European Staples stores to have 3D printers in Q1 2013

Staples bringing 3D printing to several European countries, will expand from there.

| Nov 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm CST

For those people who can't afford a 3D printer but still want to get something printed out in 3D, Staples will be bringing 3D printers to stores in a couple of European countries in Q1 2013. The new service, called Staples Easy 3D, will be available to Staples customers in the Netherlands and Belgium.

European Staples stores to have 3D printers in Q1 2013 |

Customers will be able to print out full-color 3D objects from their own files and have them shipped to their door or pick them up in store. Staples will be utilizing the Mcor IRIS 3D printer, which is capable of printing objects roughly 6 inches high, 9 inches wide, and 6.5 inches deep.

The exact details of file requirements and the rest are unknown, but the service will be heading to other countries after the initial stores are up and running. This means it could possibly be coming to the United States. Pricing is unknown, though the Mcor IRIS 3D reportedly has the lowest operating cost of any commercial printer, so they will hopefully be somewhat low.

Is this a service that you would take advantage of? Maybe print a custom computer part or trophy? Let us know!

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