SyncFab launches crowdfunding campaign to streamline US manufacturing via 3D printing
SyncFab (Synchronized Fabrication) has launched a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to stimulate specialty product design and manufacturing in the US using 3D printing technology. The campaign aims to accumulate $25,000 by the end of April 2014, according to VentureBeat.
Jeremy Goodwin, co-creator of SyncFab, said: "California is the design innovation center of the global economy. The U.S. is at the epicenter of 3D Print and Hybrid Specialty Fabrication and SyncFab is a platform bringing them together for your custom creations."
The Kickstarter campaign will fuel the creation of SyncFab's beta specialty manufacturing community in Los Angeles. The goal here is to bring back overseas production to the US, or "reshoring." To do that, the creators of SyncFab are working on a service that will allow enterprises to design their own product using the design management tool CADSync. Then, enterprises would be able to 3D print their designs or have them specialty manufactured. The Santa Monica-based company is eyeing a summer launch of this pilot service.
Currently based in California, SyncFab employs five people in its team. To date, the company has raised a total capital of $250,000, VentureBeat reported.