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Calling all dreamers, innovators, and designers-anyone interested in bringing new physical products to market. Learn ShapeJS, and you can leverage industrial 3D printing technology to make your ideals real. No up-front costs or inventory to stock and ship - Shapeways handles the e-commerce, manufacturing, and distribution for you. All you have to do is write code that makes the 3d blueprint for your product.

ShapeJS is a JavaScript-based language and development environment that generates 3D printable objects that can be bought and sold through the Shapeways marketplace, which enables 3D Printing in dozens of physical materials. Your 3D Objects can be printed in precious metals, stainless steel, ceramics, nylon plastics, and more. ShapeJS eliminates the traditional barriers to physical product entrepreneurship-make and sell 100% personalized products just by writing code.


Write JavaScriptin a web page and instantly see geometry generated in a 3D viewer on the right.

Generates 3D objects that are optimized for 3D printing.

Voxel-level control for accurate printing.

Boolean operations that add, subtract, union, and intersect multiple 3D objects with each other.

Manipulate 3D objects with functions such as spherical inversion, plane reflection, and scaling.

Import existing 3D models for dynamic manipulation.

Download resulting 3D objects as an X3D model file.


2D to 3D Creator - Turns 2D black-and-white images into 3D objects.

Holiday Ornament Creator - Turns 2D black-and-white images into 3D ornaments.

Memoring - Having won 2nd place at HackNY, this project uses ShapeJS. And it'll soon be available on iOS.

Other examples can be foundhere.

Getting a head-start:

The documentation for ShapeJS can be foundhere. An open source version of the 2D to 3D creator can be found ongithub. This project includes the ShapeJS script, a very basic web page for interacting with the creator, and a 3D viewer.

What you'll learn:

How Shapeways' marketplace and manufacturing works.

Set up an AWS instance with Oauth to Shapeways API.

Build a custom iPhone case using ShapeJS.

Create a user interface for simplifying input into ShapeJS scripts.

Best practices for creating manufacturable geometry.

For more information about Josh, check his linkedin!
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