The World is Not Flat — Ponoko Introduces 3D Printing with Personal Factory 4

Ponoko is bringing the power of product design to the masses. We began in 2007 by offering laser-cutting and earlier this year added electronics to the mix. Today we are elated to announce that the new Ponoko Personal Factory 4 offers 3D printing!!

CloudFab has joined our global digital making network, giving Ponoko customers the ability to create 3D printed designs. All with no set up fees, no minimum orders, and a free 365-day replacement policy.

We’ve added five new 3D printable materials to our materials catalog including durable white plastic, superfine plastic, rainbow color ceramic, stainless steel, and gold plated stainless steel.

Ponoko Personal Factory 4 will auto price, auto check, and auto fix your 3D designs. We’ve also got 5 new starter kits for 3D modeling softwares: Alibre, Autodesk 3ds Max, Blender, Google SketchUp, and Solidworks!

“Everyone has had a product idea at some point, and Personal Factory 4 gives them a place to make it real,” says Dave ten Have, Ponoko’s CEO. Nick Pinkston, founder of CloudFab, adds “[This is] making it easier than ever to turn all sorts of ideas into real things over the Internet.”

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