Shapeways Prints Over 2 Million Objects A Year ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Marvin_J, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Marvin_J
    Marvin_J Active Member
    A found an old Article from 2015 where the CEO from Shapeways said that they print 183.000 Objects a month.
    So this was for 2 years, maybe today there are 3,4 Million?
    I cant belives this high number, how much printer they have? 100,500?
    And the Marktplace ist only a small number in this, so 5 % ? I donth think that so much people buy here something.
  2. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Does not seem that unlikely, given that many of these objects will be quite small. So on the order of hundreds per printer volume (or day) for the big machines they have. Guesstimating some 10 EOS ("strong&flexible") printers each at the two factories, plus at least 4-5 printers for the acrylics, say two each for "sandstone", an unknown number of production partners (not least ExOne for all "steel") it does add up. (Not sure if production will actually have increased as much as you assume in the past two years, consumer 3d printing still appears to be far from a mainstream occupation at least in my circles).
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  3. Marvin_J
    Marvin_J Active Member
    So where is the Statement from Shapeways?
  4. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Could be they are still counting :D
    (Or perhaps current policy is to not let the competition know how big and successful they really are)
  5. MitchellJetten
    MitchellJetten Shapeways Employee CS Team