Monday, July 28, 2014

Video: Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods. Watch Out Shapeways!



Published on Jul 28, 2014
TechCrunch reports that Amazon has launched a new store for 3D-printed goods, which include items that can be customized to change their size, color, material and even aspects of their design. Amazon Marketplace Sales director Petra Schindler-Carter said in a press release announcing the new storefront, “The introduction of our 3D Printed Products store suggests the beginnings of a shift in online retail – that manufacturing can be more nimble to provide an immersive customer experience." One-offs and small runs are much more affordable via 3D printing, so theoretically the sky’s the limit about what types of things customers could order--provided 3D printing technology keeps evolving.

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