Mar 23, 2016 | By Tess

Palo Alto based 3D printer manufacturer ROBO 3D will launch its popular R1+ 3D printer at Staples, Inc., one of the world’s biggest office supply retailer chains. The launch, which will take place in May 2016, comes just months after the 3D printing company was bought by Falcon Minerals.

ROBO 3D, Inc. was founded in 2012 and in just a few short years has established itself as a successful and dominant force within the 3D printer manufacturing world. The company, whose majority shares were bought by Falcon Minerals in December 2015, also finished the year with an impressive total annual sales of nearly US$3.47 million, marking an increased profit of 100% from the year before.

Currently, ROBO 3D sells its sub $1000 3D printers, such as the R1+ model and the R1 Original model, through popular retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy, the latter of which secured a deal with the 3D printer company last October to sell their products at 50 of the US locations. Now, with ROBO 3D’s deal with Staples, Inc. the company will soon also retail its products at 45 of the office supply store’s locations across the United States. In collaboration with Staples, ROBO 3D has also designed an “interactive end-of-aisle display” which will be featured at the launch and which will showcase their R1+ 3D printer as well as print kits, filament, and other 3D printing accessories.

In a press release about the partnership, Falcon Minerals states, “ROBO 3D is excited by the potential of its relationship with Staples, and the benefits of associating with one of the seminal brand names in USA retail. The Company is continuing to grow its customer base and broaden its distribution and reach, and continues to explore opportunities with other major retailers in the USA and internationally, in addition to driving commercial partnerships in a number of strategic industry verticals.”

Co-Founder of ROBO 3D Braydon Moreno says, “What makes ROBO 3D unique and what has attracted consumers is the quality of our products, the price-point and feature set of our machines, and our ability to bring an entirely new 3D experience to consumers with specialty materials, 3d printable content for sale, and do-it-yourself kits with hardware that use 3D printing in the process. We are bringing the excitement of 3D printing to mass consumers by actually showing them the many possibilities for creating.”

What’s more, in the wake of announcing the collaboration between ROBO 3D and Staples, Inc. owning company Falcon Minerals’ shares went up 0.3 cents (18.75%) to 1.9 cents after hitting a brief high of 2.3 cents. Falcon Minerals, which is currently known primarily for mineral exploration, will also soon be changing its company name to i3D Technologies after a share consolidation, to better reflect its new business direction.



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