Now, Smoother Finishes — at No Extra Cost

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Results with the existing finishing technique, left, and the new, improved polishing process, right (pictured: Bracelet Bluups Origami R by Bluups ). One of the biggest constants for our community (and anyone using 3D printing) is the desire for smoother finishes on your products.

A Smooth New Finish For Black PA12

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Here at Shapeways, we’re hard at work searching for the best 3D printing materials and making them available to our users. This new smooth finish is available in Black PA12. In short, geometric complexity doesn’t have to be sacrificed for a professional finish.

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Our Best Material Finish Ever

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Today, Shapeways is proud to debut our newest and highest quality nylon material offering: our new Premium Strong & Flexible nylon plastic. We’re excited to introduce this upscale finish to our Strong & Flexible nylon, our most popular and versatile material.

Finish That Pendant With One of Our New Necklace Chains!

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We’re always looking for ways to help you create complete finished products, so we’re extremely excited to announce today’s launch of necklace and pendant chains at Shapeways! Chain traditionally supplied by a Shapeways partner.

Shapeways partners with DyeMansion for HD finish to SLS 3D printed parts

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3D printing service provider and online marketplace Shapeways, has announced a partnership with German SLS post-processing solutions company DyeMansion. 3D Platforms 3D printing bureau DyeMansion post-processing Powershot S Powershot S automated blasting system Service Bureau shapewaysThe collaboration between the two companies.

Announcing Shapeways Materials Updates

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Available, starting today are: Silver: Antique Finish. A unique finish that gives a rugged personality to your pieces. Full Color Sandstone: Matte Finish. A smooth and matte finish for even bolder colors. Steel: Matte Bronzed-Steel Finish. Professional Finishes.

Pratt Fine Arts + Shapeways Create a Groundbreaking Jewelry-Making Course

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You open the Shapeways box, and inside, a shiny, solid version of your jewelry design appears, almost as if by magic. 3D design and hand-finishing jewelry require two very different skill sets that are rarely taught together — until now.

3 Reasons to Print Your Next Creation on Shapeways

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At Shapeways, we want to make 3D printing accessible to everyone who wants to do it. Shapeways uses a huge fleet of cutting-edge industrial 3D printers with capabilities light years beyond desktop 3D printers. Just make a profile here on Shapeways, and you’re ready to go.

Announcing the Shapeways Dota® 2 3D Printing Contest on Polycount!

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Upload your design to Shapeways and make sure that it’s ready to print. Sign up for a Shapeways account, open up a free Shapeways shop (if you don’t already have one). We’re excited about seeing your entries and want to help spread the word as you finish them!

Letter from the CEO – Changes to Shapeways Pricing

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Shapeways Community: This is an exciting time at Shapeways. This includes the recent announcement of the Fulfilled by Shapeways Shopify integration and the Stratasys J750 multi-material color 3D printing. And we are in the process of re-launching our entire “Design with Shapeways” platform and re-engaging designers in a better experience to support creators to make their ideas real. CEO of Shapeways. 3D Printing Industry Pricing Shapeways News

The Coolest Dota® 2 Products on Shapeways

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That, dear reader, is when they need to open up a Shapeways store. So, without further ado, here are some of the coolest Dota® 2 products on Shapeways. Getting this in any metal finish would look great, but the plastic versions are definitely not too shabby as well.

You’re Invited: Join Shapeways’ HP Early Access Program Today

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Thanks to you, we’ve learned that the HP MJF printer performs well on rounded surfaces, smooth finishes, and on items requiring rigidity, density, and strength. Overall, testers have told us that HP Strong & Flexible prints “feel like finished products.”

Better with Shapeways – Minna Kao

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Today’s Better with Shapeways video comes from Minna Kao of Dream of Songs. I took the Computational Fashion Master Class that was held by Eyebeam and Shapeways because I’m excited for the future possibilities in Fashion. This contest is operated by Shapeways.

RC Customization Series: Lap 4 – The Finish Line!

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Watch the video below to see the final steps needed to finish this beauty! We finished by adding custom vinyl stickers. The post RC Customization Series: Lap 4 – The Finish Line! appeared first on The Shapeways Blog.

