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  1. Nice! Congrats on your first designed ring, Ammar. What a great job! Which software did you use for the 3D modeling part? And what was your inspiration for this design?
  2. Hello Nacere, I am really sorry to hear this. Unfortunately, it is beyond our control which information UPS shared with your client. Based on the information your clients received from UPS, he was able to reach our responsible support engineer and asked us when he will receive his order. We will follow up on this so that it won't happen again. Best regards, Fabian
  3. Hello Nacere, First of all, I would like to thank you for your honest feedback and apologize for the inconvenience that was caused. I certainly understand your frustration for still waiting to receive your order. We appreciate your business and will do everything we can to serve your needs. That's why we are making every effort to resolve the issue as fast as possible and to follow up on internal miscommunication as well as misunderstandings with UPS. We will keep you updated via email today. Best regards, Fabian
  4. Hi Damien, Thanks for sharing! These look great! Do you have some more background information about this project (maybe a website)? Best, Fabian
  5. Hi Richard and thanks for your follow up questions. I know that your projects heavily depend on pricing and would like to thank you for your constructive feedback. Of course I will pass on your suggestions and remarks to our team. Heat resistance: Unfortunately, we do not have such data about our new Standard Resin yet. In terms of heat resistance, it should behave somewhat similar to our other resin options, but the best way to test this is by ordering some trial prints. I have sent you a coupon for ordering test parts. Gray Resin support: We are currently analyzing how often the "with support" option for Standard Resin is chosen by our customers. If there is enough demand for this option, we will certainly investigate to offer it for other materials (such as Gray Resin) as well. I can't make any promises for the time being but I can ensure you that your idea was passed on to our production team. Best regards, Fabian
  6. Hi Michael, Thanks for sharing your story here. Unfortunately we do not offer any CNC services for the time being. I really can't wait to see the results of your prints. I think a handle in Rubber-Like and the stamp in HD Stainless Steel are very good choices. Brass might lead to a smoother surface quality but small details might be less visual. Still, I think it's worth a try to experiment with it. Best regards, Fabian
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Hi Kurt! Thanks so much for sharing this new print! As always, I am simply baffled how you can create these designs in SketchUp. It's also nice to see that you are still adding new elements to your designs like the black key. I hope it's okay for you if we spread the video or images of this 3D print in the near future? Best regards, Fabian
  12. Hi Knut, Welcome to the forum! Once you order your next 3D print with i.materialise, feel free to post some photos in our "unbox it" section! Best regards, Fabian
  13. Dear i.materialise customer, We’ve got important updates to share with you about new materials, finishes, prices and printing sizes. Take a look at the overview below to learn about the changes we’ve made. Standard Resin: We’re launching a new resin material today: Standard Resin. This economic option offers great quality at a great price. It’s got a high level of detail, feels smooth to the touch and is easy to paint and post-process. In addition, it is available with or without a support structure. Click here to learn more about this outstanding new material. Prime Gray => Gray Resin: It’s still the same material you’ve always known, but with a new name and nine brand-new finishing colors to choose from: Gray Resin is now available in white, black, blue, green, yellow, gray, red, orange and brown. Due to the increase in material and handling costs, prices have been adjusted accordingly. Upload your 3D model now, to see how the price for Gray Resin has changed. And remember: Standard Resin is now available as our new low-budget material. Paintable Resin => Mammoth Resin: Our Paintable Resin option has been renamed due to changes in size restrictions. From now on Mammoth Resin will only be used for large pieces – Standard Resin or Gray Resin are ideal alternatives for smaller pieces and come with the same smooth, paintable surface. Polyamide, Polyamide Priority, and Alumide: Price algorithms for 3D prints are relatively complex. They include multiple factors and are typically not linear by nature. Sometimes we are required to update these algorithms to ensure that each item is associated with the fairest price and that certain orders are not favored over others. In order to give each customer the fairest price possible, it was necessary to adjust the algorithms for Polyamide, Polyamide Priority, and Alumide. Upload your 3D model now, to see how the price for your 3D print has changed. Also, keep these tips in mind: Use less space: Create compact models that don’t take up too much space in the printer Use our quantity discount: Increase the quantity of your prints and save big time Use grid containers for small parts: Nest many small parts together in one container and save money by avoiding the cost of several handling fees per part. Best regards, Your i.materialise team
  14. Fantastic prints! Thanks for sharing these pictures and welcome to our forum!
  15. Hi Jonny and welcome to the forum! If you are still not sure about which 3D modeling software you want to go with, you might want to check out these 9 free programs that are suitable for beginners: https://i.materialise.com/blog/free-3d-printing-software/ If you want to turn your first 3D model into a 3D print, make sure to avoid these common 5 mistakes to ensure that you get a perfect 3D print: https://i.materialise.com/blog/5-mistakes-to-avoid-when-designing-a-3d-model-for-3d-printing/ Best regards, Fabian