Desktop manufacturing for consumers

screen_shot_2016-11-29_at_09-24-29_720
Enjoy this article? You may also be interested in our Spotlight on UAE Innovation Snapshot >>
ga('send', 'event', 'Style & Design', 'article', 'article-industry-impression', {nonInteraction: true});

New Zealand-based Ponoko is offering consumers a new way to turn their creative ideas into real-world objects. After uploading their design to the website (in EPS file format), users can choose from a variety of materials. Ponoko then runs the design through a laser cutter. Besides offering access to professional tools to manufacture products, Ponoko also helps users bring their products to market. Once they’re ready to sell, members add photos of their product to their profile page, together with a description, pricing information and descriptive tags. If a product needs to be assembled before being shipped to customers, Ponoko delivers the bits and pieces to the designer. If the product is self-assembly, Ponoko can ship directly to the end-customer.

screen_shot_2016-11-29_at_09-24-29_720
Enjoy this article? You may also be interested in our Spotlight on UAE Innovation Snapshot >>

Spotted another good idea???
Join our network and earn rewards

Add to my folders:

Select any pre-existing folders to add the current post to. Posts will be added to a 'default' folder if nothing is selected.

Create a new folder (Optional)

Separate with commas to add multiple folders. The current post is automatically added to any new folders you create (e.g. my new folder, my second folder).

Add

Remove from my folders

Below is a list of folders where the current post appears in. Select the folder you wish to remove it from.

Update