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In this edition of Sliced, the 3D Printing Industry news digest, we cover the latest business developments, partnerships, and acquisitions in the additive manufacturing sector.
Today’s edition features a range of reseller deals as well as factory acquisitions, additive awards, experimental materials, far-reaching 3D printing reports and a fully-fabricated flight-ready model plane.
Read on for the most recent updates from GoProto, ORNL, EVOK3D, 3D Systems, Creaform, Markforged and more.
Starting this week with business updates, Chinese SLS and SLM 3D printer manufacturer Farsoon has signed a distribution agreement with industrial solution reseller Maha Chemicals. The deal will see Maha market Farsoon’s metal and plastic 3D printers, both in Singapore, and the rest of the Southeast Asian market.
“We highly value Maha’s solid know-how in industrial manufacturing and open attitude towards technology innovation.” says Vince Zhao, Global Channel Manager (AMEA) of Farsoon. “We are confident of offering high-quality, cost-performance, truly open Farsoon AM solutions for extended industrial customer bases in the Singapore market.”
SLA printer manufacturer Nexa3D has unveiled a spate of new reseller deals in the U.S, Mexico, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Turkey. The distributors, which include Product Development Inc, AXIOMATEK, Vossi Group Oy and Promakim, will market Nexa’s NXE400 and QLS 350 systems to clients in their respective regions.
“We are thrilled to work with these esteemed additive manufacturing companies,” said Avi Reichental, Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Nexa3D. “I am confident that they will help us realize fast and impressive results as we approach the end of the pandemic, and refocus our efforts to digitizing the world’s supply chain in the years to come.”
German 3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions has signed a reseller agreement with distributor Kingsbury, that will see it market SLM’s products and services in the UK and Ireland. As part of the deal, Kingsbury will also sell the newly-launched NXG XII 600 system, which is reportedly 20 times faster than a single-laser machine.
“We and Kingsbury have a number of UK customers in common in various industries including medical, aerospace and defence, which will be excellent reference sites for prospective users,” said David Wilckens, Regional Sales Manager of SLM Solutions. “A dedicated demonstration machine will be installed in early 2021.”