Turkey's first 3D printer store, 3Dörtgen, is set to open on September 3. The store was founded by Furkan Bakir, who's family firm runs construction and automobile businesses in the area.
Located in Istanbul's Camlica district, the store will carry desktop 3D printers, including the full line of Solidoodles, Up Plus 2 and 3D Systems' Cube. In addition, 3Dörtgen will also offer 3D scanning; in-store design tools and augmented-reality 3D glasses for visitors to use; professional 3D printing services; and a cafe at its 200 square-meter location.
"After doing business in the automobile and construction industry for more than 35 years, our family decided we wanted to invest in something innovative, creative, and revolutionary. That's 3D printing!" says Bakir.
Fab Lab Istanbul, the first fab lab in Turkey, will also be opened adjacent to the retail location. 3Dörtgen plans to cooperate with the organization to develop workshops, children's activities, seminars and events for the local community.
"We will be donating a Solidoodle to Fab Lab Istanbul, so everyone in the community has access to 3D printing," says Bakir. " I strongly believe in the potential of 3D printing and digital manufacturing. We want 3Dörtgen to be a place in Istanbul where people gather, learn and create together."
"I am excited to see that the 3D printing and the larger maker movement is a worldwide phenomena," says Solidoodle founder Sam Cervantes. "The addition of 3Dörtgen as a distribution partner is a great opportunity to bring affordable desktop 3D printing to Turkey with a company that has had a strong presence in its own community for decades."
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