Pin shape, a 3D printing community and marketplace, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Fundable to raise $500,000 so that it may continue expansion of its printable model repository.
Pinshape provides a global platform that is dedicated to any consumer that is looking to find and download or stream 3D designs that they may print on any 3D printer. For designers, brands and companies it’s a platform for sharing or selling 3D designs throughout the world.
“3D printing technology has already led to incredible innovations in everything from manufacturing to medicine. But the real revolution is what comes next, as 3D printing makes the transition from pricey, complicated technology to accessible, consumer-ready convenience.
“Customization and personalization are the future of consumer products, and 3D printing is going to make it happen. Projections indicate that over 2.3 million 3D printers will be sold by 2018. Soon, 3D printers will be as commonplace as inkjet printers are today, and people everywhere are 3D printing everything from tools to tableware from the convenience of their own homes.”
“There have been some early attempts at creating online marketplaces for 3D designs, but those early efforts leave a lot to be desired when it comes to usability and reliability, and protecting designers’ rights in a way that makes it safe for them to share their amazing designs in the first place.”
With that said, the company revealed:
“We’re building the world’s best, largest library of 3D printed designs, and the world’s largest community of makers, builders and designers. And in the process, we’re helping to shape what consumers-facing 3D printing will look like for years to come.”
During a recent interview with 3D Print, CEO and co-founder of Pinshape, Lucas Matheson stated:
“We’re growing like crazy and need to expand our team. The growth on Pinshape has been significant over the past 6 months. We’re seeing 147% month over month growth and we need to expand our team. We have a lot of exciting plans on the road map to better serve our passionate community of designers, brands, and makers.”
He then added
“What we’ve learned over the past year is that quality is king. Failed prints frustrate everyone. Pinshape is successfully attracting the best designs in the world and will continue to showcase the highest quality models possible through out platform.”
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