For the uninitiated, 3D printing is the process of making a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model. “Prints” are created from an additive process where successive layers of material — be it plastic, metal or even wood pulp — are laid on top of each other in a structured way. eBay Exact allows users to order products directly from our partner 3D printers on the app, pay with PayPal, and receive the item within 7 to 14 business days. Buyers who choose to buy from Sculpteo can play around with a 360-degree preview image of the item they want to customize and buy.
“Shoppers today not only want to buy items anytime, anywhere through mobile devices, but they also want to be able to personalize their purchases. eBay Exact brings these two desires into one shopping experience,” says Steve Yankovich, Vice President of Innovation and New Ventures for eBay.
Above: A MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer at work. (Photo: MakerBot.)