The Netherlands may be a small country, but it has produced some of the biggest corporations in the 3D printing industry, from Ultimaker to Shapeways. Less talked-about, but still prolific, are the smaller companies that dot the country. We’ve seen a number of 3D printing startups arise in the Netherlands recently, and together with the larger organizations, they contribute to a solid representation for the Dutch in the 3D printing industry. One of those less-talked-about companies is 3D Ninja, which originated in 2013 and has grown at an impressive speed to become the largest 3D printer reseller in the Netherlands and Belgium.
3D Ninja is a comprehensive provider, with a very decent variety of not only printers but scanners, filament, software and accessories. At the beginning of the month, the company added a new brand of filament to their stock thanks to a partnership with fellow Dutch company Innofil3D.
“Now that we have a solid 3D-printer portfolio it was time to take the filament assortment to the next level,” said Nikolai Leuveld, co-founder of 3D Ninja. “The quality of filaments is of course the most important criteria, but we also wanted to work with a partner who is willing to share knowledge. The developments in our industry are going very rapidly and working closely with Innofil3D helps us keep our product line innovative. With a high quality filament, a wide range of 3D-printers and with a team of highly skilled support engineers 3D Ninja will be able to offer 3D-printing enthusiast a one stop shop solution.”
Innofil3D offers standard PLA and ABS monofilaments in just about every color you could conceive of, plus a number of specialty filaments optimized for specific applications; food-safe, flame-retardant and water-soluble materials are a few of them. They also offer an option to create your own specialized filament – or filament color – that can be specifically formulated for particular applications upon customer request.
“We are very proud of the collaboration with 3D Ninja. These guys were looking for a more than just a partner and that’s where we can make the difference,” said Roger Sijlbing, sales manager of Innofil3D. “We want to bundle 3D Ninja’s customer knowledge with our knowledge of how to develop high quality filaments to improve the experience for all 3D-printing users.”
3D Ninja is the 21st reseller to adopt Innofil3D’s materials. The manufacturer began distributing their filament in early 2014, and has since built up a strong presence across Europe. They’re a local company at heart, though, and the partnership with 3D Ninja reaffirms their commitment to working with fellow Dutch companies to distribute their products close to home. And 3D Ninja shares Innofil3D’s commitment to working closely with customers to meet their specialized needs.
“Ensuring a great customer experience is one of key elements of our success,” said Maries Vredeveld, 3D Ninja co-founder. “We can offer 3D-printing enthusiast a good product together with (onsite) support. Enabling 3D-printing users direct contact helps us manage each sale to a great customer experience.”
Innofil3D filaments can now be purchased from 3D Ninja’s online store. Discuss in the 3D Ninja Distributes Innofil3D 3D Printing Filaments forum over at 3DPB.com.