My prints from Shapeways have arrived! Yippie, more photos after the break (i.e. click read more).
Another Shapeway parcel arrived in record time. This time is a couple of phone covers for a girly Japanese phone 🙂
All the photos below are basically the goods as they’ve been unboxed without any touching up such as polishing as demonstrated by Peter Paul of Shapways here.
The white cover on the right is upside down when i took the photo…oops.
Clear Detail Cover
Kind of pretty with the girly flashy LEDs 🙂
White Strong & Flexible Cover
Knowing the WS&F material being so translucent is useful for future projects…
The filler order…”Robust” and “Detail” material rings
Forgot to include the WS&F and I’m too lazy to add it, but here’s the various rings stacked up ontop of each another to make comparison easier. The empty photo frame behind is from Ponoko that costs $3/4 to make…unlike Shapeways postage is another matter 🙂
Shapeway’s Great Dedicated Staff
A special thanks to Frank Geven at Shapeway’s! You see Shapeway’s has an automated validation that checks if your model is manifold, not impossible to print etc. One of the criteria is that the model can not be too thin which phone covers must be, so I had to add a tiny hack of a piece onto my model to fool the validation.
Frank was kind enough to E-mail me warning that the WS&F’s matching ‘hack’ piece might not print properly (I suspect it would would print but difficult to find within the unsintered material) and offered to print it in the clear detail. I replied confessing the evil deed i’ve done and explained those tiny pieces weren’t needed at all… so boy was I surprised when I got an ’empty bag’ in my parcel! Looking closer…
Next is going to be polishing the covers and rings and seeing how they turn out! 🙂