Hot off Friday's big news, SHPW is making moves early.


(SHPW) Update: Up Approx. 15% Early, This Nasdaq Breakout Idea Is Shaking Things Up Early

August 21st

SCF Readers,

Hot off Friday's big news, SHPW is making moves early.

Currently up 15%, SHPW is garnering serious attention after dropping a huge announcement right after Friday's closing bell.

Check it out:

Shapeways Doubles its Growth in Robotics Through AI Adoption

NEW YORK, August 18, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shapeways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHPW), a global leader in digital manufacturing, announces more than 90% year-over-year growth in the robotics sector, driven by customer adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) within their applications. This increase is attributed to newly acquired business from long-standing customer relationships through Shapeways’ Enterprise Manufacturing Solutions offering. AI is transforming the robotics industry, creating accelerated demand for products, with companies turning to and relying on Shapeways to enable exponential scale.


"The value of digital manufacturing for robotics is immense. Through our on-demand, scalable approach, we can customize parts, minimize overhead, and maximize efficiency," said Aidan O’Sullivan, GM of Enterprise Solutions for Shapeways. "This includes more than additive manufacturing too—our tooling and molding expertise also plays a crucial role—especially for parts with higher volumes."


"Our dedication to collaborating with robotics companies highlights Shapeways’ commitment to supporting innovative advancements in the industry, beyond just manufacturing parts," said Greg Kress, CEO for Shapeways. "Robotics is a diverse, growing sector. With the adoption of AI, this sector is anticipated to only become more integrated across industries, as firms look to automate processes and leverage innovation."

As robotics further evolve with AI capabilities, Shapeways is poised to play a key role in driving innovative solutions across industries.

Read the full article here.

This news could become a major catalyst to fuel a potential reversal for SHPW today.

Mentioned previously, SHPW had several oversold technical indicators (key details below) to close out last week. What those technicals indicated was a potential reversal could be on the horizon.

And with today's huge green start, a significant bounce/reversal could be underway as we speak.

Make sure to watch this low float (fewer than 4Mn shares) Nasdaq profile closely today and read my initial report below right now.


The digital manufacturing industry holds immense global significance for the future due to its potential to revolutionize production processes, economies, and innovation.

By leveraging technologies like 3D printing, IoT, AI, and data analytics, digital manufacturing offers unparalleled agility and customization in production, enabling rapid prototyping and efficient scaling of products.

This leads to reduced waste, shortened supply chains, and minimized environmental impact.

The industry's transformative nature also fuels innovation across sectors, from healthcare and aerospace to consumer goods.

It empowers small businesses and startups to compete with industry giants, leveling the playing field and spurring disruptive breakthroughs.

In a global context, digital manufacturing accelerates the Fourth Industrial Revolution, enabling nations to remain competitive in an increasingly interconnected world.

Its potential to optimize resource utilization, boost productivity, and democratize innovation positions it as a cornerstone of future global economic and technological progress.

And one company is making all the right moves towards becoming a global powerhouse in the fast-growing digital manufacturing industry.

Factor in its low float of fewer than 4Mn shares, a recent software launch that could disrupt the growing industrial materials market, and key oversold technicals suggesting a bounce/reversal could be nearing, and this newly minuted Nasdaq profile could be a breakout idea begging for attention.

Drop everything and pull up:

*Shapeways Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHPW)*

Shapeways is a global leader in digital manufacturing, combining additive and traditional technologies with proprietary software solutions designed for other manufacturers and their customers, reducing costs, and improving supply chains.

Partnering with hundreds of companies engaged in industrial applications like automotive, medical, and transportation, as well as aerospace and defense, Shapeways helps them scale their businesses, solve complex problems in product development, and achieve critical manufacturing milestones.

And right now, SHPW has several potential catalysts that could lead to a near term breakout spark. Take a look:

No. 1 - Profile's Low Float Provides Potential For Explosive Volatility

No. 2 - Company Launches "MFG Materials" In Move To Make Markets More Accessible With Cost Savings

No. 3 - Company Secures Massive Medical Contracts (Potential To Be Major Revenue Growth Driver)

No. 4 - Company Expands Market Presence With Game-Changing Move To The Nasdaq

No. 5 - Multiple Oversold Leaning Technicals Could Suggest A Bounce/Reversal On The Horizon

But more on those in a second...

