Release 22 April 2013: Brings 3D Search to 3D Printing

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22 April 2013 Brings 3D Search to 3D Printing 

3D Develops Shape-Based Search for Printable Models

London | NY: 3D (3DI) today announced development of, a portal for online sourcing of models for 3D printing, incorporating the company’s advanced proprietary 3D search engine. enables rapid, accurate and intuitive search using shape alone. Users can upload their own 3D model search queries with simple drag-and-drop functionality, or they can choose from a selection of sample shapes to initiate and refine searches.

Dr Seena Rejal, CEO and Founder of 3DI, says, “ transforms the experience of searching for 3D-printable shapes online. It offers powerful navigation of the rapidly expanding, but poorly organized, universe of online 3D models and databases. overcomes differences in language, labeling and tagging to get users precisely what they want.” is currently in private beta and is scheduled for general release in early May 2013. High quality curated 3D models will initially be provided through partnerships with leading 3D printing and 3D model databases. The company will announce details of partnerships later in April.

Partner databases will be able to benefit from 3D data management and authentication solutions provided by 3DI. These enhance database integrity while offering citation and trackback for designers and sources. forms part of the 3DI ecosystem for cross-platform design transparency and traceability in 3D printing.

Rejal adds, “The proliferation of 3D web content means conventional text-based search is no longer sufficient. 3D printing demands 3D search.”


3D (3DI) is the 3D search engine firm, redefining the online 3D experience with its proprietary cutting-edge shape-based search technology. Using the universal language of 3D shape, 3D search offers rapid, accurate and intuitive navigation of the growing 3D online universe.

3DI has developed a range of 3D search-based products and solutions, including industry-specific search portals and mobile device apps. The company recently launched, a 3D search portal for industrial components.

3DI also provides innovative next generation 3D database management solutions, including 3D content authentication for open online repositories. In this way, 3DI is shaping the response to the growing demand for 3D content control, database integrity, citation and authorship trackback in online sharing and collaboration environments.

The company, launched in 2011, is based in London and consists of a world-class team of technologists, designers and business experts from Europe and the US. 3DI has recently been covered in Forbes, Inc. and SolidSmack, amongst others.

For further information, and to trial the new site, contact:

Dr Seena Rejal – | +44 7870 442 050

3D Industries Ltd. is registered in the United Kingdom. Registration No: 07007336


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