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3D Model Marketplace CGTrader looks for the next 3D Printable Innovation, 3D model store, calls the 3D community to design 3D printable models and take part in the 3D printing competition. Two winners will receive an Ultimaker 3D printer and a dozen of other great prizes.

The next industrial revolution already has a name - 3D printing. 3D printing is affecting how products are created and consumed. In order to work, this technology needs professional-level 3D models, but there is a surprising gap between 3D printing industry and professional 3D designers. CGTrader aims to bridge this gap and help the 3D designer community take a plunge and start modeling for the exciting 3D printing technology. Professional 3D designers have the skills and creativity needed to bring the next big thing in 3D printing, and we aim to encourage them to do that with this 3D printing competition." - says Marius Kalytis, CEO and founder of

The designers are free to upload 3D models - as long as they are 3D printable and are submitted before June 30th. However, items of doubtful legitimacy, such as 3D printable guns - including the notorious Liberator - will not qualify for the competition.

Marius Kalytis also adds that creating an ecosystem of professional quality 3D models that can be traded both ways is extremely important factor for growth and mainstream adoption of 3D printing.

CGTrader's challenge is being supported by a number of well-known sponsors in 3D printing. The winners of the challenge will be awarded with two best-selling 3D printers by Ultimaker. 3D Print UK company will provide a chance to 3D print the best model. Moreover, the nominees will be given an opportunity to showcase and sell their 3D designs in the world's biggest 3D printing shop ran by iMakr. Other sponsors include provider of 3D printing filaments FILACO, the giant in the 3D printing arena Sculpteo, and Stash Media that guarantees inspirational 3D content for the artists.

"A printer without a 3D model marketplace is similar to an iPhone without an App Store. This competition is a milestone for CGTrader, and a small, but important step towards the future of 3D printing." - says Marius Kalytis.

CGTrader is a 3D model marketplace for 3D designers. It was launched in 2011 with a vision to democratize the rapidly growing 3D model market. In May 2013, the company reached the milestone of 14,000 3D models uploaded to and boldly moves forward.

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