By Amy Ratelle on Oct 3rd, 2014
NEW SCIENTIST - IF YOU print it, they will come. Last summer, two surfers wanted to film themselves in the waves, so they headed over to The UPS Store. The guys asked the store to 3D-print a prototype of their idea – a gizmo that lets you hold a camera in your mouth. Now their MyGo Mouth Mount is sold at surf shops around the country.
At the time, that store in San Diego, California, was part of a pilot project, one of only six UPS stores in the US that offered 3D printing. Last week, the company announced that it had been a success and plans to put printers in 100 more US stores. It's an intriguing move for a company that is generally known for shipping packages. Daniel Remba, small business technology leader at UPS, says the firm hadn't considered 3D printing until a survey suggested that customers were clamouring for it.
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