Top Questions Answered: Versatile Plastic

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As part of our month-long feature on Versatile Plastic , we’ve asked you, our readers, to submit your questions about this material. Today, we’re sharing these questions and answers to help you better understand the properties and applications of Versatile Plastic. Unfortunately, Shapeways does not have any materials that are considered food-safe at this time. Versatile Plastic does not have a transparent or translucent color.

How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

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Have you used Versatile Plastic to make 3D printed prototypes? Versatile Plastic is printed with an SLS process that uses a laser to fuse together nylon powder. Versatile Plastic could be the perfect material for you. Part Three: How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

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HP Nylon Plastic Now Open to All Makers!

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Starting today, anyone can order their own models in HP Nylon Plastic , available in both Raw Gray and Black. Our testing and evaluation of this new technology started back in 2016 when Shapeways partnered with HP and received the very first prototype printer in the field.

Announcing Shapeways Materials Updates

Shapeways Blog

Professional Plastic. previously known as HP Nylon Plastic) is available to sell in your Shapeways shops. Shapeways is ever-evolving, and we will continue to focus on providing the right material solutions for your projects. Hi everyone!

Introducing Three Tough SLA Plastic Materials

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways is excited to announce the launch of three new SLA Plastic materials that provide extreme durability, high resolution and detail as well as a smooth surface. Our SLA Plastic launch includes the following three acrylate-based materials: Accura® 60.

Material of the Month: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

Versatile Plastic is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products. We print all of our Versatile Plastic on EOS P770, P396, and P110 machines which are Laser Sintering Systems.

Voytek Medical Uses Versatile Plastic to Transform the Landscape of Healthcare

Shapeways Blog

Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic. Wherever you are in the 3D design process, Versatile Plastic can be used to help you create the perfect end product. The Many Benefits of Versatile Plastic. Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic.

Shapeways in Seattle This Saturday

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If you’re interested in learning about scale modeling, Andrew will be at the International Plastic Modelers Society at 12:30 p.m. Learn how you can create scripted products and sell these at Shapeways with Shape.JS. The post Shapeways in Seattle This Saturday appeared first on Shapeways Magazine. The Community Community meetup scale models Shapeways Community Shapeways NewsWe’re hosting two awesome design events in Seattle this Saturday, April 22.

FAQ: Smooth Multi Jet Fusion Plastic Black PA12

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The post FAQ: Smooth Multi Jet Fusion Plastic Black PA12 appeared first on Shapeways Magazine. 3D Printing Industry 3D printed nylon plastic 3D Printing Materials FAQWe recently released a brand new smooth finish for our Multi Jet Fusion Black PA12.

10 Years Ago, Shapeways Was Sparked

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Ten years ago today, Shapeways was just an idea. ” It was March 1, 2007 – Co-Founder & CEO Pete Weijmarshausen’s first day working full-time on Shapeways, and the unofficial birthday of the company. Pete opens Shapeways’ New York office, 2010.

Material of the Month: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

Versatile Plastic is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products. We print all of our Versatile Plastic on EOS P770, P396, and P110 machines which are Laser Sintering Systems.

3 Reasons to Print Your Next Creation on Shapeways

Shapeways Blog

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.

Nylon Plastics Material Guide: PA11, PA12, PA12GB in SLS and MJF

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways offers several different nylon plastic materials: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) PA12 known as Versatile Plastic , Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) PA11 , Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) PA12 , and Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) PA12 Glass Beads. Versatile Plastic).

The Coolest Dota® 2 Products on Shapeways

Shapeways Blog

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.

FDM=ASAP but SLS=OMG: Home 3D Printing vs. Shapeways

Shapeways Blog

But, unless you’re hiding a refrigerator-sized $300,000 SLS machine in your garage, there are going to be times when it’s worth sending your prints to a professional 3D printing service like Shapeways (SLS = Shapeways Strong & Flexible Plastic ).

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

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The Early Access Program will allow you to order your own models in the new HP Strong & Flexible nylon plastic. For veteran Shapeways community member Oskar van Deventer of Oskar’s Puzzles , dimensional accuracy is everything.

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?

Print Like a Pro: 4 Things to Know When Uploading to Shapeways

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When you print something on Shapeways, we want to keep things as simple for you as possible. This little guy is an.STL file, which Shapeways supports, and is clocked in at a petite 3.9 Shapeways The Community

Faster, Faster! Rush Expands to All Strong & Flexible Plastics

Shapeways Blog

At Shapeways, we’re working hard to close that gap with innovative solutions until 3D printing technology advances, one day making same-day shipping possible. At Shapeways, we work to always respond to our community’s needs with solutions and improvements.

Test New 3D Printing Materials with Shapeways Pilots

3D Printing Industry

With its new Pilots page, Shapeways has embraced this same ideology, giving some customers the ability to work with fun new features and materials. … The original post Test New 3D Printing Materials with Shapeways Pilots appeared first on 3D Printing Industry.

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.

Shapeways Education Grant Stories: Edu Fiorin’s Bespoke Guardian Jacket

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Read on to learn how Shapeways helped expand Edu’s product development process behind the Guardian Jacket. Want Shapeways to sponsor your school project? A mechanical spring component from the Guardian Jacket, 3D printed in our interlocking Metallic Plastic.

