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3DCompare Connects Innovative Professionals with 3D Printing Service Bureaus

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If you are new to the world of 3D printing, it doesn’t take too much exploring these days to learn that a wide range of tools and resources are available—and around the world. Whether you are in the market to purchase hardware, software, unique materials, and far more, nearly everything you want, and in every price range, is available.

But what if you have an idea you would like to bring to fruition, or an existing design to have 3D printed, but you don’t want to invest in buying all the tools to fabricate just one or a low volume of pieces? There are numerous 3D printing services that can make it happen for you, but you may feel overwhelmed with where to start. 3DCompare, already present in North America and Europe, is now available for enthusiasts in the UK who would like someone else to 3D print their designs.

The 3DCompare service (the first of its kind in the UK) connects companies or individuals in need of 3D printing with 3D printing businesses around the globe. The service providers they recommend must be experienced and verified by 3DCompare.

“Already active in North America and Europe, 3DCompare is rapidly expanding into a worldwide network,” stated 3DCompare in their latest press release. “There is growing demand for 3D printing. By 2020, experts estimate the 3D market to be 28.9 billion U.S. dollars from 13.2 billion in 2016. Industries such as jewelry, architecture and dentistry have realized 3D printing’s potential for cheaper and better-quality objects.”

Their current partners include big names and industry leaders like i.materialise, Shapeways, and makexyz. In comparing bureaus for 3D printing, users can shop services and prices whether they are interested in having objects or parts printed in FDM, SLA, or SLS. There is a wide range of materials to be chosen from as well, to include:

  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Resin
  • Multi-color materials

Alex Ziff

“3DCompare.com provides the best 3D printing services to professionals looking to 3D print a model at high quality via a comparison platform,” said Alex Ziff, CEO of 3DCompare. “It connects a curated selection of service bureaus from around the world with a growing demand of professionals looking to get their 3D files printed.”

Each bureau working through 3DCompare receives a unique Customer Relationship Management (CRM) interface.

“3DCompare is constantly evolving its software to reflect the needs of this innovative and evolving industry with new tools, functions and features being constantly added,” said Jerome Charvet, CTO of 3DCompare. “This is not a static platform; 3DCompare is committed to providing our service partners with software that adapts to their needs.”

Bureaus pay a monthly fee to 3DCompare instead of a percentage of sales. Chat functionality is also offered to all front-end customers to make sure their specific needs are understood and met.

“We firmly believe that with the right support and information, far more businesses will take advantage of the speed, cost efficiency and unique applications that 3D printing allows. 3DCompare is the right platform at the right time,” added Ziff.

Find out more about 3DCompare and their services here.

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[Images provided to 3DPrint.com by 3DCompare]

 

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