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Shapeways to Accelerate Expansion in 3D Printing with $30M Series E Funding

Shapeways to Accelerate Expansion in 3D Printing with $30M Series E Funding

As Shapeways continues on its quest to expand in business operations and strategic offerings, the 3D printing platform announces a major step forward today with its $30 million Series E funding round. Three years after its most recent $30M infusion in venture funding, familiar names are back to bring more capital resources to the popular community. […]

As Shapeways continues on its quest to expand in business operations and strategic offerings, the 3D printing platform announces a major step forward today with its $30 million Series E funding round. Three years after its most recent $30M infusion in venture funding,...
Elegant 3D Printed B3RD Flaps as Playful Mechanical Art

Elegant 3D Printed B3RD Flaps as Playful Mechanical Art

Designer Mike Le Page, PhD loves birds, and it shows in his 3D printed creations, which have continued to evolve over time. In 2016, he first introduced his 3D printed Dove, a sculpture with flapping wings that he was inspired to create as a response to the wars happening around the world. He followed that […]

Designer Mike Le Page, PhD loves birds, and it shows in his 3D printed creations, which have continued to evolve over time. In 2016, he first introduced his 3D printed Dove, a sculpture with flapping wings that he was inspired to create as a response to the wars...
Exclusive Interview: Shapeways Introduces New CEO, Vision to Bridge the Gap in 3D Printing and Design

Exclusive Interview: Shapeways Introduces New CEO, Vision to Bridge the Gap in 3D Printing and Design

Back in August, Shapeways co-founder Peter Weijmarshausen stepped down as the company’s CEO. During the transition phase, COO Tom Finn has served as interim CEO. Today, the company announces that a permanent CEO has been appointed, as Gregory Kress takes up the reins of the New York City-based 3D printing service and marketplace. “While excited about how […]

Back in August, Shapeways co-founder Peter Weijmarshausen stepped down as the company’s CEO. During the transition phase, COO Tom Finn has served as interim CEO. Today, the company announces that a permanent CEO has been appointed, as Gregory Kress takes up the...
3DCompare Connects Innovative Professionals with 3D Printing Service Bureaus

3DCompare Connects Innovative Professionals with 3D Printing Service Bureaus

If you are new to the world of 3D printing, it doesn’t take too much exploring these days to learn that a wide range of tools and resources are available—and around the world. Whether you are in the market to purchase hardware, software, unique materials, and far more, nearly everything you want, and in every […]

If you are new to the world of 3D printing, it doesn’t take too much exploring these days to learn that a wide range of tools and resources are available—and around the world. Whether you are in the market to purchase hardware, software, unique materials, and far...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 26, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: January 26, 2018

We’ll get the business out of the way first in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move on to some award news and a new 3D design challenge. SLM Solutions welcomes a new board member and Titomic has appointed a new executive, while BigRep is partnering with Trideus. A Shapeways employee explains why […]

We’ll get the business out of the way first in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move on to some award news and a new 3D design challenge. SLM Solutions welcomes a new board member and Titomic has appointed a new executive, while BigRep is...
R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Lighting Products

R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Lighting Products

The lighting industry is using LED technology to completely change its product offerings. 3D printing enables lighting manufacturers and lighting designers to achieve product innovation, process innovation and improved inventory management. The Research & Development Tax Credit Enacted in 1981, the Federal Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit allows a credit of up to 13 […]

The lighting industry is using LED technology to completely change its product offerings. 3D printing enables lighting manufacturers and lighting designers to achieve product innovation, process innovation and improved inventory management. The Research &...
Morphi Rings in the New Year With New Materials Tool

Morphi Rings in the New Year With New Materials Tool

Morphi, the 3D design app for education, has become increasingly versatile. Over the past year, the Morphi team has integrated AR and VR into the program and integrated it into Apple’s ARKit. They redesigned the user interface, enhanced the 2D to 3D tools, added obj file export, and expanded import and export to include Google Drive, […]

Morphi, the 3D design app for education, has become increasingly versatile. Over the past year, the Morphi team has integrated AR and VR into the program and integrated it into Apple’s ARKit. They redesigned the user interface, enhanced the 2D to 3D tools, added...
Shapeways CEO Speaks Out For Net Neutrality

Shapeways CEO Speaks Out For Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), headed by the uniquely irritating Ajit Pai, recently voted to overturn Obama-era net neutrality regulations. This is not particularly surprising given the current president’s manic desire to remove everything associated with Obama and his cabinet’s obsessive impulse to pander to the worst impulses in American business. The net neutrality protections […]

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), headed by the uniquely irritating Ajit Pai, recently voted to overturn Obama-era net neutrality regulations. This is not particularly surprising given the current president’s manic desire to remove everything...
3D Printing Trophies and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing Trophies and R&D Tax Credits

A positive company culture develops from how employees are treated and valued for their contributions. Once goals are achieved, individuals are often awarded for their accomplishments. The purpose of a reward program is to recognize and reward performance and behavior that meet the values and initiatives that meet the goals of the company. Typical recognition […]

