SOURCE: Purple Platypus

Purple Platypus

May 18, 2010 12:53 ET

Purple Platypus Launches the First Fully-Assembled, Color 3-Dimensional Printer Priced Under $4,000

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Purple Platypus, a leading Southern California distributor of 3D printing systems, today launched the BFB 3000 Panther, the first fully-assembled, color 3-dimensional printer available in the United States under $4,000. The BFB 3000 Panther rapid prototyping printer will be unveiled at the RAPID 2010 Conference and Exposition at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim May 18-20 in booth 800.

Manufactured by Bits from Bytes Ltd. of North Somerset, United Kingdom, the BFB 3000 Panther enables businesses, industrial designers, architects, manufacturing firms, and hobbyists to purchase affordable rapid prototyping equipment for the first time. The BFB 3000 Panther prints quick and affordable models and parts from computer aided design (CAD) files. The printer is standalone, uses an SD card, and requires no computer connection.

"The BFB 3000 Panther is the first and only commercially-available 3D printer of its kind," stated David Cox, president of Purple Platypus. "Budget-conscious businesses and consumers will finally be able to design and manufacture new products in-house without breaking their budget."

"We wanted to develop a 3D printing solution that is both affordable to buy and affordable to run, so businesses can take advantage of this previously expensive technology," stated Bits from Bytes Sales Director Andy MacLaren. "With the BFB 3000 Panther, businesses can get their products into consumers' hands quickly and affordably."

Purple Platypus will hold two open house events for prospective customers and the media at its facility. The open house events will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 27 at 151 E. Columbine Avenue in Santa Ana, Calif.

About Purple Platypus
Purple Platypus markets, sells, and services 3-dimensional printing systems and supplies. Established in 2007, the company provides a full line of 3D printing solutions -- from Objet Geometries' award-winning Connex500 to the budget-friendly BFB 3000 Panther by manufacturer Bits from Bytes. Based in Orange County, California, the company is the exclusive Southern California, Arizona and southern Nevada distributor of Objet 3D printers, and the exclusive U.S. commercial distributor of Bits from Bytes' BFB 3000 Panther 3D printer.

Contact Information

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    Julia Kohn
    Marketing Director
    Purple Platypus
    (949) 689-0985
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