BREA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 14, 2014 — NASA, Chinese architects and 6th grade classrooms are fascinated by the amazing inventions made possible through 3D printing. Now 3D printing enthusiasts on every level can meet in one online community to share, sell or purchase designs. Introducing Spyder 3D World, the new destination that showcases 3D innovations from designers around the world in an interactive marketplace.
“3D printing is opening new worlds of opportunity for creativity and advances in art, science and manufacturing. At Spyder 3D World we wanted to create a space where all of these elements can come together, where designs are celebrated and shared, where students learn from masters, and where anyone in the far corner of the globe can compete with a large corporation to sell their ideas,” said Joe Bloomfield, founder and CEO of Spyder 3D World.
Part Marketplace, Part Free Showcase
Today there are communities that either sell or share designs. Spyder 3D World combines the best of both worlds by offering 3D designers a marketplace to monetize their work or just share it. Designers from around the world are discovering Spyder 3D World and adding new items and files to the community on a daily basis
The Spyder 3D World blog highlights new and interesting work by designers. Recently showcased designers are from France, Mexico and Southern California, and new designers are welcome.
“Our members are sharing cool and imaginative designs that show there’s no limit to what can be created with 3D printing,” added Bloomfield.
The Future of 3D Printing Here Today
Within the past year, significant feats were accomplished with 3D printing technology including the 3D printing of 10 houses in Shanghai, a prosthetic hand printed by a Florida father for his 6-year-old son, and recently the US Army announced it will consider 3D printing food on the front lines.
From musical instruments and medical devices to food, toys and shoes, 3D printing is changing nearly every industry and bringing the concept of personal manufacturing to reality.
According to Gartner Research, 3D printing is “accelerating to mainstream adoption” and is expected to create new product lines and markets at a rapid pace.*
Advanced printer technology and more affordable printers are furthering the widespread interest in 3D printing.
Spyder 3D World is kicking off the community with a social media sweepstakes to give away an Airwolf AW3D HDx printer to one lucky winner. Airwolf 3D uses its own printers to produce parts for new machines.
About Spyder 3D World
*More detailed analysis is available in the Gartner report “How 3D Printing Disrupts Business and Creates New Opportunities” available at http://www.gartner.com/resId=2373415.
For Spyder 3D World
Barbara Caruso, 714/841-6777