"The difficulty and value of manufacturing is underappreciated" -Elon Musk
There is nothing more difficult to do than manufacture a product. The idea is literally about 1% of the work that goes into bringing a product to consumers. The rest is actually makint the thing.
After the idea there is the design, from the design there is the optimization. That is dependent on the manufacturing process. If your product has more than 1 part then you have to deal with sourcing from multiple suppliers. The logistics and cost associated with that. Then there is the packaging. Once a product is in the box you have to deal with the fulfillment. But that is only after starting a marketplace for your product. And then there are taxes, potentially employees, rent, more manufacturing. Need we go on.
Designers are creative. And we need them to be. So many creative people are limited because they are only able to take one idea every few years and bring it to market. This is because everything around the product takes so much work. Imagine what could be created if the creation of a physical product was just like the creation of an app. A Kid with a laptop works up a digital design, and then posts it and people anywhere in the world can get a copy.
That is what we are creating with Angled. A marketplace, manufacturer, and distributor all in one. So designers and inventors can create products and just upload a digital design. Then it is available to the world. All with no up front cost. And the designer can sell 10 or 10 million. All with the same startup cost.
We are doing this with 3D Printing. As part of Slant 3D we have access to the largest and best 3D Printer farms in the world. These printer farms are able to produce 10,000's of parts every week. All with no molding.
Angled is the culmination of years of work at Slant 3D. Now we are able to make the creation of physical objects as easy as the creation of a website or a youtube video. You create the thing, and then it is available to anyone that wants it. And you, the designer, do not have to worry about the logistics of how that thing is delivered to the customer. Leaving you more time to create.
Angled is a manufacturing backend. But instead of servers delivering websites, we have 3D Printers delivering final products.
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