3D printing still a novelty? One startup wants to bring the tech phenomenon into large-scale manufacturing.
On Monday, CloudDDM unveiled a 3D printing factory embedded in the heart of UPS’ worldwide hub in Louisville, Ky.
The first-of-its kind, fully-automated facility will be able to use the tie-in to UPS to ship its products quickly.
“We’ll have 100 high-tech 3D printers running 24 hours, 7 days a week,” said CloudDDM’s founder Mitch Free. And it’ll need just three employees: one for each of the eight-hour shifts. (UPS will handle all of the packaging and shipping logistics.)