North America’s top reseller of Stratasys’ (Eden Prairie, MN) Dimension 3D printer, Fisher/Unitech (Troy, MI), has contracted with the company to sell its line of FDM (fused deposition modeling) machines, and is now the exclusive reseller for the line in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Kansas.
“The FDM machines give us the opportunity to tap new markets in both traditional prototyping and direct digital manufacturing,” says Charles Hess, Fisher/Unitech’s president. “DDM eliminates tooling, injection molding, and diecasting from the manufacturing process. This will enable discrete manufacturers to move directly from design to manufacturing, reducing time-to-market and lowering capital expenditures to free up cash flow for additional projects.”
Fisher/Unitech also announced recently that it would sell the uPrint personal 3D printer from Dimension 3D Printing Group, a business unit of Stratasys Inc. The uPrint is a desktop-sized printer (24-by-26-inch footprint) with an 8-by-6-by-6-inch build envelope that uses ABSplus (a Stratasys material) for creating rapid prototypes. Its price ($14,900) and size are intended for designers and engineers for whom larger, more expensive systems are prohibitive.—[email protected]