The metaverse is well and truly here, and Facebook’s name change was only the beginning. The latest addition to this new world is Imageneria, a platform that’s changing how we buy, produce, and store products.
Imageneria stores 3D-printable files made by designers. Customers can then turn the designs into physical products on-demand (using 3D printers) or keep them in their digital form as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), ensuring they retain ownership. In other words, consumers buy a design in its file format rather than as a physical object.
By offering products in the form of 3D digital files, assets can be delivered anywhere in the globe, instantly.
Imageneria: a brief background
The Los Angeles startup was launched in November 2021, but the team has worked on projects at the intersection of digital design, 3D printing, AI, and other tech since 2015.
Imageneria offers a wide range of lifestyle products, from fashion accessories to homeware — and by doing so, it addresses challenges like mental health, digital inclusion, and the need for an independent energy supply. Say you need to colonize Mars or experience long-term space travelling. Now, all you need to do is head to Imageneria.com and use an advanced 3D printer to bring one of its digital 3D-printable design products to life. The possibilities are endless.
Most people are familiar with the use of NFT platforms for exchanging digital art, but few have delved into using them as a means to merge the digital with the physical. Imageneria is the first of its kind and changes the game for designers, consumers, and investors alike.
And it’s already broken records — the team members behind Imageneria produced the largest 3D-printed flag in the world, which was recognized by Guinness World Records in March 2020. On November 17 2021, this record was recreated by digitalizing the 3D-printed flag and putting it into the Metaverse, which became the first 3D-printable NFT a the Guiness World Record.
Why platforms like Imageneria matter
Imageneria is a true pioneer that’s showing what the metaverse, NFTs, and blockchain technology can do for the world.
The platform brings real value by allowing digital creators and artists to offer their designs with fewer obstacles while giving consumers a unique opportunity to get their hands on products in a new way. This all means consumers, developers, creators, and even scientists can interact and collaborate directly.
Plus, it’s significantly more sustainable than the fast consumer cycle we’re used to. By offering digital delivery and a new way of manufacturing, Imageneria reduces the carbon footprint from production. It also aims to eliminate waste and use renewable energy to help the world meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
But it’s not just about being sustainable. The model used to create products allows objects to have shapes and features that would have been unachievable with other manufacturing methods, therefore revolutionizing the lifestyle products industry. Imageneria also oversees the marketplace and life cycle of each design to ensure that those involved get a good experience and assure quality.
Looking to the future
Imageneria is using new technology to protect the environment while simultaneously enhancing the opportunities and choices for customers, designers, and industry alike. Digital delivery opens the world up to access whatever designs they want, which can be locally produced or even printed in a customer’s own house, and designers have more creative freedom than ever.
Yet Imageneria has only just gotten started. Next on the horizon is further expansion through advanced technology solutions combining AI, AR, additive manufacturing, the blockchain, and more. First consumer and lifestyle products, next the world.