Shapeways Repackages!

By on November 12th, 2008 in blog


Those model railway fans we wrote about the other week are pressing hard on Shapeways. They’re attempting to print a model of a Dutch steam heater car, and have had some difficulties.

Some parts were not printed correctly, and the standard Shapeways packaging actually distorted the shape of the parts while in transit. Not Good!

The good news is that Shapeways, once informed of the troubles, managed to correct the errors and even changed the way they package items for shipment. Instead of firm foam layers compressing the precious 3D prints, they are now inside individual plastic bags surrounded by a box of inoffensive packing chips.


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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