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Shapeways Announces Partnership with Carbon – Bringing the Most Advanced 3D Printing Technologies & Materials to its Customers

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3D printing industry giants come together to enable small and midsize businesses easy access to innovative materials

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Shapeways Announces Partnership with Carbon/Image Credit: Shapeways

Shapeways, the world’s leading manufacturer of 3D printed goods for small and mid-sized businesses globally, today announced its partnership with Carbon, the revolutionary 3D printing technology manufacturer. Shapeways’ customers will now have access to Carbon’s revolutionary 3D printing technology and materials.

By partnering with Carbon, Shapeways continues to lead the industry by offering businesses of all sizes the availability to work with the world’s top 3D printing technologies and making the most diverse materials easily accessible. Carbon has been a pioneer in the 3D industry since its founding in 2013, and has worked with world-renowned brands such as Lamborghini to digitally manufacture auto parts at scale, and has allowed Adidas to challenge the sneaker industry with Carbon’s Digital Light SynthesisTM technology.

“Shapeways is on a mission to make 3D printing technology accessible to every entrepreneur who strives to bring their innovations to life and build a business”, said Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways. “The partnership with Carbon will enable us to support our customers better in their mission to push the boundaries of their industries”

The potential created by Carbon’s technology being available to Shapeways’ customers is endless. With the access to flexible materials, life changing products can be produced cost effectively. At launch, three new materials have been added to Shapeways’ lineup including:

Above: Carbon Elastomeric polyurethane material used to print Gaskets, Seals, and other parts/Image Credit: Shapeways

Elastomeric polyurethane, a highly elastic tear resistant and resilient material- great for printing Gaskets, Seals, Vibration Isolation, Cushioning, Foam-Like Products

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Above: Carbon Rigid polyurethane material used to print Housings, Casings, automotive parts, and other parts/Image Credit: Shapeways

Rigid polyurethane, a versatile tough and rigid material – great for Housings & Casings, Mounts, Automotive Parts, Medical & Prosthetics, Industrial Parts, Consumer Products. RPU 70 has a UL 94 HB flame resistance classification.

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Above: Carbon Elastomeric polyurethane material used to print Jigs & Fixtures, Figurines, Prototypes and other parts/Image Credit: Shapeways

Urethane methacrylate, a tough, rigid resins similar to conventional SLA- used to manufacture Clips, Propellers, Jigs & Fixtures, Figurines & Prototypes.

Additional materials will be launching throughout 2019.

Talking about the partnership, Carbon CEO & Founder Joseph De Simone said, “We are beyond excited about our partnership with Shapeways. Carbon and Shapeways’ missions are similar and look to expand creator’s creativity and help them push the boundaries of the products they can design. By partnering with Shapeways, Carbon is now able to offer our technology on a new platform, allowing for businesses of all sizes to take advantage of our innovative materials and printing. We hope that by expanding to Shapeways’ customers, we can be the catalyst to innovative life changing creations.”

About Shapeways: Shapeways is redefining product creation. The platform enables creators to bring their ideas to life with services to design, make and sell products made via 3D printing manufacturing. Shapeways has over 1 million creators and has printed over 10 million products. Printing in over 40 materials and finishes, Shapeways has factories and offices in New York, the Netherlands, and a network of innovative partners around the globe.

About Carbon: Carbon, the world’s leading Digital Manufacturing Platform, is reinventing how polymer products are designed, engineered, manufactured, and delivered, towards a digital and sustainable future. Based in Silicon Valley, Carbon brings together innovations in software, hardware, and molecular science to deliver industry-leading digital manufacturing solutions.


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