UCreate3D are bringing customizable 3D printed phone cases to the masses, but not just those who own an iPhone or the latest Samsung Galaxy. Additive manufacturing is ideal for smaller manufacturers as their goods can be produced in small batches, which is ideal for creating cases for less popular cell phones.
UCreate3D is a funding project on Indiegogo that has reached it’s modest goal of $20,000 with 8 days of fundraising remaining. Started by two Dutch entrepreneurs, Kon Munneke and Vincent van de Poll, UCreate3D is based in San Francisco.
In addition to providing cases for less popular phones what makes them unique is that they feature switchable panels and they can be customized to a customers unique design.
Cases for 20 different models of smartphone and tablets will be available in the summer and more will be continually added.
UCreeate3D have developed their own method of finishing and adding a protective coating to their phone cases so that they don’t wear down and look tatty. To make the cases look forever new they apply multiple layers of paint as a base coat, then a finishing coat of a strong high end coating that originates from the auto industry.
A custom case design for a smartphone will retail for $39, with tablet cases starting at $79. The first cases will go to the backers of the Indiegogo project which are expected to ship in June.