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.
At Angled we are constantly looking for and recruiting new designers to have their products sold on the platform. (If you would like to submit your products go for it). Sunshine is one of those creators.
Sunshine has been creating truly original products, that can only be created with 3D Printing. Called "print-in-place" designs, Sunshine's creations are dynamics and complex. But they require no assembly at all. They come out of a 3D Printer and they are complete. It is truly brilliant and original design
The First of these products to be added to Andled.io is the spring Phone Holder.
A complex mechanism, that is able to clasp your phone when it is placed in the holder, makes this piece both interesting too look at and just satisfying to watch. The piece is mainly intended to be used as a charging stand for your phone and of course an interesting conversation piece/piece of artwork for your hallway.
Sunshine creates youtube Videos about all of his creations. By placing a few of them on Angled he is able to monetize these original creations in a way that was never before possible. And therefore support his channels with another source of revenue.
His 3D models are just uploaded and then we here at Angled print it, create photographs and promote the product. And a portion of all sales go back to the creator.
We are very excited to have Sunshine on the Angled as a youtuber and designer. We can't wait to see what he creates next.
Find Sunshine on Facebook and Youtube
So you have had your product approved for Angled. Congratulations. Welcome to the community of youtubers monetizing their 3D Models and content and creating great new ways of connecting with their audience.
At Angled we work to promote all of our partners and what they create. But ultimately the success of your products comes down to you. You need to understand your product and your audience. Once you know that you can promote it and increase your sales. Here are a few simple ways of promoting your product to increase sales through your youtube Channel
When we are working with new designers here at Angled we are constantly asked about surface finish and overall appearance. There are also the questions about material and function.
The short answer is that 3D Printed product can function as well if not better than any other process. As long as the design designs with 3D Printing in mind.
As far as appearance. 3D Printing will generally have a texture. But you can lean into that. You can use the 3D Printing layer lines like the grain in wood. Or you can apply textures to you part that cannot be created without normally have to paint of post process the piece.
But if you are just looking to know what comes off a 3D Printer without all the special design. We highly recommend you check out WildRoseBuilds. This great youtube channel prints all kinds of objects and gives you a good way to see what can come off a printer.
Alright. Your channel is growing. You have an audience. You are ready for merch, and you don't want to to just do another T-Shirt. Because let's face it, how many Tee's do people need.
Angled is an option for you because we have dozens of products that can be branded. We will work with you to create fully custom products. And there are no minimum orders. So you can sell 1 item or 10,000. All with zero startup cost.
So how do you get setup? Well the first thing to do is visit our Youtuber Merchandise Page to see what products can be easily customized. Then reach out to us with what products you are interested in. One of our team will be in contact shortly. Once you have chosen a product we will place your branding on it and create a Listing on our Marketplace. We take care of photos but if you have some you would like to submit you can
Once the listing is live, tell your audience about it. You might order the product from Angled to learn about the experience, then you have it in your hands to talk about. Maybe do a feature video, or just place the listing in your descriptions.
Then when your item is purchased we will print, pack and ship it to your supporter. And each month you will get a percentage of all sales of your product.
Basically we are leaving you free to create. We take care of the product manufacturing and fulfillment.
If you have a unique product that just simply does not exist yet, we would be happy to work with you to bring into reality. We do this all the time. Where do you think the BagClamp came from
"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.
If you have a product that you would like to add to our site please contact us.