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3DLT (@3dtemplates) is a 3D printing template marketplace. They sell designs that can be printed on a home 3D printer or through their network of 3D print shops.

3DLT is similar to many online shopping sites where one can buy products and have them sent to customers. What makes 3DLT unique is that the products are files for 3D printable goods. For instance, a shopper can buy the file for a pair of shoes. They can download the file to their 3D printer and print the shoes themselves at home. Even if users do not have a 3D printer their purchase can be printed at one of the 500 partner printing shops participating in the 3DLT network. No matter what path a user chooses it will be less expensive and more efficiently made than a traditional product.

Consumer demand for 3D products is growing quickly as 3D printers and the printing material becomes less expensive. Broadband has allowed 3DLT to create this online market place for files that can then be bought around the world without concern for shipping costs. 3DLT is innovating retail by creating a marketplace for instantly accessibly physical products.