Today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with a company that makes it easy to be a part of the 3D printing revolution – Gravity Sketch. 3D modeling software has moved leaps and bounds over the past decade. The imagination really is the limit these days as we see more and more incredible products produced by our printers. However, there can still be a steep learning curve when it comes to familiarizing yourself with 3D modeling. Until now, that is. With just an iPad and an idea, millions of creations will be coming to life with Gravity Sketch.

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Inspired by Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, the Gravity Sketch app offers a unique perspective on 3D creation that makes it easy, intuitive (and addictive!) for anyone to use. Their simple set of tools enables even beginners to create 3D shapes in just seconds. To help bring all these 3D shapes to life, the Gravity Sketch app is integrated with our API so users can easily get their creation uploaded to and printed by Shapeways.


Based in London, Gravity Sketch was founded by a group of graduates from the prestigious Royal College of Art. The founders’ mission is to help lower the barriers to 3D printing and help anyone get started with the technology through “direct 3D generation.” Using a virual plane, the app allows users to see their designs in real-time as they are “sketching.” This makes the process incredibly intuitive and interactive for users.


Whether you have been making for years, just getting started or are looking for a new educational tool Gravity Sketch is the app we’ve all been waiting for. With just an iPad and an idea, the possibilities are endless!