Shapeways, an NY tech startup which helps customers make, buy and sell products via their 3D printing platform, is opening up a new manufacturing plant in Long Island City this summer. Eventually, the factory could employ up to 80 workers, according to NY Daily News.
Shapeways gives artists and businesses a way to create designs for hobby items, jewelery and household items, and upload the creations to the website. After reviewing the specs for the product, Shapeways uses its 3D platform, which layers powder made of metal, plastics and ceramic, to make it.
Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO and co-founder of the manufacturer, says to the Daily News, “Shapeways wants to enable people to make anything they want. We do it locally here, so you can pick it up a few days later.”
Formerly based in the Netherlands, Shapeways moved its HQ to NY in 2010.