Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

'happy3D' Helps Consumers Easily Print Broken Appliance Parts

 - Jun 15, 2016
References: & 3dprint
'happy3D' by Boulanger is a service that makes it possible to create replacement parts for common household appliances using additive manufacturing. A few of the parts that can be easily recreated with happy3D include refrigerator feet, vacuum nozzles, oven knobs and even handles.

With this service, customers are able to access the happy3D's database of Essentiel b and Listo brand products in order to find and download a template for replacement part. Since most average households are not yet equipped with 3D printers, this service also helps to connect its users with local 3D printing services.

Gaële Wuilmet, the Director of Boulanger Services & Innovation says: "To slow product obsolescence, customers must be able to repair their own high-tech devices and household appliances." Platforms like this provide a new way for makers and manufacturers to happily co-exist.