(PRWEB) August 13, 2014
The 3D Printed Bicycle Accessories Challenge is run in partnership with a New York-based start-up FlyKly, which sells responsive electrical Smart Wheels that have the power to turn any bike to electric bicycle and any commuter to joyrider. Having joined forces with this all-about-cycling start-up, CGTrader.com aims to reignite the discussion of using 3D printing technology in a more practical and smarter way to change people’s lives for the better, both with its 3D designer community and its customer base.
“With this challenge, FlyKly would like to encourage designers to design innovative accessories for urban cycling that will be available instantly to 3D print and fun to use in order to make the urban cycling fun, safe and smart,” said Niko Klansek, Founder of FlyKly.
With gas price skyrocketing and the global community consistently shifting towards a healthier lifestyle, it’s no surprise that the number of responsible citizens choosing urban bikes over cars has shot through the roof. The growing demand for urban bikes has reached the tipping point when it makes its way proudly into the mainstream. Since 3D printing has the capacity to replace mass production with mass customization, CGTrader.com has made it its priority to help designers unlock the potential of 3D printing to improve consumers’daily lives.
“As a community-based 3D marketplace, we work hard to give our 3D designers all the spotlight they need to showcase their skills. We also strive to give them a sense of direction by highlighting the emerging trends like bicycle accessories or jewellery that could generate a substantial amount of sales,” said Marius Kalytis, CEO of CGTrader.com. “Designers often use our challenges to test the market or discover customer buying patterns and we are delighted to serve that purpose.”
The company has earned a reputation for running engaging challenges, like 3D Printed Jewellery, 3D Sports or Home 3D Printing that create competitive buzz in the community. Following its recent campaign “Hiring For Work”, CGTrader remains focused on further growing its 80,000 strong online community.
Founded in 2011, CGTrader.com is a community-based 3D model marketplace that strives to democratize the 3D modelling and 3D design market. There are more than 65,000 3D models uploaded to the digital library and more than 80,000 registered users, uniting 3D modelling professionals from all around the world. It is backed by Practica Capital, a seed and venture funds based in Vilnius, Lithuania, which is financed from the Operational Programme for Economic Growth 2007-2013 under the JEREMIE initiative in Lithuania, by the European Regional Development Fund. The company has also raised funding from Intel Capital to strengthen community and its position in 3D printing market.