Ever imagined how cool would it be if you had your own 3D models? Well, you can actually have it now! Shapeways, a new platform and global community for 3D-design and production, takes a major step towards the next generation of consumer co-creation with the announcement of the Shapeways Creator Engine.

For the first time, consumers without 3D modeling skills can shape, mash, imprint and design their own 3D products in just a few mouse clicks at Shapeways.com. From lamps with a personal message to fruit bowls linking back to memorable moments, the Shapeways Creator Engine has a beta library of pre-designed product templates which is expected to grow rapidly over 2009.

Since this is all really new, there aren't many examples to showcase here, but you should really visit Shapeways and check them out with your own eyes! Cheers! ;)

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