3Durak has only been in business for a year, but they’ve already become a leader within the Turkish 3D printing industry. The Istanbul-based company has been a versatile player in the printing market. They’ve served as a distributor for several 3D printing and scanning companies including Ultimaker, Zortrax, 3D Systems and others, and have also developed their own technology, namely accessories for 3D scanners. They’re also a local printing hub that offers training, classes and workshops along with their printing and scanning services.
Now 3Durak has announced that they’re expanding their printing and scanning services with a newly designed website. Geared towards end users and small companies, the site makes it easy for customers to upload their 3D designs and order prints. It’s not a marketplace; at this time the service is only a platform for customers to order their own designs for printing. A simple interface makes it hassle-free; upload your 3D model, choose your material and color, and purchase. Your print will be shipped to your door.
The fact that 3Durak started out as a 3D printer retailer is helpful, as they have a wide variety of printers and printing methods to service a wide variety of projects. These include industrial machines such as EOS Formiga P110, Projet 660 Pro, Projet 3500 HD, and EnvisionTec Ultra 3SP; desktop 3D printers include Zortrax M200, Ultimaker 2, and Formlabs Form 1+. Several material choices are available, including ceramic, resin, and metal.
According to 3Durak, the majority of their customers are professionals such as architects, industrial designers, and research and development companies, as well as students and agencies. That being said, it’s an easy enough service to use that the casual 3D printing enthusiast or beginner can take advantage of it as well. If you’re having problems with your model, you can send it to 3Durak, who will check it over, repair any errors, and send it back to you. Pricing is calculated according to the size of the model and the desired material, and a 20% discount is offered for students.
You can also upload a model and print it yourself. 3Durak assures users that all uploaded designs are kept strictly private; no one else can see them. The website also features a blog full of helpful posts about modeling techniques, error repair, and general tips and education about 3D modeling and printing. As 3D printing platforms go, 3Durak’s looks like a comprehensive, professional and user-friendly one that should make them an even more popular company – not bad for having been in business for only a year. Discuss this new service in the 3Durak 3D Printing Platform forum over at 3DPB.com.