3D Printing Expansions Across the World: HP, Massivit 3D, Markforged Further Distribute Their Technology


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HP‘s Multi Jet Fusion technology has been well-traveled lately, spreading around the world to the United Kingdom, to India and elsewhere. Now Multi Jet Fusion is making its way to Mexico. The first system in the country has been installed with HP customer Bojä3D, a digital manufacturing service bureau.

“We are excited to bring the industry’s leading 3D printing technology, most robust partner community, and most innovative materials ecosystem to help drive the digital reinvention of this key Latin American manufacturing market,” said Marcos Razon, Vice President and General Manager, HP Latin America. “With HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology now available in the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, we are changing the way the world designs and manufactures around the world.”

Bojä3D will be offering its customers 3D printing services using the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 system, which creates production-grade parts and prototypes at 10 times the speed and half the cost of other 3D printing systems.

“We’re making Multi Jet Fusion the foundational 3D printing technology for our business because of its transformational quality, speed and cost efficiency as well as the ability to prototype and produce functional parts on the same platform,” said Victor Anaya, Partner and Operations Manager, Bojä3D. “With demand for advanced 3D printing technology growing from our customers across a broad spectrum of industries, we are excited to help them digitally reinvent their businesses as Mexico’s first provider of HP Jet Fusion solutions.”

Meanwhile, Markforged is expanding to the other side of the world as it partners with Redstack, an Australian provider of design technology and services to engineering and architectural professionals. Redstack is already a reseller of MakerBot, Ultimaker and Formlabs 3D printers, as well as a wide variety of software solutions, and will now add Markforged’s production-grade 3D printers to its inventory. Markforged, which recently began shipping its Metal X 3D printer to customers and resellers, offers 3D printers that can fabricate robust parts not only from metal but carbon fiber, kevlar and more.

“Until now, 3D printing customers have been forced to trade-off between strength, time, and affordability,” said Michael Lachs, Redstack founder and Managing Director. “With the complete Industrial Series and new Metal X printer, these trade-offs no longer exist. Agile manufacturers can now easily print same-day parts that optimize strength and affordability. Manufacturers have always been seeking ways to make things quicker, easier, cheaper. We can now offer manufacturers a revolutionary answer to the growing expectation in Australia for customised products; a disruptive challenge to the current manufacturing approach.”

[Image: CMYUK]

Finally, Israel-based company Massivit 3D is seeing a great deal of success since the 2016 launch of its giant Massivit 1800 3D printing solution. Since the large-scale 3D printer was released, the company has seen a 100 percent increase in sales per annum. Growth like that means necessary expansion, and Massivit 3D is certainly expanding, moving into regions such as Asia, Europe and the Americas as well as growing locally.

“To meet this growth we have recently appointed a dozen dealers globally,” said Erez Zimerman, VP of Sales for Massivit 3D. “As print industry veterans, they will ensure that our solutions co­ntinue to innovate and facilitate premium, attention-grabbing visual communications across multiple sectors. Our aim is to allow print providers to forge new revenue streams from their existing customers by offering a diverse gamut of applications with greater brand impact compared to traditional large format projects.”

Recently, Massivit 3D added its first dealer in the UK and Ireland. CMYUK is a retailer of 2D printers, laminators and cutters, and now the Massivit 1800 has become its first 3D printer.

“Our customers span many visual markets, such as retail, POS, corporate décor and exhibitions, and are constantly looking for new innovations to raise the bar for high-impact display,” said Robin East, Group Director of CMYUK. “The sheer size and capability of Massivit 3D’s solutions allow our hundreds of customers, who are specialists in large graphic displays, the opportunity to further develop unique, head-turning models. The company’s intellectual property and knowledge-based heritage places Massivit 3D at the top of their game.”

Massivit 3D also recently appointed a new President for North America in order to better manage the company’s growing presence there. Kevin Sykes, who previously worked as HP’s Country General Manager in Canada, will be responsible for building and leading Massivit 3D’s North American subsidiary. In addition, the company has expanded its European and Asia Pacific sales divisions.

“The expansion of our partners and sales team is an exciting indication of our business forecast for H2 2018 and beyond,” said Zimerman. “We look forward to working closely with our expanding team to ensure that print providers stay ahead of the curve when it comes to their business performance.”

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