3D printing opened myriad doors for people around the world, but the door that allows you to become a Pokemon master is definitely the most important. This particular Pokeball is printed by Sculpteo, a French 3D printing company that is working on some very creative consumer level options. We increased its build area from the default 2 centimeters across to 3.5 cm, which should allow you to hold very small pokemon.
Not printed from ABS or PLA filament, it's actually made of a Multi-Colored mineral powder. The technical information from Sculpteo is below, so be aware of what you will be receiving. Despite its magical appearance and your vivid imagination, unfortunately this is not a functional monster storage device. If you throw it on the ground, it will break.
The raw material is composed of fine mineral powder. During fabrication each 0.1mm layer is constructed individually. The minimum size of visible details on the model is 0.4 mm. When using this technology, the minimum wall thickness is 2 mm. This is the only material that allows you to make full color items in a single pass, with 16 million colors possible. It is also the most affordable way to build multi-colored items, which enables the more competitive price point.
The object is as hard and brittle as porcelain, and should only be used as an ornament. The surface has a grainy, sanded appearance.
The object is shipped in its finished state, and should not be sandpapered, as it would damage the surface. This material should not be exposed to water.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is May 22, 2014 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.