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MakerBot appoints ArtSystems as UK and Ireland distributor

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Written on 22/07/2015 | Posted 2 years 6 months 27 days ago

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All fifth generation MakerBot machines come with the company's Smart Extruder unit All fifth generation MakerBot machines come with the company's Smart Extruder unit

ArtSystems is to distribute MakerBot machines in the UK and Ireland as part of a new agreement with the company.

Alongside its Stratasys sales mandate, the vendor will now be responsible for distributing the entire MakerBot portfolio, including the Replicator series and scanners. These will be sold accompanied by MakerBot's 3D Printing Platform, which includes cloud-based printing through a branded app and access to its Thingiverse online design community.

ArtSystems will hold a series of events throughout September, focusing on the key markets for 3D printing, as part of its efforts to develop its reseller channel in this direction.

"This partnership is a tremendous opportunity for us to continue building our reseller channel by offering the leading brand in the entry level desk-top 3D printer market," comments Steve Hawker, managing director. "MakerBot has seen the work we have done in developing other channels and see a very clear fit with how their market is developing." 

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