Author Topic: 3D Printing has hit the High Street  (Read 1361 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline 454

3D Printing has hit the High Street
« on: August 09, 2013, 04:08:43 PM »
Went in to Maplins today while the entourage were retail therapying in Mothercare.

What did I see when I entered the store?

An advert for a 3D Printer Model K8200.
Asked the chap in the shop about it & he said Maplins are the first & only to date high street retailer to sell a 3D printer & kit.

It is a kit for self assembly. Price = £uk 699.99 and only available for home delivery.
There is a tool kit to make assembly easier, that cost about 45 quid. But when you look at the contents it is a gem of a pack of bits which must retail at over twice the price if bought separately. However, most G3ers will have most of it to hand on the workbench I guess.

Must not deviate from my module construction quest.........

In case anyone is interested punch in the product code N82QG into Maplins search box online for more info.

Dave
454


Offline Moonraker

Re: 3D Printing has hit the High Street
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 12:49:35 AM »
A friend and I have been using cheap 3D printers for over a year producing buffers, coupling hooks, bogie sides, etc. It's a great way of armchair modelling. If anyone wants to know more just ask.

Regards
Peter Lucas
MyLocoSound
Peter Lucas

Offline 454

Re: 3D Printing has hit the High Street
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 06:39:47 AM »
I know 3D printers have been available for quite a long while now & there are some users of them on this forum, but this is the first time that they have been made available at well known high street retailers in the UK.

This is the watershed opportunity for them to be more widely used.

Previously they have only been available on specialist websites as I have over the last couple of years observed.

Dave
454