FASTSIGNS Franchise Launches 3D Printing Services Pilot in Three U.S. Markets
CARROLLTON, TX—December 11, 2014—FASTSIGNS has launched 3D printing services in three U.S. markets to help local businesses bring their product concepts to life with advanced technology.
"We are continuously watching for and learning about new technologies that have the potential to make visual communications more interesting and impactful to and for our customers," said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International. "By providing professional 3D printing, we are able to offer one more solution that can be used to create comprehensive visual communication solutions to help businesses develop innovative new products or solve manufacturing challenges."
The FASTSIGNS centers participating in the pilot program offer professional grade 3D printing that can build accurate, stable products for startup companies, existing business owners and entrepreneurs. This 3D printing technology uses production-grade thermoplastic durable enough to perform the same as actual production parts, making it ideal for testing prototypes and models. FASTSIGNS also creates replacement parts, detailed architectural models and more using a 3D printer.
"Through the addition of 3D printing services, we can help customers produce conceptual models of new products in the early creation stages," explains Monson. "And, we can provide the signs and visual graphics for the branding, packaging and promotional needs of the same companies."
3D printing is currently available from FASTSIGNS of San Diego - Mira Mesa, CA; FASTSIGNS of Milwaukee - Glendale, WI; and FASTSIGNS of Chicago - Lakeview, IL. For a time-lapse video of 3D printing by FASTSIGNS, click here.
FASTSIGNS International is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 560 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS centers located in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE). FASTSIGNS is a sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them meet their business objectives and increase their visibility.