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Curious Cat Mug for Extra Catfeine

It’s Friday, your mind is on the weekend instead of the work at hand, a hot cup of coffee from a 3D printed Curios Cat Mug for that extra feline hit of catfeine…

It’s the 3d printed #meme crew together at last. (at Shapeways HQ)

All available at www.shapeways.com

3D Printed Tumblr Dice

So you have been staring at your Tumblr stream for the past 45 minutes without blinking and your retinas are now burnt with images of LOLcats, Japanese girls, Animated GIFs of Harry Potter and macro shots of cupcakes.  You cannot continue to passively observe and it is time to interact but your brain is now fried and you do not know what to do…

Time to Roll the Tumblr Dice…

It will help you decide whether to reblog that twisted animated GIF, unfollow that freak who keeps posting images of themselves in the bathroom mirror, <3 the photo of the kitten sleeping or is it time to go home?

Let the Tumblr Dice Decide

NOTE: With each order you only get one dice, recomended materials are 3D printed stainless steel (as shown), or silver to get a nice weight and detail

How Your Designs Go Viral Thanks to Tumblr : Case Study of the 3D Printed Rocket Espresso Cup

We have seen quite a few of your Shapeways 3D Printed Products go viral through social media recently which brings a massive spike in traffic to a particular product, their shop and the rest of the Shapeways site.  Following is a quick case study of how the 3D Printed Rocket Espresso Cup went viral over the past week.

It all started with an awesome design, the Rocket Espresso Cup by Isohedral which was 3D Printed in Ceramics by Shapeways. On June 30th the designer took some beautiful, warm, well composed photographs of the cup in the context of use, uploaded them to Flickr and tagged them with Shapeways as we suggest to help us find them.

On the 3rd of July I was taking a look at the latest Shapeways tags on Flickr when I noticed the beautiful images of the Rocket Espresso so I shared one to our Tumblr feed

On 4th of July I checked our Tumblr account and saw that 600 caffeine and rocket lovers online had either shared or liked the image so I quickly posted another image on Tumblr to whet the interets appetite while I drafted a post for the Shapeways Blog

Here is where things get interesting… 

While the second image on Tumblr quickly gained momentum being blogged and reblogged over 6000 times Boingboing was the first established blog to pick up the cups from the Shapeways Blog closely followed by a slew of other influential blogs including NotCot and Design You Trust then Swiss Miss to Daily Designer and Uncrate to Gizmodo and The Fancy, while also making it to Laughing Squid via Nerdilicious to Trendhunter and Trendsnow on to hundreds of other sites to many to mention, while from every source it is being shared into the social ocean via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and back into Tumblr from where the original seed grew to propagate and be shared again…

The outcome:

  • A spike in traffic to the Rocket Espresso product page that has lasted over a week, 
  • X number of sales of the cup to people all around the world
  • Traffic increase across the entire site
  • increased sales to individual shops across the Shapeways site
  • An inspiring story of the little rocket that could…

All this from a great design, beautifully photographed and shared into the social web….

Who’s design is going to be next???

Shapeways Unveiling Products Made in the Future at SXSW Interactive

Shapeways currently has a project under wraps that the entire team is super excited about releasing to the world at SXSW Interactive.

We will be launching the news on Saturday the the 10th of March and will be showing it off in person all around SXSW.  If you are at the event track us down to see, touch and covet the 3D printed amazingness that is ‘the thing of mystery’……

We will also be showing our baby off at the Made In NY - Austin hosted by New York Tech Meetup on Sunday March 11th. 

For those who cannot make it to the event you can follow the trail images, videos and sounds via the Shapeways Tumblr which will be our live feed of the event.

You can also follow the Shapeways team on Twitter as we check in and check out the event.

Shapeways @shapeways 

Peter Weijmarshausen @weijmarshausen

Brad Dickason @dickason

Ana Hevesi @anoemi 

Charlie Maddock @charlesmaddock

Carine Carmy @carinecarmy

Duann Scott @duanns

Photo of Tumblr Dice at Shapeways NYC January Meetup

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Tumblr Dice 3D Printed in Stainless Steel

So you have been staring at your Tumblr stream for the past 45 minutes without blinking and your retinas are now burnt with images of LOLcats, Japanese girls, Animated GIFs of Harry Potter and macro shots of cupcakes.  You cannot continue to passively observe and it is time to interact but your brain is now fried and you do not know what to do…

Time to Roll the Tumblr Dice

It will help you decide whether to reblog that twisted animated GIF, unfollow that freak who keeps posting images of themselves in the bathroom mirror, <3 the photo of the kitten sleeping or is it time to go home?

Let the Tumblr Dice Decide