Angled is proud to announce that we have started implementing designs from one of the best 3D Printing product designers around, Clockspring. Clockspring created weekly designs using the 3D Printing process. We love all of his work because it always takes full advantage of the 3D Printing process, which makes them perfect for Angled.
Clockspring historically has sold his 3D models to other 3D Printers in order to support his work. But now those products are accessible to the average person without a 3D Printing. As an Angled designer Clockspring will be receiving 25% of all sales on the site of his products. Angled takes care of the 3D Printing and the fulfillment. So it is an entirely passive means of income for Clockspring.
Check out his designs on his new designer page.
If you would like to submit your designs to angled to can send them over for evaluation on our submission page.
The 4th generation Echo Dot has started shipping. That means that it is now possible to provide accessories for the leading smart speaker. And Angled is getting it started with a few basic accessories and some resources to other designers that would like to create accessories for the Echo Dot 4th Gen.
The first thing we decided to go ahead and fix was the stability. The 4th Gen Echo dot is, after all, a ball. It is not that stable. So we made a very simple stand that it can placed in that just keeps it from rolling off of your nightstand if you are using it as an alarm clock.
We then went ahead and created a few more basic stands from that platform. Each adding a different style to the Dot. All different shapes and colors. If you have an idea for an echo dot stand please submit it to us. We would be happy to add it to the site. And the designer receives 25% of all sales.
Swirl Echo Dot Stand (4th Gen)
Give your echo Dot a bit more style and keep it from rolling away.
The new echo dot is not one of the cheapest smart speakers anymore. Unlike the original puck design the new sphere costs 49-60 dollars. If you would like to create accessories for the echo dot. But don't want to pay for an actual new speaker. We have created and dummy model of the 4th gen echo dot. It is dimensionally accurate and can be used for the sizing, testing and photography
At Angled we are trying to make the creation of new products as easy as the writing of a blog post. You just create the design and then we take care of everything else. We hope this has inspired you as to what is possible. Any product that can be 3D Printed can be sold on Angled.io. No cost of setup no fees. We take care of printing and shipping, the designers are able to monetize their creativity by making awesome products. What would you create. Look around the site for ideas of what is possible.
One of the huge powers of 3D Printing is the ability to create an individual design without any sort of startup costs. Uncommon is really leveraging this by designing 3D Printed lamps.
UnCommon Lamps takes any image and create a custom lamp from the artwork. They then photograph that lamp and upload it to Angled.io. When an order is made, Angled prints the custom lamp and ships it to the customer. This leaves UnCommon to focus on marketing, design of new artwork for lamps, and licensing. They no longer have to maintain a 3D Printer farm and the logistics around manufacturing.
Now UnCommon does have components that are not 3D Printed in their designs. Namely the Lightbulbs and wiring. These pieces are warehoused by Angled and assembled when each lamp is made to order.
We are very excited about the products from UnCommon. They take advantage of the 3D Printing process to create truly unique products.
And here is the best part. We have partnered with UnCommon to allow other designers to create custom lamps based on the UnCommon Design. More details will be coming soon, but for now basically think of being able to make Lamps part of your custom merch, rather than just T-Shirts.
With the United States election on-coming, designers are in full swing creating Trump and Biden merchandise. Whether is be ballcaps, shirts, or toilet paper of the opposing candidate, Print on Demand is busy producing new items.
But it is so limited. The vast majority of election merchandise just clothing. Clothing that is rarely ever used beyond a rally or two. There is so much more that could be made and be used for longer periods of time to show support for your guy or gal.
At Angled we are actively looking for these types of political products from both sides. To be fair Donald Trump has a much broader presence than Joe Biden. We want to represent both equally if possible. So Consider this a shoutout to designers from the Biden camp. Let's see some more stuff from that side.
Donald Trump Bust Statue
With the 2020 election coming in close choose the support for your candidate with this Donald Trump Bust Statue.
Donald Trump is Cesar with this comic Statue.
Designed By Anson Biggs. Portion of all sales goes to designers to allow them to continue to create great products.
