3D Systems has signed a distribution agreement with Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia to expand its complete 3D printing product portfolio through Konica Minolta's network of dealers and authorised reseller channel throughout Australia.
Building on previous success with the company’s partnership with the distribution specialise in the U.S, Konica Minolta Australia will enter the 3D printing market to provide its customers access to advanced manufacturing solutions. The company plans to focus on the education, manufacturing and architect markets and print bureaus.
"We are excited to be able to work with a recognised industry leader, offering the most comprehensive suite of 3D printers and services in Australia. Our goal is to arm our nationwide, exceptional sales organisation with cutting-edge products, solutions and services that help our customers grow their business and gain a competitive edge," said George Fryer, General Manager Production Sales at Konica Minolta Australia.
Initial products set to be available through this new partnership include the ProJet 3500 Series Professional 3D Printer aimed at engineering, manufacturing and mechanical environments for printing high-quality, durable plastic parts with accurate and high-resolution. The ProJet 660 Professional 3D Printer will also join the line-up, targeted at manufacturers of consumer, healthcare and education products that require full-colour, photo-realistic models for product design, prototypes, assemblies and colour concept models.
Michele Marchesan, Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, 3DS, added: "We are excited to work with a partner like Konica Minolta Australia and expand our coverage through their established network to accelerate 3D printing adoption. Konica Minolta brings strong customer relationships, service and support, and provides us an opportunity to extend our advanced 3D printing technology to a wider range of customers and applications."