3D Tin: world's first 3D modeling tool that runs...
If you are keen to try 3D printing with Shapeways but do not know how to 3D model then 3D Tin may be the solution for you… Like a fun cross between Lego and 8-Bit graphics with 3D Tin you assemble your model with cubes that are drawn by dragging your mouse on a grid, drawing on top of an existing cube ads another cube in height. Simple. You can also use the Extrude tool to add...
Amazing Coverage of the 17x17x17 Over the Top...
Congratulations again to Oskar, his 17x17x17 Over the Top Twisty Puzzle has caught the imagination of THOUSANDS of people with coverage on many of the major design, technology and culture blogs including articles on: Gizmodo by Adrian Covert CrunchGear by Devin Coldewey Core77 By Sam Dunne FastCoDesign by Suzanne Lubarre NotCot By Rugenius Makezine by Adam Flaherty Dvice By Raymond Wong ...
Mind Twisting 3D Printed 17x17x17 Rubik's Cube
Oskar van Deventer Produces His 17x17x17 and breaks unofficial World Record!! All of us at Shapeways are excited to announce that our community now includes a world record-breaker. Renowned puzzle designer and long-time Shapeways community member Oskar van Deventer has seen his ambitious 17x17x17 rubiks cube go from a wild idea to a real-life 3D printed puzzle. Congrats Oskar! (More...
Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture...
Exploring the fundamentals of communication between people and objects. Talk to Me opens at the MoMA July 2011.
On Twisty Puzzles... →
Talking about modding Rubik’s Cubes may lead one down the path to designing and building your own twisty puzzles! If you like hacking puzzles, check out our local puzzle guru Oskar’s shop: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/oskarpuzzles
Adrian Bowyer, inventor of the RepRap - a 3D printer that can replicate itself talks more about his unique invention, its applications and what the future for personal manufacturing might look like.
3D Printed Etsy Treasury
Take a look at some of these items 3D printed by Shapeways then posted for sale on Etsy.
3D Printing At The French Culinary Institute
The Russians Used a Pencil: Idea to Market in 5... →
Shapeways | blog: Sneak Peek of Stainless Steel... →
Jessica from Nervous System has given us a sneak peek of some new pieces 3D printed in stainless steel that are about to be released along with a new line of jewelry at the New York International Gift Fair from January 29, 2011.
betahaus | 3D design for digital fabrication /... →
26. January 2011 / 20:00 to 23:00 h Image via Wikipedia 3D design for digital fabrication / Workshop Series Open Design City, Betahaus Prinzessinnenstrasse 19–20, Berlin Dates: Workshop 1: 26 January 2011, 7 pm Workshop 2: tbc Workshop 3: tbc Content:
3D Printed Romance, With a Twist
It seems as though Shapeways Twisty Puzzle extraordinaire Oskar has recently turned his hand to that of a twisty cupid with more successful marriage proposals accepted via his Gift Cube. You may remember the story of Matthew and Mindy and their twisty puzzle proposal? They were married on July 31st, 2010 and have re-enacted their Gift-Cube proposal on YouTube. Since then there have been...
Shapeways | blog: Introducing Ben: Product Lead at... →
I’m Ben, the new product lead for the Shapeways web presence. In my first two weeks here, I’ve done a lot of startup-y things—setting up furniture and helping arrange the new office workspace, meeting new colleagues (and introducing some to the experience of working in New York City and the USA for the first time). My core focus, however, has been taking website suggestions...
Robot Headphone Splitter | materialicious →
Value Chain Disruption in 3 D | Jonathan MacDonald →
Shapeways | blog: Ted Talk: How to Build a Toaster... →
Must watch Ted Talk from Thomas Thwaites (previously interviewed by Shapeways)who as a design student at the Royal College of Art in London has made a toaster, from scratch… Inspired by the quote: “Left to his own devices he couldn’t build a toaster. He could just about make a sandwich and that was it.” Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams, 1992 “… firstly, yes, I realise...
