Showing off to Silicon Valley at TechCrunch’s 10th annual Crunchies Awards in San Francisco


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The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, CA on February 8, 2016. Photo by Max Morse for TechCrunch

Press Release available here: is accepting TechCrunch’s invitation to showcase at the 10th annual Crunchie awards in San Francisco, an awards ceremony that highlight the best in tech startups. SpaceX, artificial intelligence company Viv, and Pokemon Go developers Niantic are just a few of the attendees we look forward to rubbing shoulders with.

Invitations to this event follow our win of the popular vote at TechCrunch Disrupt event in New York City this summer, garnering us the Wildcard award in the Startup Battlefield. We’ll be highlighted in the ‘Best of Startup Alley’ section at the Crunchies.

TechCrunch CADai

TechCrunch CADai

We’re doubly excited this time to show off our progression (pivot) as a small business from 3DPrintler, artificial-intelligence chat bots for 3D printing, to is disrupting computer-aided design (CAD) with APIs. What does that mean?

Well, Niantic could put into Pokemon Go a feature that would let you take your favorite Pokemon and have it 3D printed and shipped to your door. It would take Niantic about 30 minutes to set up.


With you’re free to stick CAD design interfaces into any website, app, or online service. Access to these interfaces for developers is provided through an API and you can move these interfaces into an app like Pokemon Go, and have users 3D printing in about 15 minutes.

Our current customers like MakeXYZ, a 3D printing service, use our Thumbnail API and our Model Viewer API on their website. offers 8 APIs for now and we’re looking to add artificial intelligence into the platform.

Niantic would be able to use two of our APIs in their game:

* CAD Model Viewer API
* Additive Manufacturing API


With the CAD Model Viewer API in Pokemon Go, a player could get a 3D look at Pikachu in 360 degrees and even make a few tweaks. Once Pikachu was in the perfect position, a player could then automatically get prices for having Pikachu 3D printed and shipped to their door – this innovation all thanks to the Additive Manufacturing API.

Imagine with the click of a button you could get a 3D golden Pikachu – made out of actual gold – shipped from Pokemon Go straight to your door.


For more details, check out our latest press release:

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