View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Software
January 21, 2013

Nokia looks at print-it-yourself smartphone cases

3D printing plan outlined

By CBR Staff Writer

Nokia is planning to release 3D printing files for its Lumia 820 smartphone which will enable users to create their own customised cases for the handset.

Nokia community and developer marketing manager John Kneelan said in a blogpost: "We are going to release 3D templates, case specs, recommended materials and best practices — everything someone versed in 3D printing needs to print their own custom Lumia 820 case."

"We refer to these files and documents collectively as a 3D-printing Development Kit, or 3DK for shor," Kneeland said.

To create the cases, users should have have access to a 3D printer and according to BBC printing in 3D includes sending a design file to a printer which will build it up in layers of plastic to form a solid version of that object.

The latest versions of 3D printers have the ability to produce multicoloured objects while the older versions produced only one colour objects.

Lumia 820, which was introduced in September last year, features a non-Pureview 8MP camera, a 0.2 front facing camera and offers 8GB storage capacity.

In December 2012, Nokia released its new Microsoft’s Windows 8 powered entry-level Lumia 620 smartphone.

Content from our partners
Powering AI’s potential: turning promise into reality
Unlocking growth through hybrid cloud: 5 key takeaways
How businesses can safeguard themselves on the cyber frontline

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.