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 Topic: Projet 3500 HD wanted
Projet 3500 HD wanted [message #76410] Tue, 08 October 2013 23:44 UTC
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Looking to purchase a 2nd hand/used Projet 3500 HD (you know, the one that prints Shapeways FUD)
Preferably southern UK.

email paul@stop4stuff.com
 Topic: The world's craziest toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds and is 3D printed
The world's craziest toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds and is 3D printed [message #76040] Thu, 03 October 2013 20:10 UTC
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http://qz.com/129919/the-worlds-craziest-toothbrush-cleans-y our-teeth-in-six-seconds-and-is-3d-printed/

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 Topic: Maker Faire Experiences
Maker Faire Experiences [message #75768] Sun, 29 September 2013 18:54 UTC
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There were tons of people from the Shapeways community at last weeks World Maker Faire. I saw Kostika Spaho , Todd Blatt, Ryan Kittleson, Mohammed Alaswadi, and many more. If you've never been to a Maker Faire, I'm sure there's one happening close by very soon, so go check it out!

The amount of 3D-printed design on display was overwhelming, and the Faire was more packed than ever (somewhere around 70,000 attendees). The only organizational slip I see is that it was scheduled too close to Burning Man, so the Burners couldn't bring the awesome rusted metal, fire-breathing vehicular insanity that they normally would. Some of my team are Burners, and they had barely recovered by the time World Maker Faire rolled around.

I put together a video, mostly taken around my booth since I wasn't able to walk around much. I set it to music by Ada Pasternak, a talented singer/songwriter/violinist who played her beautiful songs at the ThreeForm booth. Take a look!

Ada Pasternak - "A Little Bit In Love" at World Maker Faire 2013

Anyone else have any images or video to share from the booths or around the event? I have been checking out Flickr but there are thousands to sort through (over 300 journalists and photographers registered for the event). If anyone found any real gems, I'd like to see. And I'm sure somebody with the Shapeways crew had a camera, right?



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 Topic: Anyone Own a 3D Print Shop
Anyone Own a 3D Print Shop [message #75578] Thu, 26 September 2013 18:08 UTC
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Just curious if 3D Print shops are viable business models now-a-days? I know a couple have opened in NYC recently. Anyone here own such a shop?
 Topic: join Official Deviant Group for 3D printing
join Official Deviant Group for 3D printing [message #75293] Mon, 23 September 2013 15:17 UTC
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For all the Deviant Art members and art/photography fans, come join the 3D printing group at Deviant art: CLICK LINK HERE Post your newest creations and 3D renders of print ready items, join in discussions, get your work shown to a bigger audience, and list your shops. Very Happy

Have another group on DA with 3D printing? please post a link in this thread. http://3d-printing.deviantart.com/

[Updated on: Mon, 23 September 2013 15:18 UTC]


SEE ETSY SHOP: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Silverbeam
 Topic: New 3D Printing Idea!
New 3D Printing Idea! [message #75265] Sun, 22 September 2013 23:29 UTC
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3D Printing Business Idea[ 5 vote(s) ]
1.How familiar are you with 3D printing? 5 / 100%

Hello everyone,

I did help on a homework assignment.

I have included a link for a surveymonkey survey I have created there.
Please help and share with anyone willing to help out.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RHQFTNK

Sincerely,

 Topic: Introducing ShapeJS
Introducing ShapeJS [message #74742] Fri, 13 September 2013 16:15 UTC
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Shapeways is launching a new system to create 3D printable objects. ShapeJS is a Javascript language that makes it easy to create customisable 3D objects. We provide a web-deployed system to easy edit and visualize the scripts. Once you're happy with the object you can print it for yourself or quickly turn it into a creator for others to use.

ShapeJS is a partner in the Shapeways API ecosystem. A common question we get it is how to create printable objects. With ShapeJS you can easily make items. The underlying system is a voxel based system. A voxel is similar to a 2D pixel but it represents a volume element in 3 dimensional space. ShapeJS provides mechanisms to easily set the desired voxels using a series of data sources and transformations. A common operation is to take a 2D image and map it into a 3D object. You'll find lots of examples that create some really interesting objects from a simple 2D image.

The system is currently in beta. We are looking for feedback on the language itself, the operations it supports and the user interface of the visualizer. Once we leave beta we'll offer backwards compatibility between releases. Until then please understand the language might change in incompatible ways in response to your feedback. Please use this forum to suggest improvements and share scripts you develop with others.

Try out the new system at shapejs.shapeways.com and give us feedback. We've created a new forum to discuss the ShapeJS system, it's
under the Developers section, called ShapeJS.


