No matter where you are, it’s not too hard to find Zortrax. The Polish 3D printer manufacturer has resellers and distributors on six continents, and they’re continuing to spread with the addition of two new UK distribution partners. Hawk 3D Proto and Dream 3D are the latest retailers to carry Zortrax’s products.
Zortrax is the third brand to be taken on by Hawk 3D Proto, which already carries printers by Airwolf and BeeVeryCreative. The Yorkshire-based desktop printer retailer will be selling the M200, Zortrax’s popular flagship printer, which was recently named the best plug and play device in 3D Hubs’ 2016 Printer Guide. Hawk 3D Proto will sell the printer both online and in their 25,000 square foot showroom and training facility.
“As an official reseller for Zortrax, which has forged a strong reputation for building highly reliable, efficient machines, Hawk 3D Proto believes that the M200 is a natural complement to its 3D printer range,” the company states. “The M200 is supplied fully assembled with a sturdy aluminum frame, and is capable of printing straight out of the box with very little setup — a fact testified to by the high volume of reviews by users.”
Dream 3D will also be selling the M200, along with the rest of Zortrax’s range of products, which includes their filament line. They’re also taking pre-orders for the Zortrax Inventure, due to be officially released in January. The Inventure, which was announced earlier this year, has generated interest with its two nozzles, dissolvable support structure and smart cartridges. If you place an online order from Dream 3D in the next week, you’ll be able to take advantage of a special pre-order discount: printers ordered by December 23 will be £2,025, almost £500 off the retail price of £2,500. (US customers, Zortrax is also offering a discount on their own website: orders placed before December 23 will be priced at $2,399 rather than $2,999.)
Dream 3D will also be opening a UK-based Zortrax support center, which is expected to make life much easier for UK customers who can have their machines repaired and serviced locally, rather than shipping them to Poland and back. Zortrax is the tenth printer manufacturer to be adopted by Dream 3D, which specializes in printers, scanners, software, filaments and accessories for the engineering, education and film sectors in particular.
“Since taking on Zortrax products earlier in 2015, we have gained valuable hands on experience that has lead to our progression into distributors,” says James Preen, Director at Dream 3D. “The Zortrax M200 is one of the most popular, high quality and reliable desktop 3D printers in its class and we want to introduce more people to this fantastic 3D printer.”
Zortrax has spread their products remarkably quickly for such a young company, and the release of the Inventure should bring them a lot more attention in coming months – not that they’ve been lacking it. The company, which was founded in 2011, has stayed consistently in the news since then, and they don’t appear to be headed for obscurity anytime soon. Discuss this story in the Zortrax forum on 3DPB.com.