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3DPrint & MyMiniFactory — Bring Your 3D Printed Idea to Life in Latest Giveaway

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m3As you likely know by now, we’ve recently partnered with MyMiniFactory to offer cool prizes to our viewers simply for reading our articles and participating at our forum, 3DPB.com. Two weeks ago we gave away an awesome Han Solo Blaster pistol, as well as a couple of gift cards to Amazon.com. This week we are trying something a bit different, something we feel you all will enjoy thoroughly.

Approximately one month ago MyMiniFactory launched a crowdsourced platform called MMF Ideas. Basically the way it works is that MMF users suggest a 3D printing project to the community. The community can then give their encouragement by giving the idea a ‘Cheer,’ similarly to how Facebook users ‘Like’ certain posts. Users are also able to provide feedback and suggestions to the creator of the Idea, letting a designer gauge interest in a possible 3D printed model prior to them spending the time to actually create it. Why spend hours creating something no one even wants, right?

As a way to promote the service, which we feel is invaluable to the design community, we have once again teamed with MMF to offer some awesome prizes to the 3D printing community. Over the next 14 days anyone can submit an Idea to the MMF Ideas hub. The Idea which receives the most Cheers (must be a feasible 3D print–i.e., we aren’t going to print a life-size car or something with shapes or sizes that will never fit a conventional machine) will then be printed and finished by MyMiniFactory and shipped to the person who suggested that m6particular idea. 3DPrint.com will exclusively cover the transformation of this ‘Idea’ into a physical object for you all to witness. Anyone, anywhere can participate and have a chance to see their idea come to life. Simply follow the steps below:

The Rules:

  1. Post your MMF Idea Here.
  2. Be sure to “Like” both 3DPrint.com’s Facebook page & MyMiniFactory.com’s Facebook Page
  3. Share This Post on Facebook
  4. Sit back and wait to see if you are the winner. Winners will be announced in this thread at 3DPB.com.

The Prizes:

  • Grand Prize: Your idea 3D printed and turned into a physical object before being painted and finished and sent directly to your doorstep
  • First and Second Prizes: A $10 Amazon.com gift card
  • Everyone Else: Gain valuable insight into whether or not your idea is something that the 3D printing community really wants.

Ideas will be accepted from now until July 30th, at which point a winner will be chosen and announced in this thread on 3DPB.com, as well as various social media platforms. The winner will also be contacted by email so that they can provide an address for the prize to be shipped. 3DPrint.com will then provide exclusive details depicting the fabrication of the winning design from printing to painting to finishing, via an article next next month.

So let’s get started! Turn your idea into a reality! Let us know if you participate in this giveaway, and stay updated as to who ends up winning in the MMF Ideas Giveaway forum thread on 3DPB.com

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