We’re starting with two COVID-related stories in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to a 2021 event. ZVerse has released its fifth 3D printed PPE product since April, and Jellypipe is rolling out a 3D printing COVID recovery package. Finally, applications are now being accepted for Dyndrite’s second annual Digital Manufacturing Investor’s Day in January.
ZVerse Releases Fifth Face Shield Design
Digital manufacturing company ZVerse has designed and released its fifth personal protective equipment (PPE) product since April. All of these products, including the new ZShield Ultra, have been face shields, and the latest is mounted on an eyeglass headset for comfortable, everyday use, while still protecting your face and blocking airborne particulates with a closed top. Made of the thermoplastic polyester PETG, which offers durability, formability, and excellent chemical resistance, the new ZShield Ultra is extra lightweight, meets CDC guidance for face shields, and is anti-fog, which is great news for those of us who wear traditional eyeglasses. It’s a good choice for workers in the education, hospitality, medical, quick serve restaurant, and travel industries, but really, anyone looking for a comfortable form of face protection that won’t cause head pressure or get tangled in their hair will probably love this product.
“COVID-19 remains a global threat and will leave a lasting impact on the way people interact with each other and the world,” stated John Carrington, the Founder and CEO of ZVerse. “An increase in barriers, sensors, sanitizing stations, contactless transactions and of course, personal protective equipment (PPE), are just some of the changes that will be part of our society for the foreseeable future. Our team at ZVerse is constantly rethinking traditional PPE to provide people with inventive new options that can be worn comfortably in a variety of work settings, as well as just general everyday life.
You can purchase your own ZShield Ultra for just $19.99 on the ZVerse website, or choose one of its other face shield products: ZShield Health, ZShield Youth, ZShield Flex, or ZShield Wrap. You can also purchase replacement packs and ZShield cleaning kits as well. However, ZVerse urges its ZShield customers to still practice social distancing even when wearing the face shields.
Jellypipe’s 3D Printing COVID Recovery Package
Virtual online AM ecosystem Jellypipe has made its own COVID announcement, with the start of its COVID-19 Recovery Package for any new companies that sign up for its platform. Currently, as part of a 6 or 12 month renewable contract, service providers pay a monthly fee to stay on the platform, where they can provide 3D printing solutions from their online “shops” to manufacturers across Europe looking for 3D printed parts and components, as well as consultation and advice. But with the new recovery package, the cost to join the ecosystem is reduced, and there are a few other perks as well. For instance, new companies will get 8 months for the price of 6, or 14 months for the price of 12, which is basically two months for free. If they decide not to continue after the first two months, they’ll only pay for those two. Additionally, Jellypipe will set up an aggressive marketing campaign, for free, on behalf of the new service provider or shop owner, which will be distributed across all relevant B2B media channels around the world. Finally, the ecosystem will add the newcomer’s 3D printing service option and details to the company’s existing website to get business started ASAP.
“We know how successful Jellypipe is and how much revenue both solutions and service providers can generate using the platform. Many of our existing users have insulated themselves from the worst of the COVID 19 turndown by keeping their profiles high on the platform, and we are delighted to be able to offer this package to new entrants to help them tap into the enormous revenue potential that exists,” said Scott Colman, Jellypipe UK & Ireland Sales Manager.
“Simplicity is the absolute key behind Jellypipe’s success. The number of 3D printing service suppliers in our ecosystem means that customers have access to 13 different additive manufacturing processes, and 50 different printable plastic or metal materials. We ensure that customers communicate with 3D printing solutions providers via their virtual shops instead of direct with service providers in order to receive impartial professional advice on specific applications, limits, and optimisation of 3D printing for their specific requirements. When the fastest of most-cost-effective quote is accepted, the next the customer knows is when the parts arrive at their door.
“With the offer of two free months before needing to pay the platform’s monthly fees, and the free extensive marketing and web design options, new signs-ups to the platform have a low risk high reward way of tapping into brand new revenue streams. We are delighted to be able to do our bit to support the 3D printing industry.”
Dyndrite Taking Applications for Digital Manufacturing Investor’s Day
Additive manufacturing hardware and software solutions provider Dyndrite held its first Digital Manufacturing Investors Day (DMID) this summer, and is now accepting applications for the second one, DMID 2021, coming this January 19th. The free virtual event will highlight some of the top digital manufacturing companies and connect the entrepreneurs running them with interested investors and VCs. Digital manufacturing startups and growing companies looking for Series A or higher-level funding should definitely participate, as they’ll have the chance to present their pitches and participate in a Q&A session to an advisory panel featuring some pretty big industry names, including James Taylor, Venture Partner, HP Tech Ventures, and Ron Fritz, the CEO of Tech Soft 3D.
“Elevating the entire manufacturing industry is Dyndrite’s mission. Through our virtual DMID event, we hope to highlight new technologies and companies that are revolutionizing digital manufacturing. Our first DMID event featured 12 innovative companies and drew over 85 investor firms and 200+ industry press and manufacturing experts from around the world. We are looking forward to hosting our second annual DMID event on January 19, 2021.”
You can submit your application here by 3 am EST, December 4th, 2020. DMID 2021 will take place from 11 am-2:30 pm EST on January 19th, 2021.
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