Bring your Tinkercad designs to life

Easy, interactive 3D printing: from your mind to design
to in your hands

Tinkercad and Shapeways, Better Together

Help All Along the Way

Global Customer Service Team and in-depth tutorials to answer your questions

Highest Quality Prints

3D print in 40 high-quality materials, using the best industrial 3D printers available

Engage the Community

Get support and feedback from the world's largest 3D printing community

How it Works


Design Your Product

  • Tutorials on how to design for 3D printing. Guidelines for each material. Support from a global design community.


Upload to

  • Instant pricing. Automated checks. Tools to improve printability.


We'll Make it Come to Life

  • Latest industrial 3D printing technology. High-quality materials. High-touch quality control (from quality checks to finishing).


And Deliver to Your Door

  • Fast turnaround time. Global shipping options.

What our community is saying

Proof that @shapeways is for everyone: I'm a 12 yr old designer, and made my own iPod case with #3DPrinters.
Brendan C., student
Shapeways has been super with me! I am new to this and they always take the time to answer all my questions... Shapeways and its employees are incredible!
Dianna C.
Price was very affordable. You guys have the best submission system and tools... And it most importantly, it looks fantastic!
Branden C., 3D Artist
Fast easy and fun.
Nick H.

Get the Help to Get You Started

Choosing the best material for your products

Choosing the best material for your products

When picking materials for your model, think about how the material will help to position it as a product. Is it an exclusive piece that you want to only offer in Premium Silver? Or a versatile design that looks great in a range of materials and price points?

Creating Hollow Designs

Creating Hollow Designs

When you create an object with Shapeways, the order price is primarily determined by the actual printed material volume. An easy way to save some moneyâ??sometimes a LOT of moneyâ??is by making your object hollow. This short tutorial will explain the basics of hollow objects for 3D printing with Shapeways.

Design for Cheaper Printing

Design for Cheaper Printing

To best assist you in designing your 3D models, we’ve collected a series of design tips to help you optimize the price of your model, based on the material you are printing in.

Designing for Full Color Printing

Designing for Full Color Printing

Like many of our printer technologies, our Full Color Sandstone printers work by laying down thin layers of powder and selectively binding this powder together to produce solid parts. Unlike our other printer technologies, this printer also uses a set of CMYK printheads to color the part while binding the powder together to produce the colorful solid parts.

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