3D Printing is an incredible resource for small companies and entrepreneurs. It allows you to start with an idea, create a prototype, and increase products from 1 unit, to 10, to 100, to 1000, to 20000, all without ever putting out the capital traditionally needed to produce a hardware product for setup and tooling like injection molds.
3D Printing also lets companies change a product immediately, simply by changing a 3D design file. Immediately every part created afterwards has that update. Again without having to go through the challenge of changing tooling.
Production 3D Printing literally makes it possible to create, launch, and scale hardware products as easily as software products. And we want to demonstrate this.
Over the next few months Slant 3D and Slant Concepts will be launching a new product nearly every week. Some will be launched on Kickstarter and others on the SlantStore (more on that later). Each product will be unique and will attempt to demonstrate how 3D printing manufacturing makes the product better than any other manufacturing process would.
The first product, which is launching this Friday on Kickstarter, are the Buggles. The Buggles are a disposable biodegradable Flytrap. They are meant to be a discreet and simple way of fixing the fly fly issues all of us are experiencing this summer at Picnics and in our homes.
3D Printing is not a very good personal technology. But it is an incredibly useful manufacturing technology. Because it lets a kid with a laptop create and scale a company, around a physical product, as easily as that kid could around a software product. 3D Printing is not slow or expensive, when it is used in production. Please join us this summer as we prove this again and again.