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By Konica Minolta 12 May 2015

Konica Minolta Enters 3D Printing Business By Partnering With 3D Systems

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia has recently signed a distribution agreement with 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), a global leader in 3D printing technology, to distribute their portfolio through its nationwide network of dealers and authorised resellers, as well as its direct customers. 

With this alliance, Konica Minolta will enter the rapidly emerging 3D printing market to provide its customers access to additive manufacturing solutions, complementing and expanding its product and services portfolio. Konica Minolta plans to focus on education, manufacturing, architects and print bureau industries.

“We are excited to be able to work with a recognised industry leader, offering the most comprehensive suite of 3D printers and services in Australia. Our goal is to arm our nationwide, exceptional sales organisation with cutting-edge products, solutions and services that help our customers grow their business and gain a competitive edge,” said George Fryer, General Manager Production Sales at Konica Minolta.

Konica Minolta will become the first manufacturer to sell, support and service 3D Systems’ products in Australia.

Some of the first products that Konica Minolta will show at Printex include:

  • ProJet® 3500 Series Professional 3D Printer - Ideal for engineering, manufacturing and mechanical environments, the ProJet 3500 Series prints high-quality, durable plastic parts with accurate and high-resolution. This printer series is ideal for rapid manufacturing, functional testing, design communication, rapid tooling and more. 
  • ProJet® 660 Professional 3D Printer - The ProJet 660 targets consumer products, healthcare, education and other vertical market customers that are interested in printing full-colour, photo-realistic models for product design, prototypes, assemblies and colour concept models. 

“We are excited to work with a partner like Konica Minolta Australia and expand our coverage through their established network to accelerate 3D printing adoption,” said Michele Marchesan, Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, 3DS.

“Konica Minolta brings strong customer relationships, service and support, and provides us an opportunity to extend our advanced 3D printing technology to a wider range of customers and applications.” 

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now. More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com


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