Video: Inside Shapeways Factory, the Amazon of 3D Printing
In the video below, Andy Greenberg from Forbes interviews Shapeways Evangelist Duann Scott onsite at their New York factory. Scott answers questions ranging from technical to strategic.
Highlights of the interview:
- Shapeways uses Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) to get finer resolution and more flexibility than fused deposition modeling (FDM) can offer.
- Scott does not see home 3D printers as competition; to the contrary, people with 3D printers at home will become better designers, testing their iterative concepts at home and then looking to a marketplace like Shapeways for the final product.
- Shapeways also enables customers to sell their designs and print in a multitude of materials.
- They built their factory in New York to be close to their customers.
See why Duann Scott calls Shapeways the “Amazon of 3D printing” in the video below.