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.