Furthermore, a Paris-based service bureau, Erpro Group, has become France’s first company to adopt Stratasys’ latest PolyJet additive manufacturing system, the J850. Cyrille Vue, CEO of Erpro Group, explained:
“The J850 delivers new impetus to our expertise by enabling us to do things that were previously impossible – and in those instances where we could do it, we’ll now be able to do so much faster, easier and cost-effectively, and to an unprecedented level of quality.”
Stratasys in Oceania
Based in Melbourne, Australia, TCL Hofmann import and distribute a wide range of high-quality technical products including raw materials, semi-finished goods, spare parts, and equipment. In New Zealand, TCL Hunt, also supply a selection of industrial machinery worldwide.
Joining the Stratasys reseller network, TCL Hofmann and TCL Hunt will market the complete suite of Stratasys’ professional additive manufacturing solutions, including materials, post-sale service, and software across multiple sectors. Ben Darling, Senior Territory Manager of Stratasys Australia and New Zealand Region, explained:
“3D printing has changed the ways that many things are created and as an innovator and partner of our customers, Stratasys continues to push the boundaries to ensure needs are matched with the most fitted solution, whether our customer requires 3D printed replica of a patient’s heart for pre-surgical analysis, or a customized masking jig in shop floor.”
Erpro Group installs J850
With an aim to increase its full-color, multi-material additive manufacturing capabilities, Erpro Group, who is also Carbon’s first French partner, has installed a Stratasys J850. Despite the company’s experience in 3D printing technologies, which includes the production of Chanel’s fully 3D printed mascara brush, it sought to produce translucent, ultra-realistic prototypes and models in several different materials.
“The J850 takes our design expertise to new frontiers insofar as the ultra-realism we’ll now be able to enjoy when 3D printing prototypes for our customers,” added Vue. “We recently established a department to develop prototype head and tail-lights for automakers and OEM providers, so the ability to use materials like VeroUltraClear to offer a true-to-life simulation of glass, will enable us to produce prototypes that are literally indistinguishable from the actual final part.”
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Featured image shows the Product development stages realized in full color on the J850. Photo via Stratasys.