New Matter partners with Frog Design and Launches Desktop 3D Printer for Under Two-Hundred Dollars

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Today, New Matter, launched their new and elegant desktop 3D Printer, MOD-t, on Indiegogo. There are a lot of Desktop 3D Printers on the market, and many companies and creatives have one for home iteration and leverage our million-dollar machines for the high-resolution, premium quality we ensure with our designs. New Matter’s entrance into the space with MOD-t caught my eye for a few reasons…

First and foremost, New Matter is a venture endeavor in partnership with frog Design, one of the oldest names in the game. Frog has brought refreshingly sophisticated products to market for decades. Their keen eye and industrial design is evident in New Matter’s form and I suspect their obsession with intuitive UX will likely be present in its function.
Second of all, the vision they have for their community aligns well with Shapeways values. Users are encouraged to share designs with friends and even send surprises (things they downloaded or designed at home) to other friends and families printers, prompting them to accept & print the model, and wait eagerly for the delight to ensue. We firmly believe in the power of a collaborative and creative community; so we hope this model works for New Matter as well.  
You can check out their campaign on Indiegogo, already up over $165,000 today alone, and pick one up if you’d like for just $199 while their early bird promo lasts. The printer uses 1.75mm PLA. 
We could envision a future where users iterate together, and print from this ecosystem to Shapeways when their home material options aren’t enough. We work with many of the top desktop printer companies and enjoy keeping you informed of non-competitive options available on the market, in the hopes that together we can work towards a more customized world full of beautiful products. 
What model of yours would you send to a friend or family member right this instance if you could? 


  1. Kyle Blair

    This is amazing. I remember when these first started coming out and wondering what the future would hold… but as these become more and more affordable and they become just as commonplace as your inkjet, it worries me that folks making a living off of printed items (like many here at shapeways) will become obsolete. I dunno, maybe I’m wrong–anybody else feel this way?

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