Israeli-American Stratasys, the leader in 3D printing and production systems, recently announced that it has been selected by The UPS Store to provide 3D printers in its test program for retail 3D printing services.

UPS will install six Stratasys uPrint SE Plus 3D printers in the test program.

“3D printing technology is becoming increasingly accessible to a growing number of companies and consumers. Small businesses are beginning to realize how this revolutionary technology can help them to be more competitive,” said Stratasys Executive Vice President, Jon Cobb.

“The UPS Store and Stratasys share the vision of strengthening innovation and competitiveness by making 3D printing accessible to a growing number of users.”

The program is aimed at small businesses but is open to anyone interested in trying out on-site 3D printing services. “After doing a lot of research, we went with the Stratasys uPrint, because it has a small footprint and is easy to operate,” said The UPS Store small business technology leader, Daniel Remba.

Stratasys 3D Printers can create on-demand, custom objects of virtually any complexity in a fast and simple process. The collaboration effort is working to allow retail customers to bring a Computer Aided Design (CAD) file to participating UPS Store locations and have their 3D design printed on-site.

Stratasys has dual headquarters in Minneapolis and Rehovot. US-based Stratasys and Israel-based Objet – both leading manufacturers in the 3D printing field – merged in 2012.