You don’t need a 3D printer to participate in the fast-growing world of 3D printing.
Online marketplaces will do the 3D printing for you: simply browse the objects for sale, add some customization, and order. Your 3D printed object will arrive in the mail in a few weeks.
Now online retailer eBay has created an Apple iPhone app, eBay Exact, that offers a smartphone doorway into this world.
To place an order, you choose your object, then pick from the available customization choices. Items are shipped directly from eBay’s partners within 7 to 14 days.
The merchandise is primarily jewelry at this point, and a few iPhone cases. The selection is limited to around 20 items. But the app promises to further extend the 3D marketplace well beyond those who own a 3D printer.
How about you? Are you more inclined to order your 3D printed items from a centralized service? Or would you rather print them yourself?