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Prototyping would've been a lot more painful and impossibly expensive, if it not for Shapeways. I printed in every single metal, which helped me decide how to make my final product
Creating an awesome object from scratch is always fun and to hold it in your hands is magic but when you receive positive response from the community it was designed for is priceless!
In Monstermatic [the app], players are given tools to make monsters using 3D printing. To do so we had to find the most reliable 3D printing company and I am happy to say we did: Shapeways!
[Shapeways'] flexibility helped me resolve problems arising from the production of a particularly complex model.
When picking materials for your model, think about how the material will help to position it as a product. Is it an exclusive piece that you want to only offer in Premium Silver? Or a versatile design that looks great in a range of materials and price points?
When you create an object with Shapeways, the order price is primarily determined by the actual printed material volume. An easy way to save some moneyâ??sometimes a LOT of moneyâ??is by making your object hollow. This short tutorial will explain the basics of hollow objects for 3D printing with Shapeways.
Shapeways only charges you for the amount of material you use. Thereâ??s no penalty for complexity or the bounding box of your model. This makes some products, like spectacles and jewelry, seem surprisingly inexpensive, while it makes other products more expensive. Here are three tricks to optimize your design for the lowest-cost 3D printing.
Like many of our printer technologies, our Full Color Sandstone printers work by laying down thin layers of powder and selectively binding this powder together to produce solid parts. Unlike our other printer technologies, this printer also uses a set of CMYK printheads to color the part while binding the powder together to produce the colorful solid parts.