Author Topic: Shapeways introduces ability to specify build orientation  (Read 1050 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

bbussey

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 8194
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +2881
    • www.bbussey.net
Shapeways introduces ability to specify build orientation
« on: April 22, 2016, 02:51:46 PM »
+1
Just announced today at noon EDT. Finally, the ability exists for designers to specify build orientation every time the model is printed.

http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/24904-set-3d-printing-orientation-making-your-sls-dreams-come-true.html?etId=87232501&utm_source=sw-email-9&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20160422-SO-Excellence-#1

UPDATE — After reading the announcement, I'm unsure if this for SWF products only. You'd think they would extend the option to the ProJet product line as well.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2016, 02:54:39 PM by bbussey »
Bryan Busséy
NHRHTA #2246
NSE #1117
www.bbussey.net


wcfn100

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 8648
  • Respect: +890
    • Chicago Great Western Modeler
Re: Shapeways introduces ability to specify build orientation
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 02:59:09 PM »
0
They had hinted to this a while back.  Pretty sure it's just the one material.

Jason

Chris333

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 17222
  • Respect: +4872
Re: Shapeways introduces ability to specify build orientation
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 03:07:39 PM »
0
I though you guys were able to this for a while now?

Lemosteam

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 5075
  • Gender: Male
  • PRR, The Standard Railroad of my World
  • Respect: +2023
    • Designer at Keystone Details
Re: Shapeways introduces ability to specify build orientation
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 05:51:12 PM »
0
Yep, I read strong and flexible only.

bbussey

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 8194
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +2881
    • www.bbussey.net
Re: Shapeways introduces ability to specify build orientation
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 06:56:24 PM »
+1
I though you guys were able to this for a while now?

As the designer you may request it and inform them you are willing to wait until a slot opens on the build tray in order to have the proper orientation.  But it is not possible currently to have parts for the consumer built in a specific orientation.

bb
Bryan Busséy
NHRHTA #2246
NSE #1117
www.bbussey.net