Santa Ana, CA (May 18, 2010) — Purple Platypus, a leading Southern California distributor of 3D printing systems, today launched the BFB 3000 Panther, the first fully-assembled, color 3-dimensional printer available in the United States under $4,000. The BFB 3000 Panther rapid prototyping printer will be unveiled at the RAPID 2010 Conference and Exposition at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim May 18-20 in booth 800.
Manufactured by Bits from Bytes Ltd. of North Somerset, United Kingdom, the BFB 3000 Panther enables businesses, industrial designers, architects, manufacturing firms, and hobbyists to purchase affordable rapid prototyping equipment for the first time. The BFB 3000 Panther prints quick and affordable models and parts from computer aided design (CAD) files. The printer is standalone, uses an SD card, and requires no computer connection.
“The BFB 3000 Panther is the first and only commercially-available 3D printer of its kind,” stated David Cox, president of Purple Platypus. “Budget-conscious businesses and consumers will finally be able to design and manufacture new products in-house without breaking their budget.”
“We wanted to develop a 3D printing solution that is both affordable to buy and affordable to run, so businesses can take advantage of this previously expensive technology,” stated Bits from Bytes Sales Director Andy MacLaren. “With the BFB 3000 Panther, businesses can get their products into consumers’ hands quickly and affordably.”
Purple Platypus will hold two open house events for prospective customers and the media at its facility. The open house events will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 27 at 151 E. Columbine Avenue in Santa Ana, Calif.
ABOUT PURPLE PLATYPUS
Purple Platypus markets, sells, and services 3-dimensional printing systems and supplies. Established in 2007, the company provides a full line of 3D printing solutions — from Objet Geometries’ award-winning Connex500 to the budget-friendly BFB 3000 Panther by manufacturer Bits from Bytes. Based in Orange County, California, the company is the exclusive Southern California, Arizona and southern Nevada distributor of Objet 3D printers, and the exclusive U.S. commercial distributor of Bits from Bytes’ BFB 3000 Panther 3D printer.
PURPLE PLATYPUS TO DISTRIBUTE OBJET CONNEX AND EDEN FAMILIES OF 3D PRINTERS
Purple Platypus’s product portfolio is strengthened while dramatically increasing Objet Geometries sales reach
Santa Ana, CA (March 19, 2010) — Purple Platypus, a proven reseller of 3D printing systems and supplies and Objet Geometries Inc., the innovation leader in 3D printing technology, today announced that the Connex Family and Eden Family of 3D printers will now be sold in Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Arizona by Purple Platypus. The new initiative expands on the existing distribution of Objet’s Alaris30 Desktop 3D Printing System. Objet will continue to provide direct service and customer field support for both the Connex Family and Eden Family of 3D printers while Purple Platypus will deliver primary service for the Alaris30.
Frank Marangell, President of Objet US said, “The tremendous success we’ve garnered for the Alaris30 by selling this line through Purple Platypus highlights the sales horsepower they bring to the table. It became clear to Objet that teaming with our dealers for distribution of the Connex and Eden Families is a win-win-win for Objet, our dealers and our customers due to better coverage, enhanced economies of scale and scope while delivering the maximum added value to our customers.”.
“Our customers are always seeking our counsel on ways to improve their time to market to gain the critical competitive edge,” explained David Cox from Purple Platypus “The capabilities of the Connex go unmatched by any other technology in the market and the proven reliability and flexibility of the Eden Family of 3D Printers has set the bar high for this industry. By teaming with Objet Geometries for the Connex and Eden Families, Purple Platypus will help our manufacturing and product design customers create high-resolution models and reduce product development cycles to get their new products to the market quickly.”
Objet’s Connex Family represents a breakthrough in 3D printing by, for the first time, offering product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of multiple materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. In addition, the systems allow users to create composite materials that have pre-set combinations of mechanical properties, a breakthrough for the industry. The Connex500™ was unveiled in November 2007; the Connex350™ in June 2009. The proven Eden Family of 3D printers allows customers to utilize the full spectrum of Objet’s diverse photopolymer materials. Eden 3D Printing Systems make it possible for designers and manufacturers to create models with a wide range of physical properties – including transparency, color and elasticity – for numerous, diverse applications.
ABOUT PURPLE PLATYPUS
Purple Platypus markets, sells, and services 3-dimensional printing systems and supplies. Established in 2007 by industry veteran David Cox, Purple Platypus is the exclusive South Western Region dealer of Objet Geometries’ Alaris30 3D desktop printer, as well as the Connex and Eden Families of 3D, rapid prototyping printers. Based in Orange County, California, the company serves counties throughout Southern California including Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern, San Louis Obispo, Imperial, Santa Barbara, and Ventura, as well as Arizona and southern Nevada.
ABOUT OBJET GEOMETRIES
Objet Geometries Ltd., (www.objet.com), a pioneer in photopolymer jetting, develops, manufactures and globally markets ultra-thin-layer, high-resolution 3-Dimensional printing systems and materials that utilize PolyJet™ and PolyJet Matrix™ polymer jetting technologies to print ultra-thin layers.
The market-proven Eden™ line of 3D Printing Systems and the Alaris30 3D Printer are based on Objet’s patented office-friendly PolyJet Technology. The Connex family is based on Objet’s PolyJet Matrix™ technology, which jets multiple model materials simultaneously and creates composite Digital Materials™ on the fly. All Objet systems use Objet’s FullCure® materials to create accurate, clean, smooth and highly detailed 3-dimensional models.
Objet’s solutions enable manufacturers and industrial designers to reduce cost of product development cycles and dramatically shorten time-to-market of new products. Objet systems are in use by world leaders in many industries, such as education, medical / medical devices & dental, consumer electronics, automotive, toys, consumer goods, and footwear industries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Japan.
Founded in 1998, Objet serves its growing worldwide customer base through offices in USA, Mexico, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong, and a global network of distribution partners. Objet owns more than 50 patents and patent pending inventions.