January 21, 2016
Opens up opportunities for local users to leverage both cutting-edge 3D scanning technology and world-class 3D printing technology for high-quality 3D file input and output
Stratasys Shanghai, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, announced today the extension of the joint marketing partnership with Creaform Shanghai Ltd, a subsidiary of Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions, to China and Hong Kong. The collaboration opens up opportunities for users to leverage both cutting-edge 3D scanning technology and world-class 3D printing technology for high-quality 3D file input and output, streamlining workflow and design process and accelerating product development. The joint marketing agreement will be first implemented in the education sector and gradually expanding to other sectors and applications.
"3D printing and 3D scanning go hand-in-hand. Bringing the collaboration to the China and Hong Kong markets allows local education institutions to enhance R&D capability and efficiency, as well as to foster innovation in our next generation. Creaform has been actively engaged in promoting 3D solutions to the education sector. We believe that our products complement Stratasys’ 3D Printers and this is a great opportunity for us to provide more synergized applications and solutions to the audience,” says by Mr. Mike Ma, General Manager of Creaform China.
"By partnering with the local Creaform team, we hope to bring 3D scan-to-3D print first into the classroom and expose Chinese learners of all ages to the world-class technology, thereby encouraging more educators, students and researchers to become pioneers in technology and engineering-related disciplines,” says by Mr. Harry Wang, General Manager of Greater China. “Creaform is an excellent partner to add to our partner ecosystem. We look forward to launching joint go-to-market campaigns to bolster market awareness for the value of 3D applications, and the collaborative effort between the two teams to push the boundary of technology, opening up new solutions and applications across other industries."
Jointly authorized, Stratasys and Creaform in Mainland China and Hong Kong will promote each party's products and solutions to end users in the education sector. Under the terms of the agreement, both parties have agreed to invest in joint go-to-market activities, including the development of joint education marketing materials, sales strategies for targeted key accounts. This agreement follows the Stratasys and Creaform’s Joint Marketing Agreement in North America announced in May 2015.
For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers producing prototypes and parts; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and Thingiverse/GrabCAD communities with 5+ million free design components, 3D printable files. With 3,000 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: http://www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.
Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has offices in the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Korea and Singapore.
Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of $4.0 billion.