Royal Mail needs you to 3D print presents proper earlier than you ship them
As an example you are in an actual hurry to mail presents this vacation — a lot so that you simply forgot to purchase these presents earlier than you reached the publish workplace. Are you caught? Not if the UK’s Royal Mail has one thing to say about it. The group is teaming with iMakr on a trial program that allows you to 3D print items and promptly ship them afterward. You possibly can usher in your personal creations or, should you’re in an actual pinch, select from prepared-made designs starting from the stamp magnet above (£5) to a wine cooler (£forty five).
You will have to go to Royal Mail’s New Cavendish Road workplace in London between now and January to participate within the check run, however the lengthy-time period plan is to supply printing at each extra central London places and iMakr’s shops. Sure, Royal Mail is a bit late to the idea of letting you create and ship merchandise in the identical spot. Nevertheless, that is additionally a daily mail service, somewhat than a courier — if the trial proves a hit, it might convey 3D printing to a significantly wider viewers.