Royal Mail has recently introduced a 3D printing service for UK customers, collaborating with 3D print service provider iMakr.
Ready to print items can be purchased via their website or MyMiniFactory from this week on. The online-shop currently features 18 products ranging between £ 7 and £ 45, that are 3D printed after ordering and get shipped to you by Royal Mail.
“3D printing is an emerging technology that has many applications and offers an innovative way to create unique or personalised objects,” said Royal Mail’s chief customer officer Mike Newnham. “It can be prohibitively expensive for consumers or small businesses to invest in a 3D printer, so we are launching a pilot to gauge interest in 3D printing to sit alongside Royal Mail’s e-commerce and delivery capability.”
Royal Mail seems to be following into the footsteps of UPS and other companies like Singapore Post, who also have also started to offer 3D printing services this year.