3D Technology and Tri-Copy
Tri-Copy scores big with New 3D Systems Agreement, Konica Minolta is First to Sell 3D Printers through U.S. Office Equipment Channel.
One of the leaders in the 3D printing market, 3D Systems reports that it’s signed an agreement with Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. under which Konica Minolta will distribute 3D Systems’ complete 3D printing product portfolio through Konica Minolta’s U.S. network of dealers, making Konica Minolta the first original equipment manufacturer to sell, support, and service 3D printing products through the traditional printer and office equipment channel in the United States. 3D Systems, one of the early developers in the 3D printer market, markets a full range of 3D printers, from personal, to professional, to production, and its 3D printers are used for producing everything from prototypes and models, to parts for the aerospace and defense industries. Derek Mills, President of Tri-Copy Office Equipment, Inc. located in Fayetteville, Georgia said, “We are excited about the potential of 3D Technology and look forward to marketing the complete line of 3D Print Systems to our local area”.
A sampling of the range of 3D printers marketed by Tri-Copy Office Equipment.
Under the agreement, Tri-Copy will enter the rapidly emerging 3D printing market to provide its customers access to additive manufacturing solutions. Tri-Copy plans to focus on high-growth industries such as manufacturing/industrial, healthcare, and education applications.
“Our goal is to arm our business consultants with the cutting-edge products and services they need to remain relevant to our local market,” commented Derek Mills, President, Tri-Copy Office Equipment, Inc. “By teaming up with 3DS, the recognized industry leader, and offering the most comprehensive suite of 3D printers, materials and services, we’re able to do just that.”
Some of the first products that Tri-Copy will resell from 3D Systems include:
- ProJet 3500 Series Professional 3D Printer – Designed for engineering, manufacturing and mechanical environments, the ProJet 3500 Series prints high-quality, durable plastic parts with accurate and high-resolution. This printer series is ideal for rapid manufacturing, functional testing, design communication, rapid tooling and more.
- ProJet 660 Professional 3D Printer – The ProJet 660 targets consumer products, healthcare, education and other vertical market customers that are interested in printing full-color, photo-realistic models for product design, prototypes, assemblies, and color concept models.
“We are thrilled to be able to work with an established and experienced partner like Konica Minolta U.S.A and access their nationwide network of dealers like Tri-Copy Office Equipment to accelerate 3D printing adoption,” commented Michele Marchesan, chief opportunity officer for 3D Systems. “Our ability to attract world-class organizations like Konica Minolta and their local dealer Tri-Copy, sets us apart from competitors and provides a unique opportunity to serve a wider range of customers, maintain closer relationships with them and gain insights into how to better meet their needs.”