3D Printing On Demand

3D printing on demand is transformative, especially with our customized solutions featuring advanced technology and materials, exceptional customer service, and expedited shipping.

3D printing enables businesses to improve and accelerate product development, manufacture complex geometries, and deliver products to customers–or get them to market–faster than ever. With 3D designs retained on digital file (often including entire inventories), Shapeways can 3D print customized parts on-demand in localized areas and ship them expediently in customized packaging.Other advantages of on demand 3D printing include:
  • The ability to 3D print reduced assemblies. For some larger pieces, part counts are decreased substantially, and structures can be made lighter in weight.
  • Faster time-to-market and quick response to changing consumer demands. 3D printed parts are created in hours or days, rather than weeks or months.
  • Security in uploading, maintaining, and storing products on digital files, making it possible to reduce large volumes of physical inventory onsite and cut down on the need for warehouse space.
Additive manufacturing serves as a robust defense mechanism against supply chain issues for nearly any application. On demand 3D printing enables rapid creation of custom parts, with little to no requirements for lead times, machining, or tooling. Designers and engineers also enjoy the potential to innovate infinitely due to freedom in design. With the availability of on-demand printing and files saved digitally, they can make changes quickly and manufacture updated products.

Getting Started

Upload your 3D model now. Don’t have a file? We can help.

Select a material and finish that best suits your product.

We 3D print on demand using industrial technology completing post-processing requirements too.

Your 3D print will be shipped, arriving at your door ready to use!

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3D Printed Architectural Models

Residential, Commercial, Landscape and Industrial architectural models are easily produced.

  • Full 3D model lets you view every angle of a scale model prior to submitting your design to clients
  • Exponentially faster production than traditional model-making methods

Medical Models

Medical 3D models enable you to get hands-on with your structure. This gives you a perspective that could not be achieved through images on a screen.

  • Small Molecules
  • Proteins, Macromolecules and Viruses
  • Bacteria, Cell, Tissue, Organism

High-Quality Gaming

Make your gaming mini look exactly like your unique character, ready to take on new quests and adventures.

  • Durable Quality
  • Customized Look
  • Make a physical version of an online MMORPG or tabletop RPG character

Case Studies

Shapeways customers continue to impress, making enormous strides in applications featuring everything from high-tech drone technology to beer brewing! Each of the case studies tells a fascinating story.

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Evan Gant
Based in Boston, Evan Gant is an industrial designer who’s been experimenting with the possibilities offered by different materials. His product, the Twist Light, started out as an exploration of how to use the flexible properties of the material in an interesting way.
SNOOZ is known as the world’s best-sounding white noise machine. Working with Shapeways to 3D print iterations of the design to reach the ideal sound system, the SNOOZ team cut substantial time and costs in their production process by rapidly prototyping.
"I was always fascinated with the capabilities of 3D printing technology and when I found a need in the market for lightweight headpieces designed for people who want to move around in them and dance all night, I immediately thought, ‘I have to be able to 3D print them!’”
Ola Shekhtman is the designer behind Cityscape Rings. Her jewelry collection is 3D printed by Shapeways and sold on-demand via Shapeways’ e-commerce integration with Etsy.

The Shapeways Advantage

Industrial 3D Manufacturing

We use the most advanced manufacturing technology and materials for 3D printing on demand.​

Fast Turnaround

Fast turnaround times for 3D printing on demand ensure you’ll get your prototypes back more efficiently than with traditional manufacturing processes.​

Reliable Quality

Accurate and repeatable 3D printing processes result in precision parts every single time.​

Leading-Edge Manufacturing Technology

We use the most advanced manufacturing technology and materials from cutting-edge industry leaders.

3D Printing On Demand

Whether you need to prototype one part or enable mass customization on a single product, Shapeways has the manufacturing technology to meet your needs

90+ Materials

With over 90 materials ranging from versatile plastic to steel, aluminum and other precious metals, we have what you need for any case.

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