PostProcess Technologies Inc., Buffalo, New York, USA, a provider of automated post-production solutions for industrial Additive Manufacturing, has announced a channel partnership with Russia-based Additive Manufacturing distributor Z-axis and a collaboration with 3D Alliances, based in Herzliya, Israel.
As part of the partnership, Z-axis will expand PostProcess Technologies’ reach throughout Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, and Armenia. 3D Alliances who specialise in the deployment and management of global channel networks for AM companies, will support PostProcess Technologies’ recruitment of new European sales partners as part of the collaboration.
“It’s been exhilarating to see the speed at which customers across the globe are seeking our automated and intelligent post-print solutions,” stated Bruno Bourguet, Managing Director of PostProcess Technologies International. “To better service this expanding market and help us identify strong partners, we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with 3D Alliances. Already, they have helped us secure a strategic agreement with Z-axis. Together with our channel partners, we continue to aim at achieving our objective of moving forward in automating the post-print step of the Additive Manufacturing workflow in Industry 4.0.”
Sergeï Kulakov, Director, International Division at Z-axis, commented, “Just between 2010 to 2018, we have seen a ten-fold increase in the value of the Russian Additive Manufacturing market. The revolutionary solutions offered by PostProcess Technologies will be increasingly valuable as this customer base continues to expand. We are thrilled at this partnership, which is enabling us with the opportunity to offer digitized end-to-end workflow solutions.”
Gil Lavi, Founder and CEO of 3D Alliances, reported, “In the past year, and specifically at Formnext 2019, I could see the industry shift from prototyping solutions towards the integration of 3D printing technologies in manufacturing. This is the vision of many leading manufacturers who are looking to set their own tailor-made end-to-end digital workflow.
Automated post-processing solutions are opening the bottleneck of handling large amounts of parts with minimum manual labor and maximum consistency, efficiency, and repeatability. We are thrilled to join forces with PostProcess Technologies, who is the leading player in this solution segment.”