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15 Ideas to start your own 3D printing business

3D printer price tags continue to drop, there are more 3D printing business opportunities than ever before. If youve ever wanted to make money off your 3D printer, here are a 15 consumer-oriented 3D printing business models to consider.

From a consumer perspective, the beauty of 3D printing is that it completely blurs the lines between the traditional notions of producers and consumers, leading to an entirely new category: the prosumer. Even todays entry-level 3D printers, for example, empower makers to produce novel, commercial-grade products easily and affordably in their very own homes. Alongside the growing prosumer movement are several distinct trends in consumer goods manufacturing. Todays buyers demand mass customization, local production, and sustainable materialsall of which 3D printing can provide.

Even if 3D printing itself isnt your forte, you could try your hand at creating a 3D modelling service or app. And if youre short on resources, crowdfunding campaigns were practically designed to help get you on your feet. In short, there are plenty of ways to profit from the boom in 3D printing technology. Here are 15 creative 3D printing business ideas to get you started on a successful new venture:

This first idea for a 3D printing business might be the most straightforward and potentially even easiest on the list, though it does require a keen sense of style and a certain finesse. The idea is simple: create a 3D design, and sell it. With 3D printing, designers can create custom, unique jewelry, accessories or decorates that are beautiful, cost-effective, and highly marketable 3D printed goods. For example, self-trained artist Melissa Ng turned her passion for creative wearables into a successful3D printing businessvia her shop, Lumecluster. Or, take a look atNonmanifolds 3D printed jewelry, LeFabShops3D printable home decorations, or fashion designer Kasia Wisniewskis3D printed bridal accessory collection. The options are endless. Once youve got a vision for your 3D printing business, commercializing is as easy as setting up a shop on online platforms like Etsy, or 3D printing-specific markets like i.Materialise.

If you have a knack for not only playing video games but also creating your own video game characters, 3D designing and/or 3D printing customized gaming characters might just be right up your alley. Gamers invest a lot of time into creating their characters, and are often willing to pay for high-quality figures, meaning this could therefore be a very profitable 3D printing business. Case in point? Whispering Gibbon recently received six-figure funding for their RenderFab 3D software thatturns video game content into 3D printable characters.

From 3D printed shoes, to 3D printed glasses, to 3D printed garments, starting your own 3D printed fashion brand could be a great way to put your maker and design skills to work and earn some money while you do so. Just look at fashion student Danit Pelegs entire3D printed ready-to-wear collectionmade on a desktop 3D printer, or mechatronics engineer Markus stunning3D printed high heeled shoefor proof that it doesnt take a whole fashion brand to bring 3D printed wearables to life.

If youre looking to get in on one of the hottest 3D printing consumer trends, you might consider starting a3D printed Selfie Service. Customers are 3D scanned to capture their individual and one-of-a-kind look, and then 3D printed into fun figurines. There is a lot of room for creativity, too: just look to these3D printed selfie facesthat can be fastened onto lego bodies for motivation.

While 3D printed selfies are fun, the best business ideas are the ones that solve real world problems. There is a huge need across the world for lightweight and cost-effective prosthetics or assistive devices, and 3D printing technology has already proven to be the answer. The possibilities within the field are numerous, as weve seen within the realm of 3D printed prosthetic hands, whether they bemyoelectric,Lego-compatible, orsuper-hero inspired. There are also the areas of3D printed foot prosthetics,3D printed wheelchairs, and custom3D printed prosthetic coversthat could be explored.

Earlier this week we covered a story on how theability to 3D print foodis beginning to change the face of fine dining, so why not get aboard the train for what is sure to be a delicious, and lucrative, ride. Some of the most marketable 3D printed food products to date have been in the realm of 3D printed chocolate and candy, so that might be a good place to begin, though being a bit creative couldnt hurt either. You could always open a3D printed pancakebakery for instance! If you love cooking but dont have the knack for it, consider basing your business on 3D printed cooking accessories, like this Kriszti Bozzai did with her custom3D printed cookie cutters.

For a larger scale business project, why not consider pursuing something in the field of architecture? To date, weve heard of 3D printing being used within the field in a variety of ways, from 3D printing building models to show clients, to3D printing architectural elementsto preserve them, to3D printing building blocksto make creative structures. For a particularly inspiring story check out how one creative maker3D printed his way into becoming an architect. If youre starting off in the field of 3D printed architecture, we suggest starting small by making scale models, and working your way up, perhaps one day even helping to 3D print an entire home!

