3D Printer Design Website MakerShop Shares Vision

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MakerShop, a 3D printer design website made by SpiveyWorks, shares its vision for the future.

MakerShop helps people materialize objects around the world at the speed of design.

Michael Spivey, CEO of SpiveyWorks, shared the MakerShop vision for 3D printing last week and how MakerShop can help people materialize objects around the world at the speed of design. The blog post on the MakerShop website makes the case that designers making and distributing their designs, enabled by 3D printing, will enable the next phase of the Information Age. Michael says that the next phase of the Information Age will go beyond media, enabling designs of physical objects to go viral. The significance of this is that real world objects will be limited more by how fast designers can learn and make new better designs based on feedback and data instead of being limited by traditional manufacturers or shippers.

MakerShop is a website that gives designers of real world objects that can be 3D printed a place to market and distribute designs. Designers of original work or curators of 3D printer designs can set up shop on the MakerShop website to let people from around the world materialize their designs via a mainstream 3D printing company, a local community 3D printer or at home, possibly having their 3D printer designs go viral. The website is in Beta but new designers can sign up for free and make a shop today. Shop owners can give away their designs, charge for them or accept donations. One designer has already created a shop with original 3D printable character artwork, each with a story. Designs have been downloaded hundreds of times over the past several weeks.

"The main benefit of the 3D printing and related technologies in our view is found in furthering the Information Age, which is all about digitizing content and organizing and sharing it over information networks," said Michael Spivey. Michael continues, "We believe in designers and the great work they can do with these new tools."

The blog post mentions a Real World Object Lifecycle that MakerShop will be detailing later next month. This lifecycle is a process for designers to use to design 3D printable objects, distribute the objects and get feedback to learn how to make the design smarter for its next release.

SpiveyWorks Corporation is a small business based in Charlotte, NC that designs apps to empower individuals in their daily lives on whatever device they happen to be using.

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