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Shapeways’ 2021 Predictions For 3D Printing Market

NEW YORK, NY - December 2, 2020 – Shapeways, a leader in the additive manufacturing space for business and consumer customers, predicts what 2021 holds for the industry. To date, Shapeways has manufactured more than 12 million 3D printed parts on over 10 technologies using 75 different materials for customers. Gathering insights from industry insiders, strategic partners, and high-profile business and consumer customers, Shapeways has the pulse on the 3D printing industry.

Forward AM Partners with Shapeways to Enable Additive Manufacturing Production at Scale

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - July 23, 2020 – Forward AM, a leading global supplier of high-performance materials and services for 3D printing, has partnered with Shapeways, the world’s leading technology platform for product creation through 3D printing, to offer customers the ability to order 3D printed items online made with Forward AM material. The co-branded website uses Shapeways’ proprietary technology and allows consumers to learn more about Forward AM materials, upload 3D models, get instant pricing for the manufacture of finished products, and quickly and easily place an order.

Royal DSM & Shapeways Partner: Developing & Customizing Scalable 3D Printing Solutions

NEW YORK, NY – November 29, 2019 – While many different organizations have the lofty mission of changing the world, businesses like Royal DSM put their words, and their plans, into impressive action. Now, the Netherlands-headquartered global company continues its scientific focus on international sustainability—with a deepening interest in 3D printing—signified by their recent announcement that they will be teaming up with Shapeways to continue developing new solutions.

Shapeways and Henkel Enter 3D Materials Partnership

NEW YORK, NY – November 13, 2019 – New York-headquartered 3D printing marketplace and service bureau Shapeways has entered into an agreement with leading material provider Henkel. Working with the Loctite materials brand, the partners aim to expand Henkel’s material provisions for large-scale additive manufacturing under the ‘Loctite powered by Shapeways’ program.

Shapeways Introduces SLA Materials For High Quality Large Visual Prototypes

NEW YORK, NY – June 25, 2019 – Shapeways announced the addition of Stereolithography (SLA) to its self-serve portfolio. One of the first 3D printing technologies developed, SLA technology delivers higher resolution and detail for visual prototypes, as well as a smoother surface with limited layer lines regardless of size.

Shapeways Announces Etsy E-commerce Integration For New And Current Customers Selling On The E-commerce Site

NEW YORK, NY – April 16, 2019 – Shapeways announced the launch of the Etsy E-commerce Integration – a seamless integration for Etsy shop owners to directly manage orders and fulfillment straight from Shapeways. Shapeways will be offering the service to new and current customers at no charge with the start of the launch.

Shapeways And Eos Partner To Offer Market-ready Solution For Orthosis And Prosthesis With Pa11

NEW YORK, NY – March 30, 2019 – Shapeways is making PA11, the nylon material, available to its customers. The availability of this material is a result of the ongoing partnership between Shapeways and EOS, the global technology leader for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. With this launch, Shapeways has become one of the first suppliers in the industry that is able to offer and supply market-ready orthosis and prosthesis to all designers and businesses of all sizes.

Shapeways Announces Partnership With Carbon ®, Bringing The Most Advanced 3d Printing Technologies And Materials To Its Customers

NEW YORK, NY – February 28, 2019 – Shapeways announced its partnership with Carbon, Inc., the revolutionary Digital Manufacturing Platform, based in Silicon Valley. With this partnership, Shapeways’ customers will now have access to Carbon’s unique Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) technology and materials, making new business and product opportunities possible.

Shapeways And Stratasys Empower Designers And Creators With New Full-color, Multi-material 3d Printing Manufacturing Services

NEW YORK, NY – September 25, 2018 – Shapeways announced the company is teaming up with Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) to make full-color, multi-material 3D printing more accessible to designers and creators. These new manufacturing services are based on one of the world’s only full-color, multi-material 3D printers: the Stratasys J750.

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

NEW YORK, NY – 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, NY – 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.



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