To meet the growing demand for industrial 3D printers worldwide, Prodways, the French manufacturer of industrial-grade 3D printers, has extended its distribution network in the USA and Europe by signing two new partnership agreements with Nexxt Labs and VPI Polska.
The new agreements will enable Prodways to further promote and market its 3D printing solutions, which include its proprietary large size DLP technology (MOVINGLight) and the recently acquired polymer SLS capabilities. This plays into the company’s strategy to become a key player in the 3D printing sector, throughout the entire value chain, incorporating the development of cutting edge technology and supplying high-quality digital materials for dentistry, jewelry and industrial applications.
Minnesota-based Nexxt Labs is the evolution of Nexxt Technologies, a rapidly growing 3D printer distributor that has been providing additive manufacturing solutions to companies in the United States since 2010. The company’s background includes collaboration with leaders in many industries, including engineering, medical and transportation. The Nexxt Labs team comprises experts in “nearly all technologies associated with 3D printing, making them a trusted and respected player in the arena,” as Prodways notes.
“Nexxt Labs is very excited to partner with Prodways and help bring their innovative and forward-thinking technology to North America. We are impressed with the technological route Prodways took to redefine the way DLP & laser sintering technologies are being used in 3D printing systems,” said David Pecoraro, Nexxt Labs President and CEO.
The partnership with VPI Polska will enable Prodways to benefit from working with a company of experts that was established in response to market needs in the fields of advanced virtual prototyping and rapid prototyping. VPI Polska, an ESI Group authorized distributor, consists of engineers and specialists from TM SYS, a company with over a decade of experience in CAD/CAM/CAE software, and leading distributor of rapid prototyping tools and services CADXPERT.
“We are very pleased to start cooperation with Prodways. It allows us to explore many new and exciting growth opportunities in the fast-growing market of professional 3D printing. The Prodways premium-class 3D printers are known for their high quality and reliability, which is the reason why they are trusted by many industry specialists worldwide. We are convinced that the availability of these high-end solutions in Poland will not only meet the highest needs of Polish industrial companies, but also allow them to significantly increase the innovativeness and competitiveness of their products,” said Maciej Dukat, Business Development Manager, at VPI Polska.
By acquiring and offering several different technologies (including high performance ceramics based SLA processing through its ProMaker “V” range of machines), Prodways has been working to create its own niche as a major 3D printing technology supplier, fitting between industry leaders Stratasys and 3D Systems. Nexxt Labs in the US and VPI Polska in Poland will now be supporting its strategic objective to become the third largest global player by offering multi-technological solutions and a full range of 3D printing services to their customers.