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Surprise, Surprise - Amazon Enters 3D Printing World

From personalized miniature bobbleheads to flower vases, Amazon's new 3-D printing marketplace plans to simplify the 3-D printing process for consumers.

Surprise, Surprise – Amazon Enters 3D Printing World

The online retailer, which launched the marketplace Monday, offers users the ability to customize a number of objects, including jewelry, bobbleheads and wax seals before having them 3-D printed and shipped out, just like any other Amazon transaction.

Making the customization aspect of the website more accessible to 3-D printing novices is important, Amazon Marketplace sales director Petra Schindler-Carter said, because it opens a new marketplace to more consumers.

“It’s an innovation that we’re excited to invest in,” she said.

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The online retailer, which launched the marketplace Monday, offers users the ability to customize a number of objects, including jewelry, bobbleheads and wax seals before having them 3-D printed and shipped out, just like any other Amazon transaction.

Making the customization aspect of the website more accessible to 3-D printing novices is important, Amazon Marketplace sales director Petra Schindler-Carter said, because it opens a new marketplace to more consumers.

“It’s an innovation that we’re excited to invest in,” she said.

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Surprise, Surprise – Amazon Enters 3D Printing World