The general idea behind 3D printing something is that it enables you to create personalized objects by yourself. In other words: objects do not nescessarily have to look the same. This is exactly the kind of thought that a platform called Kwambio has. This website aims to become a big community where users can create their own customizable products, such as lambs and vases, and share their creations online.
This platform – or platforms such as Kwambio – can be highly interesting for the current generation of designers, as they can make money from every single creation of theirs. The website makes sure it is secure for all designers, because no-one will have access to their source files. Seen from the consumer side, a good question would be: do all online-designed products have a sufficient quality? According to Kwambio, it’s a “yes”, as they say every unique product is tested and verified by a team.
So how does it work? Well, it basically goes like this: when you’re a user, you will be able to adjust products with only a few clicks. Users can change the shape and add a little text to its design. When an object is ready-to-print, it can be printed on a person’s own 3D printer, which means the website is connected to one’s own printer.
The site will work just a bit like a social media community, because users can follow their favorite designers, and become a designer as well. Enthousiasts need to wait until October, as the beta version kwamb.io will officially be launched by then. Below you can see a little video, to get a little more into the idea.
Image credits: Kwambio.