This past week Angled.io posted a video on Tik Tok that blew up our account. Tik Tok for a lot of businesses is a huge question mark. How do you go viral and how do you gain followers? It might not be as hard as you think, because for us it only took about two weeks to go viral and gain ten thousand followers.
As a company, we started Tik Tok because of the huge amount of organic traffic that media gets on the platform. If a video is able to get through the algorithm successfully it has the potential to gain millions of views in a matter of days. So Angled.io set to post a video about once a day to see what our potential reach could be. On our 17th video we started to see some serious results.
The Angled team was taking videos of our new Snowman Molds after a huge snow storm and thought it would be a good idea for a Tik Tok. We made about a 10 second video that took maybe 20 minutes to edit and post. Within a couple of hours the video had gotten 100k views and just kept climbing after that.
Our consistency paid off and we were getting followers like crazy. After that, we started making more videos with our Snowman Snow Mold and our account continued to grow. Now Angled.io is apart of the Creator Fund on Tik Tok and is making money through engagement on our account. Even though Tik Tok is in the early stages of its creation, Angled.io will be one of the first wave of companies that is using it for business. We hope that this is only the beginning and that Tik Tok continues to be a platform that can help small businesses grow.
Creator Devin Montes is the creative mind behind Make Anything. Angled.io is helping Devin get his Tippi Tree game to his followers who can't print these designs themselves. Check out his products on this creator page.
3D Rune is a new independent designer that comes to us from Patreon.
3D Rune creates terrain and accessories for war and board games. This includes character miniatures as well as building and set pieces.
We look forward to having 3D Rune on board. His contributions will be added to our D&D collections as we build them out. And of course 3D Rune will receive a royalty for use of his designs, helping to support is work into the future.
This Valentine's Day, Angled is coming out with a bunch of new products and items. Sticking to the theme of love and the color red, all of these products can set the tone for a romantic evening or be a great gift to a close loved one.
The first design we have is from designer A Wakeford. This Valentine's Day Candle Floater is a great example of how a easily an item can be changed to fit the season. The letters at the top can be changed to any word when designing and can make one design turn into many products. Put water in the dish and watch your candles float.
Next up is this Heart Shaped Candle Holder. This tea light candle holder can be bought by the dozens. Since it is a smaller item, it allows customers to buy this product in bulk to decorate larger spaces. It is always a good idea to think how many items will one person buy when designing decoration pieces.
Lastly is the classic Heart Shaped Box. This is a great item to give for a gift this Valentine's Day to a special someone. It can hold any small jewelry pieces or keepsakes.
A great idea is to give this box to your partner with a set of keys inside as a proposal to move in together. However, whatever you use this box for is up to you and don't be afraid to get creative.
If you have any creative designs for the upcoming holidays that you want featured on our website then head over to the Submit Your Product page to get started with Angled.io. A percentage of all sales goes to the designer so they can continue making awesome stuff.
We are happy to welcome the designs of Eastman, aka David Östman, to Angled.io. David makes fan art 3D busts of superheros and characters for 3D Printing. David is a Norwegian 3D modeler. Using Angled.io his designs are now accessible to those without 3D Printers.
We did something unique with David. We licensed his designs outright, then made some modifications to make them not just fine artistic pieces but also functional. Several of his designs have been turned into busts for headphone stands.
Putting his models on Angled, not only gives David another way to fund his work but also ensures that his work can reach much of the world. His designs have been made products, and he does not have to deal with manufacturing or logistics. He is entirely free to create.
Deadpool Headphone Stand
$29.00 - $35.00
"Captain Deadpool! No, just Deadpool."
The Superhero Bust of your favorite Merc with a Mouth is now a sexy headphone stand. The body won't grow back on this one.
Designed by Eastman. A portion of all sales goes back to designers so that they can continue to create awesome products.
Captain America Headphone Stand
"I can do this all day."
The Superhero Bust of your favorite Avenger is now your favorite headphone stand. Look to him for inspiration as you battle your enemies.
Designed by Eastman. A portion of all sales goes back to designers so that they can continue to create awesome products.
With Angled we have taken the product development process and reduced its cost from 10,000's of dollars to make it free.
Bringing a product to market has always been a gamble. A big one. You would see an opportunity, and then you would go through a months-long process to prepare the design, purchase molds, ship in inventory, design packaging, get distribution, figure out marketing, and then finally launch.
That process of manufacturing a new product has always been very long and very expensive. Most products cost 10,000's of dollars before they ever hit an amazon listing or store shelf. And that process is also very complicated. Entrepreneurs have to navigate design, supply, sourcing, shipping, and marketing just to name a few.
This is silly. Zuckerberg was able to start Facebook from a weekend's work that was uploaded for free. Influencers post content on Instagram and Youtube for free but can make fortunes. Ebooks are published for free whenever an author is ready. But physical things still have an enormous cost and expertise barrier to entry.
That is why we made Angled. We have taken the supply, distribution, and manufacturing, and made it invisible and digital. So now manufacturing and selling a product is like uploading an EBook to amazon. You submit it, it is listed, and you get a royalty when someone buys it, but you pay nothing up front.
The reason this is possible is because we use digital manufacturing processes. We use 3D Printing farms instead of molds and warehouses. Products are made only when they are ordered. And to make them all we need is a 3D model of the product. This means none of the cost of traditional manufacturing applies. There are no molds, no transport, no inventory requirements. Just an idea and a laptop. Just as the servers that run the internet serve up your YouTube video when you want it. Our 3D Printing Farms serve up products when you want them.
We hope that Angled.io will make is possible for ideas to be created that were never possible before. A kid in a dorm room, with a weekend's effort, can now create something and deliver it to the world with nothing more than keystrokes and an idea.
Manufacturing used to be be a rich man's game. Now anyone, anytime, and anywhere can create, anything for free. And we can't wait to see what you create.
We are very excited to announce the release of Tippi Tree from our latest Angled Designer Devin Montes.
Tippi Tree is an awesome new construction game which is unlike any other that has ever been created. Not only can it be played alone the same way you would with blocks or legos, but it is a dynamic (and sometimes intense) multiplayer game as well, comparable to Jenga.
But Tippi Tree is not a 1-off. No it is just another week for Devin Montes. Each week Devin posts a Youtube video about creating something. (not always 3D Printed) His channel is wonderfully crafted and a great education for makers that just like to see cool stuff.
Devin is prolific. Even though he has been posting videos for the last 4 years and has a subscriber base of over 500,000 he goes above and beyond on each project and has a MyMiniFactory Page with over 400 models and 9000 followers. Tippi tree is just the tip of the iceberg,
Now with Angled, Devin is able to post new products that come directly from his videos. It was free for him to startup and he retains full control of his designs. But now community members can purchase the awesome new things that he creates. And since Devin receives a portion of all sales of his products, such as Tippi Tree, every purchase can go towards supporting his channel.
We're very excited to have Devin on the platform, and can't wait to see what he creates next. If you are interested buying the Tippi Tree Game, you can check it below.
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.
Check out his designs on his new designer page.
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 Printer. As an Angled designer Clockspring will be receiving 25% of all sales of his products. Angled takes care of the 3D Printing and the fulfillment. So it is an entirely passive means of income for Clockspring.
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.