iMakr Opens NY Store Following London Success
3D printing may seem like a well-known technology, yet the reality is that many people haven’t seen a 3D printer and don’t really understand how it works. Individual 3D printing goods and services companies have tried to make 3D printing more recognized, but one of the ways it has really come closer to home is with the introduction of 3D printing shops popping up all over the world.
The UK-based iMakr 3D printing store (no relation to Apple) opened a second store in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, following the success of its first location in Central London that opened in May 2013.
The opening day launch attracted hundreds of people, including 3D printing enthusiasts and known industry players such as COO of 3D Systems Michele Marchesan, CEO of Solidoodle Sam Cervantes, and several employees from MakerBot and Ultimaker.
According to the iMakr site, the new Manhattan location will offer:
· 3D printers from around the world
· Training and workshops
· Technical support and maintenance
· A wide range of filament and other 3D printing materials and accessories
· 3D printed objects from world famous artists and designers
Syvlain Preumont, iMakr’s founder said, “We’re delighted to be replicating our highly successful model in New York, and look forward to providing the full 3D printing experience to the US market.”
New Yorkers can pop in to the store at 152 Allen Street, NY 10002.
Check out the video below of the iMakr London location, courtesy of Explaining the Future:
Shanie Phillips is a originally from the UK, but has spent many years in Singapore, the US and now Israel. In addition to writing for Inside3DP she writes for several news and innovation sites.