Lowe’s offers 3D printing services

MOORSVILLE, N.C. — Lowe’s Innovation Labs is now giving customers the ability to customize the colour, shape and material of products such as light switch plates, address plates, door handles and cabinet knobs.

Items can either be printed in-store in plastic at its Orchard Supply Hardware store in California and online at Osh.com or ordered in other materials such as metal or ceramic, which will then be shipped directly to the customer. Stores will have a dedicated 3D print and design specialist whose job it is to assist customers through the process.

Asda in the United Kingdom and Staples in both the United States and Canada have also started offering 3D printing services in some of their stores.