PROTOSHOP @ Paris, France – #3DxRetail #3DThursday #3DPrinting
[3DxRetail: This week for #3DThursday, I’ll highlight the recent explosion in desktop 3D printer brick-and-mortar retail stores — sharing a scattering of these unusual locations from all across the world. Only time will tell which particular version of this phenomena will be sustainable and hold the interest of the public. There appears to be enough interest and pioneering spirit that solving the 3DxRetail mystery could still be anyone’s game!]
Paris is for (3D) Printing! First France-based fab shop appears in Paris, and apparently offers snacks for those visiting to shop for 3D printers. Via 3Ders.org.
The shop officially opened in October 2012. Different kinds of 3D printers are presented, and your design can be printed on site on different machines with material of your choices.
“We focus mainly on selling machines.” says Clément BOUTET, manager of the store.
Customers will have a large choice of machines, including fully assembled EXTRU 3D printer and printer kit, the 3,000 euros TOUCH PRINT and professional high precision Solidscape 3D printers. Solidscape uses Drop-on-Demand (“DoD”) thermoplastic ink-jetting technology and can be used for printing complex wax objects, ideal for lost wax investment casting and mold making applications.
Also displayed in the shop are 3D scanning devices with different levels of precision. A silicone vacuum casting machine is presented as a demo. Different specific CAD software are available including 3D-Doctor software, An imaging, rendering and visualization software for MRI, CT and microscopy.
…The PROTOSHOP of MULTISTATION is the first 3D print physical store in France where people can walk inside and talk/work with staff. Protoshop is opened from Monday to Friday 10:00-18:30 at 14 Rue d’ Armorique Paris 15.
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