Another 3D Print Retail Shop – In Paris!

By on January 24th, 2013 in Service


After the initial experiments in retail storefronts for 3D printing products in places such as New York, we now see another retail operation has opened in Paris: PROTOSHOP.
It seems the focus of PROTOSHOP (opened by the rapid prototyping company Multistation) is to provide Parisians with an opportunity to see, touch, ask questions about and even purchase personal 3D printing and related equipment. The flagship printer seems to be the Extru 3D, which appears to be a rebranded BFB Rapman. 
In addition to the 3D printer, PROTOSHOP also offers CAD software, more advanced 3D printing options and even a selection of used commercial 3D printers. 
It should be interesting to observe the outcome of this experiment. PROTOSHOP is backed by a rapid prototyping company so that it has every chance of succeeding. Regardless, Parisians will gain insight into 3D printing if they happen to drop into PROTOSHOP at 14 Rue d’ Armorique.

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!


  1. Hello!

    I am Clément from the Paris Protoshop! First of all thanks a lot for this article!

    Just some little ads: I am open from Monday to Friday between 10am to 12.30am and 2pm to 7pm. Don not hesitate to make a call to be sure I will be there 😉

    And we also have the brand new DAVID LASER SCANNER SLS-1 in demonstration!!

    I would be glad to meet you there!

  2. I remember the very first type of 3D print retail shop was stablished in Brussels by Materialise, where they ofered their range of SLS lamps, etc. and it was years ago..

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