Mariano Scian – Print A Lot

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PrintaLot was born from the need for quality filament at a competitive price, locally produced in Argentina. The company understands that we are facing a paradigm shift in the production of objects and strives to be part of it. PrintaLot believe that the relationship with customers is fundamental and that it is important to grow together. Filaments portfolio includes ABS, PLA, PLA MAX, PLA 3Di, PC/ABS, flexible and HIPS.

1. Which are the biggest challenges you face as a 3D printing filament manufacturer?
“The biggest challenge is to know and adapt ourselves to the wide variety of plastic that exists, being able to bring each customer the perfect material for its required application. 3D printing makes possible to customize objects in few quantities and for different applications, from a hobbist who prints toys to denstist that print surgical guides. The filament manufacturer has to adapt its installations and processes in order to produce the required material.”

2. How has your business evolved over the last 3 years and how much do you expect the market to keep growing?
“We began operations in 2014 and experienced 600% in 2015. This was more stabilized in 2016, when sales grew by 215%. So far this year we are doing even better with growth at 250%. We are projecting an interannual growth of 200% on 2018.”

3. Who are your biggest customers: consumers, education sector, professional sector (designers/architects/researchers) or manufacturing sector?
“Our main target is consumers, followed by the professional sector. Then we have the industrial manufacturing adopters and finally the education sector.”

4. Which are the materials you sell most of?
“Our number one materials is PLA, followed by ABS and elastomers. We are currently developing nylon and PET but have not yet launched it commercially.”

5. What do you think needs to happen in order for 3D printing (both desktop and professional) to become more widely adopted?

“In our country, this technology needs to be more widespread to everyone. This is being made writing articles, participating in shows, giving classes, etc.”

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