A positive company culture develops from how employees are treated and valued for their contributions. Once goals are achieved, individuals are often awarded for their accomplishments. The purpose of a reward program is to recognize and reward performance and behavior...
Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all of their gifts wrapped and stashed neatly away in the closet. Sadly, I am not one of those people, which means my Christmas shopping will […]

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all of their gifts wrapped and stashed neatly away in the closet....
The Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy and the R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing

The Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy and the R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing

3D printing is a disruptive technology affecting nearly every manufacturing industry, with the toy industry being no exception.  Increased competition from online retailers and other technology oriented developments (that include 3D printers and home manufacturing) has forced Toys “R” Us to rethink its business strategy for the future. The once-dominant toy industry giant with over […]

3D printing is a disruptive technology affecting nearly every manufacturing industry, with the toy industry being no exception.  Increased competition from online retailers and other technology oriented developments (that include 3D printers and home manufacturing)...
Valve Collaborates with Fans Through New Shapeways 3D Printing Licensing Agreement

Valve Collaborates with Fans Through New Shapeways 3D Printing Licensing Agreement

3D printing has allowed gamers and fans everywhere to create their own figurines and accessories based on their favorite games, and to do so relatively easily. As we all know, the 3D printing world is full of murkiness when it comes to patent laws and copyright infringement, but Valve, the company behind games such as […]

3D printing has allowed gamers and fans everywhere to create their own figurines and accessories based on their favorite games, and to do so relatively easily. As we all know, the 3D printing world is full of murkiness when it comes to patent laws and copyright...
The Top 10 Most Significant 3D Printed Things

The Top 10 Most Significant 3D Printed Things

The definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things, as selected with exceeding unparalleled rigor by me. You could disagree with this list, but then you would be wrong. These things have all inspired us, are emblematic of major steps forward in 3D printing, are very important designs, are some of the most popular 3D […]

The definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things, as selected with exceeding unparalleled rigor by me. You could disagree with this list, but then you would be wrong. These things have all inspired us, are emblematic of major steps forward in 3D...
Raspberry UMPC & Nano Pi2 UMPC: French Designer Goes On to Create 3D Printed Bluetooth Switches

Raspberry UMPC & Nano Pi2 UMPC: French Designer Goes On to Create 3D Printed Bluetooth Switches

Guy Ehretsmann is a maker who possesses not only an enviable talent in 3D printing and electronics, but also a continued direction that is highly inspirational. As an occupational therapist at Pôle-Ergo in Lyon, France (as well as a technological consultant—no surprise!), Ehretsmann has been behind multiple projects helping to enable users all around the […]

Guy Ehretsmann is a maker who possesses not only an enviable talent in 3D printing and electronics, but also a continued direction that is highly inspirational. As an occupational therapist at Pôle-Ergo in Lyon, France (as well as a technological consultant—no...
A Leg and Two Tusks: Viktoria Modesta, Prosthetics, and Performance Art

A Leg and Two Tusks: Viktoria Modesta, Prosthetics, and Performance Art

This article from Shapeways Magazine shows how 3D printing can bring together prosthetics and performance. Viktoria Modesta is a model, musician, and self-described “bionic pop artist.” Born in Latvia, Modesta suffered a leg injury at birth and decided to have her left leg amputated below the knee in 2007. For the past several years, she has made prosthetics […]

This article from Shapeways Magazine shows how 3D printing can bring together prosthetics and performance. Viktoria Modesta is a model, musician, and self-described “bionic pop artist.” Born in Latvia, Modesta suffered a leg injury at birth and decided to...
Remixing Ancient Art at Samson Young’s Venice Biennale Exhibition ‘Songs for Disaster Relief’

Remixing Ancient Art at Samson Young’s Venice Biennale Exhibition ‘Songs for Disaster Relief’

This article from Shapeways Magazine shows how 3D printing can help in remixing ancient art for today’s world. At the top of the legendary Daru staircase in the Louvre stands a marble sculpture from the Hellenistic period, dating from around 190 BCE, of the Greek goddess of victory. Her expansive wings spread behind her in […]

This article from Shapeways Magazine shows how 3D printing can help in remixing ancient art for today’s world. At the top of the legendary Daru staircase in the Louvre stands a marble sculpture from the Hellenistic period, dating from around 190 BCE, of the...
In the 3D Printing Studio: Kasia Wisniewski’s Collected Edition

In the 3D Printing Studio: Kasia Wisniewski’s Collected Edition

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. Bugs in the kitchen. Flowers in an old illustration. Sources of inspiration can be unexpected. For artist and jewelry designer Kasia Wisniewski, one of the things that doesn’t seem to inspire her jewelry is, well, other jewelry. In each of her designs, Kasia emulates and celebrates elements of the natural world. And […]

