We are looking for product designers that can create useful and beautiful products.
At Angled we work with designers all over the world. Angled allows them to put their ideas into peoples hands for free. And we are always looking for more.
Industrial designers are a select group. Engineers with an eye for art. Problem solvers that have to think about a customer as well as the manufacturing.
Angled is constantly looking for new products. But all too often there problems with submission that prevent them from thriving on the platform. Often it has to do with manufacturability or the value of the product in general. Since industrial designers sit at the intersection of all parts of a product they are ideal for creating new products.
Industrial designers also often suffer from a lack of outlets for their ideas. Portfolios overflow with sketches and renders, and unfortunately many of them will never be made.
Angled was created to drop the barriers to zero of manufacturing a new product. Now any product can be made if it solves a problem or creates something that no one has ever seen. Those portfolios can now become actual products and prove themselves in the world.
How Does it Work
You submit a design. It must be 3D Printable and either solve a problem or be something that is fresh and new. You keep ownership of the design, you simply license it to Angled.io. If the product is approved then it will be added to the Angled.io site. And since we want every designer to be successful we will help with promotion and advertising (though make sure that you take responsibility for your success as well by sharing and promoting your product.)
Designers on Angled receive a royalty from every sale of their products. Often these royalties are greater than standard licensing royalties if a company were to take on your invention. We have designers on the platform that have begun to make it their full time career.
There is no cost to submit. We want to partner with designers and give them outlet for their products. Thousands of brilliant ideas are lost each year due to the cost of manufacturing. We have made that cost zero.
What is a Good Product?
If we knew that precisely we would be on our private islands. The beauty of Angled is that is allows ideas for physical products to be tried and iterated on for free. But there are some basic principles and genres of products that we look for.
Currently on Angled products that we are looking for are in the following categories
Industrial designers make their living running through endless new products. Angled gives them an outlet for all the ideas on the sketch pad. It is free to get started and allows designers of mechanical things to do what the programmers have been doing for years. Create something over the weekend that could make them a millionaire.
We can't wait to see what you will create.
So your products are now on Angled.io, now what? Well its time to start marketing your products! Today we are breaking down three easy ways to promote your product so that you can get your very first sale.
Promoting on Social Media
Ok let's first start with the easiest one, post your products on your social media! The first people that will want to buy your products are people who already know who you. Post on your social media stories as well as post on your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media accounts you can think of. Don't forget to tag us at @Angledproducts on Instagram and Facebook. We try to repost designers on our story whenever possible. For easy access to your Angled listing, always keep the link in your bio. One of our designers Devin Montes featured Angled in his YouTube video and instantly received hundreds of dollars in sales upon uploading. Obviously this technique may help you the more followers you have, but letting your friends, fans, and family know is always a great first step. Who knows grandma might buy ten!
Post on Reddit Forums and Facebook Groups
Share your products with fellow designers in the community. If you have a Reddit account post your designs in 3D designer forums or forums relating to your product. For example, if you designed a Darth Vader buddha head post it in the "Star Wars Fan Art" forum. The same goes for Facebook, find niche Facebook groups that would appreciate your designs and art work. Keep in mind that some groups do not like promotions or require admin approval to post. Be aware of the community guidelines and that you are following all the rules of the group. Most of the time other designers and creators are very supportive of you starting your own small business through Angled.
Here at Angled we want to try to support our designers as much as possible and this includes helping them get their first sale. If you have any questions about getting your first sale or your product listing, contact us using our contact page on our website. We are also in the process of creating a designer Facebook page for our Angled designers so keep an eye out for that to come in the near future. That way you can not only communicate with us but get advice from each other. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to be notified when it goes live.
The son of the most powerful super hero on the planet is here to hold your headphones. The superhero Invincible is now a headphone stand. The Invincible Headphone Stand is modeled after the main character in the Amazon Prime TV Series "Invincible. "This tv series based off the comic books is unlike any other superhero show. Along with designer Eastman, the Angled team is a big fan of the show.
3D Printing is a great hobby. You get to create cool stuff as quickly as you can think of it. But like most great hobbies it is also a bit expensive.
Many 3D Printing hobbyists end up turning their hobby into a small business to help pay for filament and the machine itself. Etsy stores, eBay, and even Facebook have been great areas for this. But running a 3D printing business is sometimes more effort than it’s worth. Sure you get to print the products, that’s great. But you have to ship it, you have to market it, and when Christmas comes around you have get an overflow of orders you can't keep up with. You went from trying to create cool stuff and having fun sharing it, to a full time job.
This is the reason Angled was created. To get 3D printed products manufactured and into customers hands without designers having to deal with the whole manufacturing cost and process.
