Philips introduces Shapeways 3D printing by Internet



Netherlands-based Philips has founded a new company called Shapeways that does inexpensive remote 3D printing. Just send them a 3D design and they’ll make it out of a variety of materials and send it back to you. It’s still in beta and although Boingboing got 500 free signups for their readers, they’re all gone.

Let’s wait and see what the verdict is.



  1. lemony says:

    it’s not a new technology, though. architects and designers have been using similar machines for years

  2. Branko Collin says:

    I believe what’s new is that is now made so widely available.

  3. John says:

    Hi this is John from Shapeways thanks for the coverage on your blog. Shapeways definitely is now going to make 3D printing more available to everyone architects, designers to everyday consumers. I definitely agree with Branko.

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