Last Friday Stratasys Asia Pacific hosted an Innovation Day in Singapore to provide an overview of the company’s current status and to introduce customers from the region to the latest addition to the Stratasys portfolio — the Objet500 Connex3 multi-material multi-colour 3D printer.
3DPI’s co-founders were able to attend the event, which saw two formal presentations ahead of the more informal niceties. The presenters at the Singaporean venue were Stratasys’ General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan: Jonathan Jaglom and Ofer Nir Director, Product line Manager DESIGN 3D Printing Solutions.
Focusing on both the technical achievements of the Connex3 and the opening up of new applications as a result, one of the highlights of the event was the on-site revelation of the work of Japanese fashion designer Yuima Nakazato, who unveiled his 2014 Accessory Collection. Yuima’s work was a captivating and vivid demonstration of the capabilities of the Connex3’s full colour and multi-material capabilities and the collection is subsequently due to be premiered on an Asia Pacific tour that includes Japan, South Korea, China and Hong Kong.
Nakazato is an alum of the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts with an MA in fashion design, graudating in 2004. His first collection was presented in Paris and he has since gone on to establish his own fashion brand YUIMA NAKAZATO. Nakazato was selected as the hottest young designer by Japanese industry magazine and he is currently working in Tokyo. Working with the Connex3 has added an exciting new dimension — literally — to his 2014 collection.
Stratasys distributor partner in Singapore, Creatz3D, was also present at the event together with more than 350 guests.