Angled allows designers to upload a 3D model. If approved by the Angled team (to ensure manufacturability, safety, attribution, etc.) then it is listed on the site. From there, a normal person can purchase the 3D printed product. When that order comes through, Angled uses 3D Printing farms with hundreds machines to make the piece on demand. We box it and ship it to the customer in a couple of days.
With Devin, he started out with the Tippi Tree game on Angled. Obviously since printing out kits for fans would probably distract a bit from actually running his YouTube channel. Now not only are normal people able to get a copy of the game, but Devin now gets to turn all of his ideas into actual passive income.
All designers on Angled.io receive a monthly royalty on the sales of their products. Currently it is 15-25%.
It has been great to work with Devin, and all the other designers on our site like Eastman, Clockspring, and Selfix, who have submitted and licensed designs with us.
It is now possible for anyone anywhere to just upload a 3D model and immediately get mass production and fulfillment taken care of if the world likes it. No more setting up Esty shops, no more packing boxes. You can now just create awesome stuff and share it with the world, and make some money.
The featured album on their Spotify Mixtape is "Cobain & Cornbread." The unique name comes from an answer that Eva gave in an interview when asked what The Black Tones music sounds like. Since Eva and Cedric's family is from Louisiana but they were born and raised in the pacific north west, The Black Tones offer a unique sound that no one else quite has. The homey southern hospitality represented by cornbread and the alternative rock undertones similar to rockstar Kurt Cobain. Those two sounds combined manifested the album that is "Cobain & Cornbread."
To catch these twins for their next family reunion, follow them on social media to see where they are playing next. Also check out their artist page on our website for more content from The Black Tones. If you want a custom mixtape for your band, podcast, album, or song let us know by contacting us on our contact page. For more information about our mixtapes check out our blog post, "NEW RELEASE: SPOTIFY MIXTAPES FOR ARTISTS."
At Angled.io, we often use our numerous 3D printers to fill needs that arrive in our warehouse.
We need a pen holder? Printed in-house. We need a printer elbow? Printed in-house. Just recently, our designers noticed that the team was losing small tools around the warehouse, so they quickly devised a solution. They designed a custom tool stand to help our team keep track of all their tools, in one place.
Our designers created this custom tool stand with cubbies for each specific tool that our team may need. This means no more misplacing small tools! Rather than laying tools on a work table or putting them all in a box, they now have their own individual place. Even better, our team members can now simply glance at a tool stand and see which tools may be misplaced.
One of the ingenious elements of our custom tool stand is it’s low-plastic-use design. Not only does the porous nature of the stand mean that we save a ton of plastic in its production, but it also increases efficiency in print time. Rather than having to print a heavy block of plastic layer by layer, our printers can quickly produce a grid pattern with ease without losing any structural integrity in the stand. Even with cubbies in the side of the stand, the grid pattern provides just as much structural integrity as a smooth block of plastic would.
This custom tool stand is a versatile design that will be able to adjust right along with our team. New cubbies can be removed or added to the design as needed, and our team will be able to keep track of the tools they need, all while cutting down on time and plastic to produce. If you want to design something custom for your business, had over to our Product Submission Page to send us your design to produce.
Angled wants to thank everyone who has supported us thus far because these past months have been record breaking here at Angled. With new headphones being released every week, partnering with influencers, and blowing up on social media, Angled has been skyrocketing in sales since the beginning of 2021.
Calling all designers! The Cool Parts Show is holding a contest for the best 3D prints called The Cool Parts Showcase. Finalists will get booth space and free admission to the Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo in October. Plus, The Cool Parts Show will film full episodes with the winning parts. The winners will be decided on by the public and the most popular designs will win.
There will be three categories:
Best Production Part
This is a huge opportunity to have your designs featured on a large scale both online and in person. As the pandemic starts to die down, conventions will start to pick up once again and this is an event is one that you won't want to miss. Plus everyone that enters gets free "Cool Parts" swag so why wouldn't you enter? Check out all the official rules on their website and click the button below to enter.
For more info on Cool Parts check out their YouTube Channel below.
Our team often gets questions about where are products are made and we are always happy to tell them that it is in Boise, Idaho. Customers that have never heard about Angled will often guess that everything we make is made off in a distant factory in China but that is quite the contrary.
Bringing new business and exciting endeavors to our local city of Boise is something we take a lot of pride in. As Boise is beginning to expand into a hotspot for new technology and startups, Angled will be one of the many that has proven successful in a few short years. Since Angled is run by Slant 3D's printing farms, labor is never an issue. This has allowed us to stay running throughout the pandemic. It also allows us to be independent from third party vendors that would have maybe have gone out of business.