3dlt3DLT, a platform for 3D printing as-a-service, is pleased to announce its collaboration with PieceMaker Technologies. 3DLT will implement key elements of PieceMaker’s Factory in a Storeexperience, allowing customers to create low-cost, customized products in-store in a matter of minutes. PieceMaker and 3DLT will also cross-promote content and integrate their technologies.

“We look forward to working with the team at PieceMaker Technologies to deliver 3D printing’s premier in-store experience,” says 3DLT CEO John Hauer. “Our partners now provide IP services, digital file streaming, a large outsourced print network, and in-store printing.” We’re building an ecosystem and in our case, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”

The tools supplied by PieceMaker and 3DLT will help retailers offer more selection, minimize supply chain cost, merchandise more effectively, and operate more profitably by leveraging their existing brick-and-mortar and eCommerce assets.

“We provide speed-to-market and deliver the total package,” says Hauer. “We’ve witnessed the advancement of lots of other tech, and have worked with some of the world’s biggest brands. We know the bottlenecks and how to remove them. PieceMaker has a proven solution. They’re the first-mover in store-based 3D printing. We provide content, technology and production services for retailers. It’s very complimentary.”

Recent in-store demonstration events and announcements by major retailers allude to significant activity in the space. The partnership between PieceMaker and 3DLT helps innovative retailers get further ahead of the curve.

“PieceMaker Technologies is extremely excited to work with 3DLT on bringing 3D printing to retail stores around the country,” says PieceMaker CEO Arden Rosenblatt. “With PieceMaker’s expertise in delivering personalized products and shopping experiences, combined with 3DLT’s deep content databases and 3D network, we will be able to help millions of consumers create custom products, right in their local store.”