By on May 4th, 2009 in blog


We received a note of introduction from ProTocuBe, a Turin-based 3D solutions firm. Like many small 3D firms recently, they are addressing the conceptual barriers of 3D technology on behalf of their clients.

Some service bureaus merely accept .STL files and print them for you. Others will offer tuning capability to ensure they successfully print. Some others offer pre-made models where users merely select and customize. Ponoko connects the right designers to happy clients.

ProTocuBe has yet another approach. They offer a more deep lifecycle, where they will consult (or even create) your design right from the beginning stages and follow through right to production of models. ProTocuBe:

creates digital models and engineers them, according to the customer’s needs and focusing on what kind of product has to be made.

They leverage their 3D technology to produce models, renderings, videos, presentations and websites, typically focusing on (but not limited to) the architectural market. In other words, they provide a consulting service to carry the client’s ideas through design and production stages.

If 3D tech is hard for many clients, there certainly are many ways around that barrier.

Via ProTocuBe

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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