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.
Will UPS Succeed In Popularizing 3D Printing? Rakesh Sharma Rakesh Sharma Contributor
3D Printing Creates Unique Exoskeleton For Broken Bones Jennifer Hicks Jennifer Hicks Contributor

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.