Announcing Shapeways World Meetup Day on February 28th

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Without doubt, the best Shapeways community events are our Meetups. Every time we attend one, we meet great people, hear inspiring stories and make new friends. People are often surprised to find fellow community members in their town and stay in touch.

Update: we now have meetups in 80 cities around the world! Come and join us for a night of 3D printing, design and socializing!

So far, we’ve had Meetups in cities all over the world, including New York, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Newcastle and of course Eindhoven (Shapeways’ birthplace!). We can’t be everywhere all the time and we know you’re eager to share Shapeways with your friends so we’re excited to announce…

Shapeways Community World Meetup

This year, on Thursday February 28th, we will be hosting our first ever Shapeways Community World Meetup, and we need YOUR help to make it happen!

During the World Meetup, we will have as many local Meetups on the same day as possible, sharing pictures and videos with each other. We’ll be partying around the world!

Join a Meetup, or host one!

We now have meetups planned in almost 50 cities around the world. You will find Shapeways team members at the meetups in New York City, Amsterdam and Helsinki. Check out the list to see if your area is listed as well, and join! Don’t be afraid to leave a comment on the event page if you have a question or suggestion.

Is your city not listed yet? Then why not start your own meetup? It’s easy, head over to the Shapeways World Meetup page and search for your location. If there’s no meetup for your town yet, just add one so other people can join you and help you with organizing the event.

Also send an email to and tell us where you are! We’ll hook you up to other people in your area and give you the low down on hosting a meetup, no experience necessary, just a willingness to meet likeminded people. We will also send a box of samples and a Shapeways T-shirt to the largest meetup groups. If you have questions or suggestions about this event, please leave them on the forum

We look forward to hearing from you!

Bart and Natalia

Shapeways Community Team

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  1. nur Ahmad

    I would be honoured to be able to help in anyway, the Shapeways meetup event in Chino Hills, California. My phone No: (removed), please call me and let me know how I may be able to help in any way.
    Thanks, Best Redards,
    Mr. Nur Ahmad

    1. Bart

      Hi Humberto,

      there’s no meetup planned in Milan yet, but you can be the first 🙂 Even if you don’t want to host the meetup, you can just create the event and see if other people are interested in joining.



    2. Simone

      A meetup in Milan is on its way.. have a look at the meetup page for Milan to find more information.

      Just launched yesterday, so please be patinent. The location in Milan is not decided yet as I need to know how many shapers want to be there.



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    1. bart

      Hi Humberto,

      there’s no meetup planned in Milan yet, but you can be the first 🙂 Even if you don’t want to host the meetup, you can just create the event and see if other people are interested in joining.



  2. Rob - vertigopolka

    The World Meetup page lists February 27th as the date, and this blog specifies the date as February 28th. There seems to be a discrepancy. (I am interested in either date and will sign up when it’s cleared up).

    1. Bart

      Hi Rob,

      yes, there’s a problem with the meetup page, but we’re working on getting that sorted out. The correct date is definitely the 28th! You can just go ahead and create the event and then update the date for now.



  3. Tibor Ipavic

    I’d like to attend the Meet Up event if there’s one in the San Francisco, California region?!?

  4. Reece

    Haha. I just looked at the map, and I am the only member that lives in Alaska.

    1. Bart

      I had a quick peek in our database and found at least 70 people, especially around Anchorage and Fairbanks 🙂

  5. Splinter

    It is stated that of course Eindhoven will have a meetup, because Shapeways is there!
    But where is the Eindhoven community listed??? ……

    1. mitchell

      Well if you would like I can create a meetup for Eindhoven as well 🙂

      would you like to have it in the Eindhoven office or somewhere more central in the city?

  6. vertigo polka

    Hello from Chicago! I’m signed up for my first meetup and can’t wait! Let’s get some more Chicagoans. (and let’s get the date straightened out)

    1. Bart

      We were able to fix the date with some help from Meetup. Have fun!

  7. John Bergman

    Very excited about the Chicago Meetup! I will be spreading the word as much as possible. I assume that it is ok that non Shapeways members attend? Thanks for organizing this!


  8. Max

    Hi all!

    Is there any specific topic for the 28th? I am just discovering Shapeways and I would like to know if thursday’s meetup is reserved to people having a minimum Shapeways experience?


  9. Tapas Gupta

    Hi, I’m in India and a 3D printing hobbyist but it seems there’s no meet-up in India. I’m in Pune, India and would have loved to attend one. Don’t mind even travelling to other city to attend in India.

    Tapas Gupta.

  10. JoJa

    We will be there in Amsterdam and on the spot we will create a meeting also in the Virtual World Second life and will be joined by a creator that made jewelry in this virtual world and print it out now through shapeways.
    We hope all will work if the connection is right.
    Looking forward!

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