One of the busiest – and fastest-growing – companies in the 3D printing industry this year has been EnvisionTEC. The 3D printer manufacturer has already launched three new printers this year: the jewelry 3D printer Micro Plus cDLM, the massive composite printer SLCOM 1, and the 3D-Bioplotter Starter Series. They also upgraded several of their existing printers, including the 3D-Bioplotter Developer Series, the Aureus 3D printer and the Vector 3SP. You’d think that, in the last few months of 2016, the company might sit back, relax a little bit, and congratulate themselves on an incredibly productive year, but it turns out EnvisionTEC isn’t done yet.
According to EnvisionTEC, they have plans to introduce an additional two new printers before the end of the year, bringing their total to over 40. Like a musician with a new album (or, say, five new albums), the company has a packed tour schedule for the fall, with plans to showcase their technology at more than a dozen trade shows in Europe, North America and Asia. Like true rock stars, they’ve even named their fall tour: the Made to Matter Tour, which has already wrapped up its first stop, the TERMIS-AP (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society – Asia Pacific) 2016 show in Taiwan.
While no details on the upcoming new printers has been released, it’s a safe bet that news will be coming soon as EnvisionTEC rolls on to their next stop, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016, which runs September 12-17 in Chicago. (3DPrint.com will also be in attendance at IMTS, so stay tuned for some inside information!)
“We aren’t reinventing the 3D printing space – we are inventing it,” said EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani. “With nearly 15 years of experience in 3D printing and manufacturing, EnvisionTEC is proud to develop and deliver solutions that help a wide variety of professionals and manufacturers bring quality products to market faster and solve real manufacturing challenges.”
In addition to their prolific printer production, EnvisionTEC has also advanced their business through several recent collaborations and strategic partnerships with companies including materials developer Somos and additive manufacturing technology supplier Viridis3D, creator of a robotic 3D printing technology for the foundry industry.
EnvisionTEC’s products reach into nearly every industry in the medical, industrial and professional realms, including biofabrication, dental, hearing aids, medical devices, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, manufacturing, jewelry, entertainment and education. (Whew.) At their upcoming trade show stops, the company will demonstrate their wide variety of existing technology, which includes a large collection of materials in addition to 3D printers.
“We are excited to show customers around the world how EnvisionTEC continues to offer more solutions for professionals and manufacturers,” said John Hartner, Chief Operating Officer of EnvisionTEC.
After IMTS, EnvisionTEC will be heading to Hanover, Germany for the annual meeting of the German Society of Orthodontists September 14-18, and then on to the TCT Show in Birmingham September 28-29. Other notable upcoming shows include Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany November 15-18, and the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo in San Diego December 14-15. You can see the full schedule of EnvisionTEC’s upcoming appearances here, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as EnvisionTEC releases more information about their newest printers. Discuss this topic further over in the EnvisionTEC to Release More 3D Printers forum at 3DPB.com.