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3D Printing goes Mainstream as Staples Debuts Online Printing Platform

In a sign that 3D printing is entering the mainstream, Staples will go live with an online 3D printing platform, allowing consumers and small businesses to upload 3D designs or choose from preselected models.

3D Printing goes Mainstream as Staples Debuts Online Printing Platform

Using the 3D Printing Cloud Engine from Sculpteo, Staples customers will be able to customize the designs using a variety of materials and colors, and can also add text, figures and images to their printable projects, according to a company statement. This supplements a 3D printing service available at its copy and print department, and will make the process easier for businesses.

"This is a great addition for our business customers that are looking for an easy way to prototype with quick turnaround time, and at an affordable price," said Behzad Soltani, vice president of services, e-commerce for Staples. "The platform allows beginners to get a taste and try 3D printing by selecting one of our existing models and making it their own through our customization options."

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Using the 3D Printing Cloud Engine from Sculpteo, Staples customers will be able to customize the designs using a variety of materials and colors, and can also add text, figures and images to their printable projects, according to a company statement. This supplements a 3D printing service available at its copy and print department, and will make the process easier for businesses.

"This is a great addition for our business customers that are looking for an easy way to prototype with quick turnaround time, and at an affordable price," said Behzad Soltani, vice president of services, e-commerce for Staples. "The platform allows beginners to get a taste and try 3D printing by selecting one of our existing models and making it their own through our customization options."

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3D Printing goes Mainstream as Staples Debuts Online Printing Platform