Shapeways 3D Printed Nasal Swabs 

for COVID-19 Testing

Order Nasal Swabs

Shapeways has 12 years of 3D printing experience and has industrial manufacturing capabilities to produce medical-grade 3D printed devices and solutions.


We have partnered with EnvisionTEC to produce unsterilized and individually-packed sterilized nasal swabs in our FDA-approved facility in Long Island City, New York. These are currently being manufactured for hospitals and healthcare providers.

3D printed nasal swab

Total Length: 148mm 

Handle Diameter: 2.5mm 

Neck Diameter: 1mm 

Neck Length: 39mm

Head Diameter: 3mm 

Head Length: 17mm

Head Feature Thickness: 0.4mm

Handle Breakpoint Diameter: 1.5mm

3D Printed Nasal Swab Specifications

E-Guide Soft C-29C resin Non-cytotoxic, not a sensitizer, non irritating

D395147

D395151

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are nasal swabs?

TNasal swabs (or more technically speaking, nasopharyngeal swabs) are used to collect samples from the back of the throat or nasal cavity. Shapeways has partnered with EnvisionTEC to produce chemically-safe swabs that would bend 180 degrees without breaking and be able to safely collect viral particles from the nasal passage for use in testing.


Are the swabs packaged and sterilized?

The swabs are available in sterilized and unsterilized options. The sterilized swabs are packaged individually.


Are 3D printed nasal swabs safe?

The swabs are Class 1 devices and are registered on the FDA website and an IRB-approved clinical trial has been completed. See report of the clinical trial here.


Do the swabs cause any interference with PCR or molecular test platforms?

As part of the rigorous testing performed by BIDMC, a spiked sample was used to test performance of the 3D printed swab against a polyester control swab. The results between the two swabs did not vary.