A Finnish SME is producing medium-sized 3D printers for industrial use. 3D printers use extrusion technology and are able to print plastic objects quick and cheap. The new model is targeted especially at small and medium sized industries for product development and prototyping needs. The company is looking for international industrial distributors and agents for the cooperation in a commercial agency agreement or distribution services agreement.
The Finnish start-up was born in 2012 as a result of a final thesis for a university of applied sciences. The company has developed several models of 3D printers and they have been sold especially for the industry and for the use of the universities´ technical labs etc. The new 3Dprinter is targeted at the small and medium size industries for their product development and prototyping projects. The product has received very good feedback from the clients. Now the company is looking for international distributors and agencies who can offer the product for the industrial use. According to the references the printer has especially speeded up the product development projects in the companies and saved money in the production line. Main features of the 3D printer are the following: - Full metal structure and high quality linear guides, ball screws and servo motors provides technology to match machining centers give even larger objects precise dimensional accuracy - the massive printing tray enables to print large pieces, up to 330x260x305mm - Heated chamber provides optimal environment for printed objects to maintain best possible quality and allows usage of technical plastics like nylon, PEEK etc. - Innovative activated carbon filter for the exhaust air ensure safe product using - a visual control panel makes using the product easy - Extruder vast temperature range up to 400 Celsius gives possibility to use many materials. For example different plastics: PLA, ABS, PETT, Nylon, PEEK etc. The company is looking for industrial distributors and agencies. The potential partners would be for example industrial distributors, who have good connections with the company product development processes in different industries. Also IT-software houses offering complementary products to the different kind of industries and 3D printer manufacturers with larger scale printers who would be interested to expand their product range to the middle-sized printers will be considered. Most potential cooperation forms are commercial agency agreement or distribution services agreement. Task to be performed by the partner: marketing, sales/after sales.
Innovations and advantages
The 3D printer of the company is targeted at the small and medium size industrial sector. Most of the professional 3D printers are focused on big and massive productions. This 3D printer offers a fast and prompt way to test easily the emerging product development ideas and prototypes for different kind of industries. Because of the open source system and effective production line, the product is competitive compared to equal 3D-printers.
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Type of partner sought
The ideal partner would be for example industrial distributor having good connections with the company product development processes in different industries. Also IT-software house offering complementary products to the different kind of industries and 3D printer manufacturers with larger scale printers expanding their product range to the middle-sized printers will be considered. Potential partners should have understanding about the wide use of 3D printers in product development and prototyping in different industrial sectors.