Do you want to profit from the upcoming boom and demand for 3D printing? If YES, then below are ten unique 3D printing small business ideas for smart people in 2020.

Before now, 2D printers were what we knew as far as printing is concerned. Our laser jet and inkjet printers simply give us an on-paper representation of whatever is displayed on our PC screens.

However, with the emergence of 3D printers, we can now produce 3D models of objects displayed on the PC screen. Unlike what obtains with traditional 2D printers, the outputs of 3D printers are far beyond on-paper pictures. They are real-life objects that you can see and touch. Now, you can imagine how fascinating that could be.

3D printing is still very new, but it promises to become one of the biggest industries ever–due to its relevance to a wide range of sectors. Now, here’s the good news: You can make a lot of money from by starting a 3D printing-related business.

Even if you don’t have a 3D printer and even if you don’t understand how to use one; you can still profit from this upcoming industry. Without wasting your time, below are ten 3D printing business ideas you should consider giving a shot.

Top 10 Unique 3D Printing Small Business Ideas for Smart People in 2020

1. Corporate 3D printing services

If you have a 3D printer or can afford to buy one, you can start a business that offers 3D printing services to businesses. Your target customers are manufacturing businesses that need to create 3D prototypes of a new product before starting its production. Although some businesses will have their own 3D printers for this purpose, many others will prefer to use third-party services.

2. 3D printer sales

3D printers are fast becoming very popular. And they will continue to be relevant for as long as they remain the most advanced printing devices technology has ever produced. You can take your share of the “pie” by starting a business that sells 3D printers. However, you must ensure that you have a well-defined target market before taking a plunge.

3. 3D printer accessories and supplies

No doubt, starting a business that sells 3D printers might require huge startup capital; and that because each unit comes at an expensive price, thousands of dollars. However, there’s a less expensive way to make money from the 3D printing industry: selling 3D printer accessories and supplies. If you live in a place where 3D printing has become popular, then this is for you.

4. Tutorials

3D printing is a new concept to most people. (In fact, in some parts of the world, it’s literally unheard of). If you deeply understand 3D printers and how they work, you can turn your knowledge into huge profits by teaching others who want to learn how to use these fascinating devices. Both individuals and corporate clients will readily pay to learn from you.

5. Jewelry production

If you already have a 3D printer and understand how to use it, then you can start your own small business that manufactures fancy jewelry. Once you can come up with hundreds of creative designs, your printer will readily churn them out in 3D; and you can sell to customers either offline or via the internet.

6. Body replacement parts

One of the industries that will benefit the most from 3D printing is the health care industry. Patients can now have body replacement parts—such as prosthetic limbs and artificial teeth—custom made for them within hours. If you are looking at rendering 3D printing services, you can specialize in that aspect.

7. Children’s toys

If you are looking to start a 3D printing business, another area you can specialize in is manufacturing children’s toys and selling them. There’s a huge global market for children’s toys and they are always in-demand. So, there’s no limit to the profit you can make.

8. Create an information product

Since many people want to learn 3D printing and are ready to pay to achieve just that, you can make fortune by packaging all the information they need into an electronic product; such as a video or an ebook—and put it up for sale. Only few people have knowledge of 3D printing enough to fill up an ebook or long video. So, the competition is minimal.

9. Blogging

Another way you can monetize your 3D printing business is to start a blog for sharing all you know about the technology and application of 3D printing. With time, you will build a large audience of readers who are eager to learn more about 3D printing.

Once you have built a high traffic blog, you can start making money from it by selling advert slots to 3D printing services and companies selling 3D printers, offering e-courses on 3D printing, selling your own ebook on the topic, and so on.

10. Affiliate marketing

Even if you are on a flat budget, you can make a fortune from the 3D printing industry by referring finding customers online and referring them to companies that sell 3D printers. Because these printers are expensive, you will get a fat commission each time a customer buys a 3D printer through your affiliate link.

Ajaero Tony Martins