3D printing is expensive, usually. Shapeways turns a year old this March, and for the occasion everything is 25% off. There’s also a contest going on to win $300 worth of 3D prints. That’s sort of cool, yeah?

Our White, Strong & Flexible material allows for live hinges, simple gears and springs. Because of this we’ve been thinking a lot about motion, movement and moving parts at Shapeways. We’ve made simple spinners ourselves and shown you how to make them. But, we thought that the community could best push the limits of the material and of 3D printing. Ergo: the moving parts contest. Starting today you can enter by adding the tag movingpart to your model. The community votes decide the winner and that person will get $300 in 3D printing.

3d printed spring

3d printed car