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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2015, 03:11:25 PM »
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Pricing is up.

http://www.shapeways.com/materials/frosted-detail-plastic?li=nav

Short story, $3.99 per cm3 for FUD, $5.99 for FXD.

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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2015, 03:47:25 PM »
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That should come as little surprise, I would think.
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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2015, 04:00:11 PM »
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That should come as little surprise, I would think.

Or even no surprise at all.  :trollface: :D :trollface:
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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2015, 10:05:17 PM »
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I don't mind the price but the size of the pieces have to be smaller. Max. 8" which does not work for HO passenger cars I am planing to do.

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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2015, 10:51:56 PM »
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Pricing is up.

http://www.shapeways.com/materials/frosted-detail-plastic?li=nav

Short story, $3.99 per cm3 for FUD, $5.99 for FXD.

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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2015, 12:26:01 PM »
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Anyone have success selecting FXD for printing?  I'm assuming there are still some things to work out in the system because I can't select the FXD even with models that has passed and successfully printed with FUD.

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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2015, 12:43:21 PM »
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I uploaded a part yesterday and selected FXD without a problem.
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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2015, 12:57:36 PM »
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I uploaded a part yesterday and selected FXD without a problem.

Okay, thanks.  I may have to re-upload a couple file and see what happens.  Maybe the requirements for FUD changed since I last printed and now FXD sees it as a problem.  Does FXD have the 'Print it anyway' option?

I'd like to use the 10% coupon and that only for a few more days.

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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2015, 03:53:01 PM »
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It probably does, but I didn't notice.  I sent the part to order directly from the upload page.  And I didn't use the 10% coupon as I forgot about it.  The part though, is only $5 so I wouldn't have saved much.

I'm pretty sure the "print it anyway" option exists for all materials other than the metals.
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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2015, 05:25:27 PM »
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I'm a little surprised.  I was hoping for 4.50, maybe 5/cm3, not 6. 

FUD is actually just 3.49, so that's a 170% price increase for what the initial previews, as pointed out earlier, is only marginally better.   That puts the price for designers about where you'd want retail for buyers. 

Will I test it?  Of course.  Will I make stuff available in FXD?  Sure.  Will I personally use FXD it over FUD?  Leaning away, unless test results show something the previews don't.  Will I profit from it?  Highly doubt it.

Let's hope, like most other materials they've introduced, they've marked the initial price up a tad to compensate for the learning curve and are planning to reduce it once their tech's get the hang of it.  If I recall correctly, FD/FUD came down about 10% after the first 6 months or so.
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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2015, 05:46:10 PM »
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So can parts now be ordered for FXD or does the designer need to change their offering for FXD to be an option?  There are a number of cars being done that I would be interested in printed in FXD but can't find an option for such on several passenger car items I checked.

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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2015, 05:51:46 PM »
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One designer I correspond with mentioned there is no reason his longstanding FUD offerings can't be printed in FXD... but they are currently being rejected despite the specs being the same. So at this point there appears to be a momentary bug in allowing standing designs to use FXD. He expects the problem to be fixed by next week.
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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2015, 06:14:29 PM »
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There's definitely something up with FXD and current models.  I've been able to download from SW and then upload the exact same file and get FXD to be an option.  It's more than just the FXD option too, the object viewer is all jacked up on the models I had loaded but fine on the exact same reloaded file.

One thing that must have changed (or just started getting instituted?) is the minimum bounding box because that's what's failing on some of my FUD models. 

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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2015, 06:41:49 PM »
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FXD's maximum width is 50mm.  I think that's at least part of the issue.  I think only one of my current designs fits that.  The rest spill out just because of the way multiple parts are arraigned.
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Re: Shapeways to introduce FXD (Frosted Exreme Detail).
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2015, 07:34:05 PM »
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I noticed that some designs you can print in Platinum.  I would love a North Shore Line catenary structure in Plat.

Any word of FXD suffers from the inconsistent shrinkage issues?