Jun 3, 2014

Australian technology company Maker's Empire will launch today a 3D design tablet app at EduTECH Australia 2014 from June 3-5 in Brisbane and, in the words of Maker's Empire CEO Jon Soong, it's taking 3D design from the realm of sophisticated CAD software and placing it in the hands of each and every one of us.

The 3D design app, called Maker's Empire, is designed specifically for tablets. Similar to Tinkercad, Maker's Empire offers people with no design experience the ability to design 3D printable objects. It allows everyone to design complex object by assembling simple shapes.

"Making 3D stuff has never been so easy - or so much fun," Mr Soong said.

The Maker's Empire team is made up of friends and graduates of University of Adelaide. Witnessing the extremely high level of engagement young people have with digital creation tools, they took part in the ANZ Innovyz START accelerator program that helps businesses commercialise their innovations and subsequently teamed up with local 3D printer experts to run a pilot program at three Adelaide primary schools in March and April, 2014.

"This allowed us to develop and evaluate our 3D design tablet app and lesson plans for 3D printing in a live, school teaching environment, to the point where our plans delivered cross-curricular learning outcomes aligned with the Australian National Curriculum," Mr Soong said.

His colleague and Maker's Empire Chief Technical Officer, Roland Peddie, added that the launch of the product at EduTECH 2014 provides them with their first real opportunity to showcase the 3D design tablet software to the nation's leading educators at Australia's largest education forum with 5000 guests.

Age is no barrier to 3D printing with Maker's Empire. The startup has also tested the app with two sixty year old women who managed to make their first design with the 3D modeling tool. Watch the short video below:

Mary and Ali's first 3D printed object from Maker's Empire 3d design app

“Our cool and easy-to-use tablet app means 3D printing, previously confined to engineers, architects and other professionals with specialist technical knowledge, is now within the grasp of novices, technophobes and everyone in between." Mr Soong said.

“And without any understanding of CAD, they, too, can experience the magic that comes with seeing their creations come alive in 3D printing.”


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