Tuesday, August 20, 2013

UPS May Have Hit Pay Dirt With 3D Printing - Forbes

UPS May Have Hit Pay Dirt With 3D Printing - Forbes: began offering 3D printing services three weeks ago. There were three pages of customer names and contact information this Sunday. These customers had ordered objects as diverse as robotic arms to custom figurines. “Older guys, especially, travel far to get their vintage parts printed at our store,” he says, adding that he has received customers from places as far as Solana Beach, approximately 15 miles away.
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Jones’ store is among the first two UPS stores in the country that is part of the company’s retail test to evaluate 3D printing-as-a-service at its franchises. Restricted to a niche community until now, 3D printing could find a way to the mainstream market, if UPS succeeds with these tests.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

UPS 3D Printing manufacturing parts

Will UPS Succeed In Popularizing 3D Printing? - Forbes: many customers interested in 3D printing did not have skills or software to produce 3D files. So, we decided to test the service as a complete package from design to printing.

Remba: It depends on several factors. For example, if a customer brings a design file that is ready to print, then the turnaround time depends on the file printing time. Depending on the physical size and complexity of the object being printed, 3D print jobs can take anything from a few hours for simple projects to more than 24 hours to for large and complex projects. Similarly, we are also testing design services for customers. Our experience is that designing objects also depends on the mode and nature of interaction between customers and the designer. At our first test store in San Diego, the designer works with customers over phone, video conference,