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Shapeways – texture issues with Full Color Sandstone

Missing texture file on full colour sandstone

In a previous post, we gave an update on a product idea to use a variety of tartan textures applied to full colour sandstone. We sent a trial model off to Shapeways to test things out.

We got an update from the team at Shapeways -  the texture file was not applied correctly to the model and "Sandy" had turned out looking rather peely wally.

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Adding text to 3d objects in Blender

Adding Text to a mesh in Blender

Adding 3d text in Blender

Want to add text to a 3d model in Blender and have it ready to 3d print?

We do a lot of adding text to objects for 3d print.  We thought we would share our workflow and hopefully make this something you can easily do yourself.  Add text, convert it to a mesh and merge it with another mesh so that you end up with a single solid model that will successfully print on your 3d printer.

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Metallic finish for 3d printed plastic models

Clan MacKay crest model for 3d printing

We thought we would walk you through the process we use to give plastic printed models a nice metallic finish.

We started with our clan MacKay crest and scaled it up to print on our 3d printer.

Clan Mackay crest printing on our Flashforge Creator Pro in blue PLA
Clan Mackay crest printing on our Flashforge Creator Pro in blue PLA

The material is a blue PLA filament and we used high quality setting to ensure a smooth surface.
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