I emailed shapeways and this was there response.
Lefteri Koutsoulidakis (Shapeways)
Jan 13, 22:50 CET
Thanks for reaching out to us about this. I understand the concern for the shipping rates and agree that this is a hefty price to pay for such small item. Unfortunately we currently only have UPS as an option for the UK.
This is something we are looking to address this year, however this will take some time and we currently do not have any other options. This is a flat fee however, so a number of products can be shipped at this same rate. Understandably this rate is not ideal for single items and I truly am sorry for that.
If you have any additional questions please let me know.
Lefteri Koutsoulidakis | Customer Service Agent