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  2. Hello Fabian. Thanks you for clarifying some of the information. My mistake about the 250% increase in fixed costs for Gray Resin. The increase is by a factor of 2.5, so an increase of 150%. However, the increase is even greater for multiple copies of the same part - a factor of 4 from 2.5 Euros to 10 Euros per part. This is obviously more significant for small parts, although the increase can be offset to some extent by printing multiple small parts joined via a "sprue". I understand that removal of supports structures is very labour intensive, and it is good that the pricing structure for the Standard Resin now includes the (cheaper) option to leave support structures on. Have you considered also adding this option for Gray Resin, which would potentially reduce the fixed cost per model? I usually request that supports be left on anyway, for a number of reasons. For example, the support structure helps protect delicate parts of the model during shipping, etc. and some delicate parts could be mistaken for support structures and inadvertently removed in the factory. Regarding the technical characteristics of the new Standard Resin, are you able to provide a link to a manufacturer's data sheet on the material? I am particularly interested in the stability of the Standard Resin at elevated temperatures. Gray Resin softens noticeably at about 55C, so I do warn my customers not to leave models in a hot car, for instance. As temperatures in parts of Western Australian can reach 45C in the shade, it could be a problem if the Standard Resin if more affected by elevated temperatures. Also, the long-term stability and durability of the Standard Resin is unknown. I am reluctant to switch immediately to the new material until I have had some test parts for at least a few months, to get some "feel" as to its characteristics. Perhaps you can advise how long i.Materialise has been testing the new material and, whether early test prints are still in good condition now? I also need to evaluate other characteristics, such and brittleness and how well the Standard Resin take typical hobby paints. The bottom line for me is that my "hobby business" is in limbo for several months at least, as the new pricing for Grey Resin makes my models unaffordable for most of my customers. I have already ordered a few items in the new Standard Resin to try, and I will order test prints for newly-developed models, but I can't confidently order models in greater quantities until I have more information and experience with regard to the new material.
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  4. This is the design for a unique wax seal stamp aimed at discerning members of society who desire a Touch of tradition and class in their letter writing. The initial design is subtracted from a larger disk that is usually fitted into a wooden handle and this time, for sake of experiment, the handle is printed in the 'Rubber Like' material TPU 92A-1. The Stamp itself in high detail stainless. Perhaps later in Titanium or Brass if possible .. I'm curious how clean a wax impression it will make. Update to follow with the results. Would love to know if there is a cnc type carving that can be done in heavy woods such as ash or cherry, for example? Cheers
  5. I have a general question regarding the ceramic material: I would need some kind of block (with several cavities) for testing electrical components (especially arcs). Is it technically possible to order or to produce a ceramic model and bake it without glazing to allow "sharp" edges and to achieve higher accuracy? Best regards, Andreas
  6. Hello, I would like to place an order for delivery to Germany. I will then import the goods into Switzerland (non-EU), and I can avoid paying Swiss import costs due to daily import limits. I can obtain documentation proving the export of the goods at the German border crossing. Will you refund the EU VAT when provided valid export documentation? It would be a significant cost savings for me. Kind regards, David Creel
  7. Off course you can. Please let me know if you need extra photo's. I've added my website to my profile. Thx.
  8. Fabian, Thank you! I tried a couple different applications and settled on 123D Design for it's ease of use and the many Youtube training videos I found. And of course the best part is it's free. I will definitely be making more 3D jewelry. This has opened up so many options for me that I really didn't have before. There's only so much you can do by hammering and soldering without expensive special tools. I've already started designing a few more pieces. Duane
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  11. i.materialise doesn’t review new posts, nor takes responsibility for any content posted by the community. Any content that violates our Community Guidelines will be removed. The interpretation of our guidelines is at the discretion of our staff. If you experience bad behavior, please flag it and we’ll look into the issue. We’d like to remind you that these guidelines are not set in stone, they are merely aids to keep this a clean, respectful place for discussion. Thanks for being a part of the i.materialise community! Keep It Organized Make sure your topic matches the category you want to post in. Cross-posting is not allowed and will result in the removal of the posts. Cross-posting is defined as posting the same information in two or more locations. When posting your topic, please try to post it in the most appropriate place within the organizational structure of our forum. Identical topics posted in the same or different forums will be removed. No Advertising or Self-Promotion Advertisements are not allowed. A discussion or comment that either promotes competitors of i.materialise or contains only a link to your blog, a product or your article on another site will almost always be removed. Generally speaking, posts made specifically for the promotion of a website, product or service are considered advertising, and so are posts that unnecessarily send people to a website that you are in some way affiliated with. It does not matter if it is a commercial website, a personal website, a non-profit website etc. Choose Your Words Wisely Comments that contain profanity, vulgar language or inappropriate material are prohibited and will be removed. Profanity used to insult, antagonize, or inflame will always be removed. We try to maintain a friendly atmosphere whenever possible within this community. Please keep this in mind when participating. Personal attacks, harassment and hate speech will not be tolerated. Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed. Comments or discussions written intentionally to provoke will also be removed. Please refrain from inflammatory and defamatory comments as well as flaming, taunting, and general disrespect. If you don't agree with someone, say why - respectfully. Don't just tell them they're wrong. Do not make uninvited remarks about typos, duplicate posts, posting styles, etc. Respect is the name of the game. Simply treat others the way you'd like to be treated yourself. English Only We currently only support English-only discussions on the i.materialise forum. We require that posted content is in the English language so that it can be well received and properly monitored. Non-English comments and discussions will be removed.
