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How Shapeways Fits Your Education


Create Your Design

  • As you create your 3D model, you have access to material guidelines, tutorials and a global community and support team.


Upload to Shapeways

  • Your 3D model goes through automated printability checks and you get instant pricing in 40+ high-quality materials.


We Bring it to Life

  • Studying architecture, engineering or design? We 3D print your project using the latest industrial 3D printers.


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  • Fast turnaround time and global shipping, so you can hold your product in your hands as soon as possible.

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Join Shapeways Crew!

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We would love for you to get involved, host 3D printing workshops, share your ideas and feedback, and contribute to the growth of Shapeways and 3D printing!

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Introducing: The Shapeways
Education Grant

Contest Prize

Are you a student pushing the boundaries of 3D printing? Are you experimenting with new applications for 3D printing and design, engaging your creativity and pushing materials to their limits?

The team at Shapeways is excited to support the next generation of 3D printing innovation through our Education Grant Program. Twice a year Shapeways will award printing credit to select student projects that expand, enhance and push the boundaries of 3D printing. Special consideration is given to student members of Shapeways crew.

How to submit:

    Send an email to education@shapeways.com with the following:
  • You contact information, including name, email, phone number, and university affiliation.
  • A 1-page resume. If working on a group project please include the resume all group members.
  • A 500 word project description that includes the project concept, how you plan to execute it, scope and goals and objectives.
  • A 250 word statement of interest that addresses the following: how does this project push the boundaries of 3D design and printing; how will support from Shapeways help this project achieve its potential; and how will this project impact your studies and your career?
  • Up to five work samples including examples of past work, renders or prototypes for the current projects. Submit files in one compressed folder as high quality jpgs.
  • Make sure have a Shapeways account registered with a valid student email address

You must be a current student at an accredited university enrolled in a degree program. If you applying with a group project select a member from your group to represent you in the application process. You must register for an account with a university email address on Shapeways.com. You must submit all requested materials by the final application date. The Shapeways Education Grant call for applications closes on December 1 for the fall semester and April 1 for the spring semester. Notification will be by email 2 weeks after the deadline.

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Create with our 2D to 3D App

Create with our 2D to 3D App

3D printing is accessible to everyone through easy-to-use 3D modeling tools and apps. If you don't know how to 3D model or want to create something quickly and easily, you can start with an image or drawing and convert it to a 3D model using our 2D to 3D app.

Beginner's guide to 3D Modeling for 3D Printing

Beginner's guide to 3D Modeling for 3D Printing

Shapeways and Skillshare have teamed up to bring you an Introduction to 3D Printing course taught by our very own Lauren Slowik. You'll learn how to model a 3D, hand-held, print-ready object from start to finish.

How I Made: A Skull Ring from a 3D Scan

How I Made: A Skull Ring from a 3D Scan

When you start 3D modeling be patient. Keep an eye on some details, like the texture your material of choice will have, and the effect of that in the aesthetics of your design. It's always a good idea to start slow, and take note of the information available in the Shapeways site and forums in order to avoid frustrations.

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