Donald Trump Stress Ball
This Donald Trump Stress Ball will let you vent your frustrations during the 2020 Election.
Made from durable rubber this Trump stress toy will hold up to your angriest moments.
Designed by Andre Eberhard. A Portion of all sales goes to the designer to allow them to continue to create create new products.
Once your create your new design go ahead and submit it to us for evaluation. This process usually takes about a week. But, as we said, we are looking for election merchandise to add to Angled. We can't wait to see what you come up with.
We are very excited to be adding this XBox HOTAS Setup by Akaki Kuumeri. This is the reason we started Angled.io so that anyone can create useful products and immediately get them into production and reap the benefits.
Akaki will be receiving a royalty of 25% of all sales of this device on Angled. We are taking care of the 3D Printing and fulfillment. This way the designer is able to focus on creating more awesome product it is possible for the average person to get access to the great 3D Printed products that are being created everyday. Check out the original article from the verge about the project below
Republished from The Verge
Microsoft Flight Simulator has got a lot of people hankering to take to the virtual skies. But for many the experience isn’t complete without a flight stick of some sort. With lots of these now sold out that can be tough. But here’s a solution: 3D-printed parts that snap onto an Xbox One controller for a DIY conversion into a hands on throttle-and-stick or HOTAS.
This amazing little mod is the work of Akaki Kuumeri, a 3D printing tinkerer who maintains a YouTube channel showing off some of his creations. Kuumeri has made a video for this mod, too, and it’s well worth a watch, just for the groanworthy selection of puns alone.
If you want to made the mod yourself, Kuumeri has uploaded the plans to Thingiverse to download for free. You’ll need to have access to a 3D printer, of course. Everything just snaps together, and there’s even the option to fit elastic bands inside the linkages to adjust the spring force on the stick and throttle.
Some caveats: responding to questions on Reddit, Kuumeri notes that the parts don’t work with the Xbox 360 controller or PS4 controller (though he says he may work on the latter if there’s enough interest). By his own account, though, the whole setup works surprisingly smoothly. “I expected the ball joints to have some slop, which [on] the scale of a thumb stick would be too much to play accurately, but they’re absolutely perfect,” he told one questioner. “It also helps that the Xbox thumb sticks are on a very smooth hinge themselves.”
So if you’ve not been able to grab yourself a flight stick, this looks like the next best thing.
Amazon recently announced a whole new lineup of Amazon Echo Products this week. The echo dot became spherical and their cameras can fly now.
But the new designs mean that there is a whole new opportunity. The chance to create unique accessories for the new spherical form factor the Echo Dot
This is not new. 3D Printed accessories for the Amazon echo have been around for as long as the echo. And Angled has been a distributor/manufacturer for those accessories since we got started.
These accessories have allowed the Amazon echo to be hidden, placed in a more useful position, or just for decoration and fun.
Octagon Amazon Echo Dot Holder
Spruce up and change the style of your Amazon Echo dot by giving it a new cover. This clean echo dot cover can help make your echo fit into the style of your home.
Designed by Angled.io
Amazon Echo Dot V3 Holder
This Echo Dot holder puts your Echo Dot on end. If it is mounted in a corner it allows the echo dot microphones to hear your voice better.
This simple Echo dot stand also adds a bit of style to your technology. Produced in a Black or Blue.
Designed by Nils Grabert. A portion of all sales go to the designer allowing them to continue to create great new products.
And there are really unlimited directions to go. Designers can create the accessories as a side-gig and just upload them to Angled where they will immediately be available to the rest of the world. Imagine what you could create, and what you could earn with a 25% royalty on each sale going to you.
If you have a design for an Echo Dot Accessory that you would like to have Angled.io add to the store. Please reach out to us with the 3D model and our team will get back to you. The Echo Dot needs to new accessories. And we need you to make them. ;)
The Bakers Cube was a sensation when it was first posted on thingiverse. With over 20,000 downloads it held the #1 spot for months.
Seeing the interest its creators (IOMAA) attempted to fun the mass production of the product with indegogo. But unfortunately they were not successful. It was just too expensive to get a product manufactured.
