Amazon Has Started a 3D Print Shop

Published 08/01 2014 01:42PM

Updated 08/01 2014 01:48PM

courtesy: Amazon
Item: Amazon has opened a 3D-printing marketplace, partnering with companies such as Mixee Labs and 3DLT to begin to offer on demand, full customizable products.  Right now, those products are limited in scope-to things like bobbleheads and jewelry-but the marketplace has plenty of room to expand and grow.

Why it Matters: Kids have far more tools with which to express themselves these days than simply a box of crayons and a coloring book. The creative product line now extends to 3D design, graphic design apps, glow-in-the-dark crayons, 3D chalk-the list is seemingly endless. As our creative culture evolves, everyone wants a space in which to play. From fashion design and metalworking to knitting, baking and photography, any and all mediums are becoming an acceptable art form-if we’re willing to master our skills.

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