3D printed maps can be used to more fully depict the topographical features of a landscape (even that ofThe Moon!), thanks to their nifty use of the Z axis. Thanks to this added functionality, the commercial demand for 3D printed cartography is growing, so master the art of the additive atlas and get printing. Last year, Finnish firm Versoteq created these cool3D printed tactile mapsfor Slush, a tech startup event. Follow Versoteqs lead and propose a 3D printed map project to a large organization, business, or city, and you could soon have a powerful 3D printing venture on your hands.3D printed tactile mapscan also serve a more noble purpose: A number of 3D printing companies have started3D printing maps for the blind and visually impaired, using free, open source map data and 3D printing them with embossed streets and landmarks.

Before 3D printing, customized gifts and trinkets were limited in scope, availability, and above-all, affordability. Now, mold-free 3D printing enables businesses to produce 1,000 completely unique products for nearly the same material cost as 1,000 identical products. From personalized3D printed phone cases, tocustom-fit 3D printed earbuds, to the whackytrend of 3D printed fetuses, 3D printing brings standard commercial products to a whole new level, and will entice consumers far more than boring, store bought offerings. Just remember the motto, if it can be 3D printed, it can be personalized.

Before you can start 3D printing, you need a 3D model, yet many at-home makers still dont have adequate 3D modeling skills, creating the perfect market opportunity for a 3D modeling and design service. A 3D modeling service simply provides custom 3D printable files to would-be-makers for a fee. In terms of starting your own 3D modeling business, you could either create a3D modeling app, open a3D model repository, or if you are a 3D designer yourself, create a portfolio of designs and show them to the world.

Another straightforward 3D printing business idea isto buy a 3D printer(or two, or ten) and offer a 3D printing service. Depending on how big you want to take this 3D printing business, you could either offer this service from home, doing small 3D print jobs on the side, or set up an entire, dedicated 3D printing service bureau for local and international customers. There are a lot of variables to take into consideration, such as what level of 3D printing you are capable of, what kinds of 3D printers and materials you will offer, etc. But, there is a huge demand for 3D printed goods right now, meaning whichever approa
ch you take, this could be a very profitable business opportunity.

3D printing is still a very niche area of knowledge, but more and more people want to learn the skills required so that rather than outsourcing 3D printing projects, they can do them themselves. If you have this knowledge, its the perfect time to share it via a 3D printing class. 3D printing education can be offered either online, via3D printing video tutorials, or you can offer hands-onin-person 3D printing courses. Teaching is rewarding in every sense, and by becoming a 3D printing educator, either for individuals, children and students, or even small businesses, youll be helping people gain an extremely useful skill while utilizing your own.

Advertisers are constantly looking for the most creative, unique, and interactive ways to reach their target audiences, and 3D printing can provide the perfect cross-over between brands and consumers. A clever 3D printing business could partner with advertisers or directly with brandsto 3D print promotional goods, either to get massive media attention, such as thislife-size 3D printed shark, or to engage with audiences in completely unexpected ways, like theHistory ChannelsVikings3D printed sweepstakes.

Even if you do not have experience in 3D modeling or 3D printing, you can still make money with a successful 3D printing business. Brush up your sales skills, and offer 3D printers, 3D printer accessories, and 3D printer materials for sale. Most 3D printer purchases happen online, since there are very few brick-and-mortar retailers offering 3D printers today, however if you live in an area where 3D printing is coming popular, it could be worthwhile to set up a shop to offer personalized, face-to-face service. Rather than selling 3D printers themselves, you could also open an online or retail shop for 3D printing filaments and accessories, since these are less expensive, yet always in demand.

Wherever there are 3D printers, there will be parts in need of assembly, repair, troubleshooting and maintenance. If youre the type of person who enjoys taking tiny things apart and putting them back together, there is huge business opportunity this area, since the majority of 3D printer consumers either dont have the time, patience, or tools required. While this 3D printing business idea may not entail as much creativity as designing 3D printed jewelry, and it may not be as fun as 3D scanning goofy 3D selfies, it is nevertheless a business that responds toa very real need within the 3D printing industry, almost guaranteeing a steady stream of work.

Have you considered or launched your own 3D printing business? Let us know in the comments, onFacebookor onTwitter.

