Launching today, Threedigo is an online community marketplace that connects 3D printer owners people seeking to rent out time on their 3D printers with those who are looking for a 3D printer to use, thus providing an additional income source and an accessible service to 3D printing users worldwide.
Threedigo enables users to find 3D printer owners by filtering locations, printer types, size capabilities, and more. Anyone who owns a 3D printer can start monetizing money right away, with any kind of 3D printer and by setting the desired rates, just like on other successful sharing economy apps such as Airbnb and Uber.
Users just need to sign up for an account and wait for it to be approved. Once the process is cleared, anyone can start renting a 3D printer’s time! It is a quick and easy process.
“The market has been constantly growing during the past few years but not quite enough,” said Threedigo CEO and Founder, Sebastian Rueda, during a press conference. “Threedigo is the key to give a strong impulse to the use of this astonishing technology”.
Since it was first made commercially available in 1986, 3D printing has managed to push the barriers of human creativity. At first, its progress was slow due to the lack of adequate software and hardware technologies needed to achieve an efficient mass production of the machines, with reduced costs that could make them available to the public.
Now, in 2016, each year hundreds of new 3D printer models for are released to be more efficient, lighter, and faster. Upgrading becomes everyone’s temptation.
You might find yourself owning 2 or 3 different systems while waiting for the next big surprise. And then you barely use the older ones, right? That should not be the case: most 3D Printers are actually quite durable and can support most file systems available today. They still print with software like 123D Design, 3D Slash, Photoshop CC, TinkerCAD, SketchUp AutoCAD, ZBrush and 3ds Max. All you reallyt need is your imagination to create new applications for them.
So there is a big gap between those who have access to many 3D printers, and those who don’t own even one. Machine prices prices may be much more accessible than in the past but not yet accessible to everyone who needs one. For example students and classrooms.
With so many people in need of a 3D printer, why not enable them to take advantage of 3D printers that are no longer being used? Threedigo lets you do just that!