(PRWEB) August 25, 2014
There is no denying that 3D printing technology will have a profound impact on many industries in the next decade, so gaining the required knowledge early may be critical to career success and to the overall quality of life for the coming generation. CGTrader strives to bring the transformative experience of realising one’s ideas through 3D printing to kids who already exhibit a knack for technology. By igniting big ideas in junior 3D designers and helping them to learn more about 3D printing, CGTrader.com hopes to contribute to building a tech-savvy and capable generation of young engineers.
“We believe that using 3D printing to bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds has a transformative impact on young children, who are at their most creative stage of development at this age. Our aim was to create a project for young aspiring 3D designers to connect and compete with their peers, create and share their ideas. The 3D Printing Kids Challenge is designed to facilitate that," said Marius Kalytis, CEO of CGTrader.com.
The company builds on its ability to sustain a bustling community life through its successful and highly-targeted challenges, often designed to fill a certain niche - from 3D printable bicycle accessories, to jewelry and homeware. This time young 3D designers are invited to dabble with the ideas of dream toys, school-related objects, everyday inventions for the home and leisure activities. Giving the kids an opportunity to master the empowering technology of 3D printing, CGTrader.com strives to spark innovation and demonstrate the decreasing barrier of getting the concept out of ideation stage into production much quicker and easier than before.
CGTrader.com was founded in 2011. It is a community-backed 3D model marketplace that has more than 80,000 registered 3D modelling professionals from all around the world and more than 65,000 3D models uploaded to the digital library. The company’s mission is to democratize the 3D modelling and 3D design market. 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.