Boost your Kickstarter campaign using 3D printing!
Posted By Lucie Gaget on Feb 20, 2019 |
Using Kickstarter and Indigogo are great new ways for startups to present their products to the public and to their future customers. This way, people interested in the project can invest money in it. To make your Kickstarter campaign worth it, and make a great launch of your product, you could use additive manufacturing at different stages of your campaign. From early prototyping to small batch production and eventually to mass production of your project.
Let’s see what is the full potential of 3D printing for your Kickstarter campaign. How could you use it and improve your projects, and make people invest in your project? See how additive manufacturing can be used on all different steps and boost your Kickstarter or Indigogo campaign. Discover how, right now!
Why you should choose 3D printing to create your prototype
Create the perfect 3D printed prototype
Additive manufacturing could totally help you to create a prototype or a proof of concept for your project. Indeed, while creating a new project with a startup, one of the main priorities is to minimize the costs, but also to create a project with great quality. It has to look quite promising to attract backers. How could 3D printing help you with that exactly?
3D printing could make your prototyping process easier. Indeed, you will just need a 3D model and then 3D print it with the 3D printing material of your choice. First, this prototyping technique is quite convenient, because if you need to modify your prototype, you will just need to modify your 3D file directly and make any iteration your need from it. During your market validation process, the possibilities offered by this cutting-edge technology will definitely help you create the perfect proof of concept or prototype!
Using technologies such as Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) will allow you to create really good looking parts, even for your prototype, which could be a huge advantage for the launch of your Kickstarter campaign!
Having a functional prototype and a demonstration to launch your campaign will definitely help people to invest in your project. What are you waiting for?
How does it allow you to minimize your costs?
3D printing is a convenient manufacturing method, allowing you to print small batches which is perfect for a prototype development. Additive manufacturing, contrary to other traditional manufacturing methods is really cost-effective when it comes to small batches, that is why it is helping companies in their prototyping process.
Moreover, the choice of 3D printing material will affect the price of your printing process. Some materials are offering pretty good properties at a low price. For example, our Multi Jet Fusion PA12, in its raw version, is our cheapest material, perfect for the development of your product. The Multijet Fusion PA12 objects printed through Sculpteo are created from a fine polyamide powder. The material is characterized by good elasticity and high impact resistance! Do you want to try it right now? Upload your STL file right here and get a quote of your 3D printed part using the Multi Jet Fusion technology.
Your next step: Production using additive manufacturing!
Now, here is the next step. You have the prototype of your product, you got some orders through your successful Kickstarter campaign. How could you fulfil your first production run? Once again, 3D printing could help you with that. While using it as a manufacturing method for your final project, 3D technology allows you to create the exact number of parts you need, when you need it. It is a way to avoid inventory and high minimum order quantities for injection molding and become a real revolution for your storage thanks to a digital inventory.
But can 3D printing really create finished parts? Absolutely, yes! Thanks to the wide range of 3D printing materials you will be able the choose the material perfectly fit to the nature of your project, and add great finishing. In a lot of people’s mind, additive manufacturing is only good for prototyping, but they are totally wrong. This technology is more and more used by companies for their production process.
Are you looking for a plastic material or are more interested in metal 3D printing? Do you need a heat resistant part? A rigid or a flexible one? Check out our 3D printing materials catalog and make your choice. For more info, don’t hesitate to contact our sales team and explain your project to us!
Why using a 3D printing service could help your Kickstarter campaign?
Investing in 3D printers can be really expensive, especially for a startup just launching its project. It can also be quite risky if you are looking for the quality of parts printed with industrial 3D printers.
Using a 3D printing service such as Sculpteo will allow you to get access to a whole 3D printing material catalog, this way, you can use, test and make the most of different technologies for your project. The only thing you have to do is to upload your 3D model on our online 3D printing service, and you will get a instant quote of your project, regarding the technology you decided to choose.
You will also be able to control the amount of parts you order and receive parts when you need them, making it more cost efficient than ordering ten thousand or more parts from offshore manufacturers.
We hope this blog post helped you to see how 3D printing could be a major advantage for your Kickstarter or Indigogo campaign. You could use it from your proof of concept to your final production process.
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