Press Corner Archives - 2010


Shapeways raises $5 million in series A funding; opens headquarters in New York (2010-09-23)
Shapeways (, the online community and marketplace for personalized production using 3D printing, announces that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Union Square Ventures in New York and Index Ventures in London. Shapeways will also move its headquarters to New York, with offices remaining in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Download press release in PDF introduces High Gloss Black and White Glass (2010-06-24)
After introducing Milky White Matte Glass only 8 weeks ago, Shapeways is now extending its position of introducing new consumer friendly materials and this with the two new Gloss finishes. As a result, consumers are able to purchase and personalize unique glass giftware in three different glass finishes.

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SolidWorks users can upload a design directly to (2010-06-23)
SolidWorks users can upload a design directly to with just a click of a button and then opt to 3D print it in a number of materials currently offered by Shapeways, including stainless steel, glass, full color sandstone and a variety of durable plastics.

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Shapeways releases “Color it!”- Personalized Pets (2010-12-05)
Shapeways announced a new range in children’s art. Parents can now capture the moment and turn their children’s drawings into a one-of-a-kind piece of 3D printed art. With this new concept, parents simply need to download the coloring sheet from, let their children color it, either scan it or take a picture of it and then upload it to Shapeways.

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      3D print objects in Glas is first globally to offer anyone the ability to 3D print objects in Glass (2010)
Shapeways announced the addition of Milky White Matte Glass to its suite of materials available for personal production. Shapeways is the first commercial service that will allow 3D designers to manufacture glass objects for both their personal use and to be sold in the Shapeways shops.

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