Stratasys Inc. (Nasdaq: SSYS), which develops and manufactures 3D printers and production systems, today has teamed with The UPS Store as part of a test program that will make it the first US national retailer to offer 3D printing services to entrepreneurs, architects, start-ups and other retail customers. This service will enable UPS Store customers to have their 3D design 3D printed on-site.
The collaborative effort by Stratasys and The UPS Store will make 3D printing accessible to small businesses as awareness of the technology and its capabilities grows. Stratasys 3D Printers can create on-demand, custom objects of virtually any complexity in a fast and simple process.
Stratasys executive VP Jon Cobb said, “3D printing technology is becoming increasingly accessible to a growing number of companies and consumers. Small businesses are beginning to realize how this revolutionary technology can help them to be more competitive. The UPS Store and Stratasys share the vision of strengthening innovation and competitiveness by making 3D printing accessible to a growing number of users.”
Following the launch of the test, retail customers will be able to bring a Computer Aided Design (CAD) file to participating UPS Store locations and have their 3D design printed on-site.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on August 4, 2013
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