Kai Bracher

About Kai


My name is Kai Bracher, artisan, designer and owner of the cabrada shop at shapeways.

My goal is to create amazing 3D printed objects that would be impossible or extremely expensive to produce with conventional techniques.

Thanks to the fast evolving 3D printing technology, today´s advanced sculpting software and fast hardware we can build objects and sculptures we could only dream of a few years ago.

It almost feels like sculpting a fantastic object in your mind, without the distorting forces of gravity or static restrictions of the material- at least during the modeling phase. Only that today, through 3D printing, you can hold a physical manifestation of that fantasy in your hands.

For years I have filled sketchbooks with impossible to build sculptures. But eventually the time has come to materialize all that fantasies!

So, every month I release a 3D printed sculpture, home accessoire or other 3D printed object.

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If you have any questions or suggestions about my work please contact me at info@kaibracher.de .


Kai Bracher



2015-2016           Design of  3D printed drone cases for Extreme Flyer’s Micro Drone 3.0

2013                     Opens  „cabrada“-Shop for 3D-Prints at www.Shapeways.com

since 2010            own workshop in Lechstedt

since 2006            Freelancer for Planungsbüro SSP in Hildesheim

since 2005            Freelancer for metal-artisan Peter Schmitz in Hildesheim

2004-2005            Travels through the USA and Latin America

2002-2003            First metal-sculptures

2000 -2001           Art-Director at nordpol+ Hamburg, Advertising Agency

2000                    Diploma as Designer

1992-2000            Studies Graphics-Design at FH Dortmund

1990                     Freie Kunstschule Stuttgart

1967                     Born in Backnang, Germany


Kai Bracher in the media

candleholders and more at 3dprint.com

3D printed wasp case for Micro Drone on 3Ders.com

3D printed wasp case for Micro Drone on 3dprint.com

dragondoorhandles on the shapeways booth at 3D Printshow Berlin (video)

article about Kai Brachers 3D printed dragondoorhandles
in Hephaistos 1/2 2015 ( in german only)

dragondoorhandles are „design of the week“
at canadian 3D printing magazine fabbalo

Kais 3D printed chess set
is featured in Hephaistos 9/10 2013 ( in german only)

3D printed Miniature  „Grmpff“ is „design of the week“
at canadian 3D printing magazine fabbalo