ToyFabb – a specialized online market for 3D printed toys – has opened its virtual doors for DIY Makers, hobbyists and professional designers.
According to ToyFabb rep Alex Scmid, the online shop offers a wide variety of services for beginners and expert designers alike, all while acting as a secure marketplace to connect Makers with consumers.
“Hobby and professional designers are provided with free accounts to present and sell their creations,” he explained.
“[Meanwhile], consumers can purchase the 3D toy designs offered and produce them with their 3D printers.”
As we’ve previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, analysts at Canalys say the 3D printing market will hit $16.2 billion by 2018 – representing an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.7% from 2013 to 2018.
“This is a market with enormous growth potential now that the main barriers to up-take are being addressed. Advances in technology are yielding faster print times and enabling objects to be printed in greater combinations of materials, colors and finishes,” Canalys senior analyst Tim Shepherd confirmed.
“Crucially, prices are also falling, making the technology an increasingly feasible option for a broad variety of enterprise and consumer uses, restricted only by computer aided design competencies and printer availability – both of which are set to improve significantly.”