Linear AMS, a Shapeways Company

Engineering Design and Feasibility

Innovative Manufacturing Solutions that Make Better Parts, Faster

Linear, A Shapeways Company, is your consultative manufacturing partner. We support end-to-end industrial processes from design to prototyping and manufacturing solutions, whether using traditional methods or 3D printing. Linear serves industrial custom manufacturing applications like automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, and defense. Long-time customers rely on our technological expertise and certifications to deliver shorter cycle times, increased profitability, and world-class customer service.

Get a free 3D printed part with your tooling build

Receive a free 3D printed part when you sign a contract or purchase order for a tooling build*. This promotion is designed to help our customers with end-of-year planning, prototyping, and production. Contact us today to claim your free part!

3D Print Promotion


Linear's Cutting Edge Technology

Conformal Cooling

3D printed conformal cooling inserts offer vast improvements for processing and molding parts, in comparison to conventionally drilled water lines. When cooling channels are placed at an optimal distance from molded surface parts, they provide better thermal control in injection molding. As a result, less cooling time is necessary for molded part ejection and cycle times are reduced.

Metal 3D Printing

Relying on Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM), Electron Beam Melting (EBM), and Metal Binder Jetting (MBJ), Linear 3D prints metal parts for critical applications. Metal 3D printing makes it possible to design multiple parts into one complex assembly or to reduce the number of separate parts. This process also enables manufacturing of complex internal passages and design features that were previously impossible to realize via conventional manufacturing.

Multi Jet Fusion and Selective Laser Sintering

Linear uses MJF and SLS to 3D print prototypes and end-use parts from the small to large scale. These technologies are incorporated with traditional manufacturing to make hybrid gauges, fixtures, and assembly aids required in mass production. Designs are stored in a digitized library to fast-track revisions, repairs, or replacement parts–significantly reducing cost and lead times.

About Linear AMS, A Shapeways Company

Linear AMS, a Shapeways company, is headquartered in Livonia, Michigan. Founded in 2003, Linear provides engineering, manufacturing, and consulting services to industries that require precision and high-performance in manufacturing end-use parts. Linear’s metal AM experts help other companies integrate manufacturing innovations and set new performance standards–resulting in accuracy and repeatability in production–as well as shortened production times. Shapeways and Linear AMS completed a merger in August 2022, increasing value for both companies with expanded capital, facilities, and polymer and metal 3D printing.
*With a signed purchase order or contract, receive one (1) free 3D printed polymer part based on your CAD model being tooled. For signed purchase orders or contracts involving multiple, unique parts, Linear will provide one (1) part for each CAD model being tooled. The Linear AMS free part promotion is valid for all signed purchase orders or contracts received by Linear AMS by 11:59 pm PST, December 31, 2022. This offer is valid for one-time use and cannot be combined with any other offer. This offer cannot be altered, copied, transferred, auctioned, or sold. This promotion is subject to change without notice.