As of today we’ve gone live with the Shapeways Shops. The Shapeways Shops
mean that everyone that can 3D model can now sell tangible products
worldwide without any start-up costs. So if you are a designer you can join us and within a few minutes your products can be shipped, distributed and sold all over the world.
- The rights of the designs will always remain with you.
- You can choose your own URL, Shop name and upload your logo.
- You can decide how much money you would like to make on each model.
- Shapeways does the production, shipping, billing and customer service so that you can concentrate on designing.
If you’re not a 3D modeler do not despair there is lots in it for you too. This is your chance to buy a knotted gear, a functional nocturlabe that helps you tell the time with the stars, a Voronoi network with the symmetry of a snub dodecahedron or a trefoil knot of high genus hyperbolic kelp. At $22.91 including shipping it is the cheapest trefoild knot of high genus hyperbolic kelp I have ever seen! These are simply impossible, improbable and beautiful things that do not exist anywhere else.
We are proud to be the worlds first marketplace for 3D printed goods.
We hope to inspire: you, our community of members, to new heights in your
creativity. This in turn will enable more and more people to create and buy unique
objects that better reflect what they want and need than today’s mass
produced products do. As this happens we can add new production techniques and lower prices making the products on Shapeways even more acessible. Meanwhile as we grow and prosper our community members also grow and prosper. This reinforces our ability to inspire you and the whole thing becomes an autocatalytic cycle. That is basically the plan, so want to join in and be a part of that?