The 3,000 square foot 3D Printhuset – Danish for The 3D Print House – is set to open in downtown Copenhagen on October 2nd with a red ribbon to be cut by the Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, Sofie Carsten Nielsen.
The 3,000 square feet space covers two stories and the new storefront will have plenty of room to showcase multiple brands of 3D printers, including 3D Systems, MakerBot and XYZ Systems as well as Artec scanning hardware. The store will also carry a full selection of 3D printing filament, accessories and 3D printed products. Additionally they will have display units available for customers to try out different models of printers and provide 3D printing workshops and educational courses.
3D Printhuset Manager Jim Larsen said: “Denmark has always been fast to adopt new technologies, but for some reason, Denmark has been quite passive on the 3D print scene until now. New technology like personal 3D printing needs to be seen to be believed. By making the technology accessible in a broad scale to the general public, we aim to put 3D printing on the map and become the hub for 3D printing in Denmark.”
The grand opening will include a visit from Education and Science Minister Sofie Carsten Nielsen who will cut a red ribbon, and be presented with a 3D printed “mini me” figure by Larsen.
“This new technology makes it possible to manufacture one-of-a-kind objects. Personally, I am looking forward to handing over the “Mini Me” figurine of the Minister at the opening reception.” Continued Larson “I really believe that this will help the public and our potential customers understand one of the many potentials that this new technology provides.”
In addition to offering retail products, 3D Printhuset will offer several 3D printing and rapid prototyping services to the local business community. This will not only give access to technology that would ordinarily be outside of the budget of most businesses, but it allows them to test the technology first before making a commitment to buy a 3D printer.
If you’re interested in attending the ribbon cutting, or just visiting the shop when you’re in town, you can get more information from the store’s website or check out the Facebook page.
Now who is going to buy me a ticket to Denmark?