Stratasys Shanghai, a subsidiary of 3D printing solutions company Stratasys Ltd. just announced that it will be expanding its 3D printing solutions and services within the Greater China region through investments into its local joint ventures company TPM3D. As part of the expansion, Stratasys Shanghai will be adding TPM3D’s selective laser sintering systems to its 3D printing solutions portfolio in order to meet demands from Chinese clients and the overall increase in demand for high quality 3D printed parts.
TPM3D was founded in 2014 as a joint venture between Stratasys and Chinese company Trump System, which has since its own founding in 2004 dedicated itself to developing and advancing laser sintering technologies. TPM3D has been a crucial part of Stratasys’ 3D printing solutions, as the established 3D printing company has helped develop and promote TPM3D’s second generation Selective Laser Sintering manufacturing system, which acts as a complementary platform for Stratasys’ PolyJet and FDM technologies.
According a press release issued by Stratasys Shanghai, the TPM3D SLS 3D printer is now being sold through a number of TPM3D authorized resellers and by September 7th, 2016 will be sold throughout the Greater China region through Stratasys authorized resellers and distributors as well. The SLS 3D printer will contribute to Stratasys’ goal of expanding its 3D printing solutions portfolio.
Mr. Omer Krieger, General Manager of Stratasys Asia Pacific, explains: “The joint venture marks an important milestone for Stratasys. By combining our global vision and local expertise, we are confident that we will meet the unprecedented market demand for high-volume production. Our goal is, by adding complementary technology to extend Stratasys’ 3D printing solutions portfolio, to meet the unique needs of different industries, and to meet customer needs in order to become a truly customer-oriented 3D printing solutions provider.”
As a company rooted and based in China, TPM3D possesses a unique understanding of local demands and is in a position to serve local industries which could benefit from its SLS manufacturing systems. These include the Chinese automotive, aerospace, electronics, health care, and service industries. Stratasys, as an internationally based 3D printing solutions company, is hoping to gain insight and capitalize on TPM3D’s position in order to meet and satisfy local 3D printing demands, which are continually increasing. In addition to meeting production demands, the joint venture is hoping to shorten production times, and keep working to reduce the cost per part, thus increasing overall efficiency.
“Customers will benefit from our unique comprehensive portfolio which further enhances Stratasys’ position in key growth areas of business,” said Ms. Di Lianzai, General Manager of Stratasys Greater China. “It is a new and very stimulating business opportunity.”
Source : 3ders