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 Topic: New! My SPRINGBALL
New! My SPRINGBALL [message #48309] Sat, 12 May 2012 16:18 UTC
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My SPRINGBALL - High Bounce Squishy Ball

My SPRINGBALL - High Bounce Squishy Ball 72mm

My SPRINGBALL - High Bounce Squishy Ball 90mm

Squishy SPRINGBALL - Flextest Contest

[Updated on: Sat, 12 May 2012 20:19 UTC]

 Topic: Pop-up earring holder/display for Flextest
Pop-up earring holder/display for Flextest [message #48151] Wed, 09 May 2012 22:38 UTC
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Hey guys, what do you make of this?

[Flextest] Pop-up Jewellery Display & Case Bangle

I have no idea if it will work or how well it would work, but I figured it wouldn't hurt if I prototyped it up and entered it Smile

"Designed for the Shapeways 3D Print Flex-Contest, this item comes in two parts - a bangle "case" and a jewellery display. They are printed together but are detachable.

The bangle has an internal diameter of 65mm to fit small wrists like mine, and features a flower shape with four "petals" and a central "style" with "stigma" stopper on the end. The petals have circular loops on the end to squeeze the "stigma" through, holding the flower closed.

The large criss-cross patterned stand or jewellery display is built with hooked earrings in mind, but can potentially also be used to hold cufflinks, and possibly bangles, bracelets and necklaces.

It may not be suitable for heavy jewellery, but has not yet been tested.

The idea is that when not in use, the display can be squished up small enough to fit into the closed flower on the bangle.

For use in the home and also out at craft fairs and car boot sales."

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 Topic: Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow [message #47683] Mon, 30 April 2012 18:20 UTC
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Hello everyone,

Here is another portrait sculpt of a Swedish-French actor, Max von Sydow. I hope you like it.

You can find it here html


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 Topic: Custom Submarine Model
Custom Submarine Model [message #47596] Fri, 27 April 2012 23:00 UTC
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I am building a submarine kit from scratch with all the functioning parts. I had originally wanted to go through the typical channels, but found this 3D printing to be a VERY affordable alternative to the standard methods of building an original RC hull kit. I designed the schematics in Illustrator and modeled the hull and parts mostly in 3DS Max.

I am pleased to say that the whole kit is very near completion and will cost less 1/2 what it would cost to build this from the ground up using standard custom fabrication techniques. I am planning to release it for sale in the near future, but the more interest I get the more likely I will be to sell it. The kit will retail for between $600 - 1000 for the two versions. One fully painted and customize by me and the other available for purchase from for individual hobbyists ts to build. Final price TBD 2012.

You can find my boat and all it's parts to see by searching "707"

Enjoy! I am.

[Updated on: Fri, 27 April 2012 23:01 UTC]

 Topic: Da Claw!
Da Claw! [message #46544] Thu, 05 April 2012 17:58 UTC
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Working on this has made me even more anxious to have my first steamed crabs of the season...

Rendered in Gooooold. But to get it down to a decent price, and still be a nice size, ceramic is the way to go.

[Updated on: Thu, 05 April 2012 17:59 UTC]

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 Topic: The Claw
The Claw [message #46260] Sat, 31 March 2012 23:27 UTC
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You just need a rubber band to put on the hooks on either side and around the notch in the top.

Here's my shop page where it can be found.

Suggestions? Let me know what you think. Smile


[Updated on: Mon, 02 April 2012 05:16 UTC]

 Topic: Explorer ring from Uncharted sizes 6 - 11 available
Explorer ring from Uncharted sizes 6 - 11 available [message #46141] Thu, 29 March 2012 15:07 UTC
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Here's the new Explorer ring model which can be actually worn on your finger because of available sizes from 6 to 11 with half size increase. -2.htmlindex.php?t=getfile&id=15704&private=0

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 Topic: Illusion Vase
Illusion Vase [message #44652] Wed, 29 February 2012 18:08 UTC
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I would like to know if this would break in ceramics?


Is it even legal? Please tell me if the design is copyrighted and I will take it offline.

