Croft announces exclusive partnership to distribute Smarttech 3D industrial scanners

August 18, 2016

Croft announces exclusive partnership to distribute Smarttech 3D industrial scanners

Croft Additive Manufacturing, Warrington, UK, has announced an exclusive partnership with Smarttech 3D to distribute its range of industrial optical 3D scanners in UK and Ireland. As part of the agreement, Croft will also resell Geomagic software, a suite of 3D imaging tools for designers and fabricators. Advanced training and technical product support will be provided by Croft.

Smarttech 3D, founded in Poland in 2000, offers a full range of contactless 3D measuring systems, capable of mapping objects to a high level of accuracy. Smarttech’s scanners are used by some of the world’s leading companies including Volvo, Volkswagen, General Electric, Bosch and Whirlpool.

“The demand for 3D scanning is growing and advancements in technology now mean it is a realistic option for many organisations to buy this capability in house. We’re consistently surprised with the examples of how the technology is being used through an ever increasing number of industrial and educational applications,” stated Neil Burns, Director and Co-Founder of Croft.

“Smarttech 3D has designed some of the most sophisticated optical 3D scanners available and we’re excited about introducing them to the UK and Irish markets. The portability of products like the Micron3D Green opens up the possibilities of 3D scanning to a multitude of different organisations without the need to recreate laboratory conditions.”

Greg Gracki, Export Manager at Smarttech 3D, added, “Croft are at the forefront of the 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing market in the UK, so working together to bring Smarttech 3D scanners to this market is a natural outcome. Our scanners are available in over 30 markets worldwide, and presence in the UK, with its heritage in design and engineering, is extremely important to us.”

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