Remember my alto clef coffee mug? Well, you can’t have it anymore, or at least not until I find another porcelain or ceramic 3D printing vendor, seeing as Shapeways isn’t doing it anymore. At least for now. When I first started on the site, they offered several types of distinctly non-porcelain ceramic, but after problems with their vendor, since they outsourced the process, stopped offering ceramic. After a year or two, they began offering porcelain, which they have now cancelled as well. By the way, the mug was not the only item I offered in porcelain; there was an oil burner for aromatherapy as well, which inexplicably still shows up in my shop, but in stainless steel – a material I never offered it in. Glitch? Glitch. Anyway, a few of my other products disappeared, so I had to go and find them and tweak the settings so that they showed up again. Thankfully, only my decorative items and a couple of my steampunk airships in black high-definition acrylate (another material that seems to have gotten the axe) were affected. My tanks and sailing ships were left alone, thankfully, since those are the products I sell regularly. I have sold a few steamships (mildly surprising) and a few airships (shocking), but the tanks are my bread and butter, really.
Furthermore, I have to ask, why did Shapeways decide to change the names of every single material they offer? Now I have to go through their material catalogue again just to figure out what’s what! Seriously, I love this company, but sometimes the people working for it really irritate me.