Just received final professionally printed version of Aerotow-hook (see all notes about this) from Shapeways. It looks gorgeous. The openings are not really open, but it does not matter as they must be drilled to spec anyway. It feels slightly heavier than PLA-printed version, but that does not really matter.
This process of first designing product in 3d-cad, then prototyping it with home printer and finalizing it with shapeways is really working. The home printed version has limited strength but this shapeways ‘strong and flexible’-material is extremely strong. Shapeways also have really, and I mean really fast & professional service. You can get your copy of this version from shapeways.com (direct link to product). Also I’ll try to embed shapeways product info directly below. Let’s see how it turns out.
Also, just an reminder – if you want to print this directly in your home printer, or ask shapeways (or some other commercial printer) to print it for you just download this file aerotow S 06. It is ready .STL-file, identical to that in shapeways.
Send me photos if you try this out. Thanks in advance!