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Factory of the Future: Our Plan to 3D Print 3 to 5 Million Unique Products Per Year in NYC


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Congratulations Shapeways! From mass production to mass customization, what a fascinating vision! Now all you need is to find the right cost metric for the new production paradigm. As a PhD of environmental engineering specialized in economic studies of energy technologies, I am fascinated with the space of 3D printing and would love to joint the maker/doer movement! Thank you for the inspiring work!
#1 Xinxin Li on 2012-10-18 15:48 (Reply)
Hi Xinxin,

We are thinking to build something to foster more creativity in the 3D space. If you are interested, can we have a chat? My personal email is

#1.1 Alan Gao on 2012-10-28 03:38 (Reply)
Awesome project!
Our organisation located in Montreal (Canada) works with many fashion designers here and I am sure that 3D-printing could bring amazing collaborations and new products to life...
But this means as well specific training or "technical designers" available to formalize the creativity of the fashion designers willing to create new products: is this what you mean by "building something to foster creativity in the 3D space"?
Once again, all the best
#1.1.1 Christophe on 2012-11-29 00:11 (Reply)
Maybe it will be hard to tell customers where is my design made.
#2 Hua Ning (Homepage) on 2012-10-19 03:28 (Reply)
Great stuff, awesome to see Shapeways expanding! Also good to see Shapeways not trying to expand too fast. This was quite some time in the making, slow and steady :-)

The 3D printing of the scissors was a really good touch too, impressed as per usual.
#3 Alex Delderfield (ADEdge) (Homepage) on 2012-10-19 03:50 (Reply)
Congrats-- this is super exciting! Also I love that the factory is in LIC!
#4 Kate on 2012-10-19 13:01 (Reply)
Awesome! wish you much success!
#5 Scott on 2012-11-02 11:48 (Reply)
I will soon build my own 3D printer and am fascinated with your initivative. All the best for you I wish!
#6 Andreas on 2012-11-30 08:52 (Reply)
Since I sit in front of a computer running
Rhinocerous and autocad each day, I find
The direction and vision of your company's creatively
exciting. I draw models that are cut out of foam blocks which
Are then used form molds to produce fiberglass products.
Unfortunately the company that i am employed by has not taken the step into
The world 3d printing. I wish you the best of luck with
Your new business.
#7 Arnie diamond on 2013-03-11 03:05 (Reply)

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