Hot off the press comes financial news regardingShapeways, to the tune of $30 million just received in venture funding. One of the worldwide leaders in 3D printing service bureaus, Shapeways promotes not only a way for 3D printing enthusiasts to upload files and have models 3D printed, but also individual creativity and innovation. They are dedicated to providing outlets for their users whether it’s through following their tips and ideas online, using their apps, entering a variety of contests and challenges, or even working with individual Shapeways designers.
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