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Consumers can Tinker in 3D Manufacturing for a Retail Price of $1,999 CAD ($1,899 USD)
VANCOUVER, Canada and NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including 3D printing technology, reports on the recent launch event held by Tinkerine Studios Ltd. (TSX.V: TTD).
On May 1st, 2014, the Company launched its DittoPro 3D Printer, calling it the industry's first affordable 'prosumer' (the market segment that offers professional-grade equipment at a consumer level price) 3D printer.
"The prosumer market is demanding a 3D printer that features quiet operation along with high speed, high resolution and massive build volume. DittoPro delivers on all of these, packaged in an elegant design that owners will be proud to have on display," said Eugene Suyu, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tinkerine Studios.
The event was attended by many interested Vancouver-area techies and business people, who are excited about a new product that is about to change the industry, not just in how the DittoPro works, but also in how it is being marketed.
The 3D printing industry is the fastest growing technology sector and it is a considered disruptive technology. Wohlers Associates, a rapid product development consulting firm, predicts a strong double-digit growth in the 3D printing industry over the next several years. In four years, Wohlers Associates believes that the sale of 3D printing products and services will approach $6 billion worldwide. By 2021, Wohlers Associates forecasts the industry to reach $10.8 billion. Research from Gartner Group, Juniper Research, RBC and Credit Suisse all have similarly impressive growth estimates.
In just over a year Tinkerine has developed a 3D printer which has advanced from one that required assembly and a more sophisticated user, to one that is fully assembled, sleek, user-friendly and designed for the curious consumer who wants to get into 3D printing but may not be tech savvy.
The most curious minds, and the ones that are increasingly enamored with all things tech, are today's students. Currently, there are about 113,000 K to 12 schools in Canada and the US with about 60.7 million students and about 21 million students enrolled in over 4,600 post-secondary and higher-learning intuitions in North America. Therefore, the company's marketing team would like to see the DittoPro being utilized in schools everywhere. So, Tinkerine is starting an education initiative named Tinkerine U which will provide educational content, materials and 3D models for both the teachers and the students to enable and streamline learning with a 3D printer.
Imagine students having the ability to physically create what they had previously only been able to dream, think, and draw or print off a replica of a sharks jaw, DNA molecule chain or representation of an algebra expression. A whole new generation of tomorrow's entrepreneurs and inventors are ready and waiting to take the next step – and the DittoPro would be the means of accomplishing that.
"We believe everyone can be a designer, and should have the ability to easily create whatever they want, whenever they want" says Tinkerine CEO, Eugene Suyu.
"Once the students and teachers are exposed to 3D printing, they can be imaginative and explore the capabilities of 3D printing in depth….just imagine them having the ability to easily create whatever they want, whenever they want" added Suyu.
The Company manufactures 70% of the product right in Vancouver, making it a local enterprise.
The retail price for DittoPro 3D Printer is $1,999 CAD ($1,899 USD) fully assembled. The Company expects begin to ship its product at the end of May.
Tinkerine develops, manufactures, distributes and sells 3D printers, software and materials for the consumer and education markets – the fastest growing segments of 3D printing. Current products include the newly released DittoPro, and previously released award-winning Ditto+ and Litto 3D printers, all acclaimed for their high performance and affordability. Tinkerine's 3D printers work seamlessly with its integrated 3D software to make printing intuitive and accessible to anyone. http://www.tinkerine.com/
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