Share your Shapeways wishlist

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Using this tool, you can create multiple lists on Shapeways to save your favorite products and set them to be either public or private. Shapeways Sweepstakes Rules. This contest is operated by Shapeways. It is open to Shapeways users in the United. If Shapeways cannot.

Shapeways at Dutch Design Week 2016

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Based in Eindhoven (Shapeways’ hometown), this annual nine-day festival draws designers and design-lovers from around the world. Visitors to Shapeways’ Eindhoven factory during Dutch Design Week 2015. Shapeways EXPO | Shapeways Factory | Oct.

Better with Shapeways – Kacie Hultgren

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Today our Better with Shapeways video series highlights Kacie Hultgren from the popular miniatures shop, PrettySmallThings. As Kacie says, “Without Shapeways, I don’t really have a business. This contest is operated by Shapeways.

Better with Shapeways – Susan Taing

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We’re excited to feature designer Susan Taing of Bhold for our second Better with Shapeways video. And make sure to share her video on Facebook using #BetterWithShapeways for a new chance to win $100 in Shapeways credit! At which point do you involve Shapeways for your prototyping?

Welcome South Park to the Shapeways Community!

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ATTENTION South Park super fans, technophiles and collectible geeks – South Park Studios have joined the Shapeways community and has opened their very own South Park Shop ! So what inspired South Park Studios to join the Shapeways community? This contest is operated by Shapeways.

Shapeways Education Grant Stories: Robert Hemlich’s Stop-Motion Masterpiece in the Making

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Read on to learn about how Shapeways enabled his ambitious 3D printed stop-motion animation film, You’re Almost There , currently in production. Want Shapeways to sponsor your school project this year? Shapeways Education education discount education grant student discount

The 7 Coolest Portal® Creations on Shapeways — For SCIENCE!

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It’s a new year, so it’s the perfect time to remind everyone about the super-amazing Valve + Shapeways partnership that we announced back in September. Check out some of the most interesting, clever, and fan-art-tastic Portal® merch Shapeways designers have to offer.

A Talk With Jeff Brown, Shapeways’ ‘King Toy’

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The scale modeling community here at Shapeways just keeps amazing us with the things they’re creating. How does it feel, after the hours you put in modeling, tweaking, and getting things just right, to finally hold that finished piece in your hand?

Better With Shapeways video series kicks off with Will Haude of 3DBrooklyn

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Here at Shapeways, we are inspired by the creativity and enthusiasm of our community and are passionate about enabling you to make anything you can imagine. Shapeways lets me print in a range of high quality materials that I cannot print with my printers.

Shapeways Education Grant Stories: Jonathan Gerhard’s 3D Printed Visualizations of Topological Homotopies

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Want Shapeways to sponsor your school project this year? We love helping students unlock their full potential with 3D printing, and we are proud to have contributed to Jonathan’s work using Shapeways prints as a tool for grounding abstract mathematical concepts.

Better with Shapeways – Susan Taing (Bstrong)

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All week, we’ve been introducing videos that showcase our amazing community members and the unique creations they make with Shapeways. Take a look and see how Susan used Shapeways to test materials to find the perfect fit for her popular product!

Bijenkorf X Shapeways – Evolution of a 3D Print

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This year, DIT collective has worked with department stores throughout the city to showcase awe-inspiring design concepts in their window displays, and Shapeways is honored to participate.

Your First Shapeways Print: Tips and Tricks for Success

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Dhemerae will never forget her first Shapeways print: It was 2012, and the print was a sculptural cross between origami and Platonic solids that I had already printed large-scale on my university’s ProJet 660 sandstone printer and would later evolve into my college thesis.

Understanding Shapeways materials for Scale Models

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Shapeways shop owner Dain Penman of MadasU shares some insights into choosing the right material for printing scale objects meant to be part of a larger train set. Strong and flexible plastic – this plastic comes in a variety of colors and finishes.

BotFactory Develops 3D Printed Hardware with Shapeways

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With Shapeways we suck more, literally. We use Shapeways in order to get high precision and quality parts without having to order thousands of units. When I picked up the part (singular, no more two part nonsense) I was impressed by the finishing.

Melissa Ng Unleashes Her Metallic Finished 3D Printed Masks & They are Amazing!

