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Shapeways Announces Spring & Wonder, Completely Customizable Jewelry Collection

New York – June 20, 2018 – Shapeways, the leading platform redefining product creation through services to ‘design, make and sell’ using 3D printing technologies – today unveiled Spring & Wonder, a fully customizable line of 3D printed jewelry. Bringing together artistry and technology, shoppers can personalize the design, look, and material of each piece from three distinct collections. This unprecedented technology demonstrates the way in which brands can seamlessly integrate 3D modeling technology into their online shopping experiences

Shapeways Announces $30M in New Funding Led by Lux Capital: Series E Funding Will Accelerate Shapeways’ Expansion

New York – April 19, 2018 – Shapeways, the leading platform redefining product creation through services to ‘design, make and sell’ using 3D printing technologies – today announced $30M Series E led by Lux Capital. Other participants in this round include Union Square Ventures, INKEF Capital and Andreessen Horowitz all recommitting as earlier investors. The capital will be used to accelerate company growth and launch additional services to support Shapeways’ overall vision to become the complete end-to-end platform helping creators ‘design, make, and sell,’ regardless of 3D modeling experience.

Shapeways Appoints Greg Kress as New CEO

New York – February 21, 2018 – Shapeways, the New York-based 3D printing service and marketplace, today announced the official appointment of Gregory Kress as CEO. Kress’ hiring will accelerate Shapeways’ end-to-end platform expansion allowing creators of all levels to design, make, and sell their ideas.

Shapeways and Valve Announce Unprecedented Licensing Access for Enthusiasts

New York - September 27, 2017 - Shapeways and Valve today announced a landmark program to allow anyone to make and sell 3D printed objects based on Valve's game franchises and hardware.

Shapeways Announces Transition of Co-Founder and CEO Peter Weijmarshausen

New York - August 10, 2017 - Shapeways today announced the transition of Co-Founder and CEO Peter Weijmarshausen. Weijmarshausen will step away from his CEO role while remaining on the Shapeways board. COO Tom Finn has been appointed interim CEO while the Shapeways board conducts a search for a permanent replacement.

Shapeways Invites Designers to Innovate for HP's Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printer

New York - April 26, 2017 - Shapeways today announced that it has invited 3D printing designers from around the world to apply for its upcoming early access program following the successful installation of the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer.

Shapeways Launches Interlocking Metals for 3D Printing

New York - August 25, 2016 - Shapeways announced the launch of interlocking metals in their printing portfolio, making it the first online 3D printing company to publicly offer this capability.

South Park™ Partners with Source3 to Launch 3D Printed Consumer Products

New York - August 23, 2016 - Source3™, the world's first platform for end-to-end management of intellectual property in user-generated content (UGC), has officially launched the first set of 3D printed South Park characters celebrating the 20th season of the series, via Shapeways.

Panalpina and Shapeways enter into strategic partnership for 3D printing

Panalpina and the U.S. based 3D printing company Shapeways have entered into a strategic partnership which will enable both companies to expand their digital manufacturing capabilities globally. Panalpina sees digital manufacturing and 3D printing specifically as a perfect complement to its Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) offering, giving customers the possibility to customize products and bring production closer to consumer demand.

Shapeways Announces Collaboration With HP Inc. on New HP Jet Fusion 3D Print Solution

New York, NY - May 17, 2016 - Shapeways, the world’s leading 3D printing service and marketplace for consumers, today announced a collaboration with HP Inc. to help drive the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution. Shapeways is the first company to receive an early prototype unit in its Eindhoven factory and is working closely with HP offering real-time feedback.

Shapeways Now Offering 3D Selfies in the Netherlands

NEW YORK, September 28, 2015 – Shapeways announced today that it is enabling everyone in the Netherlands to get a 3D Selfie! The world’s largest 3D printing service and marketplace has partnered with nine shops throughout the Netherlands to 3D print Selfies of people that get scanned.

Shapeways Raises $30 Million to Redefine How Products Are Made

NEW YORK, June 30, 2015 – Shapeways, the world’s largest 3D printing service, marketplace and community, today announces a new round of funding, led by The Netherlands based investor, INKEF Capital. Hewlett Packard Ventures and Presidio Ventures, the investment arm of the Tokyo-based Sumitomo Corporation, also participated in the round, as well as current investors Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, and Lux Capital. Robert Jan Galema of INKEF Capital joins the Shapeways board.

Shapeways And DJI Announce Partnership To Enable Community-Designed 3D Printed Drone Accessories

Mythbusters' Adam Savage working with 3D printing community to inspire creative and functional drone modifications

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