Shapeways Gets Own 3D Printer

By on February 26th, 2011 in Event, Service


For some reason we thought Shapeways was a 3D print service. Well, it is – but now they *really* are because they now have their very own 3D printer on site. Previously all of their work was outsourced to a variety of partners. Outsourcing printing isn’t that surprising, given the massive selection of materials they make available; no single shop could do all of that. 
But now they have their first onsite 3D printer, apparently driven by the sudden appearance of floor space at the new Shapeways Eindhoven production facility and a rising need for quick-turnaround rapid orders. The new printer, an EOS Formiga P 100, can print in basic plastics as well as alumide in sizes up to 200 x 250 x 330mm. 
Now’s the time to order from Shapeways, especially if you need something in less than 48 hours. 
Via Shapeways (Hat tip to Linda)

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

1 comment

  1. Not all services outsource their printing. i.materialise is able to use their own machines since they are a division in a much larger 3D printing company. They have access to the world's largest collection of 3D printers contained under one roof.

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