Incorporate a Lapel Pin with the 3D Model

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by IB3D, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. IB3D
    IB3D New Member
    I am designing an insignia and would like to include a lapel stick-pin attached to the model. (It's a pin with a push on clasp) A secondary attachment which I am considering is attaching a magnet.. What is the best procedure for me to follow? Should I have the basic model shipped to me for assembly and shipping to the customer? Can I instruct the folks at ShapeWays to assemble it and direct ship the finished product? Is there some other method available regards to minimizing additional cost to the customer?

    Ask away if my description is unclear or incomplete.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    Yes. You will have to do that post-processing work yourself. Shapeways is not equipped to handle any volume whatsoever of such 'special orders'.

    Your best bet is order the items in bulk yourself, add the pins and other post-processing, then offer them for sale thru other venues.
  3. IB3D
    IB3D New Member
    Thanks for the feedback, stony. That clears up my first question.

    Could you (or someone) answer if it would it be inappropriate for me to sell the items on SW with either instructions for assembling the product or for listing a website for purchasing the assembled product?

    Thanks in advance.
  4. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Assembly instructions are quite common around here (even including "foreign objects" like you need four M6 screws or create the handrails from copper wire) and there is even a complete forum section dedicated to them. Listing a means for purchasing the assembled product is not that uncommon either, be it in the form of a website url, etsy link or just "contact the designer" (e.g. variants of the Rubik cube in the games/puzzles sections)