Outsourced Printing

Services for 3D printing usher in a new era for maker culture

Implications - While 3D printing previously required expensive equipment, new publicly available services that allow for outsourcing are on the rise. As maker culture gains more momentum, the need for brands to become involved in delivering customization and new technology options is being expected by consumers.
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3D-Printed Selfies - Using 3D Printing Technology, Shapify Lets You Print Yourself
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Viral 68,461 Clicks Pub: Jul 19, 14
3D-Printed Selfies
Using 3D Printing Technology, Shapify Lets You Print Yourself
It’s pretty awesome to think that 3D printing now helps kids create their own toys and with Shapify, it’s even possible to print yourself. The extremely realistic figurines are created... [More]
3D Printing Cafes - The MakersCafe Coffee Shop Design Offers Customers a 3D Dining Experience
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V. Hot 17,090 Clicks Pub: Sep 2, 14
3D Printing Cafes
The MakersCafe Coffee Shop Design Offers Customers a 3D Dining Experience
UK’s MakersCafe is a unique coffee shop design that offers customers the chance to sit in an interior space filled with 3D-printed decor. In addition, the cafe also offers guest the chance to... [More]
3D-Printed Hardware - This Partnership Shows Off Makerbot 3D-Printed Home Depot Tools & Hardware
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V. Hot 8,400 Clicks Pub: Jan 26, 15
3D-Printed Hardware
This Partnership Shows Off Makerbot 3D-Printed Home Depot Tools & Hardware
On top of to selling MakerBot 3D printers in its stores, you can now also find an assortment of 3D printed Home Depot tools. The Home Depot and MakerBot partnership is a perfect one for those who... [More]
3D Printing Stations - Staples Teams Up with 3D Systems to Offer 3D-Printing In-Store
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Hot 9,201 Clicks Pub: Jan 26, 15
3D Printing Stations
Staples Teams Up with 3D Systems to Offer 3D-Printing In-Store
While there are few 3D printing stores or labs that are open to the masses, Staples partnered up with 3D Systems in order to bring DIY print stations to its New York and Los Angeles locations.... [More]
Outsourced Prototype Printing - The Fictiv Platform Leverages Idle 3D Printers to Make Your Hardware
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Warm 1,475 Clicks Pub: Nov 7, 14
Outsourced Prototype Printing
The Fictiv Platform Leverages Idle 3D Printers to Make Your Hardware
If you need a prototype printing fast, this service offers same day delivery. Fictiv relies on a network of unused 3D printers that offer you the fastest turnaround possible for your 3D printed... [More]