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 Topic: New diamond shape rings design arrived in "La Fabrique" !!!
New diamond shape rings design arrived in "La Fabrique" !!! [message #138731] Wed, 09 March 2016 09:32 UTC
avatar Guilhem_Colombies  is currently offline Guilhem_Colombies
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Check this ring out!
There are more designs in my shop (and many more to come), come and visit ;)
Don't hesitate to share and even add as favorite if you like it.


 Topic: Albert Revisited in 3D
Albert Revisited in 3D [message #138047] Mon, 29 February 2016 17:55 UTC
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Here is a 1:20.32 scale subject I have sculpted several times already. I've done this person in clay in 7/8ths scale
once using bakeable clay and wire. Working in small scales is very challenging but the worse part is that if you execute a good sculpt in that scale, without a scanner that's the only size you get.
3D printing removed that limitation.
Not only can I sculpt in 1:1 scale I can take my finished sculpt scale it to what ever my customers want (provided it can print) and with a little effort rig it to a skeleton and from that single sculpt create any pose I would like as this short video demonstrates.

 Topic: 1st prints
1st prints [message #137943] Sat, 27 February 2016 22:34 UTC
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Hello to all!

I just posted my 1st prints. One is in WP and the other is in Raw Bronze Steel. I'm hoping to be able to have the future runs with the sprue placed in the back of the piece. Any thoughts and/or orders would be appreciated.




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 Topic: Piston ring
Piston ring [message #137928] Sat, 27 February 2016 13:44 UTC
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Hi all,

I thought I would upload my piston ring onto the forum. This has been available for some time now and has got some interest, through some sales and also via google analytics reports, however I would like to know how I could drive more sales with it, and other products of mine.

Are there key tags that people search for, or is it simply a case of sharing the life out of it through forums, social media etc...?

Thanks in anticipation.


[Updated on: Sat, 27 February 2016 13:45 UTC]

 Topic: Series One-from Hand crafted to 3d printed
Series One-from Hand crafted to 3d printed [message #137313] Fri, 19 February 2016 03:50 UTC
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Hello Everybody,
I am really new to this forum, and everyone's design work are really interesting.
I came from a traditional jewelry design and fabrication background, but always interested in 3d printing, which has been widely used in the industry both in fine and fashion field. But I always wanted to design a series that is specifically inspired by 3d printing with simple geometry but precise control of the proportion.
Here is my first line of work, each piece was modeled in rhino/rhino gold, printed in wax and cast in various precious metal. Later they were hand finished and set with stones.
I call it Series One, since it is a new beginning of my design career.
Please enjoy and let me know what you th

[Updated on: Fri, 19 February 2016 03:51 UTC]

MANDELBULB BELT BUCKLE - STEEL version [message #137073] Tue, 16 February 2016 09:17 UTC
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Global Release today!
I have had this idea for years, been working on it for months, and now, several iterations later, here it is.
A high quality, extremely detailed 3D printed Mandelbulb belt buckle in Stainless Steel to adorn your belt.

So much more info, 3D view and images at my shop at Shapeways:

Harvesting the infinite fields of virtual surreality in the parallel cosmos of 3D fractals.
 Topic: Just in time for Valentine's
Just in time for Valentine's [message #136963] Sun, 14 February 2016 19:59 UTC
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, I added two new love-inspired rings to my shop. A while back I posted a photo of the original doodle which led to these rings with the first prototypes here.

This ring is based on the contrast between a compete, full sphere and a half sphere. It could be seen that (in)complete tells the story of one form transitioning into the other, a half turning into a whole. What or who makes up your other half?

Love Story
Love Story is a ring which depicts the story of two halves becoming a whole. The beginning and the end of this story are highlighted on each side of the ring with two half spheres on one side and a full sphere on the opposite side.

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 Topic: tube RING
tube RING [message #136828] Fri, 12 February 2016 14:59 UTC
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Hi guys, here's my latest ring. I hope you like it!

Is it a cube?
Is it a refrigerator coil?
Is it a radiator?
Is it a maze?
No, it is the tube RING

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

For best results, please follow these guidelines.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great Fun!


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


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



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

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

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

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

So, join the cause, make it global :)



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

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



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

Shapeways link:

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


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


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

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

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



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

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

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

Shapeways link:

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

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


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

IG : @gunterartdesign


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

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

The Shop URL is

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

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

Here is some detail about game.

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

The pictures below, and Youtube URL is


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

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

Thanks for reading!

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


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


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

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

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



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

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

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

Cheers, and Feedback welcome!

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oh snap forgot the link to the thing:



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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

2) Link to item page

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


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


My print from the KeyChain CustomMaker Challage arrived

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

2) Link to item page

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


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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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


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

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

Tutorials on how to prepare Sketchup models for Shapeways:


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

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

2) Link to item page

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


[Updated on: Mon, 14 September 2015 17:11 UTC]

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


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