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3D Printing Retail Store Hosts Open House in Denver, CO

3D Printing Store Open House Denver

Denver, CO, is now one of the first cities to have a 3D printing retail store, joining the ranks of Manhattan where MakerBot held its grand opening in September 2012. Aleph Objects, a Loveland, CO startup founded in 2011 that makes the LulzBot 3D printer, joined forces with The 3D Printing Store and welcomed over 400 people to an open house on February 7.

The Store blogged about the 400 people who swarmed their open house:

People started showing up at 1 and didn’t leave until 7:45 pm.  This is additional proof that there is a great deal of interest in how 3D printing works.

Principal Deb Wilcox said, “It was so gratifying to see kids that seemed to know about and people much older wanting to learn more…..  whether they were hobbyists, inventors or architects, and we had all of these and more.”  In fact, she continued “It was so crowded that some people couldn’t even get up to see any of the 6 printers we had in operation and are making an appointment to come back.  We’ll have to do this again.”

At the 3D Printing Store in Denver, customers can select a digital design to print on site, or they can purchase a consumer 3D printer for about $1,725.

Aleph Objects was also recently featured in the Denver Post:

At its Loveland headquarters, Aleph has about 40 LulzBots, each printing parts that are used to build the 3-D printers themselves. The machines, which retail for $1,725, can create objects that are up to 8 inches in length and width and 4 inches in height.

Aleph’s next generation printer, dubbed the TK-0, will take those dimensions up to 12-by-12-by-11. It is an open-source machine, meaning anyone can download component designs to build their own 3-D printer.

A 5-pound spool of ABS plastic — which can create hundreds of objects — costs $100. Other printable materials include nylon, PLA plastic and wood.

Moe said broader adoption beyond hobbyists and tech geeks is not far away as the software to create digital designs gets easier to use and the price continues to drop.

“I think we’re getting really close to that price point,” he said, adding that the company has shipped printers and parts to 59 countries.

Read more about 3D printing goes big with help of Loveland’s Aleph and Denver store – The Denver Post

In the video below, Aleph Objects CEO Jeff Moe takes us on a tour of his company’s 3D printing capabilities.

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MakerBot Store Grand Opening in Manhattan: Photo Tour and Video

MakerBot Store Grand Opening

MakerBot held the Grand Opening of their new MakerBot store in Manhattan last week. In the store, they have their latest 3D printers – called Replicator 2 – printing away, they sell the special plastic spools to fit the printer, and they sell 3D printed goods. It’s as much of a showcase as it is a store.

The photo above is of a proud Bre Pettis manning the store. See the full photo tour at Engadget.

And here is a video walkthrough from adafruit.