Crowd Hydrant, a Mason Ohio based business is pleased to announce that it has become an equity shareholder in a new startup, based in Cincinnati, OH called 3Dlt. 3Dlt.com is a 3D printing template marketplace. Industrial designers, inventors, and others will upload their original design files to the site. Consumers will search the designs and purchase them for use, at home on personal 3D printers or through 3Dlt’s network of online and brick and mortar 3D print shops. The site is expected to launch in beta in February, 2013.
Beyond a simple marketplace, 3Dlt will also become a fast track to innovation, allowing people to develop products much more quickly than they would using a more traditional product development process. 3Dlt recognizes this and wants to leverage this capability for social good. To that end, 3Dlt has just launched its first crowdfunding project on Indiegogo. The project will fund an Innovation Challenge to create new products that improve firearm safety. To learn more visit http://3Dlt.com/innovate or view the campaign directly at http://indiegogo.com/gun-safety.