3D printing is all the rage these days, and 3D Systems is leading the way. They’ve recently announced their partnership with high-profile companies like Canon, Konica Minolta, and Impression Solutions, Inc. 3D Systems knows their future lies in getting their devices into as many storefronts and e-commerce websites around the world as possible, and agreements like these with major companies are how that’s accomplished.
Masahiro Sakata, Director and Senior Vice President of Canon Marketing Japan said: “3D Systems’ leading products positions Canon Marketing Japan in the best possible position to establish its offerings as the go-to-source and leading provider of 3D printing in Japan. We believe that the combination of Canon’s mixed reality technology with 3D printing brings a new paradigm to 3D business solutions.”
Konica Minolta announced during their Art of Disruption event in Los Angeles last week that they would begin selling 3DS’ entry-level 3D printer, The Cube, starting this month. Kevin Kern, senior vice president of marketing for Konica Minolta explained that the company saw the need for a less-expensive 3D product for the k-12 and higher-end markets. You can check out more about Konica Minolta’s 3D Printers here.
The most recent pairing with Impression Solutions, Inc. which specializes in MFP-types of distributions and enterprise placements, is a major national distributor of office equipment and technology. “We are thrilled to add a national distributor of this caliber,” stated Peter Theran, 3DS’ Vice President, Global Consumer Products. “Their training expertise, vast field representation and extensive reseller channel makes Impression Solutions an ideal partner to promote, distribute and showcase our exciting consumer lineup.” As the 3D printing world continues to grow, agreements like these are likely to be more and more common as companies like 3D Systems continue increase their market shares.