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Making food with 3D printers would definitely be fun. I believe there are a lot more ways to start a business with a 3D printer though. In my case for example, Ive made a good amount of profit by selling prototypes to companies who dont have the equipment to make them themselves. Here are some other cool ways to start a business through 3D printing that im thinking about:

Making food with 3D printers would definitely be fun. I believe there are a lot more ways to start a business with a 3D printer though. In my case for example, Ive made a good amount of profit by selling prototypes to companies who dont have the equipment to make them themselves. Here are some other cool ways to start a business through 3D printing that im thinking about:

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To hear enthusiasts tell it, the technique of additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, has the potential to change not just manufacturing, but the world.

3D printing today makes prototyping and manufacturing complex, custom objects simpler but tomorrow, everyone will have a 3D printer on their desk and make their own sneakers and hats.

3D printing is getting hyped right now, with a front page story in The Economist and a long article in the Times, but we actually think it is underhyped.

Even if it fails to meet some of the expectations of its boosters (and thats not a foregone conclusion), 3D printing will still probably become an enormous industry and have a tremendous impact on how we buy, sell and produce things.

Technically, heres — very roughly — how 3D printing works: a big machine takes a raw material, today mostly plastics and some metals, and melts them into a microscopic layer. And then another layer. And then another layer. Until you end up with an actual object.

Thanks to 3D printing, to manufacture something today, you need only a printer, raw material, and software to tell the printer what to print. This is why its a big deal: its potentially the biggest change in how we make things since the invention of assembly lines made the modern era possible.

What does 3D printing look like today? According to several reports, the sale of 3D printers and associated services like software is already a billion dollar market. But nobody disputes that 3D printing is very far from a utopian 3D-printer-on-every-desk future.

Today most 3D printing technology uses too few materials, and is too crude in some ways, for most finished products we buy today.

Heres what people mostly use 3D printing for these days:

This was the early, and still the biggest business case for 3D printing. In plenty of industries from architecture to aerospace, the drawing board and computer screen only takes you so far. You need to build tangible prototypes to move forward. That used to be a big expense, and more importantly, a huge time-suck: theres no reason a designer should have to wait days for someone to make a prototype until they can move forward. With a 3D printer, designers can have a rough prototype quickly and be much more productive. The word designers is making it sound like its a few guys in Brooklyn, but 3D printing is already changing the way we make buildings, cars and planes.

3D printing is already being used for finished products, but still in specific niches. Some industrial components that would be costly or complex to manufacture are already being 3D-printed. One exciting area with huge potential is prosthetics, where 3D printer allow highly customized prosthetics to be made.

One of the reasons why you hear about 3D printing is that theres a small but vocal and growing hobbyists community who enjoy making small doodads. The hobbyist component of 3D printing doesnt sound impressive, until you realize that the first people who cared about things like cars, planes and personal computers were hobbyists.

We can all picture the an utopian 3D printing future: it would basically look like Star Trek, where replicators can make anything with a mere voice command. This is the 3D printer on every desk and in every home scenario.

But even if that scenario doesnt pan out, 3D printing is going to be a huge industry because its much more efficient than traditional manufacturing. The main reason is that the current way to manufacture things is to chip away at a block or sheets of raw material, whereas 3D printing adds raw material as needed. Current manufacturing processes create as much as 90% waste. So even if 3D printing is limited to the business world, its going to be a huge industry.

And the printer in every home scenario isnt that far-fetched either — only as far-fetched as a computer in every home was in 1975. Like any other piece of technology, 3D printers are always getting cheaper and better. 3D printers today can be had for about $5,000.

So, how do we get from here to there, what are the pitfalls, the opportunities and the big questions?

Today, 3D printers are too unreliable, slow, rough, and manufacturing large objects is cost-prohibitive. Its hard to build objects with high polish. But early cars were slow, dangerous, and notoriously unreliable.

The biggest difference between todays manufacturing and a 3D printing world is going to be the advent ofmass customization. When each product is printed individually from software, theres never going to be a reason to buy something that looks like something someone else owns. Companies will have to change not just their manufacturing but their product lines, marketing and even business models.

A serious question is whether 3D printing will be ajobless industry.History and economics teaches us that new industries often end up creating more jobs than they destroy, either directly (blacksmiths replaced by car repairmen) or indirectly through higher economic growth, but theres a not-insignificant chance that 3D printing might be an exception. To be sure, 3D printing will create many jobs: in a world where anyone can make and sell most kinds of items, many people will profit and create new industries. But its not sure that these people will be more numerous than all the manufacturing jobs that will be lost.

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