Shapeways is the source for limitless personalized production. With a growing online community and marketplace, we’re a start-up that harnesses 3D printing to help you make, buy and sell anything you want.
Our marketplace of over 3,000 shops enables community members to share their designs with the world. We’ve built tools to help people without 3D design experience customize, and even create, the stuff in their lives. By providing a platform for our community members to share ideas and gain access to cutting edge 3D printing technology and materials, we’re bringing personalized production to everyone.
We print everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized. It also means we try to minimize waste, and that shop owners don’t have to worry about inventory management. We’re working to democratize creation by making production more accessible, personal, and inspiring.
Headquartered in New York with offices in Eindhoven, Shapeways is a spin-out of the lifestyle incubator of Royal Philips Electronics. Investors include Union Square Ventures in New York and Index Ventures in London.
Shapeways is on a mission to democratize creation, and enable you to make whatever you can imagine. We believe everyone has the power to be a creator, and we envision a world where the objects around us are rich with meaning because we've helped bring them to reality. Rapid iteration, openness, and a love of design are baked into our team's values. We're bringing one of the most innovative technologies in the world to the global market, and we're having a great time changing the way we relate to the stuff in our lives.
Founded in 2008, Shapeways is led by folks who've spent most of their careers in startups, and combine serious technical chops with an inspiring vision of what the world could be. Headquartered in NYC with offices in the Netherlands and Seattle, we’re bringing together a passionate, dynamic team of game changers. We're having a great time working and playing harder than we ever have in our lives. It doesn’t hurt to know that what we do is changing the future as we know it.
You're a doer who believes everything around you is too fascinating not to understand, tweak, hack, design, and improve upon. You believe in the power of communities. You can switch from the big picture to the finest details seamlessly, always keeping your eye on the ball. Ideally, you know your way around the startup ecosystem, and though you work phenomenally well in teams, you can execute your own solution and run with it.
Once a month we hold our live video chat with the Shapeways community.
That moment is happening now.
Join us at shapeways.com/community/live