Can you really make money selling your 3D file designs?

3DShare set out to illustrate that 3D printer owners recognise effort of the designers in this space and would be prepared to pay a small amount in order to build something truly great. The model is a familiar one:

  • I’m happy paying 99c for an app – Paying $20 for something is going to make me think twice
  • We make your designs available at 99c
  • Like the appstore, 70c of each download goes direct to your pocket – 29c covers payment processing, site costs etc
  • As the volume of 3d file printing explodes, the potential market for your designs explode

So let’s how this is actually working by highlighting a few of our favourite designs!


Marwari Horse Head Model$84 and counting!

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With 13 designs uploaded to the site recently STUDIOX is demonstrating that people will pay for quality designs!


This Hand Powered Twist Drill$81.90 and counting!

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Deer Head 3D Puzzle$59.50 and counting!

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So what are you waiting for?! Start uploading your designs and making money today!
As usual, these kind of things inspire us on a daily basis and we can’t wait to see what models come out of the minds of our designers next! Please join the conversation to let us know your thoughts, or how you’d like to see the platform develop to empower you as a user, or catch up with us on twitter, facebook or google+.


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