Disrupting The Multi-Tn Dollar Global Manufacturing Market

Challenge: Market is slow, manual, and rigid. Focused on mass production and unable to meet changing customer needs.

Solution: Digitizing the end-to-end manufacturing process enables increased speed, lower costs, and higher flexibility.


1* Global Digital Manufacturing Market Size is around ~$450Bn in 2023, with an estimated 16.2% CAGR (2023 – 2027).

Shapeways' Company Highlights

1. Reshaping the multi-Tn dollar global manufacturing market by digitizing the end-to-end manufacturing process.

2. Proven, high quality flexible digital manufacturing services delivering 24Mn+ unique parts to over 1Mn end customers in more than 180 countries.

3. Strong enterprise manufacturing customer growth with attractive economics.

4. Differentiated digital manufacturing software platform that enables other manufacturers to digitize their operations.

5. Path to pro-fit-ability driven by accelerating software adoption and scaling enterprise manufacturing solutions.

6. Experienced and highly in-vest-ed management team with strong in-vest-or support led by blue chip venture capital funds Andreessen Horowitz, Lux Capital, Union Square Ventures and INKEF.

Shapeways' Strategy

From the company's Form 10-K:

Expand Materials Offering. Our materials portfolio has historically been focused on polymers. We will continue to expand our polymers offerings while adding capabilities in industrial metals, composites and ceramics. We believe that by expanding our materials capabilities and offering a comprehensive and innovative materials portfolio, we will be able to unlock additional opp's in key markets such as industrial, medical, automotive and aerospace.

Build a Diverse, Global Customer Base. Our customers today include businesses of all sizes, ranging from small and medium enterprises to Fortune 500 organizations, and span many industries, including aerospace, robotics, consumer products, architecture, gaming, jewelry and medical devices. We have historically served customers based largely in North America and Europe, but we believe there is considerable opp. to expand into other markets, including Asia, in particular, given the significant levels of manufacturing output in countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and India. We aim to leverage our supply chain partners globally to help us serve customers in areas in which we currently do not have a geographic footprint. As we continue to add customers, we may consider adding our own manufacturing capabilities to serve customers outside of North America and Europe.

Expand Within and Beyond Additive Manufacturing. We will continue to expand our reach within additive manufacturing through new hardware and expanded materials capabilities. We also plan to expand into other digital manufacturing technologies such as computer numerical control, injection molding and sheet metal, all of which are generally suited to complex, low-volume part production. As our customers scale in volume, they often graduate into these traditional methods; therefore, we believe adding these capabilities will allow us to capture a larger portion of customer spend and grow with our customers’ needs. We plan to leverage our strategic outsourced supply chain partners to support these manufacturing capabilities while we focus our internal manufacturing capabilities on additive manufacturing.

Further Commercialize Software Offering. We believe there are opp's to expand revenue from our software offering. We launched the first phase of our software offering to third-party manufacturers under the brand OTTO in the fourth quarter of 2021 and plan to roll out further phases of this software over the next several years. Additionally, as a complement to our software strategy, in April 2022 we acquired MFG and MakerOS, which we believe will also help accelerate OTTO's phased rollout and drive additional revenues.

Target Strategic M&A and Partnership Opp's. The manufacturing industry is highly fragmented, with many traditional and additive manufacturers focused on specific geographies, end-markets, hardware technologies and materials. However, many of these manufacturers have not implemented software to fully digitize their manufacturing process and complete their digital transformation. We plan to grow inorganically by continuing to acquire companies that we believe can help us accelerate our in-vest-ment in new hardware, materials, and finishing capabilities, as well as new geographies and vertical markets. We believe our expertise in both software and manufacturing makes us well positioned to evaluate such opp's as they become available.

Shapeways' Competitive Strengths

High quality, flexible on-demand manufacturing with proprietary purpose-built software. Our manufacturing platform adjusts to customers’ needs to optimize for speed, cost and quality. Our platform is designed to be highly configurable to meet the needs of our customers and suited for industrial-grade, high quality, low-volume, complex one-part production at scale. We offer high quality, flexible on-demand manufacturing services to deliver finished end parts to our customers in days instead of the weeks or months that are generally required by traditional manufacturers.

