ZVerse and Shapeways Announce Integration Partnership to Deliver Expert 3D Design Solutions at Scale

COLUMBIA, SC (Sept. 12, 2019) – ZVerse, Inc, developer of the only CAD as a Service (CADaaS) platform for digital manufacturing, announces its partnership with Shapeways, the world’s largest 3D printing service, to provide CADaaS to their customers in an effort to simplify the user experience in 3D file design and optimization.

The new strategic partnership provides Shapeways customers with access to ZVerse’s artificial intelligence-driven design platform as well as its extensive network of certified 3D designers. The platform is a custom-branded portal that easily integrates with Shapeways’ existing business processes. Customers can engage with a designer via the portal to create an entirely new 3D file, optimize an existing 3D file to be manufacturable, or convert a 3D file to another format, without leaving the Shapeways website.

“Our CADaaS platform bridges the 3D design gap, which in turn opens the sales pipeline for Shapeways and others in ondemand manufacturing,” said John Carrington, founder and CEO of ZVerse. “Typically, ODMs reject up to 40 percent of job requests because customers don’t have the manufacturable 3D files they need. Instead, we turn this gap into business by taking care of their customers who don’t have files or need them optimized, and deliver them back through a fast and seamless experience.”

Content creation for on-demand manufacturers covers a very broad universe. Shapeways prints in more than 50 materials and finishes for medical, robotics, drones, education, and consumer products, among other industries. ZVerse is able to handle high project volumes for 3D designs specific to the manufacturer’s processes, materials and other requirements.

“Our partnership with ZVerse allows us to take our customer relationships end-to-end by fully integrating 3D design services into our platform, ensuring our prospective customers remain within our ecosystem,” said Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways. “ZVerse’s AI-enabled platform expedites the design process by automating many aspects of the file creation workflow. We ship more than 180,000 3D-printed products per month, and ZVerse enables us to scale to our customer’s needs.”

To learn more about the ZVerse/Shapeways partnership for CADaaS: www.shapeways.com/design/


About ZVerse:
ZVerse bridges the design gap for digital manufacturers & OEMs by providing the only CAD as a Service (CADaaS) platform and designer marketplace optimized for on demand manufacturing at scale. Through an AI-enabled platform and certified designer network, the CADaaS platform integrates with a manufacturer’s own system to enable sales, expedite and streamline the file creation process, and provide exceptional customer experiences for manufacturing leads. To learn more, visit www.zverse.com, connect on LinkedIn or email info@zverse.com.

About Shapeways:
Shapeways is redefining product creation. Shapeways enables businesses to bring their ideas from inception to post production and fulfillment with its end-to-end solution offerings in 3D printing manufacturing. Founded in 2007, Shapeways is headquartered in New York City and has factories in Long Island City, the Netherlands, and a network of innovative partners around the world. Shapeways has a network of over 1 million businesses and has printed over 10 million products. Learn more at shapeways.com.

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