3D printing still has a ways to go before we begin to see the mainstream adoption that many within the industry are hoping for. Without a doubt, the future will only bring us better technology, more materials to print with, and more useful tools for designers. However, until then, there still lie many obstacles in the way.
For one company, called J-CAD Inc., run by a man named Jason Vander Griendt, they have been taking clients’ ideas and turning them into manufactured products for over a decade. One of the services offered by the company is in the design and 3D printing of objects. They’ve discovered that there are a ton of individuals and companies who are interested in 3D printing, but really don’t have the skills in order to fabricate their products from the ground up.
“Through my experience in running J – CAD Inc. for over 10 years, we see a ton of 3D printing companies out there, but there is no simple way for the end user to have their files made for 3D printing, ” Vander Griendt tells 3DPrint.com. “They are [led] on to believe that they can easily learn 3D software which is not the case. There is no simple process that allows them to hire a trusted source to create their files.”
So this led Vander Griendt to create a new service, called MakeMy3DFile.com, in which he offers customers the option of detailing the type of 3D model they would like to have created, while his company does all of the difficult work for them.
“MakeMy3DFile.com aims to bridge the gap between the average person and the new complex world of 3D printing,” Vander Griendt tells us. “With 3D printing being such a new industry it’s very difficult for the average person to go from: Your Idea ==> 3D Design ==> 3D Print It. And it doesn’t need to be that way! We saw a massive opportunity to help people with great ideas but didn’t know how to get it designed and printed. There is nothing out there that makes this process easy for them so we invented MakeMy3DFile.com which achieves exactly that!”
To use the service, there is a simple 3-step process. You simply select a group level that best matches your project’s complexity, then upload images and other details about the 3D model that you wish to have created, before making your payment. Within 1-3 days, your 3D files will be sent to you via email for you to do as you choose with. You can 3D print them on your own 3D printer, or outsource the printing to another company such as Shapeways, Sculpteo or Materialise.
Pricing options for this modeling service start at $99 and go up from there. By looking at some of the products which J-CAD Inc. has created, they are certainly a very qualified company when it comes to 3D modeling and design.
What do you think about this service? Is it worth paying a professional to have your models designed for you? Discuss in the MakeMy3DFile forum thread on 3DPB.com. More details on this new service can be seen in the video below.