PrintPlace - Est. 2015How 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.