The doors to 3D printing have been opened, Stuttgart consumers! iGo3D is now in business in the heart of the city, with Stuttgart’s first retail 3D printing store in the Milaneo Shopping Center.
With just one year under their belt, and a growing staff of over 25 employees, iGo3D was founded by Michael Sorkin and Tobias Redlin. Their company is running with some serious momentum, with their flagship store in Oldenburg operating as the design they are basing all other stores on, with one also set to open in Frankfurt this month, and then Hannover and Hamburg, opening early next year.
“After the launch of first 3D-retail shop in Germany we are founding the first full service retail franchise chain for 3D printing,” says CEO Michael Sorkin. While Poland and Russia already have iGo3D branches, he points out that they also have expansion plans internationally for sales offices in the Netherlands and Portugal. All retail stores offer:
- Full Body Scanning
- Premium printers
3D printing is on fire in Germany, so iGo3D has the right idea with expansion, as well as planning to be the first company to operate the first full service 3D printing franchise.
While Germany is undeniably an industrial 3D printing hotspot, the desktop 3D printer market is picking up enormous speed as well. Germans seem to be very enthusiastic about the technology of 3D printing, with some experts pointing out that 3D printing and Germany are a perfect match due to their excellent engineering techniques. It is predicted that before too long they may soon surpass the U.S. in 3D printing innovation and manufacturing, as German additive manufacturing specialists and companies are growing at a rapid rate, and viewed as leaders in the industry, with Germany as a 3D printing hub.
iGo3D’s goal is to bring 3D printing to the individual, whether they are hoping to make household tools, gifts, toys for the kids, or a multitude of other objects that 3D printing can produce. Their selection is constantly growing, and they also endeavor to be as ‘green’ as possible, while offering the most affordable DIY kits.
Be sure to check out iGo3D, where they sell their own products online and offer products from many of the top manufactures such as Ultimaker and BEEVERYCREATIVE–companies which also are on a mission to revolutionize manufacturing with 3D printing while encouraging the sense of community and highly progressive creativity. iGo3D also distributes electronics and supplies for most major mail order houses in Germany. Have you checked out their website or gone to one of their locations in Germany? Tell us about it in the iGo3D Opens Store forum thread at 3DPB.com.