3D Systems

3D Systems has entered into a distribution agreement with Konica Minolta Australia to provide its entire 3D printing product portfolio through the latter's network of dealers and authorized resellers, as well as its direct sales channel throughout Australia. The two companies have shared a strategic alliance in the U.S. since June of last year, so it's a familiar relationship.

Konica Minolta Australia can now enter the 3D printing market to provide its customers access to advanced manufacturing solutions. The company plans to focus on education, manufacturing, architects and service bureaus.

"We are excited to be able to work with a recognized industry leader, offering the most comprehensive suite of 3D printers and services in Australia. Our goal is to arm our nationwide, exceptional sales organization 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 Australia.

The full color ProJet 660Pro and the Multi-Jetting ProJet 3500 series, which creates precision plastic parts for functional testing, rapid tooling and rapid manufacturing, are two of the first products expected to become available.

"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."