38 3D-Printing Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

38 3D-Printing Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a 3d printing business in 2021?

We put together 38 of the best 3d printing businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other 3d printing businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a promotional products business ($12M/year)

Mark Graham and Catherine Graham from Toronto, ON, Canada started commonsku about 11 years ago, a promotional products business.

  • Revenue: $1,000,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 28
  • Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

We had the luxury of building the product for our own business in the early years, so this gave us a chance to “eat our own dog food,” so to speak.

In the very early days when we developed the software for Rightsleeve, we had a very primitive user interface as we were more interested in how the workflows worked vs. how they looked. The name was even primitive - we called it ROMAN for “ Rightsleeve Order Management.”

Here’s an example of what the early prototype looked like in 2010 (before a formal UI was applied)

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2. Start a 3D robotics engineering business

Examples of a successful 3D robotics engineering business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D robotics engineering business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D robotics engineering business ➜

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3. Start a medical implants business

Examples of a successful medical implants business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a medical implants business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a medical implants business ➜

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4. Start an apparel designing business

Examples of a successful apparel designing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a apparel designing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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5. Start a 3D-printed product designing business

Examples of a successful 3D-printed product designing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D-printed product designing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D-printed product designing business ➜

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6. Start a prosthetics 3D printing business

Examples of a successful prosthetics 3D printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a prosthetics 3D printing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a prosthetics 3D printing business ➜

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7. Start a 3d gaming center business

Examples of a successful 3d gaming center business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3d gaming center business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3d gaming center business ➜

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8. Start a 3D-printed pills business

Examples of a successful 3D-printed pills business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D-printed pills business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D-printed pills business ➜

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9. Start a jewelry and ornaments production business

Examples of a successful jewelry and ornaments production business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a jewelry and ornaments production business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start a 3D food printing business

Examples of a successful 3D food printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D food printing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D food printing business ➜

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11. Start a customized collectibles business

Examples of a successful customized collectibles business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a customized collectibles business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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12. Start a 3D-printed custom-made tools business

Examples of a successful 3D-printed custom-made tools business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D-printed custom-made tools business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D-printed custom-made tools business ➜

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13. Start a bumper stickers business

Examples of a successful bumper stickers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bumper stickers business:

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14. Start a corporate printing service business

Examples of a successful corporate printing service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a corporate printing service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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15. Start a 3D selfie studio business

Examples of a successful 3D selfie studio business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D selfie studio business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D selfie studio business ➜

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16. Start a 3D-printed arts business

Examples of a successful 3D-printed arts business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D-printed arts business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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17. Start a 3D-printed shoes business

Examples of a successful 3D-printed shoes business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D-printed shoes business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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18. Start a customized characters printing business

Examples of a successful customized characters printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a customized characters printing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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19. Start an existing items customization business

Examples of a successful existing items customization business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a existing items customization business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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20. Start a customized glasses frames business

Examples of a successful customized glasses frames business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a customized glasses frames business:

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21. Start a 3D cinema business

Examples of a successful 3D cinema business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D cinema business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D cinema business ➜

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22. Start an object customization and printing business

Examples of a successful object customization and printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a object customization and printing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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23. Start a prototypes building business

Examples of a successful prototypes building business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a prototypes building business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a prototypes building business ➜

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24. Start a 3D Scanning business

Examples of a successful 3D Scanning business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D Scanning business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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25. Start a firearms sales business

Examples of a successful firearms sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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26. Start a 3D mapping system business

Examples of a successful 3D mapping system business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D mapping system business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D mapping system business ➜

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27. Start a customized earbuds business

Examples of a successful customized earbuds business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a customized earbuds business:

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28. Start a bio-printing business

Examples of a successful bio-printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bio-printing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bio-printing business ➜

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29. Start a 3D printer selling business

Examples of a successful 3D printer selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D printer selling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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30. Start a 3D-printed spare parts business

Examples of a successful 3D-printed spare parts business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D-printed spare parts business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D-printed spare parts business ➜

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31. Start a 3D printing education business

Examples of a successful 3D printing education business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D printing education business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D printing education business ➜

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32. Start a 3D architecture business

Examples of a successful 3D architecture business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D architecture business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D architecture business ➜

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33. Start a recycled 3D-printed plastic bottles business

Examples of a successful recycled 3D-printed plastic bottles business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a recycled 3D-printed plastic bottles business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a recycled 3D-printed plastic bottles business ➜

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34. Start a 3D fashion designer business

Examples of a successful 3D fashion designer business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D fashion designer business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D fashion designer business ➜

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35. Start a children's toys business

Examples of a successful children's toys business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a children's toys business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a children's toys business ➜

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36. Start a computer assembling business

Examples of a successful computer assembling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a computer assembling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a computer assembling business ➜

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37. Start a 3D modelling business

Examples of a successful 3D modelling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D modelling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D modelling business ➜

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38. Start a 3D detailed models business

Examples of a successful 3D detailed models business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3D detailed models business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3D detailed models business ➜

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