The ‘thin wire one’ (can’t think of a name) has never been printed before. It was first dreamt up in the shower , I’m surprised how well a scribble on the fogged up glass of the shower turned out printed in stainless steel!
Lets have a better look
Hey look, there’s my invoice. $1.32 USD for the ‘thin wire one’ (have to think of a name…or have to remember what I named it on Shapeways…) – great price eh?
The print quality is very good though it appears (not sure) that some post processing (polishing?) was done.
Nothing much else to say! Have to move on to the next post…Ciao!
My prints from Shapeways have arrived! Yippie, more photos after the break (i.e. click read more).
Just a few happy snaps of the reprinted models Shapeways has sent. The detail on the white strong and flexible material is crisp this time around and gives me confidence again to start ordering in this material 🙂
Photos after the break…
Shapeways has a tutorial on painting models printed using their ‘White Strong & Flexible’ (WS&F) material but not very much hints to go on for their other materials. I had ‘some’ luck with using Rub ‘n Buff on the WS&F material on the heart ring so I thought I’ll give it a go on the black detail material from Shapeways.
One quick photo to summarise the result :
The finish is pretty good for a 20 second rub on. I only used tissues to apply the rub n buff because i couldn’t get my hands on any decent cloth and I didn’t want my fingertips all silver again. With some experimentation I noticed that it is much easier to apply the paint along the ‘grain’. Keep it mind that using this paint could get a bit messy so remember to work ontop of some tissue/newspaper! (I used tissue ontop of this very laptop I’m typing on now).
Give it a try!
This is really a continuation of a forum thread where I may have complained too much about the quality of the recent shapeways prints I received.
Here are some photos with some explanations/captions :-