3D Systems (Rock Hill, SC) has entered into a strategic alliance with Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. to distribute its complete 3D printing product portfolio through Konica Minolta’s nationwide network of dealers and authorized resellers, as well as its direct sales channel. This relationship means Konica Minolta is the first OEM to sell, support and service 3D printing products through the traditional printer and office equipment channels in the United States.
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. It plans to focus on high-growth industries such as manufacturing, industrial, healthcare and educational applications.
Some of the first products that Konica Minolta will resell from 3D Systems include:
• The ProJet 3500 Series Professional 3D Printer. Ideal for engineering, manufacturing and mechanical environments, the ProJet 3500 Series prints high-quality, durable plastic parts with accuracy at high resolution. This printer series is ideal for rapid manufacturing, functional testing, design communication, rapid tooling and more.
• The 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.