3D printing manufacturer Stratasys has expanded its partnership with Ricoh New Zealand.

Ricoh will represent the entire Stratasys product range, in addition to the existing MakerBot products, strengthening the availability of their 3D printing products in New Zealand.

The company has worked to drive 3D printing adoption in New Zealand, helping local organisations accelerate their transformation to digital manufacturing. Mike Pollok, managing director for Ricoh New Zealand, says, “Partnering with an industry leader like Stratasys allows us to offer the latest 3D printing technologies for professional and industrial users; thus fulfilling our commitment to continue to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth.

“Ricoh New Zealand views this partnership as a meeting of minds, as both companies are committed to making our clients’ businesses smarter, simpler, faster, leaner and more sustainable.”

Ricoh New Zealand offers added value to the Stratasys partner network with its long-standing experience in offering office imaging, production printing, information technology services and document solutions. Shiry Saar, ANZ manager for Stratasys, “Additive manufacturing has been recognised as one of the technologies integral for companies to realize industry 4.0, and we are committed to equipping customers with the most suitable 3D printing solution, from a desktop printer up to production system, helping them innovate and maximise efficiency with the support of trusted local partners.”

Startasys says that, combined with its expertise in the 3D printing domain and its suite of professional 3D printing solutions and materials, the partnership will spearhead its commitment to demonstrate the versatile applications of 3D printing solutions. These range from multi-material and multi-functional prototypes and customised tools to end-use production parts, all aimed at organisations and local businesses in the market. Saar adds, “We are confident that this partnership will help us understand the local information technology and industrial automation landscape in New Zealand, thereby helping more companies optimise production capabilities and expand business opportunities.

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