Feature Friday: Customized 3D Printed Objects
Our portfolio company Shapeways offers customization options in their marketplace of 3D printed objects.
Let’s say you want a “card case” for your iPhone like this:
The 3D designer who designed this case and is selling it on Shapeways offers two ways you can customize it:
You can search for customizable objects on Shapeways by checking this box in the marketplace home page:
Shapeways is a great place to find unique objects for gifts and for yourself. Customizing these objects makes them even more unique. So the next time you are looking for something special, go check out Shapeways and check the customizable box.
And if you are a 3D designer who sells designs on Shapeways, considering supporting customizable options. It makes your objects even more unique and interesting to buyers.
Interesting so Shapeways is like “Etsy 3d”.
I’m pretty sure everything on Etsy is already 3D.
Cool. Ahead of their time right now. But, the world will catch up. When the WW2 Museum was rehabbing PT-305, they needed parts. Would have been cool to 3D print them. They contacted original manufacturers, and sometimes they had it in inventory. Otherwise, they dug up their old engineering drawings and made the parts. They rehabbed the entire boat, and re-habbed the original twin diesel engines. Now they are taking it out onto the water for water testing.
nice. It reminds me of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Maybe we need a vault of a cad file for every part on earth. Just in case…
Think you’ll find that a seed IS a perfect cad file analogy -except add water micro-nutrients and a bit of sunshine and…it comes equipped with its own 3D printer on-board !You remember The Pink Panther @panterosa (sucked himself to oblivion with a vacuum cleaner) – well a seed does the remarkable opposite !
3D-printing teams are thinking of printing entire cars & houses and the speeds are getting faster. They’ve started printing prototype body parts in car engines for BMW and other manufacturers …* https://youtu.be/qZV8jSuTeG…@panterosa:disqus
Ohh custom 3D printed homes, now we’re talking
I got a pair of Poop Emoji bottle openers recently – http://www.shapeways.com/pr…
That product is shit. And I mean that in a good way. Cheers.
I shudder to think what you’d say when you mean it in a bad way. Fears.
We’ve reached Peak Poop Emoji.
He shits gold, so you know….
Brown – well – silvery brown. Bronze.
$67, hmm seems a bit steep for poop
My poop is priceless.
Hi Brad, I am the designer behind the 3D printed poop bottle opener. I’m glad you like them! 🙂
Cool – great to meet you. I LOVE them.
So we can make company swag and chachkies?http://www.urbandictionary….
I love Shapeways, 3D printing, and customizable.I’m waiting for the day when apartments come with a 3D printer in the kitchen.
They call that a pasta machine, duh!
It will go next to my pasta machine. I’ve had my own since age 17 when I brought it to a year abroad in Barcelona so I could make dinner once a week for my Spanish host family.
Forget about hardware (for a moment), I love customizable software – and we don’t have enough of it. A lot of software is of the Henry Ford Model T kind.
Can it 3D print a Trump Footlong Hotdog? http://pointsandfigures.com…
Here is one.
I’m a sucker for semi-custom stuff, especially in fashion (eg. w/ tailored sizing). It’s that last 20% of a product that really makes it special.
Price point is most impressive. Nice delta between that & what it cost me for the Mujjo cover for my 6+….
Amazing. Every time I open the fridge at the office and see that broken lid, I think – this is something I would 3D print. Could fix it with duct tape but it would look worse, I want to print it.I wonder if there is a market for printed replacement parts for appliances.
Another example of custom 3-D printing. Maybe Arnold can something like this for Sam.What are you doing this weekend? You could 3D print battle armor for your cat. https://t.co/eiDBIh5ixs pic.twitter.com/b54uF9A3zd— ASME.org (@ASMEdotorg) March 12, 2016<script async=”” src=”//platform.twitter.com/widget…” charset=”utf-8″></script>