PostProcess Technologies partners with K.K. Irisu to reach the Asian market

January 15, 2020

PostProcess Technologies partners with K.K. Irisu to reach the Asian market
PostProcess Technologies has partnered with K.K. Irisu (Courtesy PostProcess Technologies Inc.)

PostProcess Technologies Inc., Buffalo, New York, USA, a provider of automated post-production solutions for industrial Additive Manufacturing, has reported that it is expanding into the Asian market with its first distribution partner, K.K. Irisu (C. Illies & Co., Ltd.), located in Tokyo, Japan.

K.K. Irisu was founded in 1859 as the first German trading house operating in Japan. The company offers comprehensive products and services portfolio for Additive Manufacturing, including scanners, parts prototyping and production technologies. K.K. Irisu states that adding PostProcess Technologies’ full-stack solutions to its portfolio will allow its customers access to sustainable, data-driven post-printing technology enabling Additive Manufacturing at scale with local support now readily available in Japan.

PostProcess Technologies explains that its solutions automate industrial Additive Manufacturing’s most common post-production processes with a software-based approach, including support, resin and powder removal, as well as surface finishing, resulting in “customer-ready” additively manufactured parts. Its technology reportedly delivers transformative results, including decreased manual labour, reduced cycle time, improved consistency and repeatability, and lower scrap rates.

“PostProcess has been a pioneer in our market segment, leading the way with a full-stack approach to post-printing unlike any other,” commented Bruno Bourguet, Managing Director, PostProcess Technologies International. “That’s why we’ve chosen K.K.Irisu, another pioneer with an exceptional legacy, for its experience and expertise to serve our growing global customer base in Japan.”

Dr Frank Oberndorff, President of K. K. Irisu, added, “K.K.Irisu’s main objective is to educate the Japanese market in Additive Manufacturing and to continue to be the solution provider for the Japanese 3D manufacturing world. We feel that by adding PostProcess Technologies to our lineup, will help assist the Japanese market to compete with other countries in Additive Manufacturing as well as globally maintain the high standards of the tag ‘Made in Japan’.”

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