3D Printing Industry

SIGGRAPH 2014 – a Recap from Vancouver

Last week, the Shapeways team traveled to Vancouver for SIGGRAPH’s 41st Annual Conference. At the Shapeways booth, we featured various 3D printed products from our community, highlighting some of the almost 50 materials now available.

The Shapeways booth before the doors open...

The Shapeways booth before the doors open…

Some products featured on-site…


We also demonstrated a sneak peek of the new Printability Center, designed to be a shared canvas where customers and 3D Print Engineers can work together to create manufacturable products. Look for more news on this to come!

Sneak peek of the new Printability Center

Sneak peek of the new Printability Center

Throughout the exhibition, we did various giveaways: a daily drawing for $200 in Shapeways 3D print credit; and a raffle for the Dodecahedron VIII, designed by Bulatov Abstract Creations. The beautiful mathematical sculpture is valued at more than $700!

Dodecahedron VIII by Bulatov Abstract Creations

Dodecahedron VIII by Bulatov Abstract Creations

Here are the winners – Congratulations!

  • Dodecahedron VIII: Kevin McAllister, Vancouver, BC

  • $200 Daily Drawings:

    • Tuesday, 8/12: Dunnivan Perry, Mobile, AL

    • Wednesday, 8/13: Paul Lesser, Portland, OR

    • Thursday, 8/14: Andre Lin, Vancouver, BC

Overall, the team had a fantastic time speaking to community members, and introducing new designers to the power of 3D printing with Shapeways. Visit our events page to see more of the products that were featured on-site, and to see where we’ll be next!



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