What is 3D Printing?
3D Printing takes digital files and converts them into physical products, fabricated layer by layer in the material of your choosing. The result is custom products that rival the cost and quality of what you can find in a store.
At Shapeways, we harness 3D Printing to help everyone make and share designs with the world, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring.
Do I need a 3D printer to get something on Shapeways?
Nope! On Shapeways, you can choose from millions of products from independent designers, many of which allow for customization. We will 3D print your order on demand using high-definition, industrial 3D Printers and ship it to you wherever you are in the world.
How can I make something custom, I don't know how to design!
You can get started by using our Creators, easy to use tools and customizable products for easy creating. From iPhone cases to coffee cups to cookie cutters, we have lots of templates that can be customized in minutes.
Where are these products made?
Most products are made in our Factories of the Future in the USA and the Netherlands. We also work with specialty 3D partners across the globe.
Who designs these products?
Products on Shapeways are designed by a global community composed of independent designers, shoppers, and creators of all kinds. Many of those with 3D modeling experience are industrial designers, programmers, architects, animators, jewelers, or traditional artists.
Once a month we hold our live video chat with the Shapeways community.
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