Shapeways Announces New Porcelain Material for 3D Printing

When discussing the future of the 3D printing industry with various experts within the field, about half of them believe we will one day have 3D printers in virtually every home, while the other half believes that the majority of 3D printing will be provided by services such as Shapeways and Sculpteo, or through web-like hubs such as 3D Hubs.

The reasoning for the latter train of thought is that there will always be incredibly expensive high-performance machines out there making it more economically feasible for users to outsource the printing, rather than purchase various machines costing as much as six figures apiece.

Shapeways, headquartered in New York City, obviously sees things in a more service-oriented light as well. They are the leaders when it comes to 3D printing as a service. One of the reasons for their lead within this market is the fact that they have an expansive number of materials with which they can fabricate objects on a wide range of 3D printers. Today, the company has announced that yet another material, porcelain, will be made available, and slowly rolled out to all cer2Shapeways users by early next year. … (Read more)

Source: 3Dprint.com