Formlabs Announces Distribution Partnerships in Five New Countries

Share this Article

formlabs-logo3D printer manufacturer Formlabs is announcing five new international distribution partnerships to sell and service their line of advanced 3D printers. With what Formlabs is calling a growing demand for their technology, they have teamed up with several new 3D printer retailers and 3D printing service centers in several key international regions, including Israel, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and Turkey. The new partnerships expand on Formlabs’ already significant worldwide distribution network and puts their technology into the hands of more businesses and schools than previously possible.

Ever since Formlabs released one of first desktop stereolithography 3D printers they have created an entire new market in the 3D printing industry for the light-curing resin technology. Previous to the Form 1, stereolithography was a little-used 3D printing process reserved primarily for high-end service bureaus and industrial manufacturers. But the Somerville, Massachusetts-based company’s development of a lower-cost version of the technology made Formlabs virtually an overnight success. After launching their successful crowdfunding campaign, the Form 1 was quickly released, and the demand has only grown since.

form 2Now only three years later, hot on the heels of the successful launch of their new Form 2 desktop stereolithography 3D printer, in order to keep up with worldwide demand, Formlabs just announced distribution partnerships in five new countries. Formlabs’ new list of resale partners include Israel’s Systematics, South Africa’s Build Volume, South Korea’s 3Developer, Sweden’s Creative Tools and Turkey’s 3bFAB. All five companies are already leading 3D printing technology providers with extensive experience in both selling and servicing customers within their existing local distribution networks.

“Today’s partnerships mark another exciting chapter in Formlabs’ rapid growth. Together with our partners, Formlabs will continue expanding distribution and service to new markets, growing our already existing footprints in Asia and Europe, and furthering our mission of bringing affordable, powerful desktop 3D printing to users around the globe,” said Formlabs Sales and Operations Lead Luke Winston.

form2The Form 2 is Formlabs’ most advanced model of their stereolithography 3D printer and is primarily aimed at engineers, artists and designers. The company was founded back in 2012 by a team of engineers and designers who met at the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms, where they were researching ways to make light-curing resin 3D printing technology affordable to a wider audience. In addition to designing their groundbreaking high-resolution 3D printing hardware, Formlabs has also developed their own suite of robust 3D printing software and a line of advanced resin materials with a wide variety of uses and applications.

Today’s new partnership announcements extend Formlabs’ distribution reach to five continents, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. This includes countries like Australia, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom. Not only does this bring their technology to a wider circle of potential customers, but drastically reduces international shipping charges that often make certain desktop 3D printers too expensive to invest  in.

What are your thoughts on these new partnerships?  Discuss in the Formlabs forum thread on 3DPB.com.

 

Share this Article


Recent News

Barnes Group and VA Collaborate to Create 3D-Printed Austere Mask

Improving Medication Delivery Boluses with an iPhone & Desktop 3D Printer



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

Mayo Clinic: Considerations & Cautions in Pandemic Times Regarding 3D Printed PPE

William Clifton, Aaron Damon, and Archer K. Martin, all medical researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, discuss the lack of medical devices during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well...

3D Printing During COVID-19: More Information on ISINNOVA 3D Printed Connectors for CPAP Masks

In the recently published ‘3D Printing beyond Dentistry during COVID 19 Epidemic: A Technical Note for Producing Connectors to Breathing Devices,’ Italian researchers describe a new device which could prove...

Australian Researchers Compare Nose Bolus Made with Traditional Wax Method and 3D Printing

Boluses are used often to protect the body from radiotherapy targeted at specific areas, and 3D printing can help streamline their production. Four Australian researchers published a paper, titled “Comparison...

AMS 2020: 3D Printing Metals II Keynote by Craig Sungail, Global Advanced Metals

The final keynote presentation at our recent Additive Manufacturing Strategies, held in Boston and co-hosted by SmarTech Analysis, was given by Craig Sungail, the Vice President of Global Research and...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.


Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our 3DPrint.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!