 Topic: custom company logo
custom company logo [message #44438] Fri, 24 February 2012 18:05 UTC
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Just came up with a custom logo for my cad business. What do you guys think about it? Just curiousindex.php?t=getfile&id=14845&private=0 15 years of proven experience in Solidworks and Mechanical Design.
 Topic: Robotic hand
icon14.gif  Robotic hand [message #44390] Thu, 23 February 2012 18:14 UTC
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Hi everyone. I've been working on designing and building a robotic hand few a few months now ..cough*eleven*cough.. and eventually decided that Shapeways was the best bet. I'm waiting on an updated version to be delivered, but here is what I have so far.

More images and my blog here

I plan to make the hand available for sale ASAP. I think that it will come in at about 110 euros, although further assembly (screws/bolts/dowel pins etc) would be required by future buyers.
 Topic: Ball joint head?
Ball joint head? [message #44164] Sun, 19 February 2012 08:45 UTC
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Hi there, this is my leader Starscream custom work:
I´m nearly done with him now. Smile

But I´d like to give him a ball joint for his head.
Did so with my leader Optimus and Megatron.
But Starscreams head is more complicated constructed and I dont want to cause too much damage.
So anybody can help me with this?
And of course after this ball joint thing he will get also this great articulated hands from here. Smile
Thanky for helping anyway!

[Updated on: Sun, 19 February 2012 08:47 UTC]

 Topic: Card Carrier 3.0
Card Carrier 3.0 [message #44102] Wed, 15 February 2012 17:51 UTC
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Hey everyone,

I have been working with Shapeways for a while and my Card Carrier has actually done reasonably well. So I want to revise it yet again, created a new 3.0 version.

If you were to buy a business card case, what would you want that case to do? How should it look? Should it have more than one use, where would you keep it?

here is the link:

I am even considering some sort of contest for good ideas.

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 Topic: Fifties TV iPhone Amplifier
Fifties TV iPhone Amplifier [message #43507] Sun, 05 February 2012 21:36 UTC
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We just did this one, love it!

 Topic: Butterfly pendant
Butterfly pendant [message #42924] Fri, 27 January 2012 21:27 UTC
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Alone or combined with the hairpin design the Butterfly pendant in silver or stainless is airy, light and well balanced.


 Topic: Sentinals Action Figures
Sentinals Action Figures [message #42416] Sat, 21 January 2012 07:47 UTC
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Currently have 2 functional action figures created and going to be working on 2 more. If you can check them out and let me know what you guys think.

Here is a link for the first one created and working version.
Still have to make a video for the second action figure.


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[Updated on: Sun, 12 February 2012 21:06 UTC]

 Topic: A touch of vintage!
A touch of vintage! [message #41434] Sun, 08 January 2012 09:37 UTC
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I've decided to give a touch of vintage at some pictures of my objects, for example at the BLACK ROSE Collection. I've uploaded pictures on my iPhone using DropBox and then with a photo application I've modified the pictures.

This effect gives at the photos a touch of vintage and "belle epoque" that is perfect for the BLACK ROSE Collection and some other object.


What do you think about it?

I would like to know your opinion!


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 Topic: Xmen 2 Phone
Xmen 2 Phone [message #41184] Wed, 04 January 2012 12:48 UTC
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Hi all,

I'm pretty new to this forum. I recently finished modelling this phone from xmen 2. The model is shelled(1mm) and ready for its new sliding mechanism.

What i would like to know is would this be possible to get this made in stainless steel? For now im going to get it in basic plastic but I would be nice to get movie accurate:)

Here are some renders of the phone.
 Topic: Water Tile
Water Tile [message #40627] Thu, 22 December 2011 06:51 UTC
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Do you have a water tile and a Port yet or Not?
 Topic: Hollow Heads
Hollow Heads [message #40332] Thu, 15 December 2011 22:17 UTC
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Hey Yall!

Check out my new co-creator project Hollow Heads here----> ug

I'm looking forward to getting some orders and creating these.

I also have a question about the pricing of an object. I added my fee the model but it doesn't seem to be showing up on my end?? Is there a reason for this?

