Tianlian Technologies is a US-based high-tech company pioneering social manufacturing platforms. It also makes low-cost personal 3D printers based on Digital Light Processing (DLP) and Fused Deposition Model (FDM) technologies, aiming to make 3D printers a must-have on everyone’s desktop. Tianlian’s social manufacturing platforms consist of CreativityBar™, ThirdDimension™ and So3d™. CreativityBar enables creative designers and users to share their ideas and facilitates the process from “mind to product to commercial markets.” ThirdDimension markets and sells innovative and unique products that can be easily made by 3D printing but not through traditional manufacturing means. So3d is the first search engine for 3D models and products in the world.