Shapeways’ AI-enabled core tech platform is reported to optimize efficiency and productivity.

NEW YORK—Digital manufacturing firm Shapeways Holdings, Inc., is adopting generative artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to enhance digital manufacturing workflows powered by Shapeways’ MFG software platform and core technology, the company said in a release.

The focus on AI enhances order accuracy and service quoting. The technology creates robust user profiles to help manufacturer clients tailor offerings, and provides a 3D modeling service that combines generative AI models with Shapeways’ proprietary technology, the company said.

“Shapeways sits on a wealth of data and technology that we can securely analyze to build AI tools that will offer improved efficiencies and productivity for our customers and users,” said Shapeways CEO Greg Kress, in the release. “Shapeways is focused on transforming the future of manufacturing, and we believe that AI and machine learning will help us to further accelerate what we are already doing.”

According to Markets and Markets Research (stylized as MarketsandMarkets Research), AI in manufacturing is projected to reach USD $16.3 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 48 percent from 2022 to 2027. The directional shift toward AI is more than just a technological advancement for Shapeways and its software offerings.

“We’re combining generative AI models and libraries sourced from industry leaders, such as Hugging Face and OpenAI, with Shapeways’ proprietary 3D model processing technology,” said Shapeways Senior Vice President of Technology Ajay Raina, in the release. “This fusion of technologies enables an innovative, prompt-driven 3D model generator and printing service that we are scaling using Amazon SageMaker.”