Industrial Grade 3D
Printing for Education

Use 3D Printing for any of your educational needs. 

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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High-Quality Prototypes

Students can research and design complex projects and see their ideas come to life. By leveraging 3D printing, designs can be changed and adapted until the student gets the project perfect to turn in for their assignment.

Engineering and Design

Students may be on a learning curve, but they gain critical insight into product development, how to design for additive manufacturing, and discover the different 3D printing technologies, materials, and finishes for 3D printing

Educational, Training and Surgical Planning Models

Full color printing to show conceptual and literal models in physical form, such as molecule and organ models.

Case Studies

Manufacture high-quality products in 75+ of the best materials and finishes, from plastics to metals.
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Ricardo Simian
Researching, testing and developing musical instruments is a very expensive process using traditional production methods. For a more practical and affordable approach, Ricardo Simian uses Shapeways to 3D print his award-winning wind instruments.
The Postdigital Printmaker
"Shapeways gave us access to industrial-scale printers in the prototype phase so that we could scale up the process without having to repeat testing.” The Postdigital Printmaker community of 7,000+ artists found the perfect solution to incorporate 3D printing with their artistic practices.


The task: create an affordable gearbox to assist in robotics, wind turbines, and other fields that could deliver a high reduction ratio.

The Shapeways Advantage

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

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

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