Would love to hear some feedback about this project and what you might think would be worth changing. The models? Renderings? Price? Anything

 Topic: Trumpet
Trumpet [message #40297] Thu, 15 December 2011 13:52 UTC
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I'm pretty satisfied with it. Now I'm wondering what I'll work on next. If you go to my shop and look at the trumpet listed that looks like a Christmas card and read the description, you may see the parts that would need to be added for it to look ∙ complete for silver edition.──·⌡us┼in ☺ mber_14.html?gid=ug

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 Topic: BUTTERFLY Collection Earrings and Ring 3d models
BUTTERFLY Collection Earrings and Ring 3d models [message #40001] Fri, 09 December 2011 11:28 UTC
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From sketches to the 3d models for Earrings and Ring. Now I am waiting for the 3d print from SHAPEWAYS, really curius! As soon as also the Necklace!


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 Topic: Superhero Mask Ring
Superhero Mask Ring [message #39306] Sat, 26 November 2011 23:19 UTC
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I modelled this ring loosely based on the Green Hornet mask, which is, in essence, just a generic superhero mask anyway, to ultimately get it printed in silver.

I do like the silver material, I just wish Shapeways would allow for, say, two separate models to be printed in one file (as long as they were the same model, perhaps?). Yes, I know this can be done with earring and cufflinks, but when it comes to having to re-sell these items paying $74 for one ring just does NOT make it affordable - and that's without any profit. I was just yesterday charged $17.97 by UPS at the door and on top of the $6.50 I have to pay Shapeways. If I could spread that cost over two rings it at least becomes somewhat more bearable.



[Updated on: Sun, 27 November 2011 01:41 UTC]

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 Topic: BUTTERFLY Collection - concept sketches-
BUTTERFLY Collection - concept sketches- [message #39257] Fri, 25 November 2011 09:53 UTC
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Following a customer request, I'm working on this new collection. Material S&F default colour Indago. Now I'm working on the 3d.


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 Topic: Winter Forest Collection
Winter Forest Collection [message #38463] Sat, 12 November 2011 18:49 UTC
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These 6 ornaments are the first in a set of winter decorations, entitled Winter Forest, which in turn are a part of a Winter series. The primary qualities we are seeking to emphasize with all of our pieces within the winter series include beauty, elegance, simplicity, purity, durability, practicality, and customizability. WSF provides a perfect opportunity to design winter ornaments which are durable and certainly more practical for their repeated use.
This set comes in small and large ornaments. Most of the pieces within the large ornaments are or will be interchangeable. This allows for improved customizability in that pieces from other winter sets can be mixed and matched. For example, a figure from A Winter's Night set could be used in the ball of the Winter Forest. The underlying principle here being maximum optimization of both the homogeneity and heterogeneity of the various pieces providing for a greatly increased likelihood of the individual finding designs that he/she loves.
All designs rely in the beauty of simplicity with shapes, lines, curves, and interconnections that retain the purity of geometric fluidity. The size proportions of the inner pieces with size of the exterior ball ("invertedly" speaking the size of the open space) alters the overall tone of the ornament and what is being emphasized. For example, in the smaller ornament the piece on the inside will be emphasized whereas in the larger one the pieces truly feel as if they were sitting in a winter forest enveloped by huge evergreens.
The Winter Series were and continue to be designed in collaboration with the Peanut Gallery aka. Smurphilicious S.Murphy.

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 Topic: <3 lamp
icon3.gif  <3 lamp [message #35948] Wed, 05 October 2011 16:13 UTC
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Hi all,

Just ordered my <3 lamp prototype. It consists of 5 pieces; the base, two arms and two endcaps. The endcaps will emit light thanks to LED lights. It can be hung from the ceiling.
 Topic: Question: distorted ? by triangles.
icon9.gif  Question: distorted ? by triangles. [message #35833] Tue, 04 October 2011 05:51 UTC
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I have twice in the past "Frosted Ultra Detail" commissioned output.
Both times I get an error of the output. Sad
Is distorted.


I have contact customer services.
The result was that many triangles.

The triangles can be used to absolute [decimation master] in zbrush.

What measures are available?
Please, teach me...

In the future, I want the output in FUD.
Please advise....

I'm sorry I cannot use English well.
I am using the translation software.

 Topic: Braille Dice
Braille Dice [message #33670] Fri, 02 September 2011 00:53 UTC
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I decided to make a full set of Braille Dice. I forgot how big braille is though so the D8 and up will have to be pretty large. Here is the D4 and D6 what do you think?

