event plaats in het FabLab met als thema het ABC van het 3d-printen.

Informatiemarkt, demonstraties en presentaties
Van 16.00 – 20.30 uur vindt de informatiemarkt plaats. Op de informatiemarkt krijgen bezoekers een overzicht van de 3d-printtechnieken. Professionele 3d-print bedrijven als Heijcon, CNC Speedform, 3dPrintCompany, Igepa en VDM Kunststoftechniek informeren bezoekers graag over de mogelijkheden die de technieken bieden. Ook vinden diverse demonstraties plaats. Daarnaast wordt aandacht besteed aan de software, want wat is er nodig voor het ontwerp? Zo wordt bijvoorbeeld SolidWorks gedemonstreerd door Cad2M.
Om 16.30 uur, 18.00 uur en 19.30 uur wordt een presentatie gegeven door Rene Groothedde van Rapid Manufacturing Center (RMCenter). Tijdens de presentatie wordt ingegaan op de marktontwikkelingen en worden diverse voorbeelden getoond van het professioneel gebruik van 3d-printen.

Informatie en aanmelden
Het 3D-Print Event op donderdag 4 april duurt van 16.00 tot 20.30 uur. Bezoeken van het 3D-Print Event is gratis, maar aanmelding is gewenst. Hierbij geldt vol = vol. Aanmelden kan via het aanmeldformulier te vinden op http://formulieren.saxion.nl/3dprint. FabLab Enschede is gevestigd in het Saxion-gebouw aan de M.H. Tromplaan 28 in Enschede.
 Topic: model could not be print (i use SketchUp)
model could not be print (i use SketchUp) [message #64402] Tue, 19 March 2013 02:38 UTC
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Embarassed i m newbie of here & SketchUp either, i wanna do a ball joints (like that use on Revotech toys)connect around a spin.

after lots of study, i hollow 6 hole on the spin, however, due to the thin wall issue, it could not be printed. i dunno how to fix it in my limited knowledge of 3D. so i post & hope u seniors could advice or fix it for me.

i just miss this one to complete my set, so poor. i ll appreciate if any one help. thx a lot.

here s the file:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/618217/Set_axis.skp

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 Topic: Scanning
Scanning [message #64375] Mon, 18 March 2013 20:58 UTC
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Hi guys new to this Razz . trying to get my head around it the bit that confuses me is the scanning what equipment do you use to scan.
thanks
Frederick
 Topic: A free, once-weekly 3D printing newsletter
A free, once-weekly 3D printing newsletter [message #64141] Fri, 15 March 2013 11:04 UTC
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Hey guys!

I am the curator of a weekly 3D Printing newsletter. Every week, I cover the most interesting news and products related to 3D printing. I also have a blog at http://blog.3dprintingletter.com/. For instance, I have interviewed a Project Manager at Makerbot. You can read the interview here: http://blog.3dprintingletter.com/2013/03/12/an-interview-wit h-tracy-turner-project-manager-at-makerbot/

Subscribe for free here: http://www.3dprintingletter.com/

Cheers,
Philip
 Topic: can we chrome plating Frosted Ultra Detail material?
can we chrome plating Frosted Ultra Detail material? [message #64068] Thu, 14 March 2013 12:15 UTC
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can we chrome plating Frosted Ultra Detail material?
Did someone ever did it?
post pics if you have some
 Topic: Science News cover story on 3DP mentions Shapeways
Science News cover story on 3DP mentions Shapeways [message #63532] Fri, 08 March 2013 06:48 UTC
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Science News' cover story this week is on 3DP. It's pretty good journalism I think. (If I can say that without bein' a big douche -- full disclosure I did get a mention.)

Also mentioned, and reviewed in the same issue, is Hod Lipson's new book.


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 Topic: Objet / Stratasys FDM / Projet owners local to the NY / NJ area?
Objet / Stratasys FDM / Projet owners local to the NY / NJ area? [message #63125] Sun, 03 March 2013 00:39 UTC
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I'm looking to work with a local shop that owns either an Objet, Stratasys FDM or Projet printer for quick-turn around designs. Must be located in the tri-state area.

I would use Shapeways but when I need something turned around in 1-2 days, Shapeways is not possible.

thank you.
 Topic: color conversion for Fullcolor Sandstone
color conversion for Fullcolor Sandstone [message #62194] Sat, 16 February 2013 18:35 UTC
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Hi.

i am experimenting with some colored models but when i upload it grey is displaying much darker then it should be.

what color scale/code do you use? or anything that can assure me how it will be printed.

model: http://www.shapeways.com/model/923901/nyan-cat.html

PS: don't know where put this question...


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 Topic: ProtoLabs Whitepaper on how to choose a prototyping process
ProtoLabs Whitepaper on how to choose a prototyping process [message #61973] Wed, 13 February 2013 17:19 UTC
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Registration required, but otherwise its free: Prototyping Process | Choosing the best process for your project ~10 pages of info.

I found it most useful as a resource on how to choose a material. Its similar to Shapeways Materials page, but with more technical information like strength (PSI), and detailed descriptions of each print process.


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 Topic: 3d printed nylon filament?
3d printed nylon filament? [message #61713] Sun, 10 February 2013 02:24 UTC
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Has anybody yet 3d printed in nylon filament? Is it even on the market yet? I know nylon melts at a higher temp than ABS, so not sure what's possible? Btw does nylon filament have the same material properties as sls polyamide nylon powder?
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