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3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed masks 3d printing cosplays lumecluster masks melissa ng shapewaysI personally take a liking to costumes, whether it be a cosplay design of a well-known character from a movie, video game or comic book, or just a completely made up design that comes... View the entire article via our website.

A Peek Inside Shapeways

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Shapeways just opened a new 3D print factory. There are rooms for finishing, including polishing with vibratory medium or dyeing with colors. We note the new Shapeways factory has a lot of empty space that could accommodate quite a few more 3D printers. Via Shapeways.

Shapeways EDU Fall 2016 Grant Winners!

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The Shapeways EDU Grant provides $1000 in printing support, awarded twice a year to university-level students and professors whose proposals push the boundaries of 3D printing materials and technology. The equipment is brought to life by 3D printing, including the fabric mesh, closures, and finishing – all tailored to the user’s body in order to provide the best performance and fit, optimizing effectiveness of the protective parts in case of an accident.

How to Design Snap-Fit Ball Joints for 3D Printing With Shapeways

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Shapeways laser-sintered Nylon is the best material for creating snap fit ball joints as the material is strong enough to withstand the stress of being snapped into place (our Frosted Detail Plastic might just snap).

Shapeways receives the first HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer!

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They told us that the new machine would be built for finished manufacturing (not only prototyping), would deliver great quality, would be 10x faster than existing machines and deliver parts at greatly reduced cost.

NextEngine Ultra HD 3D Scanner – Now Click-to-Print on Shapeways

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Starting today, NextEngine scans not only create a 3D model file, they also link directly to Shapeways. NextEngine’s ScanStudio app now has Shapeways built in – once you finish your scan, just click the Shapeways button to upload directly to your Shapeways account.

Creating the Dreamer Regalia Armor: 3D Printing with Shapeways

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After uploading the various parts of the armor to Shapeways, it was time for the printers to do the work. The armor was printed in our White Strong & Flexible Nylon Plastic material which lent itself well to the post-processing Melissa did to finish the dress.

Shapeways and ExOne Steel 3D Printing Community Meet Up In Pittsburgh

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Last week Shapeways hosted it’s first community joint meet up with ExOne in Pittsburgh. ExOne is a production partner of Shapeways with whom Shapeways works closely to offer the best steel 3D prints to our community. Shapeways Steel 3D Printing video.

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Make Order Management a Breeze with Shopify Integration

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We highly recommend using our new integration with Shopify, the Shapeways Fulfillment app (see step-by-step setup instructions here ). The Shapeways Fulfillment App. This integration directly connects a Shopify store to Shapeways’ 3D printing manufacturing and fulfillment network, giving your business seamless access to 3D printing technology in over 40 materials and finishes. Shapeways 3D Printing Business Apps ecommerce Shapeways Fulfillment Shopify

Meet Our New CEO, Greg Kress

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We’re thrilled to announce that Greg Kress is joining us as Shapeways’ new CEO! He said he’s looking forward to “accelerating Shapeways’ vision to become the complete end-to-end platform helping people, ‘design, make, and sell,’ regardless of their 3D modeling experience.”. Greg has almost two decades of experience in roles that resonate strongly at Shapeways. The post Meet Our New CEO, Greg Kress appeared first on Shapeways Magazine.

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — September 12

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3D Design 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed carbon fiber wallet 3D printed Nighthawk wallet 3d printed skateboard 3d printed wallet 3D printer heated build plate 3d printing finishes aerogel american girl doll diabetes dolls full color sandstone hackaday i.materialise insulator kickstarter myminifactory sandstone gloss 3d print shapeways Simone FontanaThis week’s stories we didn’t cover include several nifty 3D printed items.

3D Printing News Briefs: June 10, 2017

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New Funding Accelerates How We’re Helping You Design, Make, and Sell

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What does this mean for Shapeways — and more importantly for you? We started with three initial services that we are previewing today: Design with Shapeways. The post New Funding Accelerates How We’re Helping You Design, Make, and Sell appeared first on Shapeways Magazine.

Kickstarter creators using Shapeways to give rewards in time for the holidays

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While the finished product won’t be available right away, the team has found a way to make sure backers receive something for their contribution before the year is over. And that’s where Shapeways comes in.