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.