For businesses comparing their options in 3D printers today, there are quite a few that might make worthwhile investments. MASSIVit 3D manufactures very large format printers for commercial and industrial needs, and it looks like getting one of these printers in Europe, at least in France, will be easier now.
The company is partnering with Global Graphics to distribute their products to French buyers.
The Deal between MASSIVit 3D and Global Graphics
When it comes to very large 3D printers, there are only a handful of companies on the market developing machines that offer the right blend of size and speed. MASSIVit 3D is one such. Their 1800 3D printer is capable of printing something the size of a human being in under five hours.
The build volume is an impressive 1.5 by 1.2 by 1.8 meters, and the top printing speed is 35 cm per hour.
If the MASSIVit 3D name sounds familiar, that’s because the company chose to print an entire Strati car in a single piece. They also used their massive printer to create a two-meter long shark for an anti-shark hunting campaign. Both of those feats garnered a lot of attention worldwide.
The printer doesn’t use ABS or PLA, or even any other widely known printing filament. Instead, it relies on a proprietary gel, called Dimengel.
It’s nonflammable, so there is no worry about the filament being overheated and causing a fire during printing. It starts as a gel, and as it prints, exposure to UV light hardens it.
The new deal is that Global Graphics will distribute, service and sell MASSIVit 3D printers throughout France. They will also be responsible for distributing the Dimengel gel.
Global Graphics is a well-known supplier and service provider already established in the French market, so the partnership makes a lot of sense. In fact, the company has a history of working with customers who require digital printing solutions and visual communications systems.
Given the fact that the 1800 3D printer is designed specifically to address those needs, it seems like a partnership that will benefit everyone involved. Avner Israeli, the CEO of MASSIVit, said, “As a market innovator, we are looking for great partners with established business in the graphic arts market that can take our solution to potential customers as fast and effectively as possible.
Global Graphics offers a great combination of being well established in the French market, while possessing a lot of enthusiasm and the necessary vision to join the 3D revolution.”