3D Printing Made Easy

Easy upload, instant pricing, free tools and support from upload to unbox


Automatic checks at upload

Immediate and free checking of your 3D file type, size and printability

Instant Pricing

Get instant prices for your 3D design in 50+ materials, as soon as you upload

Print & Post Processing

Once you upload and order, Shapeways takes care of the rest & delivers to your door

Popular Materials

Precious Metals

Our range of precious metals including Solid Gold and Sterling Silver are perfect for fine jewelry.

Full Color

Full color sandstone 3D prints that bring figurines and desktop toys to life.

Stainless Steel

With several finishes, steel provides a great yet affordable look.

Nylon Plastic

Our nylon is colorful, lightweight, and incredibly versatile.

Frosted Detail

UV-cured acrylic plastic that prints fine details and walls. Smooth and translucent.

How it Works


Design Your Product

  • As you create your 3D model, you have access to material guidelines, tutorials and a global community and support team.


Upload to Shapeways

  • Your 3D model goes through automated printability checks and you get instant pricing in 40+ high-quality materials.


We'll Make it Come to Life

  • We 3D print in your selected material, using the latest industrial 3D printers. It takes 10 people to bring your product to life.


And Deliver Worldwide

  • Fast turnaround time and global shipping, so you can hold your product in your hands as soon as possible.

What Our Community is Saying

3D printing technology allows us to capture our fantasies and imaginary forms.
Markéta Richterova and Zbynek Krulich - Blueberries
Many of the things I design are so complex that they would not be possible using traditional techniques, and I love how 3D printing takes jewelry design to the next level.
Maaike van der Horn - MCODE
I didn't realize how much more advanced Shapeways is compared to the other sites - there are a lot of useful tools on the site that helped me through the process.
Steve S. - Electrical Engineer
Shapeways is easy to work with, and has the quality level and price that gives me the freedom to realize my creations in the way I want to.
Summer Powell - Summerized

Get the Help to Get You Started

Use our Pre-Print Checklist

Use our Pre-Print Checklist

With this step-by-step checklist, we've tried to make it easier for you to ensure your design is ready for printing. It covers the automated checks and the checks you can perform prior to uploading your model.

Using Meshlab and Netfabb before Printing

Using Meshlab and Netfabb before Printing

This tutorial provides a step-by-step overview on how to convert a .dae, .x3d or .wrl into a .stl file using Meshlab and Netfabb. In addition, it covers how to check your file for printability and fix some of the most frequent problems.

Things to keep in mind when designing for 3D printing

Things to keep in mind when designing for 3D printing

If you're new to 3D printing, this mini-tutorial covers some of the most common things to keep in mind when designing your model. These basic principles will prepare you for designing for 3D printing, using your existing 3D modeling skills.

Design for Cheaper Printing

Design for Cheaper Printing

Shapeways only charges you for the amount of material you use. There is no penalty for complexity or the bounding box of your model. This makes some products seem surprisingly inexpensive, like spectacles and jewelry, and for some products, more expensive. Here are three tricks to optimize your design for the lowest cost 3D printing.

Designs from our Community

About Selling on Shapeways

This is Our Story

You design amazing products, we'll help you reach a global market. It takes seconds to open up a shop on Shapeways, and we take care of everything from production, to customer service to billing. Learn more about selling your 3D printed products by opening up a shop on Shapeways.
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