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PrintPlace - Est. 2015

How It All Started

A couple of years ago, Wesly Jacobs, Co-Founder of PrintPlace, started researching Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing as a Master Thesis subject within his studies of Commercial Engineering at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). Being so fascinated by the technology, Wesly quickly expanded his research from logistics to many other domains such as industry dynamics, industry players, equipment specifications, applications and much more. This research is continued to this day.

During his Master programme, and parrallel to his research, Wesly got the unique opportunity to develop a 3D Printing business plan. Consequently, Dimitri B, Pieter and Tim joined him in order to develop the researchline and support the finances. Under guidance of experienced professors and entrepreneurs, the journey began. Now, after years of research, business modelling and consumer interaction, the PrintPlace business plan has been perfected and ready to be implemented. Dimitri R, one of the co-developers of the initial business plan, later also joined the crew with his work on the website. We do not aim to be the next 3D Printing hype, but we do aim to give consumers access to affordable, qualitative and simple personalisation.

The PrintPlace Vision

You Personalise, We Realise.

Our vision is to leverage the possibilities of 3D Modelling and 3D Printing in order to give consumers, in the broadest of senses, access to affordable, qualitative and most of all simple personalisation.

We do this by pursuing three goals :

  • 1) Consumer 3D Printing : We give consumers access to a platform, a webstore, that allows for affordable, qualitative and simple personalisation.

  • 2) 3D Printing Trainings : We educate businesses and users about the possibilities of 3D Modelling and 3D Printing by offering trainings, presentations, consulting, etc.

  • 3) 3D Printing Research & Development : We get actively involved in 3D Modelling and 3D Printing R&D in order to optimise our products and services.

The PrintPlace Team

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Wesly Jacobs

PrintPlace Co-FounderPrintPlace Leader
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Tim Martens

PrintPlace Co-FounderFinance & Administration
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Pieter De Backer

PrintPlace Co-FounderR&D & Product Development
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Dimitri Buytaert

PrintPlace Co-FounderR&D & Product Development
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Dimitri Robert

PrintPlace VolunteerWeb Development




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