Royal Mail embraces future of product delivery with iMakr 3D printing trial

Royal Mail has embraced 3D printing, offering consumers the chance to customise and print a series of goods at its central London delivery office.

As a result of the delivery firm’s partnership with 3D printing group iMakr, print enthusiasts can choose from a range of products or submit their own designs to be manufactured at the Royal Mails' New Cavendish Street delivery office in London.

The trial kicked off today (8 December) and if successful will see the delivery group introduce a greater volume of products in future.

Available items include a ‘Machin Stamp Magnet’, a ‘Royal Mail Gold Postbox Container’ and customisable name plates and keyrings.

Mike Newnham, chief customer officer of Royal Mail, said: "3D printing is an emerging technology that has many applications and offers an innovative way to create unique or personalised objects.

"It can be prohibitively expensive for consumers or small businesses to invest in a 3D printer, so we are launching a pilot to gauge interest in 3D printing to sit alongside Royal Mail’s e-commerce and delivery capability."

Last month iMakr also begab working with Amazon for its ‘Click & Collect’ points.

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