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

The new strategic partnership provides Shapeways customers with access to ZVerse's artificial intelligence-driven design platform as well as its network of certified 3D designers.

The new strategic partnership provides Shapeways customers with access to ZVerse's artificial intelligence-driven design platform as well as its network of certified 3D designers.

ZVerse, Inc, developer of a CAD as a Service (CADaaS) platform for digital manufacturing, announces its partnership with Shapeways, a 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 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 on-demand manufacturing,” says John Carrington, founder and CEO of ZVerse. “Typically, ODMs reject up to 40% 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 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,” says 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.”

For more about the ZVerse/Shapeways partnership for CADaaS, click here. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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