Shapeways, The Community

3D Printed Transforming Robots Are Go!

One of the coolest things about my role at Shapeways is that I get the opportunity to see the amazing diversity of amazing stuff that is being 3D printed by the Shapeways community.  I get to take a peak into where you all hang out online when you are not hanging out in the Shapeways forums, and I get to see the excitement that spreads into other members of your communities when they see the Shapeways awesomeness.


I recently stumbled across a few sites dedicated to Transformers that have a fertile community including TFW2005 that had a few interesting threads singing the praises of Shapeways and showing some fantastic models that have not cropped up in the It Arrived forum, yet. 😉

James from TFW was kind enough to direct me to a few threads including Share Your Shapeways Finds which at five pages long only starts to cover some of the 3D printed robot action that is happening through Shapeways.

Some of the shops mentioned on the site are familiar names in the Shapeways community, others are a little more quiet but are still doing really nice work including:

Sad Orange Dodo

Never Growing Up by Drawn-Steel Hero

Sunlink’s Armory

Retro Repro Toy Parts

A1 Kitbashing

Venksta Customs

G2 Productions



MR Productions

Ariel’s Customs

One thing I do notice is that there are not many photos in the shops for these items which is a shame as they look amazing, especially in Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD).  So break out your cameras and upload some images at 450×324 or 700×519 format into your shops so we can see just how cool these items look.

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Shapeways Designer Evangelist
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