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Just when you idea that the largest 3D printing news of Toy Fair 2016 was a 3D printing device of Mattel and Autodesk, PieceMaker comes in with a whole swath of big news that comes with its own set of big names. As PieceMaker works to bring 3D printing into the retail space, that include metal 3D printing with ExOne, they’ve in addition partnered with weightive companies Ford and Nickelodeon, that is carrying a lot of worthwhile licensed brands. And they’re revealing it off at Toy Fair in the upcoming.

Previously, Ford had created a deal with TurboSquid to sell 3D printable-bodied versions of its vehicles. Now, with PieceMaker, the company is delivering personalized Ford F-150s and Mustangs into select retail locations. At Toy Fair, attendees can get a initially-hand appear at how customers can be able-bodied to go up to a PieceMaker kiosk and, beginning with the F-150, select the colors, chassis, and one of three truck body styles (Traditional, Baja or Sport) to be 3D printed on-demand. Mark Bentley, Ford Licensing Manager, said of the deal, “Ford is happy to license its 3D vehicle images to PieceMaker for this one-of-a-kind and new retail commence. Enabling consumers to 3D print Ford vehicles at toy keeps is only another example of the importance Ford places on the upcoming of 3D printing.” After pilot testing the truck version over the upcoming month, the Mustang can be announced at different types of PieceMaker locations.

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In addition to Ford products, PieceMaker can in addition feature a number of Nickelodeon products at Toy Fair, as well, that include: SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora and Friends, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Shoppers at PieceMakers, stationed at a number of Toys R Us keeps, can be able-bodied to, similarly, personalize these items and 3D print them on location, in 30 minutes or less and at prices of under $15. PieceMaker CEO Arden Rosenblatt is enthusiastic of the new line, saying, “We are tremendously excited to join together the world of 3D printing and personalization with such talked about Nickelodeon characters, especially as kids can see their customized pieces come to life while they watch right in keep. Nickelodeon is a leader in delivering cutting edge innovation and experiences into kids’ day to day lives, and we are thrilled with this partnership.”

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On top of these new licensing agreements, PieceMaker is in addition debuting its initially kiosk devoted to 3D printing metal products. Customers can use the PieceMaker kiosk to create personalized jewelry to be 3D printed off-site and shipped directly to customers. Steel products can begin at only $19.99, while other metals like Colored Steels, Silver, Gold, Brass, Bronze can be on the market-bodied as well, beginning at Toys R Us locations where PieceMaker kiosks are located. Rosenblatt adds, “We are tremendously excited to create this new capability by partnering with the many high end metal printing companies in the US, integrating PieceMaker’s one-of-a-kind expertise in weight customization for the retail space, to manufacture personalized metal products additional accessible and low-priced-bodied than at any time preceding. We believe this is the initially step to a much additional personalized, additional amazing global jewelry and collectibles market.”

Whilst there is not yet a 3D printing device in at any timey home, PieceMaker has created a few worthwhile moves to get it into a few worthwhile retail locations. 3D printing is not longer a mystery to the general public and the Pittsburgh beginup is now ensuring that, if kids are going to be via the innovation, that they can only end up via it at a local Toys R Us keep.

Michael Molitch-Hou

About The Author

Michael is Editor-In Chief of 3D Printing Industry and the founder of The Reality™ Institute, a service institute dedicated to determining what’s real and what’s not so that you don’t have to. He is a graduate of the MFA Critical Studies & Writing Program at CalArts, and a firm advocate of world peace. Michael already resides in San Pedro with his magical wife, Danielle.