This is why we partnered with them when Angled.io was started. We knew that they could take advantage of the on-demand production capabilities that we had. A Cube is not made until a customer orders it. Just like an app-store all they had to do was upload the design. Then Angled printed, photographed, and deliveres the Bakers Cube to customers. All the while the creators are able to reap sales royalties every month from the sale of their product. And what a product it is.
The Baker's Cube is just awesome. It combines all of your measuring cups into a single piece. Making it easy to always find what you need when you need it.
Contains cup measurements for:
It is a great addition to any kitchen. You are no longer scrambling to find your 1/2 cup or rifling through a ring of teaspoons. They are all right there. All you have to do is rotate.
The Bakers Cube is made from eco-friendly bio-plastic which can be industrially composted. This ensures that it is not adding to the worldwide plastics problem. Though it does require that you wash the Bakers Cube in soap and cold water, and dishwashing heat and chemicals can cause it to break down.
The Bakers Cube is best for measuring dry goods like flour and sugar. When measuring liquids make sure to wash the Cube after use and allow to dry.
We love the Bakers Cube here at Angled. It is a perfectly designed product that solves a problem for everyone. And we are especially excited that the guys who created it are now about to monetize their invention without having to manufacture it themselves or sell off their intellectual property.\
If you have a product design that you would like to submit to Angled.io, send it over. We would be happy to take a look and would love to add it to the site.
Baker's Cube Dry Measuring Cups in a Single Cube
Measuring cups and spoons are a pain. You are constantly looking for your 1/2 cup pyrex measuring cup, or flipping through key ring of Teaspoons.
With the Baker's Cube you can have all your measuring cups in one piece. Less Cleaning, less organizing and always easy to find.
Contains cup measurements for:
Designed by https://www.thingiverse.com/iomaa/about
Angled has been live for several months now. We have been getting all types of submissions for each month's new cohort of products. Unfortunately, we have not been able to approve all the submissions to Angled. Which begs the question, "How do we evaluate Products for Angled."
With this post we hope to clarify what makes a great 3D printed product, and how we sort them out.
Some parts just can't be made affordably yet. We want Angled to be a marketplace that the average consumer can access. Therefore the products must have a price that matches their value.
The first component of manufacturability is the design itself. Can this part be 3D Printed. Design for Additive manufacturing is a whole post (or book) unto itself, so we will point you to this article about designing for 3D Printing, which covers most of the issues.
But if a product is manufacturable then there is the issue of "can it be made affordable." Remember that every Angled product is made on demand. It has to be produced in time and affordably within our systems. If it can't it will either be very expensive or just physically not possible for us to reliably produce.
The most common contributor to this is the number of parts in the product. We have had submissions for puzzles, kits, and games of all kinds. But the issue is that they may have 20 separate pieces in the set. This many pieces in a set can be expensive to produce. Ideally an angled product is made from 1 Piece and no more than 3. This is not a hard and fast rule, we will still look at the large sets of pieces. (For instance 3D Printed Katan sets are coming out)
Another issue is just the complexity of the piece. Admittedly 3D Printing is really good at making really difficult geometries. But it can be challenging. Some parts would need a person to pick at it for an hour to clean it up after it comes of the machine (the part on the right below). Other parts come off the machine fully complete and ready to ship (every Angled.io part in this post)
Does it solve a problem or is it just cool.
Now this part is a bit subjective, so the team will use our collective experience to make a decision. But generally if we are on the fence we will release the product. We want new products to have chance.
Now let's break this down some more. Does it solve a problem? And does it do it well? We don't want products on angled that are second rate. We are curating them in order to get the best of the best so that a customer doesn't have to wade through piles of bad products looking at reviews. So we will ask "does it a solve a problem well.?" If it does then it is in.
Now solving a problem is great and necessary. But there are awesome products out there that are really just not that functional. But we still love them and want to see them. These are all super subjective, so we will generally post them if we can (within the bounds of manufacturability) just to see what will happen.
Do People Want It?
