ponokos new bid to manufacture service Interested in making something via the Ponoko rapid prototyping design site, but not quite sure about how to go about it?

You’re in luck, they’ve just release a new service called Ponoko ID that allows you to request a design. You list a price, its sent to some designer and after one has picked it, you’ll be getting your fresh idea in the mail in no time… flat, so to speak.

How does it work? It’s very simple, and if you’ve used sites like odesk, the process is very similar. Check it out.

  • You request a project and set a price
  • Designers bid on your project
  • You review and accept an offer
  • The designer confirms
  • You pay
  • Designer creates
  • Ponoko manufactures and drop-ships it to you

I know you’ve been thinking about making that acrylic coffee table design with geometric gear shapes. Now’s your chance.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.