Want to Use a 3D Printer Today? — Share 3D Printers with ThinkKlip

3D printers aren’t cheap.. so a new company thinkkllip allow anyone to share 3D printers

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How To Share 3D Printers

From the Thinkklip Share 3D Printers website

We will help you locate other people with similar interests and budgets ready to buy a 3D printer in group. It does not have to be strangers, How about your fellow model airplane club?, Your cooking club? Online reputation works: You can check the online profiles of other members and decide. You decide the printer that you wish to purchase and what you want to contribute each of you. We will make you a proposal but you decide how you want to share your printer. Instantly you can create a document of co-ownership for your 3D printer. Get access to a shopping network selling printers, materials, recycling, design, services…

WHY?

 

  1. 3D printers aren’t cheap.
  2. Does it make sense to have a 3D printer and not use it 99% of the time?
  3. Technology evolves very quickly. Are you ready to buy a new 3D printer every year?
  4. It’s much more fun to do things in groups and share what you do.
  5. To print something you can simply send a colleague your CAD file.
  6. Do you have children? , You may not want to have a printer at home.
  7. You can have support from people with experience in 3D printing.
  8. You can always resell your participation in the group, which is much easier to sell a 3D printer.
  9. Welcome to the sharing and the reputation economy.

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7 thoughts on “Want to Use a 3D Printer Today? — Share 3D Printers with ThinkKlip

  1. Great idea. I think it is going to take ingenuity and partnerships just like this to survive and thrive in whatever is coming on the economic and business fronts. Good article.

  2. I haven’t personally used a 3-D printer, but I’ve seen one in action. A company (group of computer-guru guys) that works down the street from us on Greenwich Ave has one. We’ve used their expertise to support our business, since we’re a mixed Apple/PC shop, and they have broad experience. Anyway, they have on of these and they are extremely cool. My background is in engineering, and I can only imagine how much this would streamline a project from conception to prototype.

    I have to agree – why buy one when you can “lease” it. Unless you are an engineering shop, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Every individual will have to make that capital acquisition analysis on their own, but it’s good to know that there are options.

  3. That is an idea so excellent it is crazy. Why didn’t I think of that? I have a buddy that I am going to call in a minute. They always have misery designing the plastic cases that use to enclose their electronics. Getting the molds made is expensive and really challenging if the circuit boards change through the manufacturing. They could use the printer to make the mold and actually fiddle with the boards to make sure everything is really perfect rather than just perfect by the drawings.

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