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Shapeways trial the option of purchasing .STL file
« on: October 06, 2019, 09:22:32 PM »
Recently discovered that Shapeways seem to have introduced the option of purchasing .STL files.

Example.

Cue hoards of modellers adding 3D printers to their Xmas wishlists! :D
« Last Edit: October 06, 2019, 11:15:15 PM by RailGooner »
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Re: Shapeways introduce the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 09:29:25 PM »
Recently discovered that Shapeways seem to have introduced the option of purchasing .STL files.

Example.

Cue hoards of modellers adding 3D printers to their Xmas wishlists! :D

What am I looking for?

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Re: Shapeways introduce the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 09:30:08 PM »
Not seeing any option other than to buy a print in smooth fine?

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Re: Shapeways introduce the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 09:33:53 PM »
Yeah, I also can't see any option to buy anything else either.  :worried:

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Re: Shapeways introduce the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 10:35:11 PM »
Recently discovered that Shapeways seem to have introduced the option of purchasing .STL files.

Example.

Cue hoards of modellers adding 3D printers to their Xmas wishlists! :D

What am I looking for?
Not seeing any option other than to buy a print in smooth fine?
Yeah, I also can't see any option to buy anything else either.  :worried:

 :confused1: Well that's wierd!


What browser are you using? Edge on Win10 here. Perhaps browser/OS detecting code is deciding true/false for 'display download STL element?'.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2019, 10:39:59 PM by RailGooner »
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Re: Shapeways introdA/uce the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 10:49:25 PM »
Could be an A/B test. I've checked a few models and none of them had it. Chrome on W10 and Safari on iOS 13.

Would be interesting to know if @Vonzack has actively chosen to make the STL available, as that price is crazy cheap really, or if Shapeway's T&Cs allow them to do that to uploaded designs.
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Re: Shapeways introduce the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2019, 10:52:48 PM »
I checked the page source code and the server i'm seeing does not have the download capability so could be a test or is there all the time but switched off for most models in anticipation of a new feature.

The designer would have to give permission for their stl to be sold and I'm not aware of any consents being asked for my models.

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Re: Shapeways introduce the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2019, 10:58:22 PM »
Maybe I'll take a quick look at my wishlist/favourites and buy some .STL files quick sharp! :D
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Re: Shapeways introduce the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2019, 10:59:48 PM »
Yeah skim reading their T&Cs does suggest that you don't grant permission to do that, I imagine people would be seething if they did that. It definitely looks like it's in testing - the fact it's in USD, despite RG's currency being GBP, the fact that I can't see it on that exact model, logged it or not.

Maybe I'll take a quick look at my wishlist/favourites and buy some .STL files quick sharp! :D

I would! Want to buy me a few things too!?

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Re: Shapeways introduce the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2019, 11:05:16 PM »
Everything I look at, all my favourites, everything(!), is showing the option to download a .STL file. And the download is the same $9.99 for every item. Yes, Dollars, even though I have Pound Sterling set as my default in Shapeways.

I'm going to try and buy a file of one of my favourites. :worried:
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Re: Shapeways TRIAL the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2019, 11:18:26 PM »
Stand down everybody. When I clicked on the 'Download...' button it changes to read:

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This feature does not exist today but we are running feasibility tests. We will announce future plans for this feature at the appropriate time.
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Re: Shapeways trial the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2019, 11:30:21 PM »
Makes sense! Early days I’d wager judging by the apparent number of people (not) seeing it and the currency/price thing being the same universally.

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Re: Shapeways trial the option of purchasing .STL file
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2019, 09:42:35 AM »
Yeah, sorry but the STL shouldn't be for sale. Had some good results running this off on my Photon as one of the trains I want to model is a Manchester 'binliner'.

It's a shame the Prices at Shapeways make these so expensive.

 

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