"We are continuously watching for and learning about new technologies that have the potential to make visual communications more interesting and impactful to and for our customers," said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "By providing professional 3D printing, we are able to offer one more solution that can be used to create comprehensive visual communication solutions to help businesses develop innovative new products or solve manufacturing challenges."
The FASTSIGNS centers participating in the pilot program offer professional grade 3D printing that can build accurate, stable products for startup companies, existing business owners and entrepreneurs. This 3D printing technology uses production-grade thermoplastic durable enough to perform the same as actual production parts, making it ideal for testing prototypes and models. FASTSIGNS also creates replacement parts, detailed architectural models and more using a 3D printer.
"Through the addition of 3D printing services, we can help customers produce conceptual models of new products in the early creation stages," explains Monson. "And, we can provide the signs and visual graphics for the branding, packaging and promotional needs of the same companies."
3D printing is currently available from FASTSIGNS® of San Diego - Mira Mesa, California; FASTSIGNS® of Milwaukee - Glendale, Wisconsin; and FASTSIGNS® of Chicago - Lakeview, Illinois. For a time-lapse video of 3D printing by FASTSIGNS, click here http://youtu.be/84nFxdd3kKQ.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 560 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers located in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).
FASTSIGNS is a sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them meet their business objectives and increase their visibility. To learn more, visit www.fastsigns.com or call 800-FASTSIGNS for a location near you.
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Jayme Cherubini Nelson, FASTSIGNS Corporate Communications, 214.346.5676