Airwolf 3D has always been focused on getting 3D printing and 3D printers to the people. Because there are some obstacles regarding spreading the technology to everyone, they’ve put serious brainpower and resources into ways around that. Not only have they reduced the learning curve with user-friendly 3D printers, but they also offer great affordability with their RepRap inspired equipment that appeals to users from the engineering level to those involved in educational projects, as well as those starting out at the complete novice level.
The southern-California based company is taking affordability one step further for the masses now with the idea of allowing 3D printing enthusiasts and hobbyists to bring 3D printing into their homes and workshops, getting entire groups and families involved, through leasing programs.
Airwolf 3D has announced today that they will not only be offering affordability and ease, but will be helping you to keep your cash in the bank, without having to parlay large sums for 3D printing equipment, thanks to two different leasing programs available now.
“After a lot of due diligence to find the proper partner, two financing companies stood out, TimePayment Corporation and Marlin Equipment Finance. Both of these companies excel in providing affordable financing products, have rapid credit approvals, and are committed to industry leading customer service,” said Mark Mathews, President of Airwolf 3D. “We are thrilled to be partnered with two companies that share Airwolf 3D’s vision for accelerating the proliferation of desktop 3D printing into mainstream commercial and personal-use markets.”
Just imagine this: you can set up a deal for leasing your own 3D printer — or printers — in just hours. Airwolf 3D asks interested parties to fill out the application they provide, and choose options such as what terms you would prefer for your lease. They offer leasing timeframes from 12 to 60 months for users to choose from, as well as different levels of equipment, depending on the 3D printing enthusiast’s needs and experience. Not only can users decide on different terms and levels of sophistication, but they also have the chance to lease more than one 3D printer at a time — feasibly, offering someone the chance to set up an entire lab should they have the ambition to do so.
“Our customers have been asking for a financing alternative, and we are pleased to be able to offer these financial products that make 3D printing more accessible,” said Mathews. “We expect that both consumers and businesses will be very pleased with the addition of leasing to the Airwolf 3D offerings.”
TimePayment leases equipment with prices beginning as low as $500. They use a network with over 10,000 independent vendors, and have the flexibility to approve a wide range of customers from large to small businesses, ‘including new entities.’
Marlin provides commercial equipment financing throughout the US, with a focus on small to mid-size businesses. Their client base includes equipment dealers, manufacturers, distributors, and small business establishments.
Airwolf 3D’s mission obviously isn’t just to sell desktop 3D printers, it’s equally as important to them to make sure that everyone has a chance to work at dreaming up concepts they never before imagined they could bring to fruition in their home or workshop with the magic of digital design and 3D printing.
Would a leasing program be an attractive option for you in affording a 3D printer, or would you buy one in cash? Tell us your thoughts in the 3D Printer Leasing Programs forum thread over at 3DPB.com.