Exciting News! Formlabs is Acquiring Pinshape!

Exciting News! Formlabs is Acquiring Pinshape!

Today, we’re very excited to announce that Formlabs is acquiring Pinshape

Together with our community, we’ve built an incredible platform and are very excited that Pinshape will be joining the Formlabs family.  We want to thank our community of wonderfully talented 3D designers and makers for all the support.

What does this mean for our users?

It’s all good news. We’ll be working closely with the Formlabs team to ensure a smooth transition, and won’t be making any significant changes to the platform in the near term. All the things you love about Pinshape, including educational content like 3D printer reviews, the forum, and contests will continue on!


Formlabs is very excited to continue growing the Pinshape marketplace with our community. Here’s a message from Formlabs CEO and co-founder, Max:


“We’ve been following Pinshape for some time. We’ve been impressed by what Pinshape has built, its collaborative community, and the quality of the community’s work in 3D designs. Formlabs shares with Pinshape the same passion in making sophisticated 3D printing technology widely accessible. It is a priority for us to keep supporting and growing the community that has made Pinshape the success it is today.” — Max Lobovsky, co-founder & CEO of Formlabs


Our vision from the start was to build the best 3D design marketplace with top talent from the industry.  Thanks to our community’s work, this vision is coming to life. We’re growing fast. In fact, Pinshape is now the fastest growing 3D marketplace online and helps thousands of people learn more about 3D printing everyday. Pinshape has a bright future ahead, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with Formlabs.


From our entire team, thank you for all the love, effort, and feedback. So many of you have supported us and helped grow Pinshape. Look forward to seeing you & all your creativity on Pinshape!


— Pinshape Team


Want to know more about Formlabs, check them out


Pinshape is a 3D printing community and marketplace where makers from all over the world can find and share their next great 3D print and help each other get the best results from their 3D printers.

  • Mark Simmons

    Bitter sweet news! Glad to hear Pinshape will be preserved and taking the next level, but hope to still see the Pinshape team around the community.

  • yzorgone

    I have my problems to see a good future on this.
    This Hardly end good for neihter of them.
    Its nice to still have Pinshape though..
    Its better than Makerbots (Read “Takerbot”) Thingiverse .

    Communities shoudnt be owned by companies anyways!
    Its a bad thing.

  • Hi Mark, we are so touched that our community is so caring and thoughtful of what happens to the Pinshape team! 🙂 We want everyone to know that the Pinshape team will keep working on the community, making sure that the transition is as seamless as possible. For the longer term some functions will gradually transfer to Formlabs HQ in Boston.

  • Hi @yzorgone:disqus, I want to assure you it is all good news. There are no plans to change anything about Pinshape in the near future except to continue improving the service and educating the community about 3D printing! Providing the best service to the community is our main priority.

  • Kinda surprising news, but that’s a great thing I think. I just hope Pinshape team will keep users in mind. I mean, I wouldn’t like to see the blog be flooded with ads for Formlabs.

    From my experience, Formlabs team is not as friendly 🙁
    Wish you all the best.

  • Great to see Pinshape on the up and up! It was a close call coming to the end of March but things turned out for the best. It just goes to show, never give up! Lucas, Nick & Andre as well as the rest of the Pinshape staff and Ambassadors believed in Pinshape and what it can do and because of that, new backers were acquired and the platform lives on! I am looking forward to see what the future has in store for Pinshape.

  • Caitlin Le

    When I heard that Pinshape was shutting down, I was scared for the future of 3DP. Now that I see Pinshape and Formlabs uniting, I see some hope left.

    People need time to accept the new change, but also keep in mind, that this is all for the best! I don’t know much about Formlabs, but I think this could work out well! Congrats Pinshape!

  • Great news! Hope Pinshape will be growing more and more every day with Formlabs!

  • BDUB

    What does this mean with regards to the variety of Printer support, if anything?

  • Pinshape will support any and all printers in the printer list for uploads of your work 🙂 If you find your printer is not in the list you can email [email protected] and it will be added for you 🙂

  • Andrew Deering

    Any chance this means Pinshape will instate apps for mobile devices?

  • Clay Copeland

    This was really a good thing for pinshape.