Shapeways is a 3D printing service that allows users to order custom-designed 3D objects online. Materials available for printing include steel, silver, ceramic, glass, and various plastics.
Shapeways provides a REST-based API that enables developers to download information on the available materials, including their properties. The API also lets users upload 3D models for printing, as well as set up offsite checkout.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory categories including Software-as-a-Service, Weather, Photos, and Tasks. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Shapeways 3D printing service and mnubo IoT predictive analytics. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Shapeways, 3D printing company, officially released the Shapeways API to inspire new apps specifically aimed at the 3D printing space. Shapeways hopes that the API (and accompanying developer portal) will help bring 3D printing into everyday use. Although 3D printing has developed into a profitable business for many 3D printer owners, it has yet to become mainstream.