30 November, 2012

Shapeways' Material Sample Kit

On Black Friday, Shapeways had free International shipping, so I finally got to try out 3D printing! I ordered a few things, but the sample kit arrived first.

It comes in a comically oversized box. I think a padded envelope would have been sufficient.

6 material samples on a holder. The holder works like a safety pin. Also comes with 1 info card for each material. First impression: it's a lot smaller than I expected. This is good enough, but I always thought the samples were bookmark-sized. The materials are also really rough! They feel like nail files. Stainless steel feels nice and solid. I think the transparent high detail acrylic looks the best.

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