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Save on 3D prints and ship them anywhere in the world

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 Shapeways

  • 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

Price was very affordable. You guys have the best submission system and tools... And it most importantly, it looks fantastic!
Branden C. - 3D Artist
Since the moment I saw 3D printing capability, especially through Shapeways, a whole new world opened in front of me.
Alharith - Shopowner
Love shapeways, you can get inexpensive & very highly detailed 3D prints to realize your ideas.
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Shapeways is awesome. The ability to create anything your imagination and capabilities allow is a powerful thing. I'm in love.
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Get the Help to Get You Started

How to Prepare your Render/Animation Model for 3D Printing

How to Prepare your Render/Animation Model for 3D Printing

Expert 3D Animators that are new to 3D printing have expressed their frustration in uploading their geometry straight to the printers. This tutorial is designed to help bring your models ready for animation, ready to be 3D Printed.

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 money, sometimes a LOT of money, 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

Shapeways only charges you for the amount of material you use. There is no penalty for complexity or the bounding box of your model. This makes some products seem surprisingly inexpensive, like spectacles and jewelry, and for some products, more expensive. Here are three tricks to optimize your design for the lowest cost 3D printing.

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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