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Staples (SPLS) says it will be the first U.S. retailer to sell 3D printers when it brings the...

Staples (SPLS) says it will be the first U.S. retailer to sell 3D printers when it brings the Cube 3D Printer from 3D Systems (DDD) to limited stores and online by the end of June. If 3D printing catches on, office supply stores could see a nice little boost from the consumables side of the business.
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  • Aikman
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    Revolution is coming
    3 May 2013, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • jpmj4847
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    Yes Aikman, but there is no practical use at home for 3-D printers in ones home. LOL....Go DDD and SPLS!!! jpmj4847
    3 May 2013, 09:19 PM Reply Like
  • Aikman
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    Don't know about that... What if Amazon starts selling stuff by digitally delivering a 3D design and you print it at home. And for all those creative types...
    4 May 2013, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • DominicanGorilla
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    The fact that a major retail office supply chain like Staples is going to carry a 3D printer made by DDD is a good indicator of who may end up on top of the 3D printing industry.
    3 May 2013, 11:38 PM Reply Like
  • jpmj4847
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    yes, one took the low road, the other took the high road, and they will meet in the middle..Both well rewarded.....jpmj4847
    4 May 2013, 01:01 AM Reply Like
  • CALARISTOS
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    Consider the 3D printer initially as a game or toy. Not necessarily related to practical applications. Xmas gift for kids, and parents likely to get interested as well. A great mass marketing ploy. The Apple iPad had no apparent 'use'. Neither did the 'pet rock' in 1977. The rock went nowhere but the iPad is legendary. 3D will be the same, bet on it!
    30 Sep 2013, 05:14 PM Reply Like
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