Co-Founder and CTO of Shapeways Robert Schouwenburg Moving On

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Robert Schouwenburg, CTO and co-founder of Shapeways, has announced he is leaving the company after 5 years. The announcement came on his blog:

We achieved so much. The company has grown from an idea to multinational with 4 offices worldwide and over 50 employees. Shapeways has closed two rounds of funding and is the market leader in her segment.

I can still remember in the early days while building up the upload-to-print systems and testing 3D printing, we had serious challenges to find and create good test sets of 3D models. 3D models which were fit for 3D printing and at the same time posed some challenges for 3D printers and the 3D printing process. Now Shapeways has printed over 750,000 3D models in 2011 alone. It is a staggering number.

The Shapeways team responded on their own blog with well wishes:

Robert, you’ve been an integral part of the Shapeways team since the beginning, and we’re really sad to see you go. We wish you all the best in your next adventure!

Shapeways CTO Robert Schouwenburg

We have featured both Mr. Schouwenburg and Shapeways and we wish them each continued success in moving the 3D printing world forward.


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