Delivery company UPS is making its 3D printing service more widely available at its stores across the United States. After an initial test with six markets, the UPS Store will now offer the service in close to 100 additional locations nationwide, and has designated this week as its first annual 3D Print Week in order to promote the expansion.
The company uses a Stratasys uPrint SE Plus high-grade 3D printer to create the printed objects, claimed to be able to create objects at a higher quality than at-home 3D printers thanks to its heated build chamber and soluble supports. Pricing for 3D prints varies from item to item, with the total print time also ranging between four to five hours for a simple item to 24 hours for a more complex creation. … (Read more)