Amazon has always been an on-demand marketplace of sorts; it can ship virtually anything in two days. But now, the online retail giant is taking “on demand” to a new level with its first 3D printing product marketplace.
On-demand 3D printing continues to expand alongside the exponential growth of affordable, at-home 3D printers. In the on-demand space, Shapeways and Staples’ MyEasy3D lead a growing list of consumer-friendly services. Competing for your attention and dollars, though, areMakerbot’s Mini Replicator and the $199 Mod-T from Idea Lab’s NewMatter.
When asked whether such widely available on-demand 3D printing could dampen enthusiasm for home 3D printers, Idea Labs CEO and NewMatter backer Bill Gross said it simply ups the game.