Starting next week, Australian ALDI shoppers could find some of the most astonishing products ALDI has ever offered: a budget 3D printer, a 3D printing pen and filaments. Yes, you heard it right. German discounter Aldi now sells budget 3D printers in its Australian stores. The “Cocoon Create” – (FFF) 3D printer will be available for a limited period offer of 315 euros, reports Cocoon Create reports on its website at cocooncreate.com.au.
Aldi announced that these 3D printers would be put on sale in its stores starting 17 February. These ‘budget printers’ would be sold for $499 AUD per set (or about $350 USD), the company said.The 3D printing pen, with PLA filament included, will be sold for $79 AUD per set (or about $56 USD). A bargain, right? Both are manufactured by Cocoon Create, a completely new 3D printer manufacturer that is actually part of Winplus, an Australian electronics developer.
In Germany, Aldi is likely to sell 3D printer in the foreseeable future, the company reports . The retail chain and coffee maker Tchibo had two years ago, offered a 3D printer model UP! Mini through its online shop. Last year Tchibo sold three 3D printers for 500 Euro. 3D printers of the brands Tchibo, Saturn, Media Markt and Galeria Kaufhof will be sold in its stores in a trial basis, the company said.
The US trade corporations Walmart, Target and Sam’s Club already offer a while various 3D printers from some manufacturers such as MakerBot and XYZprinting. The customers of the British supermarket chain ASDA can take a full body scan in some of its stores and get make a miniature model of them using these 3D printers.