Czech 3D printer manufacturer Be3D has announced a unique direction for their company and will begin focusing on a new market by offering a line of 3D printable products, in addition to continuing to producing and selling their 3D printers. The new path will be lead by award winning industrial designer Martin Zampach, who joins Be3D as their new Art Director.
“3D printing is often referred to as a new industrial revolution. But neither the society nor the industrial companies know how to fully grasp the potential this technology holds. This is the very reason why we have decided to put our efforts to this segment,” explained CEO of be3D, David Miklas, “Mr Zampach has materialised a few very successful projects with our printers, such as vases or shadings, and that is why I believe working with Martin will help non-professionals to understand 3D printing better.“
As part of their new focus, Be3D has begun selling 3D models on their website, allowing customers to either download theirmodels or have them printed and ship shipped, in a manner similar to Shapeways. Presumably, Zampach’s role will include designing and, possibly, curating 3D objects for this new service, and it is unclear if users will be able to upload and sell their own 3D models to the website for download and sale.
Currently the service seems focused on customers in the Czech Republic; however, Be3D has plans to expand and will attempt to sell their 3D printers in the US market. If successful, it is a safe bet that they will expand other aspects of their business as well.