eBay Gets into 3D Printing


Ebay (NASDAQ:EBAY) recently announced that it was going to start utilizing 3D printing. According to eBay, the company is going to release an iPhone application called eBay Exact that will allow users to shop for and purchase 3D print-on-demand products.

The company will be offering merchandise from the top three 3D companies — Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory. At the launch, the app will have about 20 different categories with a lot of tech accessories and jewelry.

The user can configure the product and order it in the application. The products will be shipped to the consumers in seven to fourteen days. 3D printing is becoming a lot more popular. Nowadays it is being used by artists who are selling their products both online and in traditional stores.