Skulls at Shapeways

A batch o’ skulls printed at Shapeways, one of the leading 3D printing service providers.

3D printers can be a great tool, but you don’t need to own one to take advantage of the technology. There is a growing number of 3D printing service providers that will do the printing for you. Why people use these services reveals a number of different user groups.

That’s the premise of an article I’m working on for MAKE’s upcoming Guide to 3D Printing, the follow-up to last year’s Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. But I could use your help.

I want to talk to folks who use service providers simply because they don’t have a 3D printer of their own as well as those who primarily use 3D printing services because of the range or types of materials they offer.

Do you fit one of these groups and are you willing to share you story? Shoot me an email at sholbrook [at] makermedia [dot] com and let’s chat. Thanks!

Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.


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