Hoover Releases 3D Printed Accessories Files

3D Printing & Imaging
Hoover Releases 3D Printed Accessories Files


Hoover, a company once so synonymous with vacuum cleaners that using any vacuum was known as “Hoovering”, has announced a partnership with Makerbot to release accessories for their vacuums on the popular design sharing site, Thingiverse. Their collection currently includes flashlight mounts, battery holders, and miniature classic models.

We have now seen a few companies adopting 3D printing and putting accessories for their products on sites like Thingiverse. Nokia was one of the first when they released cases for their Lumia line of phones. Hopefully, in 2015 we will see this trend grow with more companies embracing 3D printing technology as a way to reach out to their customers and create a higher value for their products.

You can read Hoover’s full post here.

0 thoughts on “Hoover Releases 3D Printed Accessories Files

  1. Damian Poirier says:

    YES!!! Like this!

  2. Scott Loveland says:

    client: …and then in the last frame, put a flashlight on the mount.
    artiste: ok. (puts flashlight ON the mount)

    1. karnesky says:

      That is the correct position, though it is clearer in an actual picture. The bottom of the mount attaches to the handle of your vacuum and rubber bands hold the flashlight to the mount (presumably because there are so many different flashlights out there).

      See http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:605257

  3. Steffen Ivan Nielsen says:

    Because using a hoover at night will only wake people up, if the light is turned on.. I love it!

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