Portugal’s leading 3D printer manufacturer, BEEVERYCREATIVE, has entered into partnership with Staples Portugal, part of the global chain retailer and office supply company.
3D Printing Industry asked Sérgio Moreira, CMO of BEEVERYCREATIVE, a few questions about the deal. “It’s the first 3D printing service in a retail chain in Portugal,” he tells me.
Staples Portugal, through their Copy&Print centers will be equipped by BEEVERYCREATIVE to offer 3D printing services. Moreira says that of the 17 stores already open, his company are currently in half. The number of stores “will probably increase in the future,” he adds.
Copy&Print also offers 3D modeling services by arrangement.
The 3D printers are the BEETHEFIRST desktop FFF machines and “are already up and running” says Moreira.
“This partnership is very important because it makes 3D printing technology more accessible, offering a valuable service through a well-known and respected entity like Staples Portugal.”
Portugal 3D printing plan is latest from Staples
The partnership is the latest from ventures into the 3D printing industry from Staples. In the U.S. 3D printing services at Staples are provided by Sculpteo.
Earlier plans announced in 2012 by Staples at Euromold were for a partnership with Mcor Technologies and their IRIS 3D printers. These plans were for an initial trial in the Netherlands and Belgium.
In 2014, Staples partnered with 3D Systems to offer 3D printing services at two U.S. locations in New York and Los Angeles.
The Staples Portugal partnership aims to bring 3D printing to the public and Moreira says, “we have created a perfect bond to all those looking for 3D printed objects, having only an image or draft. This partnership with BEEVERYCREATIVE has ensured the quality of the service provided, with robust machines, that deliver high quality results.”
Featured image shows the BEEVERYCREATIVE BEETHEFIRST 3D printer – because caps lock is cruise control for cool.