MOD-t 3D Printer to launch in conjunction with new online marketplace
for exchanging printable designs with an “Etsy meets iTunes”-like
opportunity for designers and artists
New Matter's WiFi-Connected MOD-t 3D Printer Launches on Indiegogo to Bring High-Quality, Easy-to-Use 3D Printing to Everyone - Starting at
“We’re entering an exciting time where more and more people are being inspired by the possibilities of using 3D printing to customize the world around them,” said
New Matter partnered with frogVentures, the investment arm of global product strategy and design firm frog, to create a cohesive, intuitive and satisfying user experience. frog’s interdisciplinary team of researchers, strategists, designers and technologists worked closely with New Matter to co-develop the company's experience strategy and design—from branding and identity to the design of the printer, marketplace and app.
“3D printing promises a magical interaction – with the press of a button, you can turn intangible ideas into physical objects,” notes
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“My dream is for a 3D printer in every home and in every classroom,” said
Achieving Truly Low Cost
Through clever mechanical engineering and with high-volume manufacturing in mind, New Matter has significantly reduced the cost to produce the MOD-t 3D Printer. New Matter developed a unique, patent-pending electro-mechanical design and a build platform with dramatically fewer parts, making the printer highly reliable, precise and affordable.
Key features of the MOD-t 3D printer include:
New Matter utilizes high-volume manufacturing processes in order to reduce the overall product cost of the MOD-t design. To further ensure a smooth path to production, New Matter has partnered with Dragon Innovation, which specializes in bringing hardware products to market and has worked on some of the most successful hardware crowdfunding campaigns. After rigorous review and analysis, the MOD-t has earned the “Dragon Certified” designation, indicating that the MOD-t is manufacturing-ready.
New Matter intends to solve the problem of limited access to quality 3D designs by creating an online marketplace where users can buy and sell 3D-printable designs. The Marketplace will feature customizable models and limited-edition items created by renowned designers and artists. A powerful interface will allow users to interact with and adjust 3D models with ease. In addition, the New Matter store’s social and sharing capabilities will enable users to send physical objects to friends as easily as sending a text message, or subscribe to a personalized series of curated 3D objects to be delivered on a regular basis. Finally, to make the printing process foolproof, the designs in New Matter’s curated store will be specifically calibrated for the MOD-t printer, allowing for great prints every time.
About New Matter
New Matter’s mission is to make 3D printing accessible to all by breaking down the barriers that have limited this technology to early adopters. The New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer is designed to produce high-quality objects at an exceptionally affordable price, and with the ease of use of our favorite consumer electronics. New Matter is backed by leading venture capital firms and is a network company of
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