It’s wonderful to see 3D printing begin to emerge in a country where it’s thus far been mostly absent. Lately it’s been looking like we may soon be seeing more of the technology in Iran; recently, the country launched a new division of the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology dedicated to the development of advanced manufacturing technology. The Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Technologies Development Headquarter came to our attention with the announcement that the country was taking on a major project to restore and preserve historical monuments through 3D printing and scanning – itself a sign that the prevalence of 3D technology is growing in Iran.
Right now, the center of 3D printing in Iran is Sizan Company, the first 3D printer manufacturer in the country. For three years the company has been producing not only printers but scanners and materials, and they also hold the distinction of starting the first 3D printing service bureau in Iran. As with many promising 3D printing companies, the key to Sizan Company’s growth and success is youth. The company’s team of young engineers has leveraged a great deal of time, effort and knowledge in the research and development of Sizan’s large product line, which includes a diverse array of FDM and DLP technology for both personal and industrial uses.
“Sizan Company is the first Iranian 3d printer manufacturer, a vanguard in a country among the third world countries. Sizan has obtained knowledge-based certification in this field. We have been involved in producing 3d printers for the past 3 years. And in these years our technical group consisting of young ingenious engineers succeeded to design and produce not only 3d printers but also raw materials, 3d scanner and related technologies. Printers come in different sizes and designs for personal and industrial uses. FDM and DLP are two main technologies on which it works,” Sizan’s Farzane Nikfard tells 3DPrint.com. “Also as a self-sufficient company, Sizan is producing ABS and PLA filament material.”
Products on the market and in development include the Sizan 2 Plus 3D printer, which boasts the largest build size available in Iran so far at 40 x 40 x 40 cm. Additional FDM printers include the Sizan 2, the compact Sizan Lite, the Sizan 2L, and the Sizan 2 Dual 3D printer, the company’s dual-extruder offering. Then there are the DLP printers: the Aroosha1 and the Aroosha2, designed for jewelry casting, dental applications, prototyping and more.
Sizan Company also produces the Bina 3D scanner, plus a line of PLA and ABS filament. A company with knowledge-based certification, Sizan dominates Iran’s 3D printing market, counting among their clients the country’s top universities, research centers and industrial corporations.
“Sizan manufactures and sells 3D printing products for individuals and businesses. Most of Iran top universities and scientific centers and famous industrial companies are in the list of Sizan’s clients. For customers’ convenience, one of its branches focuses on design and printing their orders. We are proud to announce that the first online 3d printing service in Iran belongs to Sizan. This center is equipped with many modern up-to-date FDM 3d printers,” Nikfard tells us.
As for the company’s 3D printing service, quality assurance is a priority. A large gallery of the parts the service has produced demonstrates not only quality but variety, ranging from detailed statues and figurines to prosthetics to tools and automobile parts. Sizan also offers a marketplace of user-created 3D printable items that can be downloaded as files for printing. Categories include home goods and decor, kitchen items, tools, architectural models, toys, and fashion.
For a company that has only been in the 3D printing business for three years, Sizan Company has accomplished a lot. They’ve quickly established themselves as a leader in Iran’s emerging 3D printing industry, impacting education, medicine, art, and more. As 3D printing continues to grow within the country, with awareness of the technology spreading through restoration and preservation projects, along with its presence in the work of prominent Iranian artists, Sizan Company will likely continue to see their business grow and expand. Considering how much they’ve produced in three years, one can only imagine how much more they’ll contribute in the next three. Discuss further in the SIzan 3D Printing in Iran forum over at 3DPB.com.