A Dutch company is specialized in the development and manufacturing 3D printers. The 3D desk top printers are able to process various kinds of plastics and contain large building platforms. Typical applications for the printers are prototyping, custom productions, architecture and personal projects. The company wants to create a fine grained resellers network. Therefore it is looking for additional distributors throughout the world within the framework of a distrubutor services agreement.
There is a growing demand for high quality 3D plastic products or models. 3D printers that can be used personally at home or in the office mostly deliver poor quality while high quality printers are expensive. That's why this Dutch company, with 5 years' experience in this field, developed a new generation of 3D printers that delivers high quality products but is also affordable. This 3D desktop printer prints various kinds of plastics such as PLA (Polylactic acid), PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) utilizing the fused deposition modelling technology. A plastic wire is melted and small layers are deposited to form the shape. The maximum volume that can be printed fits within a cube with axes of about 25 cm. Typical applications for the printer are small production series, prototyping, hobby projects and architecture. With the introduction of this new generation high quality printers there is need for a more fine grained resellers network. Therefore the company is looking for additional distributors all over the world, within the framework of a distributor services agreement.
Innovations and advantages
In comparison to prevailing printers, the main innovation of these 3D printers is the combination of an intuitive workflow with a high quality product output enabled by automatic levelling technology, filament flow detection, full metal print heads and a detachable print bed. With this intuitive workflow costs and time are saved compared to other 3D printers. The 3D printers have a modular structure and are designed to be upgradable, which is a distinct characteristic. Advantages more in general of these 3D printers are that printing and testing of high quality plastic models and products can be done in house, speeding up the development and production processes.
02001001 3D printing
Market application codes
02005018 Other peripherals (not elsewhere classified)
03004003 Other electronics related equipment
05007006 Computer-aided diagnosis and therapy
07001004 Sporting goods, hobby equipment and athletics clothes
Area of partner's activity
Type of partner sought: company Specific area of activity of the partner: distributor in the field of industry (R&D), medical/laboratory technology, architecture, retail (consumer and office electronics, 3D-print shops). Task to be performed by the partner: marketing, sales/after sales, possibly also repair services.