3D Printing related micro tasking services


There seems to be a very fast growing demand regarding the services that revolve around this new 3D printing technology to which President Obama recently referred in his State Of the Union Address.

The number one Kindle ebook at Amazon on the subject, looks in depth at some of the many opportunities for micro taskers that involve CAD design, modelling and 3D printing, all from a small entrepreneurs’ perspective.

here are a couple of snippets to whet your appetite…

“Out Sourcing

If you do not yet have your own 3D printer, I can recommend that you start by using a 3D printing service. Even when using a commercial printing service, much of the personal fabrication experience remains, including the design, the modelling and the eager anticipation. There are a wide range of different services available, from home tinkerers on the various micro-tasking sites, all the way to large dedicated printer companies such as Shapeways and Sculpteo. They are affordable and will take care of much of the messy work for you.”


All of the above companies are large organisations that specialise in additive manufacturing, and while they all offer reliable services, they are more akin to selling antiques and works of art at Sotheby’s or Christies, rather than listing your personal belongings on an internet auction such as eBay. In this age of distributed networks, the increasingly attractive alternative is to look at the many micro-tasking sites that are springing up. These sites are platforms for freelancers of all kind, located all over the planet, who will perform a myriad of small tasks, including work that is particularly relevant to us, such as CAD design, object scanning and even 3D printing. The market is very much organised in the same way that early internet auction sites were when they began shaking themselves out. One major player looks as though it is going to dominate the western market, but there are some interesting smaller operations fulfilling important roles in specialist niches."

It goes on to talk about ten different micro tasking sites including Fiverr.

The ebook is called '3D Printing: The Next Technology Gold Rush - Future Factories and How to Capitalize on Distributed Manufacturing’

And is available here


Best of all is its low price. Over 300 pages jam packed with excellent info about the hottest tech topic on the net but still costing less than a single Fiverr gig. What a bargain!