Inside Shapeways, the 3D-Printing Factory of the Future

When you walk into the Shapeways headquarters in a sprawling New York City warehouse building, it doesn't feel like a factory. It's something different, somehow unforgettable, inevitably new. As it should be. This is one of the world's first full service 3D-printing factories, and it's not like any factory I've ever… » 6/20/14 10:05am 6/20/14 10:05am

9 Amazing Pieces of Art Sculpted Entirely by 3D Printer

This week, Gizmodo got a peek at some seriously awesome sculptures made entirely by 3D printer at the 3D Printshow. The exhibit, hosted by Adobe and Shapeways, shows how you can create stunning art with nothing more than Photoshop and a 3D printer. And maybe a whole lot of talent, but we're not sure where you can buy… » 2/17/14 9:00am 2/17/14 9:00am

3D-Printed Siphon Makes Sharing Drinks Impossibly Easy

Anyone who's ever emptied a pool or stolen gas from a car's tank knows how a siphon works, but that doesn't make this 3D printed Wave toy seem any less magical. Seeing it in action you'd assume there was some kind of sorcery involved here, as one side of the Wave draws liquid to the other until both glasses have the… » 1/02/14 10:00am 1/02/14 10:00am

7 Reasons Never to Give 4Chan a 3D Printer

Over at 3D printing marketplace Shapeways.com, inspired individuals are free to post their 3D-printable creations for all the world to buy. And sure, there's some more benign items like art and iPhone cases littered among the clutter, but dig a little deeper and you'll find what Shapeways' masses really want:… » 12/13/13 12:00pm 12/13/13 12:00pm

How Shapeways Squeezes Every Last Bit Out of a 3D Printing Run

With the help of the latest in 3D printing technology, Shapeways has redefined how a factory floor works. Instead of an assembly line where workers slowly assemble a single product, a sea of 3D printers methodically build up a myriad of different objects all at the same time. And to maximize the print runs—which can… » 8/15/13 11:05am 8/15/13 11:05am

Turn a Milk Jug Into a Watering Can Without Hacking It To Bits

Shapeways seller OliveBird is slowly becoming the single best endorsement for 3D printers. First, they brilliantly upgraded the lowly button with an improved design that allows it to wrangle your headphone cords, and now they've created a similarly genius attachment that turns empty milk jugs into watering cans. » 6/24/13 1:50pm 6/24/13 1:50pm

Shapeways Now Lets You 3D Print With Soft, Squishy Plastic

Are you ready for an influx of 3D printed sandal and slip-on shoe designs? Shapeways, your one stop shop for 3D printing when you don't want to shell out for a printer of your own, is now offering a new material called Elasto Plastic, a flexible off-white elastomer. It's soft and squishy, but still returns to its… » 5/31/13 1:07pm 5/31/13 1:07pm

Dita Von Teese Flaunts the First 3D-Printed Dress You Might Actually…

You're looking at the first fully articulated 3D-printed dress. Printed off at Shapeways, the piece was designed by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitoni specifically for burlesque star Dita Von Teese. In the future, this is the kind of clothing you might be able to get from a department store. » 3/07/13 12:31pm 3/07/13 12:31pm