PostProcess Technologies Joins Forces with Z-axis and 3D Alliances to Expand International Reach


March 25, 2020 – PostProcess Technologies Inc., the first and only provider of automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for industrial 3D printing, has just announced a channel partnership with the renowned 3D printer distributor Z-axis. Based in Russia, Z-axis will broaden PostProcess Technologies’ reach throughout Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, and Armenia.

As the demand from European customers for advanced 3D post-printing technologies grows rapidly, PostProcess Technologies is effectively working to build the most adapted network of resellers, based on criteria such as technical expertise, excellent customer service, and market coverage. As customers require innovative solutions that can deliver consistency and reduce time-to-market for 3D printed parts, PostProcess Technologies will continue to make its range of software-driven solutions available to an increasing number of customers.

To support their recruitment of new European sales partners, PostProcess Technologies has also announced a collaboration with 3D Alliances. 3D Alliances is an Israel-based company that specializes in the deployment and management of global channel networks for innovative 3D printing companies like PostProcess Technologies.

“It’s been exhilarating to see the speed at which customers across the globe are seeking our automated and intelligent post-print solutions. To better service this expanding market and help us identify strong partners, we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with 3D Alliances. Already, they have helped us secure a strategic agreement with Z-axis,” commented Bruno Bourguet, Managing Director of PostProcess Technologies International. “Together with our channel partners, we continue to aim at achieving our objective of moving forward in automating the post-print step of the additive manufacturing workflow in Industry 4.0.”

Sergeï Kulakov, Director, International Division at Z-axis, said, “Just between 2010 to 2018, we have seen a ten-fold increase in the value of the Russian additive manufacturing market.* The revolutionary solutions offered by PostProcess Technologies will be increasingly valuable as this customer base continues to expand. We are thrilled at this partnership, which is enabling us with the opportunity to offer digitized end-to-end workflow solutions.”

Gil Lavi, Founder and CEO of 3D Alliances, added, “In the past year, and specifically at Formnext 2019, I could see the industry shift from prototyping solutions towards the integration of 3D printing technologies in manufacturing. This is the vision of many leading manufacturers who are looking to set their own tailor-made end-to-end digital workflow. Automated post-processing solutions are solving the bottleneck of handling large amounts of parts with minimum manual labor and maximum consistency, efficiency, and repeatability. We are thrilled to join forces with PostProcess Technologies, who is the leading player in this solution segment.”

About PostProcess Technologies:
PostProcess Technologies is the only provider of automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for 3D printed parts. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Buffalo, NY, USA, with international operations in Sophia-Antipolis, France, PostProcess removes the bottleneck in the third step of 3D printing – post-printing – through patent-pending software, hardware, and chemistry technologies. The company’s solutions automate industrial 3D printing’s most common post-printing processes with a software-based approach, including support, resin, and powder removal, as well as surface finishing, resulting in “customer-ready” 3D printed parts. Additionally, as an innovator of software-based 3D post-printing, PostProcess solutions will enable the full digitization of AM through the post-print step for the Industry 4.0 factory floor. The PostProcess portfolio has been proven across all major industrial 3D printing technologies and is in use daily in every imaginable manufacturing sector.

About 3D Alliances
3D Alliances is a consulting company that supports the world’s most innovative hardware and software 3D printing companies to accelerate their business growth, by providing them access to capital growth, recruiting and managing their global channel network, and hiring top talents for their organizations. With a network of over 1,500 3D resellers from 73 countries, 3D Alliances is the world’s largest network of 3D printing companies and resellers. Among the company’s business partners are several innovative 3D startups that offer unique solutions ranging from 3D software, 3D printing, and automated post-processing systems.

About Z-axis
Z-axis LLC (www.Z-axis.ru) is a distributor of 3D technologies including generative design software, SLM, SLS, FDM, and SLA 3D printing systems, as well as additive post-print solutions in cooperation with PostProcess Technologies. They hold over 10 years of experience in sales, promotion, integration, and technical support of 3D systems. Z-axis covers markets like additive manufacturing, education, medical, and more across Custom Union territory, including Russia, Belorussia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Armenia.

* “The 3D printing market in Russia and in the world in 2018 (Additive Manufacturing, AM)” by J’son & Partners

Source: PostProcess Technologies

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