Puget Technologies has announced it has begun implementing testing protocols on a shipment of its high performance prototype 3D printer units. Puget’s evaluation team is thoroughly assessing the units to ensure they exceed industry standards and the company’s expectations, including for reliability, ease of use and a satisfying out-of-box experience.
“This is a critical step forward in the development of the definitive high performance 3D printer for consumer use,” said President and CEO of Puget Technologies Ron Leyland. “Data from these tests will allow us to identify enhancements for our printer’s performance and bring us closer to making this revolutionary product available for the average American to enjoy.”
Puget plans to sell its 3D printers in the U.S. for a price that is expected to attract consumers who would otherwise not have imagined owning this equipment.
Puget is currently collaborating with Weistek to prepare their advanced 3D printers for the U.S. consumer market. The final product will feature enhancements to the printer’s software platform along with sales and support channels. The prototype testing will be completed in the coming weeks in anticipation of a consumer beta test prior to the end of the first quarter of 2014.
Weistek recently received the “Best Annual 3D Printer” award as part of the “2013-2014 Global Interconnection Devices Top 10” ceremony at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the world’s largest technology event. Among the key attributes of this model are user-friendliness, compact and portable hardware, a solid metal body to ensure stable performance and up to 120 hours of continuous printing.
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