3-D printers have been around for a while now, but unfortunately the technology has been largely concentrated in the hands of big companies, mainly because of the affordability factor. Seeing this and the big potential that 3-D technology holds, Monik Shah started 3Dwalla in early 2015 with a tagline- "Prints Beyond Paper".

The Mumbai-based startup offers printing and prototyping services that help accelerate innovation and product development. With these services, the startup empowers manufacturers, designers, students and hobbyists to turn powerful ideas into successful 3-Dimensional products.

3Dwalla was founded in 2015 independently by Monik Shah, who is a post graduate with Masters in Commerce-Management and Bachelors in Accounting & Finance from Lala Lajpatrai College, Mumbai.

3Dwalla isn't the first startup working towards making 3-D printing more affordable and available to common man. In fact, the startup is facing stiff competition from companies like PrintOmake, Trikolaa Tech, Extrudify Technologies etc. to get a large share of the Indian 3-D printer market. But, 3Dwalla thinks their invaluable in-house team of talented 3D designers with vast experience in modelling and prototyping sets them apart from the rest. For instance, the 3Dwalla team walks each of their clients through the entire process of 3D Printing. When a client come with an idea, the team conducts researches, provides inputs and turns their powerful ideas into successful products. This is not the case with all 3D print houses, where clients are asked to directly submit files as 2D or 3D designs.

[caption id="attachment_117447" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Monik Shah Monik Shah -- Founder, 3Dwalla [/caption]

Though it has been just two years that they have opened their shop, but the startup has been receiving an overwhelming feedback from the market as it had successfully completed over 400 projects in such a short duration of time. In fact, in the very second month of its inception, the startup was involved with the making of the Air Intake Manifold (HRT-02) for a car. This is when they decided to bring their 3D printing and manufacturing services to the forefront, as well as getting their brand out into a national arena.

The startup which ensures its customers a strong collaboration from concept to creation, hasn't raised any capital as of yet. But, the startup does aspires to reach out to a larger audience, targeting more to the youth in order to lend them a hand to accelerate innovation and product development. The startup strongly believes that young creative talent can use their 3D printers and services to create exact functional prototypes of their ideas. In fact, the startup recently collaborated with a Fashion Designing student to print wearable garments. According to 3Dwalla, fashion enthusiasts can design their own textiles and manufacture their own clothes, as the world is now warming up to fashion innovation in 3D printing to create 3D couture.

With expertise in Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology, Colour Jet Printing (CJP), Digital Light Processing (DLP), Stereo Lithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), 3Dwalla believes that 3-D printers are capable of creating incredibly useful and clever objects that users may not have even considered possible in the past.

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