FreePrints, a 3D printer service that makes printers that print items in plastic and metal, has been acquired by a private equity firm and will soon be launching a new online store.

The company, which has over 200,000 registered users, has a long history of selling printers that are made in plastic, but the acquisition is its first foray into the e-commerce space.

“We are excited to be adding free printable products to our online store, which will be able to provide customers with a wide range of printable printers and accessories,” FreePrintSale co-founder David Gierke told CNBC in a statement.

FreePrintSell is based in San Francisco, with operations in San Jose and Boston.

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