[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!]
Here’s a few details from the launch of the store — they have now celebrated a one year anniversary! The 3D Printing Store @ Denver, Colorado:
….Principal Deb Wilcox said, “It was so gratifying to see kids that seemed to know about and people much older wanting to learn more….. whether they were hobbyists, inventors or architects, and we had all of these and more.” In fact, she continued “It was so crowded that some people couldn’t even get up to see any of the 6 printers we had in operation and are making an appointment to come back. We’ll have to do this again.”
As a reminder our store is the first store that allows you to come in and print you own design, email to set an appointment. We feature 2 MakerBot Replicator 2 machines and a Stratasys U-Print.
Thanks to our the good folks at Lulzbot from Loveland (www.lulzbot.com) who brought 3 of their machines including their new prototype, along with engineers to talk about their products…
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