Israel’s first 3D printing experience store is set to open its doors this week on Saturday, December 21, 2013. The Tel Aviv shop, located in a coastal North Jaffa neighborhood known as NOGA, is close to theaters, coffee shops, art galleries, clothing boutique shops and the Mediterranean sea.
“3D Factory is a balance between a studio gallery, workshop space, and retail store,” 3D Factory spokesperson Jessica Jaffee told 3DERS. “It gives the community, beyond designers and students, the opportunity to experience 3D printing up close and in person, as well as purchase home desktop 3D printers, speciality items or create their own.”
3D Factory will initially house at least 6 3D desktop printers, including Atmel-powered MakerBot Replicators (2/2X). Shoppers will be able to purchase a wide range of 3D printed products, such as jewelry, home décor items and novelty gifts, as well as 3D printers and filaments. The 3D Factory is also equipped with a workshop station that will allow DIY Makers to design their own custom 3D creations.
“If you have a design in mind and want to see it come to life, simply email us your STL or OBJ. If you are working in Solidworks file, we can assist in converting the file to STL. Once we have your file, we can print your object right here in the store,” said Jaffee.
“Whether you are an experienced designer, student, or simply interested in learning more about 3D printing, our professional staff can provide hands-on guidance and consultation. We are dedicated to bringing the technology and imagination of 3D printing to our community. [3D Factory will also be hosting] interactive workshops for children, students and experienced designers.”