Leading global distributor of specialty technology products ScanSource has created a new technologies team dedicated to the sale and support of 3D printing solutions.
3D printing industry juggernaut 3D Systems, is has been announced, will serve as a key vendor partner in this initiative.
As the 3D market begins to develop along the normal technology adoption curve, ScanSource believes the reseller channel is ready to embrace these new solutions and bring them to a variety of vertical markets. As an innovative leader in developing 3D printers and print materials, 3D Systems offers ScanSource a comprehensive range of products targeted for the manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace and automotive markets.
Mike Baur, CEO of ScanSource, said: "ScanSource has been evaluating the 3D market for quite some time. As the technology and solutions become attractive to a broader end-user customer base and a reseller channel begins to develop, we found the timing to be right and the market to be ready for value-added distribution. As with all of our business offerings, the products and associated services must be a fit with our business model in that the solution needs the value-added services and support that resellers rely on from ScanSource. We look forward to delivering 3D printing solutions to our resellers and are excited to have 3D Systems as a partner, as they are a leader in the market."
"We are thrilled to partner with a distributor of the caliber, size and demonstrated performance of ScanSource," added Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. "ScanSource brings scalable field coverage together with a unique model of training expertise and experienced field resources that support its growing reseller network, substantially expanding our addressable markets and access to new use cases."