The UPS Store announced it will test a retail 3D printing service in its stores. Select UPS Store locations will offer the services to start-ups, small businesses and retail customers, beginning in the San Diego area with locations in additional cities across the United States in the near future.
"Start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business owners may not have the capital to purchase a 3D printer on their own, but they may have a need to show prototypes to their current and potential customers," said Michelle Van Slyke, vice president of marketing and small business solutions at The UPS Store. "By offering 3D printing capabilities in-center, we're able to help further our small business customers' opportunities for success."
The UPS Store is testing the Stratasys uPrint SE Plus printer. With this printer, The UPS Store locations will be equipped to produce items like engineering parts, functional prototypes, acting props, architectural models, fixtures for cameras, lights and cables.
For more information, visit The UPS Store and Stratasys.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.