Help Shapeways to Help You with High Res Images
As Shapeways is getting more and more press such as the recent article in the New York Times, we are increasingly getting requests for high resolution images that print publications can use for their articles. This is great news but we are in desperate need of more of these high resolution images from you. If you would like to have your images included please send them to ...
best mechanism library i’ve found
by Chris Loughnane in mechanical engineering I’ve been sitting on this one for a while, but the Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library (KMODDL) is probably the best collection of mechanisms and mechanism-related materials I’ve found. The site (which is shamefully difficult to come across via google, and not much easier to navigate internally) is full of images, videos, CAD, tutorials,...
Robert Schouwenberg interviewed at CES and...
Robert Schouwenburg, CTO for Shapeways was interviewed by Tony Sklar of bnetTV at the 2011 Showstoppers event held in Las Vegas as part of the Consumer Electronic Show. Shapeways was also recently featured in another article in the New York Times on The Wow Factor of 3-D Printing by Ashlee Vance
Shapeways | blog: 3D Printed Skate Boarding... →
Based on the art of Carl Moore 3D modeled by DotSan and 3D printed by Shapeways is this Skate Boarding Elephant. Great to see contemporary art hit 3D-Printing that is not math based or ‘as’ geeky but more aligned with street and popular culture. Looking forward to seeing more vinyl toy type creations emerge onto the 3D printed landscape..
3D facemaking machine for dolls
Here is a machine designed specifically to make tiny, 3D printed faces from photographs.. … which you can then use in doll- and plushmaking of your choice. Beautifully specific and weird.
CNN Newsroom: Blog Archive - THE BIG I: 3D... →
Today’s Big I is all about 3D Printing. A company called Makerbot is out with an open source, 3d printer called Thing-O-Matic. Basically, you can print 3D objects just like a regular printer prints text on a piece of paper. Click here to check out the Makerbot website. Click here to check out the 3D Printer Thing-O-Matic in action.
OUCH!!! 3D printer co Solido lays off entire... →
The move comes a few months after Fortissimo Capital led an investment round in the company. 13 January 11 19:21, Shiri Habib-Valdhorn The dream of home 3D printer company Solido Ltd. may have ended. Sources inform ”Globes” that the company has laid off its entire staff of 30 employees and entered receivership. Solido was founded in 2000 and is based in Rosh Ha’Ayin. The...
Digital Wood Joints - What can you make? Most designs on Shapeways are printed as one whole piece, but one thing to consider is that if you happen to want a big piece and be able to disassemble it for storage and then use on the go, or for an added artistic aspect, or for when you move and would like to not squish something that’s hollow inside, or in order just to jump on the DIY...
Bullseye Glass Co. :: BECon 2011 :: CROSSOVER: A... →
BECon 2011 CROSSOVER: A Material Exchange Exploring the interface between kiln-glass and other media What can we “makers” in the field of kiln-glass learn from artists working in other media? What lies at the interface of kiln-glass and forms of expression like painting, architecture, photography, digital technologies, printmaking and textiles? Exploring such questions could refresh and even...
3D print arrived from @shapeways! - 3D Persons →
The MakerBot Is Best At CES - David M. Ewalt - The... →
I’ve seen a lot of drool-worthy products in the last few days at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show: Smart tablet computers, high-def 3D televisions, cutting-edge phones and superpowered gadgets of all stripes. But the thing I want the most out of all of them is the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic. It’s an affordable, open source, easy to operate 3D printer, a desktop-sized engine for making whatever...
Script-based modeling with OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD is a 3D modeling tool with a twist: it doesn’t use an interactive 3D interface for its modeling, but a scripting language. You’ll use text commands to add basic shapes, move and scale them and apply operations to them. This may sound cumbersome, but I’ve found it’s a lot of fun to work with. Changing your model is as easy as going back to your script, editing it...
Counting Down the 3D Printer Revolution | Gadgets... →
3-D Brings a Wow Factor to Printing - NYTimes.com →
Help Shapeways chose the next Strong & Flexible... →
We need your help to pick the next Strong & Flexible colors. The Winter Colors are coming to an end. The Red is staying until end of February for Valentine’s day, and the rest will retire at the end of January. What next batch of colors would you like? For samples of the colors: see http://bit.ly/fHGtHK (note: the exact color may change slightly when applied or if model is shown under...