Shapeways at National Maker Faire

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Shapeways crew members, Vicky Somma and J ohn Fitzpatrick, were live on the scene on behalf of the Shapeways team. Squeezing the elasto plastic seemed fun as well. Remember: You too can be a part of the Shapeways Crew!

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.

Materials Explainer: 3D Printing in Strong & Flexible Plastics

Shapeways Blog

We recently announced that new finishes are available on our Strong & Flexible plastics (also known as XSF). Strong & Flexible plastic models are made using a technique called selective laser sintering (SLS).

Your Questions Answered: Premium Strong & Flexible Nylon Plastic

Shapeways Blog

A few weeks ago, we announced Premium Strong & Flexible nylon plastic, our most popular and versatile material, redesigned with a high-end look and feel. The same material and printing process is used for Premium as our regular Strong & Flexible plastic material.

Painting Frosted Ultra Detail Plastic Is Easy, Looks Amazing

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Frosted Ultra Detail Plastic is extremely popular with our scale model and wargaming communities on Shapeways, for good reason: along with incredible detail, it offers a surface that’s easy to paint.

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

Shapeways Blog

This collaboration will enable both Shapeways and HP to work side-by-side to take 3D printing and digital manufacturing to a new level, with the official introduction of their new HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing System.

Keep Your Lightning Cables Unfrayed With This Lifehack | Shapeways Reviews

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This nifty little piece of plastic by TheKre8Group lets you quickly and easily wrap your cables to keep them tidy and safe from undesirable bending and fraying. Follow TheKre8Group on Shapeways here , and be sure to check out their shop here. Follow Seth on Shapeways here.

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

Shapeways Blog

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).

Post-Processing Tips: Hand-Dyeing Strong & Flexible Plastics

Shapeways Blog

Though a lot of people know how easy it is to use Shapeways to create simple designs or 3D print their own existing designs , fewer people realize how easy it can be to customize jewelry, miniatures, and other pieces after you receive your prints.

Ohne Titel and Shapeways bring 3D printing down the runway

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For their Autumn/Winter 2016 collection , Ohne Titel used Shapeways to print chain-like pieces using our Frosted Detail Plastic.

Creating the Dreamer Regalia Armor: 3D Printing with Shapeways

Shapeways Blog

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.

Gain Back Time with This Hack for Your Apple Watch | Shapeways Reviews

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Luckily, a Shapeways designer, StudioNeat, created a solution for that. StudioNeat’s solution is a small plastic clip that has spaces to hold both the charging puck and the Apple Watch to ensure a solid, safe connection that won’t scratch up your gadget. “Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz.”

3D Printing Virtual Reality Products in MJF PA12

Shapeways Blog

That’s where Shapeways stepped in. Spaces loves Shapeways’ dimensional accuracy and durability and has used 3D printing –primarily the Multi Jet Fusion Plastic PA12 material – ever since first discovering the company. Why do you print with Shapeways versus desktop 3D printing?

How Building Robots Lets Students’ Imaginations Run Wild

Shapeways Blog

Since we first launched, Shapeways has been passionate about supporting innovation in the robotics industry, developing accessible tools and high-quality, flexible materials that expand what’s possible. Shapeways was the first 3D printing supplier that we discovered.

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

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There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D. View the entire article via our website.

Testing flammability of 3d printing materials

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Here is a small improvised and non.scientific "test" of fire resistance (or flammability however you want to look at it) of various Shapeways 3d printing materials. Plastics is flammable. 3d printing materials fire nylon shapeways test testing

Eora3d launches Kickstarter to fund scanner prototyped by Shapeways

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” These prototypes were made possible by printing at Shapeways. Using Strong and Flexible Plastic and our Frosted Ultra Detail, Eora3D honed in on their final product and started producing milled Aluminum bodies in the final version.

The Week in 3D Printing: Mile-High Prints, Wii-Inspired Innovation, a Material Stronger Than Steel, and Methane Plastic

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You can read the (science-rich) full story at 3Ders.org , but in short: Funded by a grant from the NSF, Montana State University researchers are exploring using the methane-producing microbes in Yellowstone National Park to produce plastics.

Discovery Channel Star of Big Giant Swords and 3D designer Team up to bring Awesome Minifigure Swords to Shapeways

Shapeways Blog

One of our favorite things about Shapeways is that we’re a digital maker space for creative minds to meet and collaborate. For me, I love the metal options but the plastic ones are safe for children and putting them into a lego man or some other figurine is too much fun!”

Why You Need to Try This Innovative Material

Shapeways Blog

A group of designers experiences HP nylon plastic for the first time. Shapeways has so many materials available that it’s easy to lose track of what you can print with. If you want to really put your designs to the test, HP nylon plastic is an extraordinary prototyping material.

It’s Here! The HP MJF Printer Is Open for Early Access Signups

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The HP MJF printer’s nylon plastic material is incredibly strong, smooth and dense. Bracelets by Shapeways designer mulderendevries. Starry D20 Balanced Gaming Die by Shapeways designer Tiny Tokens. Homepage image: Mega Flora Ring by Nervous System, printed by Shapeways.