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 Topic: Exhibit on a Maker Faire?
Exhibit on a Maker Faire? [message #74563] Wed, 11 September 2013 09:17 UTC
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I already mentioned this in our last Community Journal: we'd love to support you showing your Shapeways work on a Maker Faire!

Mini Maker Faires are happening all over the world, check out the list of upcoming events. Would you like to show your work there and promote Shapeways? We'd be happy to rent a table for you and support you with sample models, food, drinks etc. Get in touch and we'll get you on your way!

https://www.shapeways.com/blog/uploads/makerfaire_singapore_overview.jpg

[Updated on: Wed, 11 September 2013 09:17 UTC]


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 Topic: NYC 3D Scanning Services - Sophie Kahn
NYC 3D Scanning Services - Sophie Kahn [message #74357] Fri, 06 September 2013 17:46 UTC
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Just wanted to pass along a recommendation for 3D scanning services in NYC. I had the pleasure of working with Sophie 2 weeks ago for an orthotic project I'm working on. She scanned my legs for 2 hours and was extremely professional and very accommodating. Her website and portfolio are very impressive and her rates are very reasonable. I'm posting her original post below. Happy scanning!

-Estela

Hi everyone,

I wanted to post a quick note to let you know that I'm starting a 3d laser scanning business in New York. I'm particularly interested in working with artists and designers. My site is http://www.scannerworksny.com. I can also assist with prepping 3d scan files for 3d printing with Shapeways.

Please get in touch via my contact page if you have a project you'd like to discuss!

cheers, Sophie
 Topic: Need help seeing if this is fit for print
Need help seeing if this is fit for print [message #73301] Tue, 20 August 2013 06:29 UTC
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I'm new to 3D printing, but want to give my model a try.

Before i fork out $60 i want to know if it will come out half decent.

If you have the time please take a look and let me know.

Thanks

Tom

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 Topic: Ideas on how to create a "snappable" object where you can snap things and they stick?
Ideas on how to create a "snappable" object where you can snap things and they stick? [message #72805] Thu, 08 August 2013 12:07 UTC
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Are there any thoughts on how to create a snappable object?

I have this pipe/tube I want to create an object I can snap this in so it clicks and sticks...

Are there any guides on measurements?
Im using the white detailed material and solid works but its hard to find out how to do this because im not sure how much
the plastic would "bend" and when it would snap.

Please see enclosed image for more details
Hope someone can help me out with some suggestions on how to to best get this result

 Topic: A 3D printed ho me for your hermit crab!
A 3D printed ho me for your hermit crab! [message #72603] Sun, 04 August 2013 05:34 UTC
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http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18vtagw9b1zisjpg/ku-bigpic.jpg

http://io9.com/these-hermit-crabs-carry-3d-printed-cityscape s-on-their-1007154492
 Topic: Desktop Injection Molding Machine for ~$1500
Desktop Injection Molding Machine for ~$1500 [message #72598] Sun, 04 August 2013 04:45 UTC
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http://www.techkits.com/model_150/index.htm

I thought the community would like this, as it could be the next step for small scale mass-manufacturing, after 3D printing. They've just finished a successful Kickstarter for the machine, so that's a good sign!


Pssst! I wrote a book to help you quickly get your Sketchup models ready for printing. Click here to get it on Amazon
 Topic: First crowdsourced 3D printed sculpture
First crowdsourced 3D printed sculpture [message #72589] Sat, 03 August 2013 17:54 UTC
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We've gotten an internationally known artist and a small web platform to let you participate in the world's first crowdsourced 3DP sculpture.

You don't need CAD skills or a printer to participate. We can extrude photos for you which you can then upload to shapeways. More advanced users can download the STL and model whatever they like onto it.

We'll be featuring the best designs on our website and social media accounts, and we're filming the whole journey of creating this sculpture.

Who's interested? Sign up here http://www.printtopeer.com/sculpture

Cheers,
Tom from PrintToPeer
 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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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


Community Manager Europe | Shapeways
 Topic: Meetups in UK: London, Newcastle
Meetups in UK: London, Newcastle [message #66146] Mon, 15 April 2013 15:15 UTC
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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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


Community Manager Europe | Shapeways
 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
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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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


Glenn ------ My Website Third Dimension Jewellery
 Topic: 3D accessories for figurines?
3D accessories for figurines? [message #65857] Tue, 09 April 2013 22:42 UTC
avatar spiralsupward  is currently offline spiralsupward
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Registered: March 2013
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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
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