With a new partnership comes new opportunity.
When Stratasys and Objet finalized their merger on December 3rd, 2012, Proto3000 gained a new partner.
Proto3000 now offers their clients eight more 3D printers among its new engineering solutions from Stratasys.
“We are pleased to announce the successful completion of this merger,” said Scott Crump, full-time executive chairman of Stratasys. “With our breadth of products, commitment to innovation, and outstanding, service-focused team, we will be well positioned to address customer needs across the entire 3D design and manufacturing spectrum. The combined company has a deep well of talent and a strong board and management team to lead us successfully as we continue to pave a new way forward for the 3D printing industry.”
Prior to the merger, Proto3000 only offered Objet 3D Printing technology. However, they can now offer an even wider selection of 3D Printing equipment, spanning over countless applications in every industry.
“Our customers have more tools on their tool belt now,” said John Frangella, Director of Business at Proto3000. “The reality is that there isn’t one system that can handle every application, so we now have more specialized machines based on each user’s exact needs.”
Even celebrities, like Jay Leno, use FDM machines from Stratasys. Leno wrote, “My 1907 White Steamer has a feed water heater, a part that bolts onto the cylinders. It's made of aluminum, and over the 100-plus years it's been in use, the metal has become so porous you can see steam and oil seeping through… So, rather than have a machinist try to copy the heater and then build it, we decided to redesign the original using our NextEngine 3D scanner and Dimension 3D printer.”
So what’s next for Proto3000?
“We are always looking to expand our product line,” said Frangella. “We are always in search for new suppliers of 3D Engineering with the most innovative products.”