ROCK HILL, S.C., Apr 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
3D Systems DDD -0.87% announced today that it is expanding its partnership with Canon Marketing Japan to include 3DS’ complete ProJet professional series of 3D printers, desktop prototyping CubeX 3D printer and Geomagic scan-to-CAD software solutions. Canon Marketing Japan began selling 3D Systems’ advanced manufacturing products in October 2013.
Masahiro Sakata, Director and Senior Vice President of Canon Marketing Japan said, “3DS’ leading products positions Canon Marketing Japan in the best possible position to establish its offerings as the go-to-source and leading provider of 3D printing in Japan. We believe that the combination of Canon’s mixed reality technology with 3D printing brings a new paradigm to 3D business solutions.”
“We are thrilled with the success that Canon Marketing Japan has already had with our advanced manufacturing 3D printers and are excited to bring the rest of our portfolio to Canon,” said Michele Marchesan, Chief Opportunity Officer, 3DS. “We believe that the addition of our entire portfolio will be meaningful and impactful to our professional Japanese users.”
3DS’ ProJet series of printers cover a range of 3D printing technologies including ColorJet Printing (CJP), MultiJet Printing (MJP) and stereolithography (SLA) and includes the best-selling ProJet 3500 series for functional prototyping, dental and jewelry applications.
3DS’ Geomagic Solutions software includes scan and design offerings for reverse engineering, product design, medical modelling and more. It is the only software available today with a focus on design-for-3D printing.
3DS’ CubeX 3D printer is an affordable, entry-level desktop machine ideal for early and quick prototyping, small businesses and independent entrepreneurs.