3D Printing for Lighter and Faster Drones

From strong plastics to polished metals, Shapeways’ materials can bring your ideas to life.

Getting Started

Upload your file. Don’t have a file? We can help.

Select a material and finish that best suits your product.

We’ll start printing your item using our industrial 3D printers and post process your product.
Your print will be shipped and will show up at your door ready to use!

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Parts 3D Printed


3D Printing Technologies


Professional Materials


Countries Shipped


Drone Modification

Develop drone parts for your individualized designs and needs.

  • Support structures
  • Camera gimbals
  • Drone frames
  • Landing gears
  • GoPro/Camera mount

Custom Drone Designs

Looking to design from scratch? Our team will help turn your ideas into a reality.

  • Pocket drones
  • Racing drones
  • Quadcopter drones

Professional Drone Development

Professional drones with highly custom functionalities and requirements. Innovate your offering with less weight, faster speed, longer battery life, and unique functionalities.

  • Imaging and aerial cinematography
  • Surveying
  • Topography analysis
  • Photogrammetry

Case Studies

Manufacture high-quality products in 75+ of the best materials and finishes, from plastics to metals.
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Kespry specializes in manufacturing drones for mapping and surveying. By 3D printing their drone parts, they were able to prototype and print the covers for their drones’ electronic components and cut costs substantially.
Quantum Systems
From rapid prototyping to final production parts, Quantum Systems quickly grow their company by utilizing Shapeways 3D printing to manufacture complex yet lightweight parts for their drones.


Drone 3D Printing
By using Shapeways, Kespry is able to quickly iterate to meet evolving customer needs while maintaining reasonable costs.

Why 3D Printing?

Reduce Assembly Time

Don’t waste time putting products together! Rely on 3D printing to make complex geometries that can be printed as one piece—or consolidated in one build.

Fast Turnaround

Working on a project for a customer that has to be just right? Get models back fast, and 3D print new iterations, if needed, for final feedback and production.

Reliable Quality

Proprietary processes, expert 3D printing operators, and inspections are our secrets to delivering exceptional, quality products every time.

Leading-Edge Manufacturing Technology

We use the most advanced manufacturing technology and materials from cutting-edge industry leaders.

3D Printing On Demand

Whether you need to prototype one part or enable mass customization on a single product, Shapeways has the manufacturing technology to meet your needs

90+ Materials and Finishings

With over 90 materials and finishings ranging from versatile plastic to steel, aluminum and other precious metals, we have what you need for any case.

We can help you scale your business.