3D printing is revolutionizing the world. A ground-breaking manufacturing technology, it allows us to easily synthesize digitally designed three-dimensional objects. The possibilities are endless, and as the technology develops even further, creative minds will have progressively fewer obstacles in the way of turning their ideas into reality.
While its impact is already starting to change the industrial sector on a global scale, in this article, we focus on self-manufacturing. As 3D print shops and stores start to pop-up everywhere, the technology is becoming increasingly accessible to everyday people.
So, if you’re staying in Barcelona and wondering where to go for 3D printing, wonder no more – here are some stores in the capital of Catalonia where you can find out more about the process, print your own objects and buy your own 3D printer:
BCN3D is a project started by Funcadió CIM, an organization dedicated to the research and development of digital manufacturing technologies. Guided by an open source philosophy, they work towards the goal of making 3D printing accessible to everyone, not only by creating both domestic and professional products that are user-friendly and intuitive but also by providing training programs and freely sharing knowledge and information. Highly recommended as the place to go for the latest 3D printing hardware and software, and a great resource for those looking to learn more about the technology and its possibilities.
Address: Carrer Esteve Terradas, 1.
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FabCafé is a nique place that seems straight out of an 80s sci-fi novel, allowing you to have a coffee or a tasty bite while printing out a 3D object. All you have to do is bring your design on a USB flash drive and hand it to an employee when you make your order. If you have any doubts, don’t worry – the very friendly staff will answer any questions you have and assist you in using the machines. Then, while you enjoy your food and drink, your 3D design will be printed using the latest hardware. Welcome to the future!
Address: Carrer de Bailèn, 11.
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Open since 2014, EntresD was the first 3D print shop in Barcelona. Besides allowing you to print your designs, the store also provides 3D printing courses for both children and adults. If you’re looking to buy some hardware, don’t expect to find anything other than the latest products from the Chinese UP brand, one of the leading innovators in this emerging market.
Address: Carrer del Moianès, 16.
Are you a 3D printing enthusiast? Are you looking to learn more about this exciting technology? Which of one of these places will you visit first? Let us know using the comment box below.
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