Not So Concave Cup and Sphere cup

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by Magic, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    The Not So Concave Cup and the Sphere Cup arrived. And they are fantastic. I do not have time to take and post so many pictures, but here are two for you:
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    More images and comments tonight.

     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2013
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Those came out great! And your coffee looks nice and strong too :eek:
     
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  3. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    Thanks Mike. The coffee was really an espresso ;)
    Here are more pictures.
    First the Not So Concave Cup:
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    I really like the shape, but...
    - the capacity is quite small (I will measure it in a video)
    - it is not so easy to drink into it (in particular, avoid the corners)
    - there is always some coffee remaining in the bottom, because the inner shape is closer to a sphere than to half of a sphere
    So it is a nice object, but not really functional cup (I know, somebody warned me about that :))
    If someone can find another usage, let me know :)

     
  4. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    And the Sphere Cup:
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    This one seems nearly perfect.
    - the capacity is not as small and thus it is suitable for an espresso (I will measure it later)
    - easy to drink (not coffee leaking or remaining inside)
    - the handle does not get too hot
    The only drawback I see is that grabbing the hidden handle of the cup when it is on the table is not that easy because the cup is not very high, but I think this is a minor issue.

    I will make two videos later...
     
  5. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Pity about the not so concave cup. Can it be repurposed as an eggcup without requiring specially trained chicken ?
     
  6. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    :eek:
    Unfortunately I have no chicken (and I confess: no egg) to answer with confidence, but I think it is too small.
    Perhaps, a way to recycle it would be to cut it at half height and take advantage of the material saved to scale it and make it bigger.
     
  7. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Next try: candle holder ?
    Paperclip container ?
    Vase (for a single floating daisy flowerhead) ?
    :)
     
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  8. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Some times form is over function (I designed a whole line of square drinkware with extreme rejections over usability) What about rounding out two opposite sides? So you have 2 potential handle areas, and 2 potential drinking areas.
     
  9. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    Thanks for your comments.

    Here is what half of the (not so) Concave Cup would look like...
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    As soon as I get some more money from the Sphere Cup, I'd like to give it a try... :)
     
  10. seriaforma
    seriaforma Well-Known Member
    Very lovely.
     
  11. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    Thanks Doodler.
    Since I am back to the drawing table, I go on this conversation the the Work In Progress thread.
     
  12. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    Picture taken at the meetup yesterday (yes, I know these models are not in Elasto Plastic...).
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    It gives a better idea of the scale.

     
  13. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
  14. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    As promised, three new cups!

    The Flying Cup:
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    The Half Hypersphere:
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    And last but not least, the Whirl Cup:
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    Check the product pages for more pictures (just click on the images).

    My favorite is the Whirl Cup. In general, I don't like too much the unglazed bottom of ceramics objects, but here its flower-shape makes it beautiful.
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  15. Jose_narvaez
    Jose_narvaez New Member
    hi. they look really nice once you can see it printed, nice work :D i got one question: how do you make the bottom of the cup unglazed? do you request it?
     
  16. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    When designing for ceramics, you have to leave what we call an obvious base (second design tip). This is a flat area, where your item will not be glazed.
     
  17. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    Thanks Joseng.
    Yes, Mike is right, it is a manufacturing requirement. If I had not added this outlined shape the whole bottom face would have been unglazed.
    This is very common, and if you check most of your ceramics object, you will notice that they have this kind of line following the shape of the bottom face which remains unglazed.
    This being said, for the Identical Twin Cup that I ordered recently, I asked the production team to remove the glaze not only on the bottom but also on a side for symmetry reasons:
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    I hope they will be able to do it...
    I will let you know when I receive it....
     
  18. seriaforma
    seriaforma Well-Known Member
    Your cups came out great! They make a very cool set.
     
  19. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    Thanks Seriaforma,

    Unfortunately, the Identical Twin Cup cannot be printed (it wraps too much). But with the new pricing scheme (and me lowering my markup), all the designs that have previously printed are now at a very attractive price ($29.90 for most of them)!
    :D
     
  20. bartv
    bartv New Member
    Awesome! How much were they before?

    Bart