DSM and Shapeways Partner to Develop Scalable 3D Printing Solutions More Accessible Through High-Performance Materials

Geleen, The Netherlands, 22 November 2019 – Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living and Shapeways, a leading technology platform for product creation through 3D printing, today are announcing a partnership to develop custom and industrially scalable 3D printing solutions using Shapeways’ proprietary technology and digital manufacturing expertise and DSM’s cutting-edge materials.

The partnership between DSM and Shapeways will allow DSM to continue its ongoing commitment to building a 3D printing ecosystem using Shapeways’ proprietary and innovative technology. By utilizing Shapeways’ newest technology offerings, DSM can now harness the power of on-demand 3D printing at scale, with just a small line of code. ‘DSM Powered by Shapeways’ will be available for DSM high-performance materials, providing businesses a lower barrier to entry and quicker access to new materials and additive manufacturing technologies. 

“DSM’s partnership with Shapeways will allow DSM to grow its additive manufacturing ecosystem bringing customers fast, easy access to 3D printing materials and technology,” said Hugo da Silva, VP Additive Manufacturing at DSM. “Shapeways’ innovative product creation solutions will greatly impact the way our customers are scaling additive manufacturing solutions and experiencing new technologies.”

DSM and Shapeways officially announced their partnership during this year’s Formnext convention, the world’s leading additive manufacturing exhibition. More details about the collaboration between the two companies are to be released in the coming months.

“We at Shapeways believe that the power of additive manufacturing and simplified product creation increases scalability and greatly enhances traditional manufacturing solutions,” said Greg Kress, CEO at Shapeways. “By collaborating with DSM, a highly esteemed science-based company, Shapeways’ B2B solutions will continue to scale the accessibility of 3D printing across a multitude of sectors.”

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global purpose-led, science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges whilst creating simultaneously economic-, environmental- and societal value for all its stakeholders; customers, employees, shareholders, and society-at-large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.

About Shapeways
Enabling product creation at scale is the core of Shapeways’ innovative technology platform. By leveraging a global network of cutting-edge digital manufacturing and material partners, Shapeways continues to be a proven leader in advanced additive manufacturing [3D Printing] solutions.

Founded in 2007, Shapeways is headquartered in New York City, with manufacturing facilities in Long Island City and the Netherlands, maintaining a prominent global presence around the world. Shapeways has enabled product creation for over 1+ million businesses. And we’re just getting started. To learn more, please visit https://www.shapeways.com.

Source: Royal DSM

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