Maquettes 3D : de l'écran à la réalité

The Dutch company Shapeways proposes to create actual models of your projects from your 3D models. Accessible online service and cost ...

Dutch start-up, Shapeways is part of the Incubator of Philips Electronics program. At its head, the CEO Peter Weijmarshausen leads a team of 10 people.

For a real model of your latest creation 3D, the approach is simple. Simply load the site Shapeways 3D your file previously created with common software. The team then studied your project and submit a quote. After approval, they need only 10 days to produce your prototype and you ship it. The models are now made of plastic, to choose among available types 4, but Shapeways plans to offer soon the metal ...

The rapid prototyping machines and scanners 3D is still very expensive, this Dutch start-up offers a cheap alternative to small businesses and independent working 3D. This service makes it possible to create fairly complex objects, although still small, for an average price of between 50 and 150 USD.

the site Shapeways also provides online CAD tools and supports popular formats of 3D industry (STL, Collada, X3D). It will also offer term the ability to share and create objects in co online. Special Rates, adjusted production schedules, infinite possibilities, a cocktail that could attract the interest of many architects and designers ...

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the site Shapeways is still in beta test, the user community is beginning to create before the official launch of the service.

sources: Techcrunch et Shapeways