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# Shapeways launching 3D printing of miracle material! No min wall thickness, no min detail, highly transparent!

Yes, you heard it here first. Starting today we are introducing a new material that has been in research and development for quite some time. Our R&D team has labored long and hard on perfecting this material, testing it, getting it ready for mass production. Thousands of cups of coffees and sandwiches later–it is ready.

The best thing about this material is the freedom to design. The material has no minimum wall thickness, geometric limitation or detail restrictions. That’s right, if you can think it, we can print it–for reals. Do you have a train model with .0001mm detail because the April 1st, 1941 Edition B-8924 Theta train has window scratch that you MUST replicate? We can print that too. Are you a mathematical artist and want to print your favorite Mandelbrot set? We can do that too. Do you want to print a 3000-sided thorn dice to match your 3000 likes on Facebook? Upload away! Big walls, small walls, transparent walls, imaginary walls. All possible right at Shapeways.

Without further ado, we are happy to bring you this season’s Spring Aeros Uber-Transparent Detail & Flexible! Can’t wait to see your designs!

See below for samples:

 Temperature – t –(oC) Density – ρ –(kg/m3) Specific heat capacity – cp –(kJ/kg.K) Thermal conductivity – l –(W/m.K) x 10-6 (m2/s) Expansion coefficient– b – x 10-3 (1/K) Prandtl’s number– Pr – -150 2.793 1.026 0.0116 3.08 8.21 0.76 -100 1.980 1.009 0.0160 5.95 5.82 0.74 -50 1.534 1.005 0.0204 9.55 4.51 0.725 0 1.293 1.005 0.0243 13.30 3.67 0.715 20 1.205 1.005 0.0257 15.11 3.43 0.713 40 1.127 1.005 0.0271 16.97 3.20 0.711 60 1.067 1.009 0.0285 18.90 3.00 0.709 80 1.000 1.009 0.0299 20.94 2.83 0.708 100 0.946 1.009 0.0314 23.06 2.68 0.703 120 0.898 1.013 0.0328 25.23 2.55 0.70 140 0.854 1.013 0.0343 27.55 2.43 0.695 160 0.815 1.017 0.0358 29.85 2.32 0.69 180 0.779 1.022 0.0372 32.29 2.21 0.69 200 0.746 1.026 0.0386 34.63 2.11 0.685 250 0.675 1.034 0.0421 41.17 1.91 0.68 300 0.616 1.047 0.0454 47.85 1.75 0.68 350 0.566 1.055 0.0485 55.05 1.61 0.68 400 0.524 1.068 0.0515 62.53 1.49 0.68

This material is made with 78% N2, 21% O2, .93% Ar, .03% CO2, .001% He, and .0001% CO

Shapeways
(Happy April 1st!)

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