I have been producing 3D printed projects since 2012 paying designers around the world to produce the designs. Once the designs are completed Shapeways has been the source for printing these files in a variety materials.
This design will offer backers an opportunity to support and receive a variety of designs that will print in Frosted Ultra Detail at Shapeways. In addition, the source files will be included if depending on the level backers support this project.
My goal is to produce a model not produced commercially and give backers an opportunity to print their own models for their own purposes. Whether it is producing models for your own customs or creating a store and selling prints these files will jump start your collection and or business.
The best thing is supports will not have to go through the trouble of finding a designer or all the hassle of collecting drawings and dimensions to get the designs perfect. I will be doing all that for supporters making it easier to get quality designs.
Risks and challenges
The challenges to 3D printing is finding a designer, agreeing on a budget, ordering test prints for quality control and changing the designs as needed to get the best prints possible. In addition, meeting all design specifications per Shapeways print guidelines.
This is where costs can add up quickly as additional fees can occur when redesigns and modifications are needed after test prints. Not to mention, when a test print is ordered and requires the digital file to be modified, the test print is generally unusable which is a sunk cost in the process.
This is the advantage to supporters as I will pay all those costs with your help to ensure the designs are right from the start.
As part of this process, this project will be updated and designs are received so backers can watch the process unfold.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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