Stratasys and Desktop Metal extend their partnership, the companies have anounced. Built on track-record of collaboration, this partnership includes distribution activities and explores further go-to-market activities in the future.
Stratasys, the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, and Desktop Metal announced an extension of their strategic partnership – designed to accelerate accessibility and adoption of metal additive manufacturing. Built on a rich history of collaboration, the new agreement includes distribution efforts and explores further go-to-market activities in the future, the companies say.
The strategic partnership aims to leverage nearly 30 years of Stratasys leadership in polymer 3D printing – alongside Desktop Metal’s pioneering metal 3D printing technologies – to broaden the accessibility and adoption of metal 3D printing to a wide range of engineering teams. As a result of this partnership, customers will be able to work with leading Stratasys resellers who will begin representing Desktop Metal solutions, including the recently announced Studio System and the Production System, alongside Stratasys’ broad family of advanced FDM and PolyJet solutions.
Expected to ship September 2017, Desktop Metal’s Studio System is the first office-friendly metal 3D printing solution. At up to ten times less expensive than today’s metal 3D printers, it’s the only metal 3D printing system that is cost-effective for engineering teams. For the first time, it’s possible to produce highly complex metal parts and assemblies with metal 3D printing without leaving the office.
Following the successful release of the Stratasys FDM-based F123 Series, the companies believe customers will benefit from the complementary nature of both technologies – now with the enhanced ability to expedite product development cycles by producing both plastic and metal prototypes in an office-friendly environment.
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