British national postal service joins iMakr to bring 3D printing services to local stores

This year’s emerging most influential emerging technology award could well belong to 3D printing. Here at PSFK, we’ve reported again and again (and again) on significant, interesting and beautiful developments in that industry over the past few months alone. Only one thing stands in its way as a world-changing trend: end user adoption.

Because of the price for printers and the CAD software that drives them, individual homes still don’t include a 3D printer along with their inkjet, modem and gaming console. A recently announced partnership between the United Kingdom’s national postal service — the Royal Mail — and 3D printing specialist iMakr may begin to change that.

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