Shapeways Co-Creator: Create Unique 3D Printed Items For Your Buyers

Shapeways has released the Co-Creator Platform. Now, designers are offered easy tools to turn their designs into customizable templates, enabling interaction with their customers.

Turning their designs into templates, designers are now empowering the users to customize the design.

Brush Stylus by Extrudedquerty

The customization range for each template will not be limited to customized text, sizes, initials and images but to any need that comes with user-created designs.

The first objects from the Co-Creator Platform are for instance: Nintendo styluses with initials, jewelry with customizable text that is also resizable and an art objects based on an uploaded image of a face.

inseparable faces by TerraCotta

The ultimate goal of Shapeways has always been to offer their users the possibility to buy objects which exactly meet their specifications and needs. A dialogue between producer and consumer is essential to get an optimal fit between product and need. With the Co-creator Platform buyers are in immediate contact with the designer. They can co-design or specify the exact unique product that they want by entering their personal input in the design process. Shapeways will then produce & ship the item. The designer gets paid; the consumer gets their unique item.

"We really love being able to offer our community customization options for various products, such as our Cufflinks and Ringpoems.

With the Co-creation platform we take the ability we had using our software Creators and enable all designers to make co-creation templates.
This will grow the amount of creators available by an enormous amount. With so many creative designers in the Shapeways community, we can only imagine the innovative custom options that will be offered."

- Shapeways CEO Peter Weijmarshausen.

The Co-Creator Platform is available at http://www.shapeways.com/co-creator_platform

-Jordi R. Cardona-


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