3DLT (a platform for 3D printing as-a-service) and Amazon are teaming up for a pilot program to sell 3D printed products on the wildly popular online retailer’s website. The products – which can be viewed and purchased here – range from fashion jewelry pieces to home decor items and tech accessories.
“We’re excited by the potential of a partnership with Amazon,” said 3DLT CEO John Hauer.
“They’ve become an eCommerce juggernaut, in part due to their ability to capitalize on innovations like 3D printing.”
Indeed, Amazon launched a specialized store on its marketplace dedicated to the sale of 3D printers and supplies back in June 2013.
“When it was announced that Amazon would begin selling 3D printers and supplies last summer, the industry heralded it as a defining moment, a clear indication that 3D printing was going mainstream,” Hauer explained.
“We think the decision to sell 3D printed products sends an even bigger message. Consumer products are the next frontier.”
3DLT COO Colin Klayer expressed similar sentiments.
“We think 3D print-on-demand will be very attractive to companies who want access to a new, digital channel. It will also be appealing to independent designers who’ve told us they want access to a large consumer market,” he added.
Approximately 50 3DLT products are currently available on the Amazon store, with new items slated to be added over the next few weeks.
As we’ve previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, the lucrative 3D printing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 23% from 2013 to 2020, ultimately reaching $8.41 billion in 2020.
The rapid growth is attributed to a wide range of diverse factors including innovative and advanced technologies, customized products, government funding, a wide unexploited app space and rapid development of products.