July 20, 2014 6:33 am

How To Make Money With Your 3D Printer

As any tech enthusiast can tell you, we are living in one of the most exciting times in recent history. So many new devices, gadgets and software have already made their mark, with many more being announced virtually every day.

One technology in specific has the capacity to truly revolutionize the way we do business: 3D printing. While 3D printing has been around for decades, recent advancements in the technology has made it available to the average consumer. As a result, a new way for people to make money has emerged.

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The Hardware

As a result of the recent boom in popularity of 3D printing, several different and affordable models are now available to the general public. Makerbot, one of the leaders in affordable 3D-printing tech, is coming out with the Replicator Z18. The Replicator Z18, priced at around $1,300, is capable of printing objects up to 18 inches in height, something only previously seen in models costing in the tens of thousands.

Make Some Money!

Once you have a 3D printer, the next step is to make yourself some extra cash with it. While the industry is still in its infancy, outlets do exist that you can take advantage of. One of the most well known is 3D Hubs.

3D Hubs is a site that puts people who need something printed with local 3D printer owners. At the time of this writing, close to 6,000 different 3D printers were available in 80 different countries. Adding your own 3D printer is absolutely free and can have you in touch with prospective clients in minutes.


While the 3D printing industry has just started rolling, getting in on the ground floor can not only make you some extra cash, it also might turn into a full time business. Do you own a 3D printer and have made money with it? Let us know in the Comments section below!