Jordanian entrepreneur Muhannad Taslaq, co-founder and CEO of Mixed Dimensions, better known as MXD with offices in both the U.S. and Jordan wants to bring 3D printing to masses in the Middle East. MXD is launching the beta version of browser-based 3D design tool MXD3D, which according to the company is user friendly and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to be able to work with it.
Taslaq says,” MXD3D targets nonprofessionals and people who want to get into the world of 3D printing but can’t afford high price associated with professional 3D software and solutions. Our system offer something for people who don’t know anything about 3D designing, allowing them to do it themselves,”
The tool is powered by a marketplace where users can share, buy, sell and print their 3D models, either locally on their own printers or through integrated 3D printing services.
MXD is also taking a step towards making product personalization a reality by offering enterprises and businesses the ability to embed the tools in their websites and enable their customers to personalize and print products.
The startup is not targeting the region for now; the Jordan office is merely part of the tech kitchen. “This industry is still picking up in the region, but we are trying to collaborate with stakeholders in Jordan such as ministries, investors, and entrepreneurs to build a facility for 3D printing and educate people on what can be done through it,” says Taslaq.
With more than 20,000 users on their platform already, gathered from previous tools they launched since 2012, the team does not seem worried about adoption and product fit. “We know there is a need for this service, but what would break it is not executing what we planned for,” says Taslaq.