3D printing cloud services have been on the rise lately. In particular, they tend to gravitate towards connecting businesses. Rocketing start-up Beamler is proposing a means to link manufacturers for large scale manufacturing using cloud platform systems.
The main goals of the platform are to enable engineers to optimise designs and give out advice along with creating a worldwide connected network of 3D printers open to use at the lowest cost possible. The company, famously, raised their entire 150,000 euro kickstarter goal in one week. They have now raised it to 200,000 hoping to allocate the extra funding into sales development for faster growth. You can visit the campaign here.
The service is a plug and play cloud based software solution with the aim of empowering manufacturers to achieve large scale project goals. It also takes into account solutions to the various barriers incurred by other platforms that inhibit most users. Beamler hopes that it can aid these companies in using 3D printing without any hassle.
Since many companies are jumping into this game, Beamler have to introduce something new and different. One of the problems Beamler is trying to mitigate is the time wastage in the trial and error process. Often times the prolonged process is a result of finding the manufacturer discovering that their desired object cannot be printed. If this is the case, the engineers tell the company which parts can be manufactured and adjust the design as needed, instead of cancelling the project altogether.
Companies can sign up to the service for 5,000 Euros with a monthly subscription of 750. Beamler gets a 10% commission on every print. In exchange the company links the user up to a worldwide network of printers making it easier for them to provide their customers with a finished product, no matter where they are. They can also use it to compare quotes and ETA’s from different companies.
Beamler is set to launch the service soon. It is currently in a test phase. The company has made great strides recently. They were recently ranked #15 among the top 40 crowdfunded sites. This new platform is their crowning achievement. If it works out, it will have cracked the code on how to organise a global cloud network for 3D printers.