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Want your design to be 3D printed for FREE? Don’t know how to actually go about doing it? We’re here to help! Enter the #GoldenDesignContest for your chance to get your design printed by us and mailed to you for FREE!

Contest rules:

  1. Follow us on Instagram and like the original contest post
  2. Post a photo of a design you want to be printed
  3. Use ‪#‎lanilabs #GoldenDesignContest in your caption

Winners will be chosen randomly each week and will be featured in our Instagram feed!

*All winning designs will be printed in about 9 x 9 x 9 cm dimensions in 1 colour. 1 winner per week. Shipping costs will be covered by lani.

What is it?

Our very first #GoldenDesignContest encourages all our social media fans to share their favourite 3D print design on either Instagram or Twitter. This 5-week long contest will choose randomly weekly fans to be the winner of the week, getting a print of the design they share, on us! Each winner will get their design printed in 1 colour, about 9 x 9 x 9 cm dimensions, and mailed to them for free as well.

Why is it happening?

One of our major goals is to show the world that 3D printing is a lot of fun, intuitive, and is not hard to accomplish. Anyone can 3D print, anytime with lani! To be involved in 3D printing, you don’t have to be a graphic designer, 3D modeller, or anything of that sort. Pinshape is an online library of thousands of already existing designs for anyone to choose from. With this contest, simply visit the website, search for a design you like, and post it on your Instagram account.

What it intends to accomplish

By the end of the #GoldenDesignContest, we hope that 3D printing enthusiasts (like yourself!) will see how anyone can try out 3D printing can. We want 3D printing to be more than just a hype. Because it is

About lani

Lani is a software company that enables schools, libraries, makerspaces and individuals to automate their 3D printers. This makes the 3D printing process easier so more people are able to use and access the technology without a hassle. With our software, you don’t have to worry about the hundreds of variables when you want to get a print job done. We select the most appropriate settings for your specific print job, so you don’t have to.

WATERLOO, Ontario, July 18, 2016 – Lani, a Velocity backed 3D printing startup, built an industry changing platform that optimizes the 3D printing process to merely 3 steps.

For too long, 3D printing has been limited to those who have the budget or the network to access a 3D printer. Additionally, it can be a cumbersome to print designs, having to keep in mind over 200 variables within the slicing process. Our platform makes this process easier.

Lani is a payment and management system for 3D Print Centres that enables universities, public libraries and partnering 3D Print Centres to automate payment, manage users, designs and materials, allowing everyone and anyone the opportunity to access a 3D printer in their area. We alleviate the pains of owning your own printer, slicing your models, keeping track of print settings, and much more. We make it as simple as uploading your design to the lani website, picking your printer options (filament, type of printer, etc.), and pressing print.

Lani’s newly built online platform ( has a sleek design and intuitive user interface that will allow users to seamlessly navigate and operate. The platform’s structure was built with the company’s mission in mind “Bringing 3D printing to mainstream and make it insanely easy for people to use 3D Printers”.

“I wanted to build a system where anyone, anywhere can submit a design very quickly without much problem,” says lani CEO Pablo Eder. “I think people should focus on learning how to design a 3D model, but not really on the settings of the printer. You should be able to just hit ‘print.’“

Pablo believes that 3D printing will be the next norm. With an industry annual growth at 40% and the Chinese government committing to put 3D Printers in all 400’000 elementary schools by next year, 3D printing is on the constant rise.

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