Is Shapeways going to add something like, or maybe one, of these Solidscape wax printers? The resolution is INSANE! 5,000 by 5,000 per inch, 25 Million dots possible per cubic inch. The material costs see quite high, but then again, so is all of this 3D printing material. http://www.solid-scape.com/t76.html Somebody showed off this image before, but just for reference, here's a statue of Christ made by the machine, less then 3" tall: From my research the printers themselves cost a relatively low, $45k. That's a HUGE investment if I was buying one myself, but little compared to the machines Shapeways currently employs: http://www.esslinger.com/solidscapet76.aspx The materials are high, at a bit less then $200 per 550ml: http://www.esslinger.com/solidscapeinduracastbuild500mlbottl egranulest66t76r66.aspx But in the case of rings, very little material is necessary. This stuff is made for casting and can handle the high resolutions tiny objects like rings need. I think I'm going to get a ring printed using Esslinger's service bureau. It's going to run me $100 for a print. It's crazy expensive for a wax model, but this could make my Ring of Souls flawlessly, in detail so small you'd need a magnifying glass to take it all in. It could be a really nice addition to Shapeway's services! Well worth the premiums involved.