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. Bugs in the kitchen. Flowers in an old illustration. Sources of inspiration can be unexpected. For artist and jewelry designer Kasia Wisniewski, one of the things that doesn’t seem to inspire her jewelry is,...
Four Fierce Female Designers Using Coding to Create

Four Fierce Female Designers Using Coding to Create

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. It’s been A WEEK, so we thought it would be nice, at this particular moment, to introduce you to some female designers who use 3D printing to combine a sophisticated use of coding with a stunning artistic aesthetic. Though that might seem contradictory to some (ahem), these women are creating groundbreaking […]

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. It’s been A WEEK, so we thought it would be nice, at this particular moment, to introduce you to some female designers who use 3D printing to combine a sophisticated use of coding with a stunning artistic...
Touring Your (Unbuilt) Dream Home: 3D Visualization in Architecture and Interior Design

Touring Your (Unbuilt) Dream Home: 3D Visualization in Architecture and Interior Design

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. Architects, developers, brokers, and interior designers often have to help their clients and prospective buyers envision a space that doesn’t exist yet. The traditional way to do this involved drawings made on drafting tables and hand-crafted models. However, technology has dramatically changed customer expectations, and over the past two decades glossy, photorealistic […]

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. Architects, developers, brokers, and interior designers often have to help their clients and prospective buyers envision a space that doesn’t exist yet. The traditional way to do this involved drawings made on...
Shapeways Co-Founder Peter Weijmarshausen Resigns as CEO, Will Remain on Company Board

Shapeways Co-Founder Peter Weijmarshausen Resigns as CEO, Will Remain on Company Board

3D printing platform and marketplace Shapeways is 10 years old this year – and with that milestone comes change. Back in 2007, Shapeways was co-founded by Peter Weijmarshausen, who helped to build the company while serving as CEO. This week Weijmarshausen has announced that he will be stepping back from his position of CEO, while […]

3D printing platform and marketplace Shapeways is 10 years old this year – and with that milestone comes change. Back in 2007, Shapeways was co-founded by Peter Weijmarshausen, who helped to build the company while serving as CEO. This week Weijmarshausen has...
Students Use 3D Printing Technology to Interact with Ancient Greek Artifacts at Victoria University of Wellington's Classics Museum

Students Use 3D Printing Technology to Interact with Ancient Greek Artifacts at Victoria University of Wellington's Classics Museum

One of the most important rules that children have drilled into their heads before museum field trips is to not touch the exhibits. But in recent years, 3D scanning and 3D printing technology has helped abolish this rule, and now all sorts of important artifacts and exhibits, from dinosaur fossils and mummies to famous paintings […]

One of the most important rules that children have drilled into their heads before museum field trips is to not touch the exhibits. But in recent years, 3D scanning and 3D printing technology has helped abolish this rule, and now all sorts of important artifacts and...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 18, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: July 18, 2017

We’re diving headfirst into some 3D printing legal and business news for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an additive manufacturing competition and a new additive manufacturing company, a new hybrid material, and a 3D printed solution to help you beat the summer heat. Shapeways has filed formal comments in the […]

We’re diving headfirst into some 3D printing legal and business news for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an additive manufacturing competition and a new additive manufacturing company, a new hybrid material, and a 3D printed solution...
Take Quality 3D Scans with Your iPhone Using the New Qlone App

Take Quality 3D Scans with Your iPhone Using the New Qlone App

3D scanning is still intimidating to many people, and that’s understandable. No matter how simple the scanner is to use, there’s a lot that goes into creating a 3D model from a scan. Mesh, point clouds, merging – there are a lot of unfamiliar terms when you first start learning about 3D scanning, and going […]

3D scanning is still intimidating to many people, and that’s understandable. No matter how simple the scanner is to use, there’s a lot that goes into creating a 3D model from a scan. Mesh, point clouds, merging – there are a lot of unfamiliar terms...
Mike Le Page Returns with the 3D Printed Mockingjay

Mike Le Page Returns with the 3D Printed Mockingjay

Talented designer Mike Le Page has returned with a fascinating new piece of work in the Mockingjay. This 3D printed bird represents a deep evolution from a project we saw early last year, which many of you may remember as the Dove (featuring 29 3D printed parts, as well as moving wings). When we last heard from […]

Talented designer Mike Le Page has returned with a fascinating new piece of work in the Mockingjay. This 3D printed bird represents a deep evolution from a project we saw early last year, which many of you may remember as the Dove (featuring 29 3D printed parts, as...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Mazuir Ross, Artist and 3D Print Shop Owner

3D Printing Spotlight On: Mazuir Ross, Artist and 3D Print Shop Owner

Every child has dreams about what they’d like to do when they grow up, but only some of us are lucky enough to achieve those goals – or to have any career that we love and are passionate about. When Mazuir Ross (who also goes by the name Rosalee Moore) was a child, she’d never […]

Every child has dreams about what they’d like to do when they grow up, but only some of us are lucky enough to achieve those goals – or to have any career that we love and are passionate about. When Mazuir Ross (who also goes by the name Rosalee Moore) was...
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