Leading consumer 3D print service Shapeways has added Indigo and Dark Grey color options to their awkwardly named but highly descriptive “strong and flexible” plastic material. It seems not a month goes by without the inventive mandarins of Shapeways announcing new colors or material availability. Don’t get us wrong – we think this is the way to greatness: continuous experimentation. Try something and keep it if it works, shut it down if it doesn’t. As a result we now see their amazing service provide all these materials:
Alumide, Milky White Matte Glass, Full Color Sandstone, White Strong & Flexible, Transparent Detail, White Detail, Black Detail, Stainless Steel, Grey Robust and other experimental materials from time to time
in these colors (not for each material, obviously):
Grey with Speckles, Milky White, High Gloss White, High Gloss Black, Blue, Magenta, Green, Semi-transparent, Steel, Gold, Bronze, and Grey. And sometimes seasonal experimental colors as well as silver
Aside from new colors, what new materials would you like to see Shapeways offer? Titanium? Wood? Chocolate!