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Way Beyond Plastic

From wax to stunning metals, you access your own personal factory of 40+ premium materials

Fast and Affordable

Instant pricing and quick delivery to your door, whether you order one or one thousand

Sell, easily, globally

Sell your products, without ever touching production, managing inventory or billing

How it Works



1

Design Your Product

2

Upload to Shapeways

  • Instant pricing for your design, automatic printability checks, a simple ordering process and support the whole way.

3

We'll Make it Come to Life

  • 10 hands touch every 3D print to bring your products to life, using the latest industrial 3D printers.

4

Sell to a Global Market

  • On-demand production, global shipping, and shop owner support, so you can focus on design while we focus on the rest

What our Community is Saying



[Shapeways] is our lemonade stand. Mostly to gain entrepreneurial muscles and work together. And we're having a blast trying it out.
Santiago P. - Sunny Day Supplies & Co.
Creating an awesome object from scratch is always fun and to hold it in your hands is magic but when you receive positive response from the community it was designed for is priceless!
Wesley G., Günter Art & Design
I was able to prototype at such low cost, yet end up with a product that was great. Shapeways enabled me to take a finished product to investors & distributors.
Matt V. - founder of Bumprz
3D printing technology allows us to capture our fantasies and imaginary forms.
Markéta Richterova and Zbynek Krulich - Blueberries

Get the Help to Get You Started



Choosing the best material for your products

Choosing the best material for your products

When picking materials for your model, think about how the material will help to position it as a product. Is it an exclusive piece that you want to only offer in Premium Silver? Or a versatile design that looks great in a range of materials and price points?

Turn drawings into 3D models

Turn drawings into 3D models

Anyone can create 3D printed products using the 2D to 3D image popper, which allows you to turn a drawing or sketch into a 3D model. Learn more through this video tutorial.

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, like spectacles and jewelry, seem surprisingly inexpensive, while it makes other products more expensive. Here are three tricks to optimize your design for the lowest-cost 3D printing.

Designing for Full Color Printing

Designing for Full Color Printing

Like many of our printer technologies, our Full Color Sandstone printers work by laying down thin layers of powder and selectively binding this powder together to produce solid parts. Unlike our other printer technologies, this printer also uses a set of CMYK printheads to color the part while binding the powder together to produce the colorful solid parts.

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