KYOCERA has likely hit a real home run by inking another deal with 3D Systems–this time, to distribute the ProJet 4500 3D printer in the UK and Ireland. In a strategic partnership–as well as a strategic way to get their foot further in the door of the massively growing 3D printing market–KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd. will be distributing the ProJet 4500, as their entry into the world of this particular technology grows, along with their portfolio of new and progressive products, complementing the traditional.
KYOCERA will be catering to the entities that seem to be benefitting from the power of the ProJet 4500 most so far, like companies with progressive research and development labs, as well as universities with small production requirements.
The key is that the 3D Systems ProJet 4500 provides the power 3D Systems is known for instilling in its 3D printers, along with the unique ability to produce flexible and strong parts in full color. Users on all levels can carry complex concepts to the digital phase and then 3D print impressive prototypes for product verification and far, far more.
“Following the announcement of our strategic partnership with 3D Systems earlier this year, we’re delighted to have expanded the product range on offer to our partners and end-users,” said Trevor Maloney, Product Marketing Manager, KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd. “As 3D printing becomes a more affordable technology we’re excited to offer solutions for all use types through one of the most comprehensive 3D portfolios in the UK.”
Customers in the UK will be assured of comprehensive support, with packages being offered under KYOCERA’s service network for the Projet 4500. Along with the 3D Systems name, other features that should entice a large customer base include:
- The ability to produce multiple designs in one build
- High speed capability
- Environmentally friendly design, with minimal waste
While the Projet 4500 offers unique qualities, it has the classic strength of what 3D printing is known for as well, in that users are able to make their own parts, driving costs down while productivity goes up.
“We’re delighted that KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd has chosen the 3D Systems product portfolio as the latest innovative offer for its partners and end-users,” said Michele Marchesan, Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, 3D Systems. “KYOCERA will provide a unique level of customer service, which when combined with our market-leading products, means that our collaboration creates real synergy and the optimum solution for businesses in the United Kingdom & Ireland considering 3D printing.”
The ProJet 4500 has already been getting attention as it’s been used in some impressive projects for architecture, allowing designers to make beautiful models for presentations as well as project development.
It’s also gaining steam in the gaming arena as we’ve reported, due to its unique full color capabilities that–in the case of Space Engineers–allows players to really live up to the title–creating tangible spacecraft to go with their games.
There’s nothing more exciting than being able to grasp onto something from your exciting gaming adventure, and with the ProJet4500, gamers involved in this sandbox game have been able to add both creativity and flexibility into their ‘engineering,’ by using building blocks to design and 3D print their own ships. The creators of the game really found that to be the only 3D printer capable of helping them to work in the capabilities for players to eventually 3D print everything from ships to guns and rocket launchers. The key as well is in the user-friendly integration that is allowed.
KYOCERA Document Solutions, one of the world’s leading office document solutions companies, continues to evolve by adding to their portfolio of 3D printers from 3DS. Their products also range from other traditional printers and devices to supplies, software, and services. Their goal is in providing innovative products for their clients that last for the long-term–making items such as the ProJet 4500 3D printer a perfect example of what they can offer in terms of great hardware that increases efficiency–and is positive for the bottom line.
Discuss your thoughts on users now having access to the ProJet 4500 in the UK and Ireland in the ProJet 4500 3D Printer in UK & Ireland forum over at 3DPB.com.