PieceMaker provides automated systems for creating custom and personalized products on-demand in retail locations. Through this proprietary platform retailers, venues and brands can finally include any shopper in the design and personalization of the products they buy, delivering that one-of-a-kind item almost instantly.

The first application of this “Digital Supply Chain” of products is toys and tweens, where the company is already expanding with Toys"R"Us, the #1 specialty toy retailer in the US. The company has also finalized industry first licensing agreements with major brands to bring their properties into the world of 3D printing and mass customization for the first time. This entry market alone represents over $500 Million in potential annual revenue to PieceMaker, but the PieceMaker platform for made-to-order inventory on-demand is applicable to various adjacent markets worth over $5 Billion in total potential revenue to PieceMaker. Near term adjacencies include fashion,...
PieceMaker provides automated systems for creating custom and personalized products on-demand in retail locations. Through this proprietary platform retailers, venues and brands can finally include any shopper in the design and personalization of the products they buy, delivering that one-of-a-kind item almost instantly.

The first application of this “Digital Supply Chain” of products is toys and tweens, where the company is already expanding with Toys"R"Us, the #1 specialty toy retailer in the US. The company has also finalized industry first licensing agreements with major brands to bring their properties into the world of 3D printing and mass customization for the first time. This entry market alone represents over $500 Million in potential annual revenue to PieceMaker, but the PieceMaker platform for made-to-order inventory on-demand is applicable to various adjacent markets worth over $5 Billion in total potential revenue to PieceMaker. Near term adjacencies include fashion, homeware, specialty gifts and souvenirs.

PieceMaker’s evolving library of personalizable goods has already been named the “Top Trending Toys of 2014” by CNBC, and proposed as the “The Future of Toys” by Make Magazine. Last holiday season (2014), PieceMaker became the first company in history to enable a major retailer to 3D print custom products live in-store. This has established PieceMaker as a leader and a first mover in a rapid growth market, the company is currently in discussions with retailers representing over 10,000 locations.

Select media coverage from each iteration of the PieceMaker Factory is provided below:
Robinson Mall Pop-Up - www.triblive.com/lifestyles/morelifestyles/8038435-74/piecemaker-kiosk-says
Next-gen kiosk - www.3dprint.com/45003/piecemaker-3d-print-toys/
Toys"R"Us pilot - www.makezine.com/2014/11/22/piecemaker-factory-a-glimpse-into-the-future-of-toys/
First local pilot - www.post-gazette.com/business/2014/05/11/Pittsburgh-engineers-see-key-to-understanding-3-D-techs-future/stories/201405060208
Toy Fair 2014 (1st demo) - www.makezine.com/2014/02/17/piecemaker/
PieceMaker Instagram - instagram.com/wearepiecemaker
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Josh McElhattan
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Josh McElhattan Managing Director, Startbot

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Don Morrison
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Don Morrison Don Morrison is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in the growth and development of several businesses, including American Eagle O
Kit Needham
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I have been working with Piecemaker as an advisor and mentor for over a year. I am impressed with the progress Arden and Alejandro have made. They are focused and have demonstrated an ability to achive milestones on time and have managed their resources effectively..

Piecemaker has a clever business model to bring personalization to the toy business. Arden and Alejandro have been relentless at building Piecemaker during their time at Carnegie Mellon. They have been coachable and open to different approaches. They have taken full advantage of the resources at Carnegie Mellon - Project Olympus, Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund, and the great alumni mentors.