Dear Spectra3D Family and Friends,
Today, we reach out to you with a heavy heart yet an optimistic spirit. Spectra3D, a beacon of creativity and ingenuity in the 3D printing landscape, is closing its doors on March 31st, 2024. Our journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, filled with challenges, achievements, and an unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with 3D printing technology.
Spectra3D started with a simple yet powerful vision: to bring dreams to life through the art and science of 3D printing. Over the years, we’ve worked tirelessly to create, innovate, and inspire. From intricate models to revolutionary prototypes, our work has not just been about printing objects but about forging connections, nurturing creativity, and inspiring future innovators.
Since its inception in 2007 by Steven as a design and software training company, venturing into 3D printer sales in 2013, and Jerry’s pivotal role in developing our 3D printing services in 2016, Spectra3D has been at the forefront of the 3D printing revolution. We began with a focus on the industrial casting market, offering groundbreaking solutions for casting investments. Our passion and curiosity drove us to expand into diverse sectors, including jigs and fixtures, cosplay, and beyond, touching the lives of many in over 300 companies.
Our journey was not just about business growth; it was about community. We introduced friends, acquaintances, and companies to the transformative world of 3D printing, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration. The relationships we’ve built, the challenges we’ve overcome, and the successes we’ve celebrated have been the true measure of our journey.
The profound changes to the 3D printing service business model and the financial burdens incurred during the pandemic to keep our operations afloat were two significant challenges that influenced the decision to close Spectra3D. Despite our best efforts to adapt and persevere, these obstacles have led us to this juncture.
As we prepare to close this chapter, we are also looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. Jerry and Steven are already laying the groundwork for their next adventures, inspired by the lessons learned and the community built around Spectra3D. This is not the end of our journey but rather a pivot to new beginnings, where the spirit of innovation that defined Spectra3D will continue to thrive.
We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for our clients and partners in the coming weeks. Our team will be reaching out personally to discuss the completion or transfer of ongoing projects and to answer any questions you may have. We aim to support you through this transition with the same dedication and professionalism you have come to expect from us.
As we say goodbye to Spectra3D, we want to express our deepest gratitude to each of you. Your support, trust, and collaboration have been the cornerstone of our success. The memories and achievements we have shared will forever be a source of pride and inspiration.
We invite you to stay connected with us as we embark on our new paths. The end of Spectra3D is not the end of the relationships we have built. Jerry and Steven are excited about the future and hope to collaborate with many of you again.
For any further information, questions, or just to keep in touch, please do not hesitate to reach out. Your thoughts, well-wishes, and continued support mean the world to us as we transition to new opportunities.
Thank you for being an invaluable part of the Spectra3D story. Here’s to new beginnings, to the adventures that await, and to the enduring spirit of curiosity and innovation that will guide us forward.
With heartfelt thanks and looking to the future,
With sincere gratitude,
Steven Schain & Jerry LePore