Shapeways Live

Shapeways Live Chat

Monthly Q & A sessions with Shapeways and its community! If you have customer support questions, please go here.

Next Shapeways Live:

June 19th at 2pm Amsterdam time, or 4pm UTC/GMT
Join Bart in Eindhoven for our monthly video chat.

Archive 2013

May 1, 2013
Peter announces our new round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz, and we chat about our new direction and projects we want to tackle. Also, we're hiring!. Sadly the recording of this episode was lost.

February 13, 2013
Natalia talks about the New York Factory of the Future being built and shows clips from a tour video. Watch from minute 14 or view the complete narrated tour of the factory on YouTube.

January 16th, 2013
Bart, Community Manager Europe, chats with Alan Ballany, our Production and Distribution Team Lead in Eindhoven about all the steps the 3D printing process like resolution, orientation and scaling.

Archive 2012

December 12th, 2012, and Part 2
We're joined by Mitchell, from the Customer Service team and take a quick tour around the Shapeways Headquarters in New York, featuring our new ping pong table.

October 15th, 2012
We introduce the new Sample Kit and talk about the new polished color options in White, Strong and Flexible.

February 15th, 2012
Member-led meetups and the photo vs. render debate. Plus a recap of Material Monday and an intro to our new lead designer Anthony Cangelosi.

January 19th, 2012
We welcome Duann to the NY office, recap the anti‐SOPA rally in NYC, and show off the yet‐to‐be released rubbery material.


Archive 2011

December 21st, 2011
A little recap of 2011, we announce the Shapeways and MyKeepon contest, and we meet Brad -- our new Director of Product.

September 21st, 2011
Discussion of our new pricing structure with CEO Peter Weijmarshausen. Josh, our new VP of Engineering, introduces himself to the community.

April 21st, 2011
Introducing Frosted Detail and Frosted Ultra Detail, and a surprise appearance by our CEO, Peter Weijmarshausen!

March 23rd, 2011
We now support models of up to 1 million triangles, and the OBJ file format. Also, we have a contest that can land you a spot at the ICFF 2011 fair. Finally, a tour of our New York office!

February 23rd, 2011
Announcement of the new Dark Grey and Indigo colors for White Strong & Flexible, discussion of premium printing and finishing options, pre-announcement of new permanent Silver.

January 26th, 2011
Markup and Materials editor demonstration.


Archive 2010

December 22nd, 2010
New Strong & Flexible Colors? New Colleagues, Jobs.

November 24th, 2010
Moving to New York, reducing import fees, Shapeways business cards for you?

October 27th, 2010
Extra-large prints, Silver, Material testing videos.

September 29th, 2010
Investment questions&answers, Generated Creator, Winter Colors and the Christmas Co-Creator Contest.

August 18th, 2010
New materials sampler kit, new packaging for gold plated models, the issues with printing models with thin walls.

August 4th, 2010
Community Homepage and Meetup.com, Website fixes, Glass Models mini-contest update, Combinatory Manufacturing, Youtube movies + best movie and several contest updates.

July 21st, 2010
Call for glass demos, website improvements, New materials: Gold Plated Glossy, Antique Bonze Matt & Glosse,Your own usermeeting?, SIGGRAPH Animation Festival Tickets giveaway.

July 7th, 2010
Combinatory manufacturing, new Gold Plated Steel pricing, Glass samples, Draw contest, new website features.

June 23rd, 2010
Q&A Session.