In the 3D printing industry, renowned firm Shapeways is strategically moving from New York to Michigan. This bold decision signifies the shifting landscape of emerging trends in 3D printing and holds promising implications for both the company and the state of Michigan. With the addition of a site in Livonia and a molding facility in Charlotte, Michigan, Shapeways is effectively doubling its manufacturing presence. This expansion results from the strategic acquisition of Linear AMS, which has enabled Shapeways to enhance its molding, tooling, and additive manufacturing capabilities.
Shapeways is poised to lead the way in shaping the future of 3D printing. Shapeways’ relocation to Michigan reflects the company’s commitment to staying at the forefront of these emerging trends, harnessing new technologies, and driving innovation in the field. The state’s robust manufacturing infrastructure, solid educational institutions, and supportive business environment make it an ideal location for companies looking to grow and innovate. Shapeways’ move to Michigan benefits the company and signals the state’s potential to become a magnet for talent, investment, and groundbreaking advancements in additive manufacturing. Aidan O’Sullivan, General Manager of Enterprise Solutions for Shapeways, emphasizes the company’s dedication to providing innovative traditional and additive manufacturing solutions.
Shapeways’ expansion in Livonia and Charlotte underscores their commitment to driving manufacturing excellence. The increased facilities, staff, and equipment enable the company to meet the evolving needs of its customers efficiently. The company’s presence will contribute to job creation and foster collaboration and knowledge exchange within the local ecosystem. Michigan-based businesses and entrepreneurs can leverage Shapeways’ expertise, access to cutting-edge technologies, and network to drive their growth in the rapidly evolving 3D printing landscape. The relocation of Shapeways to Michigan opens doors for exciting opportunities, propelling the company and the state to the forefront of 3D printing innovation and business success.
Kurt Nagl, Crain’s Detroit Business. 3D printing firm Shapeways moving to Michigan from New York.
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