Sculptures Of Your 3D Models

ShapeWays is a service in which you can purchase sculptures of your 3D models, so you have them in physical shape.

Accepted formats include STL, COLLADA and X3D.

ShapeWays uses a technique called 3D-Printing, that consists in the following:

"3D printing is a category of rapid prototyping technology. A three dimensional object is created by layering and connecting successive cross sections of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive fabrication technologies." - Wikipedia

For better understanding what is 3D printing, I show you 2 videos that illustrate this concept, both short and worth seeing:





This technique was very expensive, but ShapeWays makes it more affordable.

http://www.shapeways.com/

Our reader Jochem has suggested this video in the comments, which illustrates ShapeWays process and how it works:



-Jordi R. Cardona-


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6 comments

General Fabb said...

If you're interested in following more news on 3D Printing and digital fabrication, you might consider reading our blog at Fabbaloo or http://fabbaloo.com

Jordi R Cardona said...

@general fabb: Good blog about this. Thanks for sharing it.

jochem said...

there is a 3 minute interesting video about Shapeways
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQoTro9WfbQ

Jordi R Cardona said...

Thanks jochem, I'll add it in this post.

John said...

Hi this is John from Shapeways. Its great to see all the coverage for Shapeways. Definitely check out www.shapeways.com and sign up for the site.

Best,
Shapeways Team

Jordi R Cardona said...

I found this idea very innovative, and it's great that you support X3D.

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