The UPS Store to Provide 3-D Printing Services Nationwide
SAN DIEGO—Following the successful launch of 3-D printing in six markets across the country, The UPS Store is expanding 3-D printing services to meet the growing demands of its small business customers to nearly 100 additional locations nationwide.
As the first nationwide retailer to offer 3-D printing services in-store, in collaboration with Stratasys, The UPS Store continues to evolve its services to better meet the needs of small business owners. During the past year, the six locations saw demand for 3-D printing continue to increase across a broad spectrum of customers.
This upward trend is in line with the 3-D printing industry, which also experienced rapid growth. In fact, the 3-D print service provider sector increased by 21 percent last year, according to “The Wohlers Report 2014.”
During the pilot program, the 3-D printing services were used by small businesses, startups, inventors, artists and a wide range of professionals.
The Stratasys uPrint SE Plus, selected by The UPS Store, is a professional-grade 3-D printer for complex engineering parts, prototypes and one-of-a-kind objects. The heated build chamber and soluble supports allow entrepreneurs, engineers, home inventors and makers to produce parts true to their designs.