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Adding some extra shine to Shapeways polished bronze steel

We just took delivery of our Clan Yes key ring from Shapeways.  It is always an exciting time unboxing things we created,  and we were pretty happy with the results.  It feels really solid and has a nice weight, it is flat enough to avoid creating a bulge in our pocket and has a nice bronze finish.
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Blender Tips for 3D Printing

Blender is open source software which you can download for free at   Blender relies on support from the Blender community, so if you do use it, it would be good form to contribute in some way.

We have been using Blender for several years as a side-hobby and creative outlet.   We have experimented with modelling, creating realistic renders, animation, video sequencing and explored many of the amazing things Blender is capable of.

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Making Progress

We are making good progress in setting up the site, sorting out product lines, running test prints and tweaking designs. The desk is starting to look a bit cluttered (but in a good way).

Testing our 3D PrintsThere are a few initial products loaded into a Sculpteo shop with corresponding products loaded into this site.  Some experimentation is needed to get the right settings to point the products in this site shop at the products in the other.  Longer term we plan to use the APIs published by Sculpteo to make this more seamless.  But that is a project for another day.

A bit more testing planned for the coming days, and then we should be ready to launch.

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Setting up

In the unlikely event that you stumbled across our training site over the last couple of weeks.  That has now served it’s purpose and been archived.

We are now setting up in production mode with all the right IT bits whirring away in the background to keep us in business.  Bear with us while we collect our content (and our thoughts) and get ready to launch.