‘Copier’ Dealer NovaCopy Embracing 3D Printing, Launches 3D-Printing University
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, NovaCopy sells the usual MFP/copiers, printers, scanners, and wide-format printers, but it’s also embracing 3D printing. The company began investing in 3D printers and 3D scanners about three years ago, and its annual revenue for 3D printing is forecast to reach $3 million.
Its latest offering, 3D University, is designed to educate potential buyers about 3D printing, providing hands-on instruction.
Melissa Ragsdale, NovaCopy’s Knoxville-based 3D printing president explained, “We are seeing a strong interest in 3D technology and solutions in our markets. However, there currently is no easy route for an end-user to gain experience with both the hardware and software of 3D printing. NovaCopy decided to create a 3D university centered around hands-on instruction in 3D modeling and printing via classroom-style training courses.” The three-hour class is priced at $299, and the first class will be held at NovaCopy’s 3D Print Lab in Nasheville on October 22nd.
Class curriculum will include basic information from how 3D printing works, to more involved processes such as what it takes to design a 3D model. Using NovaCopy’s hardware and taught by experts in the 3D printing industry, attendees will work at their own 3D workstation (complete with 3D printer) enabling them to leave class with an actual 3D-printed object.
NovaCopy is developing additional hands-on courses and enhanced certification, and will be presented through NovaCopy 3D University in the coming months. Classes will be held at NovaCopy’s branch offices, but can also be offered on-location at a business or organization provided certain criteria are met.
To register for the October 22nd Introduction to 3D Printing class, visit NovaCopy here.
NovaCopy, which was established in 1998, is the top 3D printer and scanner reseller in the U.S. South for 3D-printer maker 3D Systems and 3D-scanner maker Creaform, as well as Konica Minolta’s largest copier dealer in the United States. It’s also 3D Systems’ certified reseller in Tennessee and Texas, and Creaform’s only licensed reseller in the U.S. South for 3D scanners. Its 3D printers and 3D scanners are typically used by product designers, engineers, marketers, artists, architects, and educators.
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