Open up a 3D Printing Store to introduce 3D Technology in Venezuela
by Eduardo Alvarez
Mi Detalle 3D, 3D Printing.
We want to be the 3D Printing Store, where everyone could go and print their ideas.
We want to help people converting their thoughts, ideas, work and designs in something spectacular. We will be the first 3D Printing Store in Venezuela, and we want to make it affordable so everyone can reach the technology that is going to change the world.
Normal people with bright ideas, doctors, architects, dentists, All! They will be able to benefit from the new technology of 3D printing.
Our goal, make this 3D printing technology to reach the general population, offering design, quality and very economical and to introduce this new technology to our country.
What We Need and What You Get.
We want to reach the goal of 10,000 U.S. $ to achieve open our store in Caracas, Venezuela. We will offer discounts for students and so get them done in IImpresiones achieve 3D models and models for their colleges and universities. Club will offer customer programs that will have discounts and even entitled to a free 3D printing every 5 prints. This is good for physicians that want to donate plasters for children in need, or for dentists wanting to make models of oral implants.
We will have great rewards for those who trust in our project, from free 3D printed Action Figures to percentages of shares of our store.
Confidence is the key word, because we are confident that new technologies can help our country to solve many problems we have.
If we fail gotten so raise enough to open our shop, funds would be donated to the Anti-Cancer Foundation of Venezuela, Fundacion fighting cancer in our country.
Impact on the Community, Local, Regional and National.
3D printing retail outlets are popping up at an increasing rate around the globe. Our plan afoot for the first one, in Caracas, Venezuela . That’s why we are seeking your Help.
We will combine powerful computer workstations, and 3D printers — consumer and prosumer — to offer a broad service to its clientele for the creation of “a nearly unlimited range of printable items.” In real terms this is marketing speak for anything that will fit on the machine and is made of plastic – but that aside this is a well-intentioned plan opening up 3D printing and associated 3D tech and its potential to a wider audience in a new geographic area.
The full service offering from Mi Detalle 3D will include:
• Professional 3D scanning.
• Consumer Grade 3D printing
• Use of workstation computers (PC and Mac) for high end 3D modelling programs
• An inventory of 3D printed goods for sale.
• Order fulfillment shipped remotely via our website, so you don’t have to be a local to purchase items.
• Filament and spare parts supplies for local 3D printer owners.
• A full ranging catalog of useful items anyone can have printed. The catalog itself will be custom created and will feature the most useful items. We will constantly be improving upon it to highlight the most popular or requested items.
However, it is also good to note that this offering will not be static and the remit of Mi Detalle 3D will include collaboration, outreach and education. Live video feeds of prints will be viewable online together with youtube demonstrations of featured projects. The store will host a research and testing area to experiment with all of the new types of processes and materials being developed as well as a monthly meet-up for 3D printer owners and enthusiasts to discuss new technologies and how to make the store’s presence mutually beneficial. The intention also exists to offer low-cost or free 3D models to educators from time to time together with field trips to the store to engage a new generation of 3D enthusiasts.
Interestingly, Mi Detalle 3D does take the time to differentiate itself from fablabs and makerspaces, commenting “We believe that those types of places are great for hobbyists, but they aren’t easy to be involved in without prior understanding of 3D printing and making things. The idea of Mi Detalle 3D is specifically to expand the audience of 3D printing to an entire range of new customers by utilizing a custom catalog and educational tools.”