Shapeways Gets Bent

By on August 15th, 2008 in blog

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Shapeways, the latest consumer-oriented 3D printing service that’s making a huge splash across the internet, slipped in an announcement last month about a new print media: “White Strong & Flexible”. This unusual material enables designers to make objects that bend!


The example shown above illustrates the possibilities. While most printing services do not permit mixing of material within a single print (unless they are using Objet’s multi-material printer) you can print out components separately using different materials and then assemble the pieces together later.

Via Shapeways Blog

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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