Christmas is over, but you may want to reward yourself for all the time you spent battling crowds at the mall.
And 3D Cases has just what Santa failed to deliver down your chimney.
Billing the site as the place to find "the newest 3D phone case designs for all of your smart devices, made by top notch designers and with 3D printing in mind," you can get your gift without taking off your slippers or donning that horrible new Christmas tie you got from Aunt Edna.
Based in Silver Spring, MD, 3D Cases launched their website, www.3dcases.com, to become the 3D printing enthusiast's one stop shop for 3D printable phone case designs.
A visit to the site will let you purchase and download your favorite phone case design and print it from the comfort of home on your 3D printer.
Don't have a 3D printer, no worry there, just send the file to a service bureau for output and sit back safe in the knowledge that your bling is on the way.
And if you happen to be a designer, the site is configured to let you upload your designs, and you can choose to sell – or give them away free.
Whichever moniker you choose, 3D printing or Additive Manufacturing, the technology is already revolutionizing the way consumer goods are made. According to such money-watchers as Goldman Sachs, the 3D printing industry as a whole is currently a $2.2 billion market, and the company expects 3D printing revenues will reach the $10.8 billion mark by 2021.
"3D printing will touch every industry," said Milton Hernandez, founder of 3D Cases. "Just like personal computers once did."
Having discovered 3D printing technology years ago, Hernandez says he immediately saw the immense business potential, and that led him to found 3D Cases in 2013. While holding down a day job in retail sales, Hernandez says his ten years in the automotive and retail markets gave him a clear understanding of the importance of customer satisfaction and offering a great product, so expect your shopping experience to mirror that understanding.