4 ways to turn your 3D printing hobby into a side gig

4 ways to turn your 3D printing hobby into a side gig

4 ways to turn your 3D printing hobby into a side gig

3D printing is an excellent pastime for those with a love of the latest technology, but did you know that you can turn your hobby into a lucrative sideline?

For those who wouldn't mind making a little extra cash on the side to help finance their 3D printing projects, here are four ways that you can turn your hobby into an additional income just by stocking up on some extra accessories such as filaments and resin. 


Approach local businesses 

As well as taking a keen interest in 3D printing, you might be pleasantly surprised at the number of local businesses that could possibly make use of your services if you knock up a couple of sample objects to take along with you.

From 3D printed business cards to promotional pen holders created using Fiberforce Pantone matched filament, get creative with your designs and you could pick up some extra ad-hoc work right on your doorstep.


Tap into the wedding market 

With weddings officially back on, you’d be amazed at the number of happy couples looking to wow their guests with something a little different on their big day.

Bespoke wedding items usually carry a premium price tag, so why not create some place holders, vases for floral displays or even small candle holders that guests can take away with them as a memento of the day.

Go custom 

What makes 3D printing such an enjoyable hobby is the fact that you can print pretty much anything to your own specifications, so there's plenty of scope for creating custom pieces for paying customers.

From unique wall art and models of much-loved characters to chocolate moulds for budding confectionary makers, the only limits on what you can print are in your mind, so spread the word about your SLA 3D print capabilities, and you'll soon be able to build up a portfolio of products that you've custom created for your clientele.


A firm favourite with individuals and businesses alike, keyrings are a match made in heaven for the 3D print hobbyist and make great promotional items or gifts.

The ability to personalise a design to exact specifications means that keyrings are easy to make and require little in the way of time and resin in most cases, so why not spend the weekend creating a few prototypes for you to showcase to friends and family?

The orders will be flying in before you know it, so don’t forget to stock up on those printer essentials on our website today!