Shapeways Announces Infinite Possibilities With Over Six Billion Product Variations In Its Marketplace

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shapeways from ShowStoppers for the Digital Holidays 2012 – Shapeways, the leading 3D printing community and marketplace, announced today that its marketplace of community designed 3D printed products contains over six billion variations. Considering the number of publicly available products and accounting for the material and customization options readily available, Shapeways can now offer its customers almost infinite possibility. This is nearly one unique product option for every person on the planet.

"3D printing is already enabling designers to make whatever they can imagine, but we're really excited that our marketplace empowers anyone to get exactly what they want," said Peter Weijmarshausen, Shapeways CEO and Co-Founder. "Using just your web browser you have access to six billion product variations, ready to be made just for you or anyone in your life."

Shapeways enables people to make, buy and sell anything they want using 3D printing. There are over 6,500 shops on Shapeways, in which customers all over the world can buy or customize products from independent designers. To date, Shapeways has created well over one million 3D printed products and currently has over 30 material options available.

About Shapeways is the world's leading 3D printing marketplace and community. The NY startup harnesses 3D printing to help anyone make and share their designs with the world, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring. Shapeways prints everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized. By providing a platform for community members to gain access to cutting edge 3D printing technology, Shapeways is democratizing creation for everyone. For more information, go to:

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