Since the website came online on March 3, our marketing plan is ahead of schedule by 12 weeks, although unforeseen circumstances are sure to erode some of that buffer. The original timeline was to have a modest collection of 3D models, rendered in 2D format, for inclusion in the photo albums by the end of May, to be continuously updated. The following month would begin the process of 3D printing those models for inclusion in the albums, for visual comparison between the renderings and final product.
Our intention is to market highly personalized design for the individual customer. Our offerings may include, but not be limited to, household and decorative items, jewelry, character and fantasy figures. For the small business, or home office use, promotional items and office accessories, and for a more ambitious marketing tool we can offer more complex models for trade shows or marketing events.
We are currently testing a new software that will allow us to sculpt, and also provide us with the capability of mold making, more efficiently than our current software. Jewelry or candle makers may find the mold making forms of particular interest.
The available materials that are now offered for 3D printing include plastics, wood, bronze, brass, steel, aluminum and variations of synthetic materials in various colors.
At this time, we will not offer metals formed through a casting process, but offer only the molds to do so, dependent on your design requirements. As always, due to the limitations of the 3D printing process, some detail may be unattainable or mold marks may require further refinement by the customer.
We are now investigating outsourcing of our files and payment process to an offsite cloud service that will provide a greater security guarantee and backup and redundancy features.
We’ll update our progress about once a week, so again, please bear with us as we move forward.
Quote of the week:
“Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.” Paul Rand