In 2023, Slant 3D embarked on a journey of innovation and achievement that set the stage for even greater developments in the year ahead. The central theme of our endeavors revolved around software enhancements and pushing the boundaries of 3D printing technology.
One of the key highlights was the comprehensive overhaul of our website. This transformation not only improved the flow of information to our clients but also introduced enhanced interactivity and forward-looking features. The result was a modern, user-friendly platform that seamlessly connected with our growing audience.
The deployment of our version 15 3D printer was another major milestone. Designed for robustness, simplicity, and adaptability, this cutting-edge printer represented a significant step forward in our pursuit of automation and efficiency. This innovation enabled us to respond effectively to the evolving needs of the industry.
Surprising even ourselves, our YouTube channel achieved remarkable success. Initially conceived as a resource for clients and enthusiasts interested in mass production 3D printing, it quickly surpassed our goal of 25,000 subscribers, boasting an impressive 60,000+ subscribers by the end of the year. We're sincerely grateful for the support from our viewers and plan to continue this growth trend in 2024.
A unique project in 2023 was our mission to lower filament costs to under $10 per kilogram. This endeavor involved the creation of a new website, setting up a factory and extrusion line, and overcoming logistical challenges like ensuring vacuum seals during shipping. While the project encountered its share of hurdles, it symbolizes our commitment to making 3D printing more accessible and affordable.
One of the cornerstones of our technological advancement was the Slant 3D API. It entered beta in late 2023 and demonstrated remarkable capabilities in analyzing and pricing files rapidly. This API empowers external applications to seamlessly integrate with our extensive print farms, opening up new horizons for efficiency and scalability in 3D printing. While it's currently in beta, we're excited to announce its public release soon.
Furthermore, we introduced a game-changing Etsy integration. This integration allowed Etsy stores to tap into Slant 3D's print farms, eliminating the need to build and manage their small print farms. This innovative solution not only simplifies production but also frees up time for store owners to focus on customer support and product design. It's a significant leap forward in making 3D printing an integral part of e-commerce.
As we look forward to 2024, Slant 3D is poised for even greater accomplishments. We invite you to subscribe and join us on this thrilling journey of innovation and expansion. Together, we'll continue to shape the future of 3D printing.