Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fwd: 3D Printspiration: A whole year of inspiration

What a year! Congratulations to my favorite innovation....

3D Printspiration: A whole year of inspiration


Highlights from 2014 and our predictions for the year to come!

Shapeways 3D PRINTSPIRATION



An Amazing Year in 3D Printing

As the year draws to a close, we put together a recap of 2014 along with some of our predictions for 2015. Here are some highlights, but don't miss the full story on our blog.
Material Innovationst
Material Innovations
We added 11 new materials to our material portfolio and dramatically reduced the cost of our most popular ones. From maker materials like a high-resolution wax for casting to stunning platinum and porcelain, there's so much more you can create in 2015.
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Revolutionized Product Design
Revolutionized Product Design
Designers used Shapeways to bring many new products to market this year, selling on our site and through a multitude of other storefronts. We launched Beta Products to spur product development, and added grants to our EDU program to encourage even more new ideas.
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Big Brands Join In
Big Brands Join In
We saw a flood of creativity when Hasbro opened up its IP, allowing designers to create their own custom versions of beloved characters. Through our work with Google and Made with Code, thousands of young girls were introduced to coding and 3D printing!
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3D Printed Product
New Production Capabilities
This fall we opened the doors to our new factory in Eindhoven. And continual efforts to improve our manufacturing led to more than just a drop in prices: lead times fell on metals & more, allowing you to bring your ideas to life even faster.
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Incredible Creations
Incredible Creations
From fitness and fashion to Kickstarter passions, 2014 brought 3D printing to more products and applications than ever before. We can't wait to see what gets 3D printed in the year ahead, or the barriers our community will break as you all continue to innovate.
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2014 Picks from the Shapeways Blog

The maker movement and open source development are changing perceptions of artificial intelligence. Read More »

A project to send Karlie Kloss around the world as a 3D print shows the fashion world recognizing the value of 3D printing. Read More »

Our designers were among the first to 3D model and print their own custom iPhone 6 cases just days after the release. Read More »

Our 2D to 3D app easily enables you to convert a 2D image or drawing to a 3D design. Read More »

Hero Forge raised support with a Kickstarter campaign to create an app that customizes figurines for table top gaming. Read More »



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