NYC Now Has Really Rapid Prototyping; Voxel Magic Does 3D Printing, Overnight

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The voxel, analogous to the 2D pixel, is the smallest unit in 3D printing. Voxel Magic is New York City’s first overnight 3D printing service, promising “Fast & Friendly” delivery for those rush jobs, which are most jobs if you’re a student or a small business.

Voxel Magic is the first overnight 3D printing service in NYC

Voxel Magic is the first overnight 3D printing service in NYC

If you’re a New Yorker, you probably need the print yesterday... Our competition can take days or even weeks to turn a job around. We can have your part finished for pickup in 24 to 48 hours.

Additive manufacturing may be revolutionizing the way things are made -- by reducing product development cycle time and cost to a mere fraction of what it was 5 years ago -- it still remains in the realm of specialists. Most desktop 3D printers are still not quite everyday household items. These amazing high-precision gadgets are not as user-friendly as the “desktop” name implies. They still require a very skilled (and rare) detail-oriented technical operator to inspect or adjust CAD files, select optimal material grades, launch the correct printing sequence, oversee the execution, carefully remove the print from the plate, trim extraneous supports, sand, finish, and possibly paint the object. In other words, one can’t press the print icon and wake up to finished parts. That’s why most large 3D printing houses avoid small jobs, rush jobs and… small, rush jobs.

Problem is… that’s most jobs for small businesses and students in New York City. They don’t have time to order a print, wait the 2 to 5 days it takes to be queued in a large offsite facility or overcrowded campus lab, plus wait another 3 to 7 days for shipping by an expensive courier service.

“If you’re a New Yorker, you probably need the print yesterday,” says John Arzayus, Founder of Voxel Magic. “We saw the opportunity to deliver the two things our clients need: faster speed and better service. Our competition can take days or even weeks to turn a job around. We can have your part finished for pickup in 24 to 48 hours. As for service, we also offer pre-print adjustment of your CAD file, whereas most 3D print shops won’t even touch design work, or they charge astronomical rates.”

John identified many bottlenecks and inefficiencies in the way most 3D printing service is delivered, starting with quoting and ordering. So Voxel Magic partnered with MakerOS to deploy their best-in-class “instant quoting” system on http://www.Voxel-Magic.com. The system runs 24/7, so new customers can upload a CAD file Sunday at 3am, get a live immediate quote by 3:01am (roughly) and if approved, the job would be immediately queued for meticulous review and execution, often overnight. It’s ready by noon the next day (in this example, Tuesday at noon).

To ensure quality and variety -- not all machines print the same stuff the same way -- Voxel Magic invested in 15 state-of-the-art 3D printers from MakerBot, FormLabs, gCreate, and Stacker.

With this “fast & friendly” formula, John expects Voxel Magic to become the top shop for really rapid prototyping in NYC. He also offers object scanning, consulting, and print finishing, all geared to Architects, Doctors/Dentists, Product Developers, Fashion & Accessory Creators, Inventors, and Students alike. Clients are notified via email at every stage of the 7-stage job-flow. Once ready, their print can be picked up at Voxel Magic’s location in the Lower East Side. More locations are planned, such as in the Fashion District, Midtown, Columbia University and Union Square.

For more information about Voxel Magic, visit http://www.voxel-magic.com or call (800) 239-8181.
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