Braille D4

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 Topic: D4 Cage
D4 Cage [message #33211] Wed, 24 August 2011 06:15 UTC
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Hi there,

The D4 Cage is a new design for a four-sided die, inspired by the D6 Cage.
The principle is to be able to get the result by reading a single number on the top of the die like in the D4 Shell.
And octahedron with four missing faces has been place inside a wireframed tetrahedron and the numbers are written on the remaining faces of the octahedron: one of those face is always facing upward.
You can also see this die as the coumpound of 4 tetrahedra, each of them with one solid bottom face (with the number engraved) and all the other faces wireframed.

The wire is 2mm, but as it is a small object, it should print correctly in metal.

So many things to design, so little time...
 Topic: my watch blog
my watch blog [message #30276] Wed, 06 July 2011 08:11 UTC
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Last weekend I sat down and created a blog which illustrates my custom wrist watch project.

Please have a look and let me know what you think.

It is written for newbies like myself who don't have much or any experience in 3D printing or watchmaking.
 Topic: Covering/coating Shapeway model for foodsafe molding?
Covering/coating Shapeway model for foodsafe molding? [message #29875] Tue, 28 June 2011 20:10 UTC
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Hello all,

I'm interested in creating a monogram shape for use in making several silicone-based candy molds for my upcoming wedding. I have a feeling that the shape would be very versatile, in that I can create chocolates, lollypops, and even stamps, and an embossing base that I could use to help create a lovely design esthetic. I know that most materials are categorized as not being food safe (except for the ceramic, but that has too poor of quality for my purposes), and thus it's not recommended that I try to use any of these for my purposes.

However, I was thinking, would it be possible to clean the object, and then coat it in...say a plastic (carefully formed around the ridges using an embossing pen), or a glaze, that would render it safer for use in creating a sillocone mold? What shapeways material might be best for these purposes?

I would appreciate any and all thoughts on this matter!


 Topic: Masterworks Shop
Masterworks Shop [message #28406] Tue, 31 May 2011 08:32 UTC
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Hello everyone!

Just finished my first dice set. Learned a lot and still learning the capabilities of the printers.

Let me know what you think! Smile If all goes well, they'll be for sale very soon.!/avandius - There is no right way to create something, modeling is all about deceiving reality.
 Topic: 1:60th Ancient Architecture
1:60th Ancient Architecture [message #27839] Thu, 19 May 2011 16:58 UTC
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My summer garden sculpture project is to create a scale model of an ancient doric temple. Working on the outter columns at 1:60th scale first. Printed in WSF sealed with Super Seal and molded in Vytalflex 40 for casting in copolymer bonded concrete.

You'd think either designing or molding these would be the hard part but it took me almost a dozen phone calls to find a local supplier of white portland cement and #00 white silica.

I need to cast the column mold 50 times over the next month.

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 Topic: Ceramic Ocarina
Ceramic Ocarina [message #27836] Thu, 19 May 2011 16:13 UTC
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Hi all, I've just finished the design of my 3D Ocarina Of Time model which takes advantage of the new Glazed Ceramics Material. It's sizes were taken from a 12 Hole Sweet Potato Tenor ocarina. I designed the mouthpiece so that it should be playable. Here it is on Shapeways -


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 Topic: simple robot
icon9.gif  simple robot [message #24840] Tue, 15 March 2011 02:02 UTC
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I been working on this simple little robot for the past few weeks on and off and i thought he would be fun to have as a little 3D model to sit on my desk, i have the whole thing made from NURBS and i have all other parts working fine except the leg where i intersected a sphere into the leg and used the trim tool to get that boolean effect but it is not "Water-tight" so i need to completely close it up, i included a pic attachment so you kno what im talking about, any help would be appreciated

[Updated on: Tue, 15 March 2011 02:05 UTC]

 Topic: My first design
My first design [message #24467] Sat, 05 March 2011 01:19 UTC
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So this is my frst test at designing. i chose to design a pendant in the shape of a cross. planning on having it either be metal or glass. i plan on it having words on the front too. below i had it say "faith" but i was wondering on feedback for what the words should be and other stuff like that. please and thank you!

