Shapeways NYC Base

By on November 25th, 2011 in Service


Shapeways, one of the leading 3D print services, announced it’s opening up a New York City production facility. This plant would include a variety of 3D printers suitable for printing customer objects on demand. While they already can do this with a European production facility in Eindhoven and through a network of partner 3D print services, having their own offers some advantages. Mostly these advantages are faster production and possibly lower costs (at least for Shapeways). The reduction in intercontinental shipping is obviously good for the environment, too. Shapeways customers could see diminished production and ship times if they reside in North America. 
We think 3D print services is really a volume-driven business. As Shapeways grows they’ll be able to add more capabilities and locations. This is but one more step. 

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!