Nov 12, 2015 – Makers of the R1 +Plus desktop 3D printer, ROBO 3D was apparently looking for an eye-catching way to break the retail barrier, one that would display their product options, introduce consumers to the still-burgeoning technology, and be achievable on a very short timeline. Luckily, they were able to gain
Industrial grade 3D printers are still expensive, and many small business owners are unsure of what the technology can do for them. Most viral videos and articles that depict 3D printing showcase extreme cases that are years away from being realistically accessible for most small companies, such as 3D printing houses and cars.
One of the most common uses for 3D printing is prototyping, so it’s no surprise that many of the entrepreneurs we spoke to use their printers to make prototypes in-house, either for themselves or for external clients.
Frank Olea is the CEO and owner of Olea Kiosks. His company uses 3D printing to help clients visualize the custom kiosks Olea’s company makes. For Olea Kiosks, 3D printing prototypes is a vital part of the sales process and the design process. Olea explained, “Without a doubt, the design phase of a kiosk is the most sensitive. Drawings and other illustrations convey a meaningful representation of a concept for a custom kiosk, but 3D printing gives our clients something they can feel … We love it. Our clients love it.” Without in-house prototyping, Olea’s company would have to contract out the work, and the wait time between contracting and receiving a prototype would likely be too long for his clients. In his business, lost time translates into a lost sale.
A year ago Snap acquired Looksery, a Selfie animation app. Looksery’s technology is at the heart of the Snapbot’s revolutionary see/what-you-look-like virtual try-it-on video system. It is the first time this type of technology has been used in this type of setting.
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