Electronics manufacturer gives away 3D printing files for product parts

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Teenage Engineering made a name for themselves with the OP-1 in 2011, a widely popular synthesizer, sampler and sequencer for music production. But when they had issues making and shipping product parts due to existing inefficient shipping systems for small-sized items, they came up with an ingenious solution — the company released CAD files onto Shapeways, so users can 3D print their own customized accessories for their instruments. The Swedish company was the first electronics manufacturer to post replacement parts as downloadable 3D printed files for consumers. Not only does this eliminate the need for a warehouse and distributing costs,…

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