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Printer Startup Ideas

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This is a startup that sells the parts needed to build a 3D printer.

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A tool that allows people to create their own 3D models of objects and designs and have them printed on a 3D printer.

105

A company that is building a marketplace for 3D printers.

93

This startup is building a “frictionless” digital sales platform for printers.

87

A hardware startup that builds medical devices. It’s the first company to make a 3D printer for producing pacemakers.

84

A startup that makes a 3D printer that can print all of the components needed for a phone, including the glass and battery.

80

A startup that wants to make open-source software for 3D printers. The founders are tech veterans who have built digital fabrication tools before.

80

The company is pairing the digital technology used by banks to process payments to the physical elements of a cash machine, such as a keypad and a printer, to create an end-to-end solution.

78

The startup is working with partners to bootstrap the growth of a small-scale 3D printing community by providing the equipment and resources to move from a maker-model printer to a high-quality commercial printer.

75

An online service that wants to help companies manage their manufacturing process. Their first product is a $2,000 kit that comes with a 3D printer and 3D printer-compatible materials.

75

A startup that provides a set of tools for designers to create their own custom-designed clothes. The company uses a 3D printer to produce knit fabrics.

75

A “sticker printer” that prints QR codes to open apps on phones.

70

A startup that will take waste from 3D printers and turn it into bricks.

56

A company that lets people borrow a single printer that can print out 100,000 copies of a document. This smart printer will print at an incredibly high resolution — the company claims it will print at “40 times the resolution of a typical home printer”.

56

The first public hardware offering from Spin, a company that makes a 3D printer, will be a small plastic ball that you can use to make jewelry.

49

A startup that makes a 3D printer designed for makers that’s affordable for schools and other startups. It also offers a crowdfunding platform for projects that need a 3D printer.

43

This startup is building a platform to help users build their own phone cases. Its mobile app lets customers customize the case, and a 3D printer can then print it out.

41

A B2B company that provides customers with a toner printer that prints directly onto their paper

41

 A free 3D printer for students and educators. The company is also launching a subscription service to provide access to more advanced models and features.

41

A startup that allows people to print out a physical receipt for their purchase. The startup wants to build a digital receipt option for stores that doesn’t require a printer.

31

This startup is building an online marketplace for building and selling custom-designed 3D printed products. The company has raised over $1m so far, and has its own 3D printer.

28

A startup that sells beautiful, custom-made earrings constructed using 3D printers.

23

 A CNC milling machine for 3D printing that has a heated build plate, a 3D printer kit, and a software program for designing and controlling the machine directly from your computer.

22

3D printers designed specifically to work with medical devices.

20

A startup that builds printers that are designed to look like plants, with wood grain and other organic details.

20

The startup offers a tool for companies to make their own custom, branded products, using a 3D printer and a factory in China. The company has partnered with Unilever, United Parcel Service, and Chipotle among others.

18

This company claims to have a 3D laser printer for just $10. The startup's first product is a 3D laser printer for $10.

18

A startup that’s building a platform to allow users to create their own custom-engineered blocks on a 3D printer. Those blocks can be used to construct robot arms, medical devices, and other tools.

17

A startup that’s building a tool for creating interactive 3D models of objects, which are then easier to ship. The company wants to help them more efficiently use their 3D printers.

17

A company that makes 3D printing filament for 3D printers. According to the company, “no one else makes what we make”, which is particularly important for companies that are new to 3D printing.

15

A startup that builds 3D printers that can build custom iPhone cases.

12

The startup is working on a platform that allows customers to design, produce, and print custom cards with 3D printers. The cards can be used as gift cards, business cards, or personal cards. The company is working with a few customers like Shopify and Microsoft, for whom the cards are used for employee rewards.

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A startup that sells physical gifts that you can print out on a 3D printer (IE: A keychain, a tissue box, a phone case)

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Idea: An online marketplace for buying and selling 3D-printed objects. The startup aims to be a marketplace for a new generation of makers, with a platform to bring together designers, engineers, and 3D-printers. They currently have 500 open-ended jobs, and a $1k average order size.

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 A startup that makes a custom-designed and usable 3D printer

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