Whether you’re launching a new startup, looking to grow your current business, or just trying to make some extra cash on the side, 3D printing has a lot to offer. At Shapeways the opportunities are endless ― our state-of-the-art 3D printing processes make it easy for you to quickly prototype new ideas, create custom company swag, and solve larger-scale manufacturing problems.
There are unlimited applications of 3D printing for profit, and here are just are six ways to make money with Shapeways’ 3D printing services.
1) Prototype and Research New Ideas
Shapeways makes it easy to cheaply print many different designs as you test out new ideas. For example, if you’re designing a piece of jewelry you won’t have to create multiple, expensive molds on your own. The Shapeways market also makes it easy to test multiple ideas at once without a big investment. Use it to find out which materials, designs, and sizes people prefer before you go all in on the one that works best.
2) Create Promotional Swag for Your Brand
You can use Shapeways to 3D print custom mugs, bottle openers, and more to promote your company. It’s a great option if you want a little something extra for an upcoming event — or you just need some swag for potential new clients.
3) Take Advantage of Popular Trends
Shapeways’ quick turnaround makes it possible to sell products based on the latest trends. Shapeways even has a partnership with gaming giant Valve, which shows the strength of popular communities. Try making 3D printed objects inspired by movies and video games!
4) Print Unique Parts or Features
If your business relies on complex machinery, you already know that things can break down from time to time. When that happens, these machines often require specific (and expensive) parts to start working again. Next time, save your money and use our super-accurate 3D printers to make the parts you need.
5) Quickly Customize Your Product
No two customers are alike, and making everyone happy means staying flexible. Shapeways makes it easy to meet everyone’s different demands by printing in different materials, colors, and sizes to match each customer’s distinct style. Customization is king to the customer!