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  14. Hi Duane, Thanks so much for sharing your story here. The results look stunning indeed! Which 3D modeling software did you start to learn? Are you already thinking about printing other pieces of jewelry? Best, Fabian
  15. Hi Darrell, Thanks for posting here. Unfortunately, the only food safe material that we currently offer is ceramics: https://imaterialise.helpjuice.com/materials/food-safety. We do not recommend to use other materials for these kind of purposes. Best, Fabian
  16. Wow, another nice 3D print that you share with us Would you mind if we spread some images of your prints on our blog or social media? If so, do you have a website that you want us to link to? Best, Fabian
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  18. Swing was made for a thematic exhibition. It will be on display near Leuven in march. I'm very happy with the result and color. Tools: Remake and Meshmixer - height 30 cm - painted raisin.
  19. Hello again, maybe i need to explain more about this model it was made out of Titanium by i.materialise about a month ago i know Titanium is hypoallergenic but the process for 3d printing it might not make it food safe? is that true?
  20. This was my first attempt at creating a 3D design to cast. I had a woman ask to have a Herkimer Diamond set beside blue and white sapphires. Since Herkimers aren't calibrated I knew I had to create the setting. I tried hand cutting one but I didn't get the results I wanted so I pulled out the 3D software and started learning. I sent the design it i.materialize and what I got back was perfect. I set the stones which fit perfectly! She loves the ring. Now I think I've found a new obsession or at least another branch on my jewelry repertoire.
  21. Hello I am would like to find out if the model i made is food safe?
  22. No, '3D Designer/ Modeller' topic. My first topic here in 'Feedback' theme. Did you delete it?
  23. Hi Kosta Are you referring to the following topic?
  24. Where's my topic? I've just got one, but now can't find it. Can you help?
  25. That is correct. Unfortunately, we do not offer a quantity discount for ceramics but the minimum price does drop from 30 USD to 25 USD after 5 pieces. You can find more information about pricing at the following link https://i.materialise.com/3d-printing-materials/pricing
  26. Hi iMaterialise fans, Valentine Gear Sphere is a piece of mathematical kinetic art. It is a set of heart-shaped gears spinning around in a planetary-gear configuration on a sphere. The turning of the hearts is eccentric. As a result, the hearts wobble up and down, and the distance between their rotation centers vary during the rotation. The creation of this work was inspired by Michael Valle's Happy Valentine's Day planetary gear system. The algorithm used to design the gear curves was derived from watching Michael Valle's Gearify Astronomer tutorials. Watch the YouTube video. Buy the puzzle at my iMaterialise Shop. Read more at the Non-Twisty Puzzles Forum. Read more at Imgur. Check out the photos below. Enjoy! Oskar
  27. Hi Richard and thanks for your elaborate explanation, You did a good job in ‘reverse engineering’ the price structure. I am happy to provide you with some more information about the price change. Let me know if you have any further questions. As you correctly pointed out, the cost increase on Gray Resin is not only due to an increase in material costs but also to an underestimation of fixed costs. We should have made that clearer in our previous communication. Our blog and forum announcements were updated accordingly. In general, the price update reflects the economical reality that 3D printing is still a labor intensive process that cannot be compared to mass produced parts. Each file needs to be checked individually and designers need to be contacted in case there is an issue with the 3D file. After nesting all 3D models in our printers and carrying out the actual 3D printing process, post-production begins and support structures need to be cut away manually. At the very end, every model goes through a final quality check to make sure that the result matches your expectations, and is then packaged and shipped out. That's why besides an increase in material costs, the handling fees of 5 EUR were no longer sustainable and needed to be increased by 150% (but not by 250%). Of course, we know that this is a big concern for designers who depend on a low-priced 3D printed resin. That's why we were working hard on finding a suitable alternative and introduced the new Standard Resin the very same day. Standard Resin offers a "get this part with support option" which means that the part needs less manual labor and thus will be cheaper. The market price of the material for Standard Resin is lower than that of Gray Resin. As result, a Standard Resin part with support will have exactly the same price as a former "Prime Gray" part. And what's best: in terms of quality, resolution, smoothness, and details, Standard Resin is definitely comparable to Gray Resin. I hope these explanations make things clearer. Please let me know if you have any further questions or reach out to me via community@i.materialise.com. Best, Fabian
  28. HI Philip There is a minimum bounding box for ceramics as model smaller than 10 x 10 x 10 mm are simply not printable in ceramics. If a model like yours only has one dimension that is below the minimum it can be that the model is indeed printable. For cases like this it is best to send us your 3D file and we will have a look at your model and see if it is printable.
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