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December 13, 2012 AT 10:00 am

France Gets Its First 3D Print Shop: Protoshop #3dthursday

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Paris is for (3D) Printing! First France-based fab shop appears in Paris, and apparently offers snacks for those visiting to shop for 3D printers. Comparing this to Deezmaker’s Pasadena store and MakerBot’s NYC store is interesting. Via 3Ders.org.

Opened by MULTISTATION, a france-based industrial equipment distributor, this 3D print shop PROTOSHOP is located near Montparnasse station in downtown Paris.

The shop officially opened in October 2012. Different kinds of 3D printers are presented, and your design can be printed on site on different machines with material of your choices.

“We focus mainly on selling machines.” says Clément BOUTET, manager of the store.

Customers will have a large choice of machines, including fully assembled EXTRU 3D printer and printer kit, the 3,000 euros TOUCH PRINT and professional high precision Solidscape 3D printers. Solidscape uses Drop-on-Demand (“DoD”) thermoplastic ink-jetting technology and can be used for printing complex wax objects, ideal for lost wax investment casting and mold making applications.

Also displayed in the shop are 3D scanning devices with different levels of precision. A silicone vacuum casting machine is presented as a demo. Different specific CAD software are available including 3D-Doctor software, An imaging, rendering and visualization software for MRI, CT and microscopy.

…The PROTOSHOP of MULTISTATION is the first 3D print physical store in France where people can walk inside and talk/work with staff. Protoshop is opened from Monday to Friday 10:00-18:30 at 14 Rue d’ Armorique Paris 15.

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