My final project was very nerve wracking at first, with half of the project requiring that I out source to Shapeways. This semester is the first time I've outsourced any kind of my work and I have not been a huge fan. In the majority of my 3d printing experience, I can peek at the machine or at least see the product as soon as the printer is done and make decisions from there. Leaving such a huge chunk of the project at the mercy of others to load onto the printer and decide if it printed correctly leaves me very uncomfortable. Since I also have to wait for the pieces to be mailed to me before I can see how they actually came out, I have to be happy with what printed. However, today I have the one consolation that at least whatever did print should arrive in time for me to complete the project, since 6 of the 8 pieces are finished.
There are still so many open ends in this project, so heres to hoping the rest gets printed on time, the dye I ordered ships in time, and it all fits together with the enameled pieces!