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Wax for Casting, the Ultimate Jeweler's Tool

We'll 3D print a wax model for you to cast into any metal


High-Quality Models

3D prints can be used like traditional wax for investment casting

Incredible Pricing

Less expensive wax means more profit
on each piece

Endless Possibilities

Easily craft intricate details and designs you can't make by hand

How it Works


Design Your Piece

  • Tutorials on how to design for 3D Printing. Design guidelines for wax and 40+ other materials. Support from a global design community.


Upload to Shapeways

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


We 3D Print a Wax Model

  • Latest industrial 3D printing technology. High-touch quality control. Wax ships in 10 days or less in custom padded packaging.


Use It to Cast Any Metal

  • No residual support material. Make any final customizations. Cast in your studio or favorite casting house.

What Our Community is Saying

3D printing technology allows us to capture our fantasies and imaginary forms.
Markéta Richterova and Zbynek Krulich - Blueberries
Many of the things I design are so complex that they would not be possible using traditional techniques, and I love how 3D printing takes jewelry design to the next level.
Maaike van der Horn - MCODE
I was always limited to jewelry supplies and designs that were available on the market. I was never able to really design and create my own pieces. 3D printing changed all that!
Ina Suffelers - OLA Jewelry
Shapeways is easy to work with, and has the quality level and price that gives me the freedom to realize my creations in the way I want to.
Summer Powell - Summerized

Get the Help to Get You Started

Material Info: Wax

Material Info: Wax

Our Materials Hub contains all the details about our high-resolution wax for investment casting. View our minimum printability rules and recommendations for successful metal casting. You can check out example designs and learn more about how wax is 3D printed.

How I Made a Custom Engagement Ring

How I Made a Custom Engagement Ring

Shapeways Community Manager Natalia Krasnodebska is a jeweler by trade, and she explains how she made a custom engagement ring for a client using a wax model. Nat walks you through her design and casting process and shows how she was able to cast a metal that Shapeways doesn't offer.

How to turn drawings into 3D files

How to turn drawings into 3D files

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. This app is great for designers who are new to 3D printing, to create custom, beautiful designs, jewelry and much more.

Hire a 3D Modeler

Hire a 3D Modeler

You can also partner with another designer to turn your jewelry ideas into 3D models that can be printed by Shapeways. Designers for Hire are Shapeways community members that are experts in designing for 3D printing and have experience designing for clients.



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