This is a very simple test. If a product is an iteration or improvement on what already exists our researchers will check to see if something like this is actually in demand. They will look at search traffic and performance of past products.
Now this is generally a step we take when a product is particularly difficult. We put in a lot of effort in photography and ensuring that the products are well made by designers. So if we are putting in all of that work we want to ensure the products have a great chance of success. It is better for the designer and for Angled.io as a whole.
The perfect Product
But truly great products of course combine all of these attributes. They are optimized for 3D Printing. They solve a problem and look great. And they are in a market with a lot of demand so they can be a successful product.
One of our favorite examples of this is the Baker's Cube. The Baker's Cube solves the issue of keeping track of all of your measuring cups, but is also just a great piece. The perfect cube is clean and sleek. It is on a mission, but it can just stand there too. And on the manufacturing side it is perfectly optimized for 3D Printing, so it can be made quite affordably.
We really have to say that the Baker's Cube is a perfect product for Angled.
Hopefully that has given you some context as to what we are looking for on Angled.io. We are looking for great products that can be manufactured with 3D Printing. Over time we hope to open it up more and more so that anyone at anytime can upload a product and just run with it. But for now we are trying our best to make sure that each our designers and customers has a great experience and a great chance of success.
Since 3D Printing started to become popular and accessible among amateurs in 2012 there has been the continuous creation of new products for those 3D Printers to build Yoda Heads, Benchies, and some some models that are actually useful in everyday life, like the BakerCube, which has been downloaded thousands of times.
But unfortunately the only place that designers have been able to go with their creations are free sites. And while this has helped the personal 3D Printing market grow, the designers have seen almost no compensation for their great ideas. Unless someone donates to you or buys the 3D model there was no way to make a living creating new 3D Printed products. App designers on the other hand are becoming millionaires through social networking, dating, ride-sharing, and so many more. But this is because app developers can create an idea and post it on the appstore within days and get immediately worldwide distribution. That has not been the case for physical product.
But that is why we created Angled.io. Angled is a print-on-demand marketplace that takes advantage of large scale 3D Printing farms to produce products on demand when customers order them. Angled takes care of the manufacturing and the distribution. Just like an app-store, the only thing the designer has to worry about is the design of the product.
If you have created 3D models of a product, for thingiverse or myminifactory, then you can submit them here at Angled and immediately get distribution of your product to people without 3D Printers. When they order your product the item will be printed and shipped within 24 hours. You, the designer, will then receive between 20-30% of the sale of that product.
So what are you waiting for. Submit your 3D models today and start making money from them tomorrow. It is now possible for 3D modelers to become millionaires, just like the programmers.
The BagClamp was a product that was created at Slant 3D. This project was inspired by the need to clean up the bags in our break area at the office. After having enough, our team decided to create the BagClamp.
When we started the project we took 2 days to go through ideas. We settled on the clamp design and figured out the basic design of the cap and spout. This setup would let us seal a bag effectively but still provide easy access to the contents by just unscrewing the lid.
After we several functional prototypes were 3D Printed we were able to place the BagClamp on Kickstarter. This let us gauge market acceptance before producing thousands of pieces of inventory. The response was amazing. During a 1 month campaign with no marketing the BagClamp raised more than 11 thousand dollars.
The several thousand clamps needed for the Kickstarter were produced at Slant 3D Printer farms in order order to avoid the high cost of molds. This also gave us the ability to adjust the design from the original production design after feedback came back from customers.
Now the BagClamp is available on Angled.io. Whenever a customer makes an order the BagClamp is printed and shipped that day. And the original designer receives a 20% royalty from the sale.
If you have an idea for product go ahead and submit it to Angled. If it meets our standards for products then we will get it up onto the website. Then whenever a customer orders your product it will be printed and shipped to them. And if you product shows really great promise then our team will work with you to improve it and market it even more (Maybe even help with a kickstarter campaign). And at the end of the day you, as the designer, will receive a 20-30% royalty from every copy of your product sold. And Angled.io takes care of all of the printing, shipping, and even a chunk of the marketing.