3D printing company Shapeways gets $30 million boost
|April 25, 2013||View for printing|
Shapeways http://www.shapeways.com/ , a website that's like Etsy for 3D printing, raised $30 million in a recent investment round led by the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, TechCrunch reports.
Currently, the company provides a place for designers to create products, on demand, using 3D printers and then offers a marketplace for designers to sell their products. There are currently one million products for sale and 60,000 new designs added each month. The company plans to use the funding to build more factories to localize production. Right now it takes between 10 and 21 business days before a designer gets to see their prototype in person.
But will we soon see 3D printing become even more hyperlocalized, in your home for example?
By Tyler Falk
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