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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


There’s only one week left to make wallpaper

  1. One 1680×1050 image, or TWO 1680×1050 images meant to span both screens and match. If you’re the anal-retentive type, there’s a 140 pixel gap between both monitors, so you double-uppers should set your file dimensions to 3500×1050
  2. The ugly red text about how everything will be deleted is… ugly, but it’s also friendly. If you include an equivalent, make it less ugly.

Put your image in your “Sites” folder, and link it right here in the comments section.

All entries will be judged by our faithful MMAC on the 1st of March to mark the beginning of Spring.

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