Service bureau and reseller Print IT 3D, based in Bridgend, Wales, is now offering small to medium businesses the opportunity to rent a 3D printer. The move is the latest in a line of similar offerings from service providers such as SYS Systems and GoPrint3D that aims to nurture growing additive manufacturing businesses, and reduce overheads when starting up a facility.
As “the longest authorised partner for 3D Systems in the U.K.” Print IT 3D’s rental service is exclusively for a select line of machines.
3D printer availability
Print IT 3D started business in South Wales in 2009. Currently, the company offers around 40 different 3D Systems models for sale covering personal, professional and the production market. In peripherals and software, Print IT 3D sells 3D Systems’ Sense 3D scanner, 3DEXPERT, 3D SPRINT and Geomagic products, acquired by 3D Systems in 2013.
The complete package
In ProJet MJP 2500s, objects are 3D printed in UV curable photopolymers with easy-to-remove wax supports.
The ProJet 2500 Plus is the lowest-cost 3D printer in this range, retailing at around £31,160. The Plus retains the same build size and layer accuracy of the standard ProJet 2500, only it is better suited to dental applications.
The Projet 2500 Wax is at the higher end of the spectrum, providing a solution for intricate casting applications with a layer accuracy of 16 μ.
The rental fee for each of these systems includes the printer, finishing equipment, parts, service and labour. Material packages are also available to suit varying production volumes.
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Featured image shows 3D Systems rubber 3D printing sample. Photo via Print IT 3D