Platform scalability and quick adaptability to market shifts. We do not depend on the success of any one hardware provider, manufacturing technology, or materials vendor. Our software is designed to be highly configurable and integrate easily with new hardware technologies and materials allowing us to adapt and shift in response to market changes. We expect to continue adding new hardware providers, manufacturing technologies and materials. We believe that we will benefit from innovation in hardware and materials across the additive manufacturing market, which will allow us to offer even more materials to our customers.

Enabling platform adoption across customer types and industries. Our customer base is diversified across sizes, industries and geographies. Unlike hardware providers, we have the opp. to capture business from small to medium sized manufacturers that are unlikely to in-vest the capital required to deploy and support their own digital manufacturing capabilities.

Experienced management team with strong in-vest-or support. Our leadership team has decades of category and operational experience, including our engineering, sales and manufacturing teams. We have a proven history in successfully operating and scaling businesses with experience in both technology and manufacturing. In-vest-ors with deep domain expertise have supported our business, providing resources and knowledge in the development of our end-to-end digital manufacturing platform and underlying software.

Shapeways' Customer Examples


Shapeways supports a diverse customer base.

Enabling finished part production for industrial-grade manufacturing across industrial, aerospace, automotive and medical industries.

Grab sources and key details here.


As mentioned above, SHPW has several potential catalysts to watch for closely right now. Check them out:

No. 1 SHPW Potential Catalyst - Profile's Low Float Provides Potential For Explosive Volatility

According to the Market Watch website, SHPW has a really low float.

The website reports this profile to have approximately 3.04Mn shares in its float.

Why is that important? It's important on one crucial level. Volatility.

Could more positive company news in 2023 provide a near term spark?


No. 2 SHPW Potential Catalyst - Company Launches "MFG Materials" In Move To Make Markets More Accessible With Cost Savings

Shapeways Announces MFG Materials Launch

New feature has potential for 100% ROI for customers

NEW YORK, August 07, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shapeways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHPW), a global leader in the digital manufacturing industry, announced today its expansion of software service offerings with the launch of MFG Materials. This new service provides a range of raw materials to manufacturers at discounted rates, reinforcing MFG’s role as a comprehensive partner in the manufacturing sector.

Through strategic partnerships and negotiations with top-tier raw materials vendors, Shapeways is providing an average of 15% off list prices on the MFG Materials platform, with discounts varying based on material and quantity ordered.

"We’re committed to supporting our manufacturers. With the launch of MFG Materials, we’re taking a practical step toward helping them save on raw material costs," said Greg Rothman, GM of Software for Shapeways. "Depending on the volume, suppliers can realize a sound return on in-vest-ment by purchasing their raw material inventory through us."

The industrial global raw materials market is vast and diverse, and plays a vital role as a significant contributor to the US and global economies. Specifically, the global market for industrial raw materials including aluminum, iron/steel, and plastics exhibits strong growth trends:

  • The aluminum market–valued at USD $169.8Bn in 2021–is projected by Precedence Research to reach USD $277.5Bn by 2030.
  • According to MarketsandMarkets, the iron and steel market size–valued at nearly USD $1.6Tn in 2022–is projected to reach USD $1.9Tn by 2027.
  • Global plastics–valued at USD $609Bn in 2022–is projected by Grand View Research to see a steady CAGR of 4.0% from 2023 to 2030, driven by rising plastic consumption in various sectors.

Against this backdrop, Rothman highlights the value proposition of the MFG Materials platform:

"The growth trajectory of the industrial materials market is impressive. This presents immense opp's, and MFG Materials is designed to help our customers tap into this opp-ortunistic market. We are not only making these markets more accessible, but also enabling significant cost savings through our economies of scale. This boosts competitiveness and pro-fit-ability for manufacturers, fueling growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector."

MFG Materials is immediately available to all current premium subscribers. With this launch, Shapeways is also introducing a low-cost monthly membership option, which is ideal for manufacturers who only want access to MFG Materials.

For more information about the new MFG Materials initiative, please visit

Read the full article here.


