Enter Shapeways…

I have to admit, although I felt I had found the most inexpensive way of prototyping, it was getting too expensive.
Martin Sukadi at RISE told me he felt I could take the next step in quality and use one of their higher resolution 3D printers.
This would mean I would need to spend $250 for each case.
This was alot less than other shops but was still more than I could justify.
The project needed to take a break and it did….for over 1 year I didn’t touch it.
Then my brother emailed me and said there was another company I should look at.
http://www.shapeways.com/
Based in the Netherlands and New York, they offer 3D printing at a fraction of the cost.
To make my case out of a material they call “White, Strong and Flexible Polished” was only $25.16.

Here are some pictures of how it looks.
The first is how the case looked when it first came to me.

The second is with Testors paint.

The third has the crystal, artwork printed on paper and a leather strap.

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