eBay Rolls Out New iOS Store Dedicated To Custom 3D Printed Items [Updates]

Ads by Google

eBay is jumping on to the 3D printing bandwagon with the launch of an iOS-based store called Exact, which allows companies with 3D printers to sell their custom goods with ease.

For end users, this app will let them customize all kinds of products from people who own 3D printers. eBay is working with three of bigger names in the 3D printing game to provide the customizable products: Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory. This means buyers should be able to feel comfortable buying products through the app, as the companies who are building the goods have plenty of experience.

For the time being, the customizable products available are pretty limited, with users able to make iPhone cases, jewelry, figurines based on self-portraits, and a couple other small objects, but it seems likely that eBay will expand its offerings down the line, as long as this venture proves to be successful for the auction giant.

In addition to changing the look of products, users can also decide which materials are used to build their products. Depending on what the user is making, users can choose plastics, wood and metals to make their product of choice.

eBay is not the first major online retailer to jump headfirst into the 3D printing game, as Amazon has recently announced that it will sell 3D printers and accessories. For many users, buying an actual printer is not feasible, but using eBay’s service to build some cool goods is much more practical.

The Exact app is available on iOS in the US for now. If this works out, it seems likely that eBay would launch it on other mobile platforms and in other areas around the world.

Source: TUAW

Join live MakeUseOf Groups on Grouvi App Join live Groups on Grouvi
Awesome Internet (and Tips)
Awesome Internet (and Tips)
1424 Members
Stay Invisible Online
Stay Invisible Online
1036 Members
Deep Web Links & Tips
Deep Web Links & Tips
700 Members
Web Security & Privacy
Web Security & Privacy
512 Members
Music Apps & Sites
Music Apps & Sites
393 Members
iOS Tips, Issues & Apps
iOS Tips, Issues & Apps
369 Members
Smartphone Photography
Smartphone Photography
363 Members
Jailbreaking iOS
Jailbreaking iOS
165 Members
Affiliate Disclamer

This article may contain affiliate links, which pays us a small compensation if you do decide to make a purchase based on our recommendation. Our judgement is in no way biased, and our recommendations are always based on the merits of the items.

For more details, please read our disclosure.
New comment

Please login to avoid entering captcha

Log In