Shapeways is a Dutch-founded, New York-based 3D printing marketplace and service. Shapeways’ mission is to make it possible for everyone to design, make and sell products. The models are printed with their own 3D printers (HP and EOS printers). Via the Shapeways website it is possible to have your own models printed, adapt existing models (via the so-called Co-Creator Platform) or to buy models from designers directly via the Shapeways Shops. 3D designers can open a Shop to sell products directly via Shapeways.

Company profile

Business Type3D Printing Service
Headquarter(s)New York, NY (USA)
Other locations
Founder(s) Peter Weijmarshausen, Robert Schouwenburg, Marleen Vogelaar.
CertifiedISO 9001:2015


Technologies SLS, SLA, MJF, Binder Jetting, SLM, Material Jetting, Wax Casting, DLS (CLIP)
Material TypesPolymers, Metals
MaterialsTPU, PA11, PA12, PA12 Glass Beads, Accura 60, Accura Xreme, Accura Xtreme White 200, Sandstone, Steel, Stainless Steel 316L, Aluminum, Copper, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Brass, Gold Plated Brass, Rhodium Plated Brass, EPU 40, RPU70, UMA90
Supported File FormatsDAE, OBJ, STL, X3D, X3DB, X3DV, WRL
Post ProcessingPainting
Traditional Technologies
Additional services3D Design, Marketplace (shop)
Payment MethodsCredit Card, PayPal, Bank Transfer
Delivery TimesDepending on material