3D Printing has creating an incredible opportunity for designers to bring physical products to life. Websites such as Amazon, and Etsy, and businesses of all sizes have seen an influx of true 3D products that are as good, if not better than, traditional manufacturing processes.
But there has been a problem. Most of these products are made by very small concerns and have little ability to scale. This is because the cost to create and scale a 3D printer farm that can meet large scale demand is as great, or greater, than the cost to build traditional tooling.
At Slant 3D we have been working to eliminate the barriers to bringing physical products to market. We started by building one of the largest and highest volume producing factories of 3D printed parts in the world. With this next step, we are making it easier to access and utilize that 3D printing factory.
Here is the Mason and the Onsite Program, a pipeline from prototype to production of 3D printed parts
The Mason 3D Printer
Many clients that come to Slant 3D have a product that they have been printing with traditional FDM Machines. But since they are using some consumer machine the parts they make might not be the same as the pieces produced by Slant 3D. So a few cycles of sampling and verification have to occur. Which can slow down a product launch and add expense. If they had access to a printer that gave the same results as those used in our 3D printing factory then it would eliminate that setup process.
At Slant 3D we have spent several years developing new 3D Printer technology. Working to create industrial machines that are able to be deployed by the thousands to produce 100,000's of parts for clients as an alternative to injection molding. We have become very good at making 3D Printers.
The Mason 3D printer is a prosumer machine derived from our industrial printers. With it, users are able to make prototypes at their business with a workhorse machine, and when they are ready to scale up production of those parts all they have to do is send the final design and print settings to Slant 3D and they will translate directly into the production process. Eliminating sampling, and redesigns. The Mason now makes it as easy to create a product and scale it as making an app.
When you create an app you test it on your phone. If it works there it works on most similar phones. Now, when you create a product you can build it on the Mason. If it turns out right there then it can be produced by the Thousands immediately by Slant 3D.
The Mason is now available for preorders now for $750. Shipments will begin in early June of 2019. To get more details on the specs of the Mason visit its main Page.
The 3D Printing industry suffers from a huge lack of reliability. Colors and quality of filament change. Machines and the companies that make them disappear and go out of date. We want to eliminate all of those problems.
With Onsite we provide insurance for your Mason 3D Printer. If it breaks down then we will replace it within 2 days to ensure that you are never held up in your work. We also provide a 20% discount on all of our premium filament. This is the same filament that Slant 3D uses in production. So any part made with that filament on the Mason 3D printer will be identical to the parts produced by Slant 3D. Creating a perfect pipeline from prototype to production of 3D printed products.
And if you are a business or Designer that has a high demand for 3D printing, the Onsite program with discounted filament will easily pay for the printer in under a year. And you have the added value of the manufacturing backend of the Slant 3D Factory.
Another problem that many businesses run into is simply the operation of 3D printers. Preparing a CAD file for printing is a skill unto itself. With the Onsite Business Subscription companies immediately gain access to 3D printing expertise.
To implement Onsite Business the Mason 3D printer of the business will be upgraded with cloud connectivity. Then whenever a Design needs to be printed it will be uploaded to Slant 3D and one of our experts will slice it and print it at the client's desired machine. It is like having 3D printer experts in house.
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We are very excited about the Mason and Onsite. The are going to fundamentally change the product development process. It will no longer be a set of disjointed suppliers and experts. We have created a clear and easy path to go from prototype to production without interruption. It is now possible to create a physical product and scale it as easily as it is to create a scale digital product.