World’s largest 3D print shop!

Danish Minister opened the largest 3D Print Store in the world and received her mini-me figurines at the popular event in Copenhagen.

The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, Mrs. Sofie Carsten Nielsen, cut the red ribbon at 3D Printhuset yesterday and opened the largest 3D print store in the world. At the grand opening, the Minister received not only one copy of a mini-me, but two.

3D Printhuset (Danish for “The 3D Printing House”) hosted a grand opening of the world’s largest 3D printing store in Denmark yesterday. The event generated large interest from the press and the local audience, with more than 100 selected guests attending the opening. Guests lined up outside the store prior to the official opening at 4pm and were treated with champagne and opening speeches by The Minister, a Futurologist from the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies and Jim Larsen, director at 3D Printhuset.

“With this store we really hope to put Denmark on the map for 3D Printing. Denmark has been lacking behind in this important growth industry, but by making the technology readily available pricewise, we hope to change that”, Jim Larsen said in his opening speech. “3D Printhuset stocks all the leading 3D printers and 3D scanners from around the globe, and offers one-of-a-kind access to the technology via courses, workshops and support. It has never been this easy for consumers and a small and midsized company to get their hands on the new technology” Jim Larsen continued.

Jim Larsen ended his speech by pointing out areas where the 3D printing technology can produce unique objects in small series down to single objects, and stressed this point by handing over not only one but two 3D printed “mini-me” figurines of the Minister. Jim Larsen added “As we know the Minister is very, very busy, we thought that the family of the Minister would appreciate being able to sort of see her even when she is gone. So we went ahead and printed a further copy of the figurine to be placed in the house of the Minister”.

Following the official speeches, the guests were invited to tour the 3.000 square feet premises. Among the many printers displayed was the highly successful Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer from XYZ Printing, the new sleek Cube 3 from 3D systems, besides from well-known brands from Ultimaker and Makerbot. Showcased scanners included the Sense scanner from 3D Systems, scanners from Artec as well as a new scanner from Matter & Form. Guests could have their scans made on the spot and also try the popular 3Doodler.

The “mini-me” figurines of the Minister had been made with the help of an Artec scanner and a gypsum full color printer from 3D Systems. 3D Printhuset has “Mini-me’s” as part of their offering, as well as a service named “From children drawing to sculpture” where 2D children drawings are turned into 3D Printed full color sculptures in gypsum, so that the creative talents of the child can be preserved forever.

Press Contact:
Jim Larsen, Manager, 3D PrintHuset A/S, phone: +45 28 51 80 70 or e-mail:jl@3dprinthuset.dk
Trine Larsen, Press Agent, phone: +45 50 55 35 94 or e-mail:trine@tblkommunikation.dk
Address: 3D Printhuset A/S, Sølvgade 85A, 1307 København K, DENMARK.
About 3D Printhuset A/S: 3D Printhuset A/S is as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Danish holding company The 3D Group A/S, established by a group of Danish senior serial entrepreneurs, investors and executives. The 3D Group A/S intends to make further investments into the 3D printing area, including setting up distribution in the Nordic countries.

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