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!

12,000,000 +

Parts 3D Printed


3D Printing Technologies


Professional Materials


Countries Shipped


3D Printed Architectural Models

Residential, Commercial, Landscape, and Industrial architectural models are easily produced.

  • Full 3D model lets you view every angle of a scale model prior to submitting your design to clients.
  • Exponentially faster production than traditional model- making methods.

Engineering & Design

Digital fabrication, specifically 3D printing, enables cutting edge designs and sturctures never before seen.

  • Zero order minimums
  • Over 75+ high quality materials
  • Prototype to final finished product

Educational, Training and Surgical Planning Models

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

  • Research tools and models
  • Educational communication
  • Training and planning

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

Industrial 3D Manufacturing

We use the most advanced manufacturing technology and materials to provide you with professional and market-ready products.

Fast Turnaround

Our quick turnaround times ensure that you’ll get your prototypes back faster than you would with traditional manufacturing processes.

Reliable Quality

Accurate and repeatable printing process allows you to print your products with precision every single 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

75+ Materials

With over 75 materials ranging from versatile plastic to steel, aluminum and other precious metals, we have what you need for any case.

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