Threeding.com 3D printable models will be available for sale as physically printed objects
San Francisco-Paris-Sofia. March 2, 2015 – Threeding.com, a fast-growing 3D printing marketplace and file-sharing website and Sculpteo, a 3D printing service company announced their partnership for production of physical models from Threeding’s online catalogue. Starting from March the 3D printable models available at Threeding.com will be not only downloadable but ready to order as 3D printed copies. Thereby, Threeding expands its offering and targets customers who do not possess a 3D printer but are interested in the marketplace’s products.
From March onwards, thousands of models available at Threeding.com will become available not only for download, but also for sale as printed copies. So far Threeding’s customers needed to have access to a 3D printer in order to make use of the files they downloaded from the marketplace. Now most items can be ordered as printed copies and will be shipped world-wide. Sculpteo, a worldwide operating and leading 3D printing service company will execute the printing process in their facilities in USA and France. Threeding’s customers can choose between 6 materials and over 40 different colors, which gives them an enormous variety for individualization of the purchased products. Whether customers want to have printed a bracelet made of sterling silver, a ceramic coffee mug or a multicolor dinosaur, all of it becomes available with the partnership service of Threeding and Sculpteo.
Both Sculpteo and Threeding are expecting large synergies arising from the partnership. “With this move we make 3D printing available for a larger customer base, which did not have access to our products before. Thereby we increase the market demand for our products and broaden our scope of business.” says Stan Partalev co-founder of Threeding. “Sculpteo is a perfect partner for us, knowledgeable and experienced in the printing process so that we can ensure the highest quality for our customers.”
With their partnership Sculpteo and Threeding are helping the 3D printing industry to grow by reducing barriers for customers who want to get involved with 3D printed products. “People need to get in touch with 3D printed objects, they need to feel and see them in order to find out how useful this technology is. Together with Threeding we are making a step to develop the community and the knowledge about 3D printing.”, says Arthur Cassaignau, Business Developer at Sculpteo.
The new service will be in the form of white label and Threeding.com will be a merchant of record for those deliveries. Designers with concerns about their copyrights will have options to restrict download and let their models available only for physical delivery. Together with 3D printing services, Threedingis adding numerous new functionalities which will improve significantly its users’ experience. The company will start accepting bank transfers for order above $100, Paypal Express Checkout, better visualization, etc.
Both Threeding and Sculpteo are looking forward to the mutual partnership and are expecting a significant sales upside by enabling 3D printing for a broader customer base.
Threeding is a 3D printing marketplace and community for 3D printing models. The start-up was founded in 2013 by a group of students from the Bulgarian National Academy of Art, led by Tzveta-Maria Partaleva and Stan Partalev. Threeding is the only 3D printing marketplace that offers 3D printable models of historical artifacts.
For more information, visit www.threeding.com.
Sculpteo is an online 3D printing service based in San Francisco and Paris. They offer on-demand 3D printing of individual products as well as short-run manufacturing. They have 45 materials, colors, and finishes available, plus superior file analysis and repair. Their factories use only professional printers and provide fast turnaround with worldwide delivery. Founded in 2009 by Eric Carreel and Clément Moreau, Sculpteo has over 5 years of experience in making 3D printing accessible and user-friendly. For more information visit: www.sculpteo.com