Israel-headquartered Objet Geometries, an innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, has signed a distribution agreement with Tri-Tech Engineering Ltd. of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK, which will sell, distribute and service Objet desktop 3D printers throughout the UK.
Since Tri-Tech has been providing installation, training and service support in the UK for Objet’s complete range of desktop, professional and high-end 3D printing systems for several years, the company is already an expert in the economical Objet Alaris30 desktop printer. Tri-Tech’s product support services within the 3D printing and rapid prototyping industry cover a wide range of rapid prototyping equipment and related 3D products and include spare parts, repairs, upgrades, consumables, annual service and maintenance contracts, and materials management.
Already an approved distributor of the successful Objet Alaris30 system, Tri-Tech can now offer customers sales, service and product support from one source, ensuring that all needs are met quickly and efficiently.
Tri-Tech and Objet have a strong working relationship. Indeed, Tri-Tech has been involved with Objet’s first desktop 3D printer, the Alaris30, since its launch in October 2008.
“We have witnessed firsthand the growing demand for 3D printers in the UK, especially for smaller and lower-end systems, so we decided to expand our operations to include a sales division,” explains Paul Webber, director of Tri-Tech Engineering. “We firmly believe that the Objet Alaris30 has set the benchmark for part quality and accuracy, and we intend to bring these benefits to our customers.”
Andy Middleton, general manager for Objet Europe, believes that Tri-Tech’s familiarity with the Objet line of 3D printing systems and Objet’s customers makes it a natural extension for the company to also distribute and sell the 3D printing systems. “We have full confidence in Tri-Tech’s ability to service the growing UK market for desktop 3D printing solutions. We look forward to continuing this expanded, mutually beneficial relationship with Tri-Tech for many years to come.”