Desktop Metal 3D Printers to Be Available Via Stratasys Resellers

The partnership, announced at Rapid, also leaves open the possibility of further go-to-market activities in the future.

Stratasys and Desktop Metal have announced an extension of their strategic partnership, in which Stratasys resellers will represent Desktop Metal's 3D printing solutions including the recently announced Studio System and Production System. The new agreement includes distribution efforts and explores further go-to-market activities in the future.

Expected to ship September 2017, Desktop Metal’s Studio System said to be the first office-friendly metal 3D printing solution that is cost-effective for engineering teams. The companies believe that customers will benefits from the complementary nature of the Studio System and the Stratasys FDM-based F123 series, enabling both plastic and metal prototypes in an office environment. 

“Stratasys has always been focused on providing customers with cutting-edge 3D printing innovation with our PolyJet and FDM solutions. Today our offerings are used by customers worldwide—across automotive, aerospace, healthcare, education and consumer products—to achieve rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing processes,” said Ilan Levin, CEO, Stratasys. “As one of the early investors in Desktop Metal, we realize customers are seeking additional ways to incorporate metal into their essential design and manufacturing processes. Today’s announcement takes this commitment one step further—empowering global manufacturers and engineers to expedite product development cycles by producing both plastic and metal parts in office-friendly and production-based environments.”

"Working with well-respected strategic partners like Stratasys adds critical capabilities for broadening access to our metal 3D printing systems," said Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal. "The addition of Stratasys’ network of resellers allows us to deliver more effectively to our market and also enables Stratasys’ customers to gain access to Desktop Metal’s systems while retaining the service and support they have come to expect.”

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