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    1. 3Dame Christina

      3Dame Christina New Member

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      Hello,

      I'm Kristiina from Finland (Europe) and working in family-owned company. My main work is to do 3D modeling tasks by using Solidworks (3D-models and drawings) for other companies acting in the field of technology and industry as an outsourced 3D modeling subcontractor.

      I have been using Solidwork since 2004. My education: Bachelor's Degree in Textile and Clothing. 3D modeling skills I have learned from my father and of course by working in different kind of projects.
       
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    3. CHUXE

      CHUXE New Member

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      Hi Christina...

      How is the 3d subcontracting business going? Is it a lucrative venture as With my 3d skills I'm considering venturing into a Consultancy firm offering such services here in Nigeria
       
    4. 3Dame Christina

      3Dame Christina New Member

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      Hi Chuxe,
      Thank you for your message.

      Generally speaking, consulting is a good business, but depends largely on the marketing and business culture of the country. In general, whether or not the companies are willing to carry out orders to subcontractors.

      Otherwise, the project types of projects companies often save money when outsourcing part of their duties. And if your 3D-skills and your manufacturing technology and work practices are good enough, venturing into your own colsultancy firm can be a good idea.
      The road all alone might be hard at first. It's tough, because you have to do everything alone (marketing, sales, output, post-marketing, new customer acquisition). Maybe you should almost the first try to enter one of a temporary agency and try to achieve reputation in the field, and then set up your own company. Or, set up a company with more people and look to those skilled in different areas.

      I do not know the rest of Europe, but at least in Finland subcontracting work are currently under a rock because of the bad economic situation. In situation like this, running your own consultancy firm can be quite harsh.

      Kind regards,

      K
       
    5. Parrleu

      Parrleu Well-Known Member

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      Greetings, Kristina,

      Welcome to the forum from a couple of forum newbies.

      What an interesting background! Do you ever do any work in e-textile design and implementation? http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.co...eautiful-HID-(human-interface-device)-designs We have this project series that we are looking for designs for, and that, in particular, might be an interesting approach for some of the design options.

      Cheers,
      Heather and Joe
       
    6. Parrleu

      Parrleu Well-Known Member

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      Hi CHUXE,

      Have you looked at working via online options like CrowdFlower and iFreelance? Also, have you considered creating your own work using something like crowdsourced funding through IndieGoGo, Kickstarter or other such options? (We have this project series: http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.co...eautiful-HID-(human-interface-device)-designs that would be perfect for just that if you have designs you'd like to submit. :cool:)

      Cheers,
      Heather and Joe
       
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