Material Portfolio

Shapeways only offers the highest quality digital manufacturing materials. We use a variety of the latest in 3D printing techniques to ensure you a wide range of quality materials. Each Shapeways material offers a unique combination of practical and aesthetic properties. Check out our Material Sample Kits to get a feel for all our materials and our Material Status Page to get the most up to date production lead time status of our materials.

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Material Sample Kits

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Great starter material--easy design rules, feels a bit rough, but available in polished finish.
Starting from:
$01.40/cm2  + $3
Brittle Nylon Plastic that’s filled with Aluminum dust. Also available polished & smooth.
Starting from:
$1.75/cm2  + $3
Acrylic based polymer that can print fine details. Smooth and slightly shiny.
Starting from:
$2.99/cm2  + $3
UV-cured acrylic plastic that prints fine details and walls. Smooth and translucent.
Starting from:
$2.39/cm2  + $3
Great for jewelry and durable pieces. The shiny surface is slightly pitted & rough.
From:
$8.00/cm2  + $3
Real Sterling Silver is available in 3 levels of polish from rough “Raw Silver” to pristine “Premium Silver”.
Starting from:
$20.00/cm2  + $3
Gold Plated and Polished Brass have a smooth glossy sheen, while Raw Brass has a rough matte finish.
Starting from:
$16.00/cm3  + $10
Bronze has a unique coloring that looks like rose gold with a subtle marble effect.
Starting from:
$16.00/cm3  + $10.00
Ultra flexible off-white plastic with a rough texture.
Starting from:
$20.00/cm2  + $3
Gypsum printable with color textures on the model surface. Feels like matte clay.
Starting from:
$0.75/cm2  + $3
Food-safe glazed ceramics. Available in glossy and satin finishes, and a variety of colors.
Starting from:
$0.35/cm3  + $6
Solid hand-polished 14k Gold. Currently available in US only.
Starting from:
$600/cm3  + $50
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