After launching a pilot program in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, UPS gets serious: You can now print out your 3D-files in 100 US-Stores. Even better: USP will provide high-quality Stratasys professional printers in 100 selected stores.
The Stratasys uPrint SE Plus, which you will find at many UPS Store locations, uses fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology to fabricate objects via their ABSplus plastic. The maximum build size will be 203 x 203 x 152 mm (8 x 8 x 6 in). With a layer thickness of .254 mm (.010 in.), the printer is aimed at prints requiring high resolution. You can print out in nine different colors.
“There are significant differences between home 3D printers and professional 3D printers”, said Daniel Remba, small business technology leader at The UPS Store. “Many of the challenging and time consuming steps used to prepare a simpler printer are fully automated on the uPrint SE Plus, leading to added precision and reliability, higher print quality and a success rate that is unmatched by a home printer.”
As 3D Printing is more frequently used by small companies and individuals, such printing services will probably see increased demand.
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