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Mulsanne's Corner

I'm an avid scale modeler and when I see a personal modeling need that I can address (still learning CAD), the results are what you sometimes see here.
So I think Shapeways' new pricing algorithms have finally been implemented;  it was somewhat confusing with more than one email saying, "they've been implemented," and then, "wait, no they haven't."  So in the end I think enough time has passed to see what is what and...I don't see much difference, which is a good thing.  I have recently been looking at pricing and I've reduced the prices on a few things, raised on some others.

Second bit of news, I've purchased a home 3D printer.  No, I'm not moving away from Shapeways.  It's a small and modest DLP printer and will be used to drastically shorten my prototyping time frames.  Previously, I'd draw for a few weeks (I only work at home after the day job, a few hours here and there, so design time could be protracted) and then upload to Shapeways when I was happy to then have to wait 3-4 weeks for parts to arrive.  This all before I ever went public because I wanted to be sure the product met my standards before I subjected someone else to them!  So in about a week I'll have a new toy to work in and then, about a month later (expeted work-in period), it should be fully integrated.

I'm always open to suggestions.  In fact the back and forth with you guys is pretty inspiring.  I can't do everything, and there's the "interest threshold."  If I'm not "into it", it probably won't happen.  But if I am immediately, it probably will.  However, timing is always an issue.  So if you've contacted me and I've been interested, just wait (Guppies and Spit rads...yes, still looking to do those).


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