Shapeways to open expanded additive manufacturing plant in Livonia

LIVONIA–Shapeways Holdings Inc. is inviting the media, customers, and guests to celebrate the expansion of their U.S. manufacturing footprint that will more than double the company’s square footage with the addition of their two Michigan plants in Livonia and Charlotte.

New York City-based Shapeways will host a grand opening at the Livonia plant, 12163 Gloe St., at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. Guests will include Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, Livonia Mayor Maureen Miller Brosnan, Shapeways board chair Leslie Campbell, Shapeways CEO Greg Kress, Harold Sears, a former Ford executive and founder of Imagine Additive Consulting

In August 2022, Shapeways acquired Livonia-based Linear AMS, a manufacturer with both traditional and additive manufacturing capabilities. Since the merger, Shapeways has made a large investment into the acquired Livonia and Charlotte plants, significantly expanding their size, staffing, and capabilities, with new equipment for molding, tooling, and additive processes.

Said Aidan O’Sullivan, general manager of enterprise solutions for Shapeways: “Shapeways is dedicated to offering leading industries that encompass the automotive, medical, aerospace, and defense sectors innovative traditional and additive manufacturing solutions for prototypes, parts, and components for a wide range of specialized projects.”

Followed by brief comments and a ribbon cutting ceremony, the Livonia plant will be open to guests for tours until 6 p.m. S

Shapeways makes industrial-grade additive manufacturing accessible by digitizing the manufacturing process, and by providing a broad range of 12 additive manufacturing technologies and more than 120 materials and finishes. To date, Shapeways has delivered over 24 million parts to over one million customers in over 180 countries. To learn more, visit

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