[Updated on: Sat, 05 March 2011 01:34 UTC]

 Topic: Die Cast or 3D Print?
Die Cast or 3D Print? [message #24462] Fri, 04 March 2011 21:32 UTC
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A question about a possible application for 3D printing:

Basically I want to make customized "speed buckles" or "hook buckles"; you would find these on backpacks, crashpads and other gear commonly designed/manufactured in the outdoor equipment industry. Below are some picture examples.

Ideally I would combine the basic function of these friction devices with a more pleasing design, such as a desert scarab beetle shape or other fun shapes. These would then be used for the normal purpose of tightening/loosening webbing straps without the hassle of pinching tiny plastic buckles, which break and are generally annoying to many people. The desert beetle design would be paired with equipment designed to be used in arid climates so it would be purely aesthetic. That being said, I am confident I can design (using normal 3D computer aided techniques) a buckle that will be both functional and aesthetically pleasing, that is, the "beetleness" will not interfere with the buckle's function.

What I am not confident in is the viability of using 3D printing for this task. While it is clearly a new and exciting service that is offered here, I am curious about a few factors.

In order for the buckles to be durable enough to actually be used as buckles, they will have to be made of a suitable material, which will most likely be more expensive. For example, stainless steel printing is $10.00 per cm3. A single buckle would be about 2.5'' x 2'' with a thickness based on strength of the material. In cm thats about 6.25cm x 5cm for the basic dimensions. Still relatively small, but that sounds expensive! Considering I would need multiple buckles I am beginning to wonder if 3D printing is appropriate for this idea.

Any thoughts? All comments appreciated!

 Topic: Dice Templates
Dice Templates [message #24404] Wed, 02 March 2011 22:00 UTC
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Hi all,

I know it is sometime difficult for some designer to hollow their models.
As I am designing many dice these times, I decided to allow dice designers to use templates of the 5 platonic solids (that is the regular D4, D6, D8, D12 and D20).


They are already hollow with a thickness of 1.5mm.
1.5 mm is suitable for Strong and Flexible material, for Detail materail and Alumide (and more, if you are lucky).

A small tunnel (0.01x0.01mm) is joining the external shell and the internal shell together (so that the internal shell will not be removed by the automatic check tools of Shapeways). The support material will get trapped inside (so your die will be heavy) but Shapeways won't charge you for that.

You can download them, choose the one you want and then decorate it as you wish (add numbers, symbols or whatever).

I hope you will find that useful...

So many things to design, so little time...
 Topic: New Bracelets
New Bracelets [message #23991] Thu, 17 February 2011 21:37 UTC
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Hey guys, here are a few new bracelet designs. 7

This design is one continuous spiral strand 067

A Voronoi Cellular structured bracelet, the cell pattern is not only on the surface but strands cut through the volume of the piece.

A simpler piece with interconnecting hexagons

Cheers peeps


[Updated on: Thu, 17 February 2011 21:38 UTC]

 Topic: Figure Prototype Stand
Figure Prototype Stand [message #21198] Thu, 02 December 2010 19:16 UTC
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Recently got a first test print of something I'm working on at the moment. This is a figurine stand designed specifically for prototype figures. It basically allows you to place pretty much any figure on it, by having pins that can be moved to different positions of the surface. The purpose of this is, obviously, to save money, as I won't need to print any stands for prototypes of unfinished figures. And it looks pretty cool too.

As this is still a work in progress, it still has some issues. More specifically, with the printing of the pins. It seems my idea of having flexible pins didn't turn out that well, for two reasons. The first issue being that it seems 1mm pins have a fairly high printing failure rate. Interestingly Shapeways included the failed prints together with some extra ones that are properly printed. In the picture are supposed to be eight pins, count them. The second issue, is that the pins are too flexible this way, and therefore don't hold on to the figure properly.

So, what I'll do next, is try to print a set of solid pins in the range of 1 to 4mm with difference of 0.1mm between each (making a nice total of about 30 pins), and see how that turns out.

 Topic: "Cute" Christmas tree ornament
"Cute" Christmas tree ornament [message #21189] Thu, 02 December 2010 16:25 UTC
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Few days to Christmas deadline orders so here is a cute 3D printed Christmas tree ornament

Height 8.7 cm / 3.4 inch
Width 8.7 cm / 3.4 inch
Depth 4.7 cm / 1.8 inch

Wall thickness: 1.5mm

As per my suggestion on this post i attach a 360 deg. turntable rendering

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