Mcor Technologies announced recently that it’s supplying 3D printers to Staples for a new service called “Staples Easy 3D.” Customers who need rapid prototypes can email their file to Staples, then stop by the office supply store’s nearest location and pick up their freshly made 3D model.
A number of companies already offer online 3D printing services. They take your 3D file, determine a price, accept your money and then ship your model to you. One of these companies even opened a 3D printing factory in New York City.
I think it’s fair to say that, at this point, 3D printing is ready for primetime.
- Staples to get in-store 3D printers (boingboing.net)
- 100 Ingenious 3D Printer Pieces – From 3D Printed Pasta to Instantaneous 3D Photography (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Are personal 3D printers the next personal computers? (digitaltrends.com)
- Staples to launch 3D printing in Europe (vr-zone.com)
- Carbomorph Material Enables 3D-Printed Electronics, From Any 3D Printer (core77.com)
- Inside the Mcor IRIS full color paper-based 3D printer (ponoko.com)