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This 3D Printed Pirate Pendant by Shapie bendansie is designed for the young and seafaring at heart:

(via 3D Printing Connection & Storage: Fuji X Mount Double Lens Cap - Shapeways Blog on 3D Printing News & Innovation)

The Fuji X Mount Double Lens Cap by Scott Krebs solves a problem many photographers have, how to store and protect their lenses in a way that makes them easily interchangeable whilst in the wild. Having a double connector means that a photographer can easily swap between two lenses single handedly. We have seen in the past on the Shapeways blog, that when photographers have a need that is not met by manufacturers and the users have access to tools of manufacturing through 3D printing they often create elegant solutions (sometimes simultaneously) to solve those problems.  This 3D printed double lens cap mount by Scott Krebs, he was looking for a product that did not exist, so he created the product himself, now anyone who has that same problem can use his design, and Scott can in theory use the profit from his sales to create more products that solve his, and in turn other photographers needs.

 I’ve been wanting a double lens cap for my Fuji but no one made it, so I just designed it and had it printed at Shapeways. I’m very happy with it… I was often changing these two lens and switching the caps with both of these small lenses in one hand.     Scott Krebs.

Shapeways | blog: Designer Spotlight : Lincoln Kamm

Today the Shapeways designer spotlight focuses on 3D magician Lincoln Kamm, we take a peek behind the curtain to see what makes this designer, performer, photographer and artist tick… If you are in LA you can also get to know Lincoln a little better at the first Shapeways LA Meetup on Saturday March 3rd 2012 at Marmalade Cafe, 4783 Commons Way Suite E Calabasas, Los Angeles, CA 91302.

Full name:     Lincoln Kamm

Location:    Los Angeles California

Alias:   LincolnK

3D software of choice:   Blender and Zbrush

Links :

How did you learn how to design in 3D?

I taught myself how to use a 3D package (Turbo Silver) on the Amiga in 1989 while going to school (California Institute of the Arts) and studying character animation.  Then I worked for 12 years in the animation industry on video games, movies, TV shows, and theme parks.

How would you describe your creative process?

When doing jewelry, sculpture, and other art work, I tend to start with an idea or an emotion and then sketch out loose ideas. From there I sometimes do one or more tighter illustrations, then I move to a CG package.  For the more functional devices I usually go straight from loose sketch to CG.

What do you do when you’re not designing?

I am a professional entertainer so I spend a lot of time performing and consulting for other entertainers and TV shows. I read a lot of Dharma related philosophy books and meditate.  I am also a published photographer and have my work in a few galleries, so I am often taking pictures as well.

Where do you do your best thinking?


What’s next on the design docket?

More jewelry designs and I’d really love to do some large sculptures as well.

Who are your favorite designers or artists?

Luigi Colani, Donald Roller Wilson,  Ron Mueck, Hieronymus Bosch, Mark Ryden, Shag, Yves Tanguy, and the list goes on and on.

If you weren’t limited by current technologies, what would you want to make using 3D printing?

Vehicles, machines, houses, furniture, housewares, and costumes

Quick hits:

Tech you couldn’t live without: I think “couldn’t live without” is too strong, but would rather not live without computers, internet, and my smart phone.

Favorite material?  Silver

Favorite font?  Bachelor Pad JL

Most prized object?  I like a lot of objects, but I don’t really prizeany one in particular.  (if you mean of the ones I have made on SW,

then the Heart Shaped Rib-Cage is my favorite one so far)

Morning person / night owl?   Total night owl.

Thanks again to Lincoln for taking the time to answer our questions and letting us know a little more about the man behind the designs. Meet him and other LA Shapeways peeps in the flesh at the first LA Shapeways 3D printing meetup this Friday, March 3rd.

The Shoe Burger : Made 3Delicious with 3D printing….

This is your chance to win $500 worth of 3D Printing from Shapeways and all you need to do is take a photograph of Bowie the Bunny out in the wild and upload it to Flickr with the tag ‘Shapeways Photo Contest’.

Whether you are at the Grand Canyon or the Eiffel Tower, The Great Wall of China or your local beach we want to see your holiday happy snaps of Bowie the Bunny EVERYWHERE. You can enter as many times as you like in as many locations as you like, the photograph with the most favourites in Flickr will be deemed the winner.. Enter early, enter often and get your friends and family to favourite your photos, You have until the 19th of August to upload and tag your images.