No. 3 SHPW Potential Catalyst - Company Secures Massive Medical Contracts (Potential To Be Major Revenue Growth Driver)

Shapeways Secures Multi-Mn-Dollar Medical Contracts Realizing a 3X growth within its medical base in the past 4 years

NEW YORK, July 25, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shapeways, Inc. (NYSE: SHPW), a global leader in the digital manufacturing industry, announced today the expansion of its medical customer base within its Enterprise Manufacturing Solutions business by securing two significant contracts. These strategic partnerships should generate revenue of approximately $2.5Mn annually during the next three years.

As an FDA contract manufacturer, Shapeways is a key driver of innovation in the medical sector. Their work enables medical clients to realize significant growth by delivering high-quality, customized products within days through its additive manufacturing services. Shapeways’ diverse medical client base includes, but not limited to providers of customized orthopedic solutions, patient-specific surgical guides, and unique sleep aids.

"By segmenting data from DICOM images, we enable the creation of highly personalized medical aids and devices through additive manufacturing. These tools increase precision in surgical settings and drastically improve patient outcomes," said Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways. "The ability to produce patient-specific medical devices at high volumes with exceptional quality is a key market differentiator–and our superpower at Shapeways."


Read the full article here.


No. 4 SHPW Potential Catalyst - Company Expands Market Presence With Game-Changing Move To The Nasdaq

Shapeways to Transfer Listing to Nasdaq

NEW YORK, July 20, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shapeways Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SHPW) ("Shapeways" or the "Company"), a leading global platform for 3D printing and digital manufacturing, today announced its decision to transfer its listing to The Nasdaq Global Market ("Nasdaq") from the New York St-ock Exchange. Shapeways expects its common st-ock and warrants to list on Nasdaq at the open of business on August 1, 2023, under the symbols "SHPW" and "SHPWW".

"We are excited to move to Nasdaq and join many of the world’s leading technology companies as Shapeways continues to push the boundaries of digital manufacturing and software solutions," said Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways. "This move should allow us to benefit from Nasdaq’s cost-effective offering, while also providing us with a platform to expand our market presence, reach a broader in-vest-or base, and accelerate our growth trajectory. This transition reflects our commitment to innovation, customer success, and shareholder value creation."

"We are glad to welcome Shapeways to the Nasdaq family and look forward to supporting their continued growth and focus on shareholder value," said Karen Snow, Global Head of Listings at Nasdaq.


Read the full article here.


No. 5 SHPW Potential Catalyst - Multiple Oversold Leaning Technicals Could Suggest A Bounce/Reversal On The Horizon

Directly at 4:00PM EST Friday, Barchart was reporting this profile to have several oversold leaning technicals.

These technicals could be signaling a healthy reversal could be approaching in the near term.

Here's the definition of a "reversal" from Investopedia:

"A reversal is a change in the price direction of an asset. A reversal can occur to the upside or downside. Following an uptrend, a reversal would be to the downside. Following a downtrend, a reversal would be to the upside. Reversals are based on overall price direction and are not typically based on one or two periods/bars on a chart."

Now, here are some key technicals (4:00PM EST Friday) that could signal SHPW to be leaning oversold and on the verge of a potential reversal:

  • 9-Day Relative Strength Index: 31.27%
  • 14-Day Relative Strength Index: 35.62%

When these numbers drop down to the 30% range and lower, they can be viewed as being in oversold territory. While in this territory, they can paint the picture of a profile that is undervalued.

  • 14-Day Raw Stochastic: 15.53%
  • 14-Day Williams %R: 84.47%

As the Raw Stochastic nears the 10% range and lower and the Williams %R nears the 90% range or higher, these technical indicators may also be viewed as oversold and undervalued.

Keep an eye on these technicals closely.


SHPW Potential Breakout Catalysts - Key Details To Know Right Now

No. 1 - Profile's Low Float Provides Potential For Explosive Volatility

No. 2 - Company Launches "MFG Materials" In Move To Make Markets More Accessible With Cost Savings

No. 3 - Company Secures Massive Medical Contracts (Potential To Be Major Revenue Growth Driver)

No. 4 - Company Expands Market Presence With Game-Changing Move To The Nasdaq

No. 5 - Multiple Oversold Leaning Technicals Could Suggest A Bounce/Reversal On The Horizon


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Axel Adams

Editor, SCF

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