Irvine, California — Purple Platypus, the Southwest platinum reseller to Stratasys, a 3D printing solutions company, today announced its partnership with Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). As the exclusive 3D printing sponsor of the new additive manufacturing center, located inside the La Kretz Innovation Campus, Purple Platypus is committed to providing advanced 3D printing technology, tools, and support to LACI and its customers.
“We are thrilled to be a part of LA’s cleantech hub and looking forward to the collaboration with LACI in promoting an innovative culture across Southern California”, says Mark Swart, CEO of Purple Platypus.
Prototyping Solutions All In One Place
LKIC is a state-of-the-art facility that provides startups, inventors, technologists, researchers and industrialists a place to collaborate, promote, and support the development of clean technologies and LA’s green economy. Cleantech members will have complete access to the additive manufacturing center, which features both FDM and PolyJet 3D printing technologies. Additionally, they will have access to a wet lab, electronics lab, CNC shop, and welding shop – all under one roof.
Members of the facility are encouraged to utilize the additive manufacturing center as a place to be innovative, develop prototypes, share design concepts with colleagues, and experience 3D printing demonstrations. This world-class facility will also give Purple Platypus a centralized location in Los Angeles to hold seminars, workshops, and meet with customers to discuss real-life applications in a professional environment.
Bringing the Design Community Together
To celebrate this partnership, Purple Platypus and LACI will be hosting an exclusive 3D printing forum that will feature the latest ground-breaking technology, a panel of industry experts, and an array of impressive 3D printed parts. Registered attendees will have the opportunity to watch live 3D printing demonstrations from the world’s first full-color multi-material 3D printer, the J750, and the world’s largest 3D printing platform, the Objet1000 Plus. Attendees will also meet face-to-face with the R&D team from Stratasys, and can participate in a Q&A session with guest speakers from leading Southern California manufacturers. This collaboration and exclusive 3D printing event is just the beginning of the exciting things to come for innovators in the Los Angeles area.
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The La Kretz Innovation Campus Prototyping Center provides startups, inventors, tinkerers, engineers, artists, and scientists with a world-class rapid prototyping lab. As part of a fully renovated 60,000 square foot building located at 5th and Hewitt Streets in the dynamic Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, the Campus comprises 3.2 acres and is owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
The Campus is directly adjacent to the new Arts District Park and will offer surface parking with a 175 kilowatt photovoltaic solar canopy, greywater recycling, bioswale, and microgrid systems all in the heart of LA’s Cleantech Corridor.