May 28, 2019
Armor is strengthening its partnerships with Ultimaker and Raise 3D according to an article published by MCADCafé.com.
As the article describes, Armor has been growing various partnerships with 3D printer manufacturers over the past couple of years. These partners include Ultimaker, Raise3D, Intamsys, Aon3D, and miniFactory.
According to the article by MCADCafé.com the company “wants to gain approval for Kimya filaments for use in their machines, thereby making the printing process more accessible to all users.”
The article explains that Kimya is part of the Ultimaker Material Alliance Programme launched in April 2018 by the Dutch manufacturer. The PLA-R Kimya and ABS-ESD Natural filaments are now approved for all the 3D FDM printers of the Ultimaker brand.
Senior Vice President of Product Management at Ultimaker, Paul Heiden told MCADCafé.com: “We have observed considerable interest in the Ultimaker Material Alliance since its launch. In just twelve months we have collaborated with numerous international companies to unlock new applications and have obtained astounding results. Professional users are now able to select a material with protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD), enabling engineers and designers in the electronics industry to make the most out of desktop 3D printing.”
Adding to the partnership network, Armor has formed a partnership with with Raise3D and is participating in the Raise3D Open Filament Programme. Five of the Kimya grades are now compatible with the US manufacturer’s range.
Speaking to MCADCafé.com Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage, Business Development Director at Armor 3D said: “Our 3D printer partners share our vision of adding value to industrial end-users. Our goal within Armor is to optimise the use of this technology to bring the best results in response to the needs of use of our customers, all over the world. In each partnership we sign, we position ourselves as a key element in the success of this business model where close cooperation between all parties is strategic. Our long-term vision will be to adapt the machines to final applications and materials for mass production.”
Armor is also developing partnerships with high-temperature 3D printer manufacturers for a full range of filaments.
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