3D Systems Partners with Canon to Bring Manufacturing 3D Printers to Japan, with Sindoh to Bring Consumer 3D Printers to Korea
3D Systems, which markets industrial, manufacturing, and consumer printers and software, and is based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, reports two new marketing agreements, one with with Canon Marketing, the other with South Korean office-imaging maker Sindoh.
Under the Canon Marketing agreement, Canon joins 3D Systems network of resellers and will market 3D Systems’ professional 3D-imaging products in Japan, expanding Canon’s offerings to include all of 3D Systems’ advanced manufacturing 3D printers, including its direct-metal printers.
For its part, Sindoh, the largest Korean “2D printer” manufacturer, agreed to distribute 3D Systems’ Cube and CubeX consumer 3D printers in South Korea. Sindoh is the leading Korean office solutions provider with over 500 reseller channels and decades of sales and service expertise.
“From our investigation of the exciting prosumer and consumer 3D opportunity, we concluded that the Cube (3D printer) is the easiest to use and most intuitive to operate,” commented Sindoh’s Public Relations Director, Cheol-woo Lee.
Sindoh plans to expand its Web site to include 3D content and open 3D printing experience showrooms that are dedicated to introducing customers to 3D printing and letting them explore it firsthand.
3D Systems also recently announced that its third-quarter revenue grew 50 percent compared to the third quarter a year ago to a record $135.7 million, on a 76 percent increase in printers’ and other products’ revenue. Net income for the third quarter was $17.7 million, a 44-percent improvement over the 2012 third quarter.
For the nine months 2013, 3D Systems’ revenue grew 42 percent to $358.6 million, on an 81-percent increase in printers and other products revenue.