A new company Shapeways is opening up to make small 20cm×25cm×33cm plastic objects based on a 3D modelling or CAD file. They hope to be able to make items upto 91cm×61cmx91cm in the future.
Using a range of different materials and techniques they can produce some quite detailed models.
Shapeways are focused at providing this technology to the consumers rather than corporations so your order for 3 widgets is just as important to them. This would have been just the thing for my friend’s roller blind spindle which I made from wood for him.
When will they start to offer full color 3d prints like http://www.sotopiaconcepts.com/portfolio/portfolio.html ?
Very good, how do the prices compare? Do you also do small runs?
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