Shapeways | how does shapeways work?
Design for 3D Printing
Designing for 3D Printing is a bit different from regular 3D design. Check out these guidelines and you'll be on your way before you know it!
Convert your model
Export your work to an STL, Collada or X3D file. You can use AccuTrans3D if your 3D Modeler doesn't support these formats.
Upload your exported model. We'll run some checks on it and let you know if we can print it by email in about 10 minutes.
Ready to go?
Add design details
Make your work stand out in the gallery! Add a description and actionshots or renders.
We offer different materials; each with their own properties like strength, printing resolution and color. Select the right material for the job and get an instant quote. We'll deliver your object within 10 working days.