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.