SOURCE: Purple Platypus

Purple Platypus

March 19, 2010 15:23 ET

Purple Platypus to Distribute Objet Connex and Eden Families of 3D Printers

Purple Platypus's Product Portfolio Is Strengthened While Dramatically Increasing Objet Geometries Sales Reach

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2010) -  Purple Platypus, a proven reseller of 3D printing systems and supplies, and Objet Geometries Inc., the innovation leader in 3D printing technology, today announced that the Connex Family and Eden Family of 3D printers will now be sold in Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Arizona by Purple Platypus. The new initiative expands on the existing distribution of Objet's Alaris30 Desktop 3D Printing System. Objet will continue to provide direct service and customer field support for both the Connex Family and Eden Family of 3D printers while Purple Platypus will deliver primary service for the Alaris30.

Frank Marangell, President of Objet US, said, "The tremendous success we've garnered for the Alaris30 by selling this line through Purple Platypus highlights the sales horsepower they bring to the table. It became clear to Objet that teaming with our dealers for distribution of the Connex and Eden Families is a win-win-win for Objet, our dealers and our customers due to better coverage, enhanced economies of scale and scope while delivering the maximum added value to our customers."

"Our customers are always seeking our counsel on ways to improve their time to market to gain the critical competitive edge," explained David Cox from Purple Platypus. "The capabilities of the Connex go unmatched by any other technology in the market and the proven reliability and flexibility of the Eden Family of 3D Printers has set the bar high for this industry. By teaming with Objet Geometries for the Connex and Eden Families, Purple Platypus will help our manufacturing and product design customers create high-resolution models and reduce product development cycles to get their new products to the market quickly."

Objet's Connex Family represents a breakthrough in 3D printing by, for the first time, offering product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of multiple materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. In addition, the systems allow users to create composite materials that have pre-set combinations of mechanical properties, a breakthrough for the industry. The Connex500™ was unveiled in November 2007; the Connex350™ in June 2009. The proven Eden Family of 3D printers allows customers to utilize the full spectrum of Objet's diverse photopolymer materials. Eden 3D Printing Systems make it possible for designers and manufacturers to create models with a wide range of physical properties -- including transparency, color and elasticity -- for numerous, diverse applications.

About Purple Platypus
Purple Platypus (www.purpleplatypus.com) markets, sells, and services 3-dimensional printing systems and supplies. Established in 2007, Purple Platypus is the exclusive South Western Region dealer of Objet Geometries' Alaris30 3D desktop printer, as well as the Connex and Eden Families of 3D, rapid prototyping printers. Based in Orange County, California, the company serves counties throughout Southern California including Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Imperial, Santa Barbara, and Ventura, as well as Arizona and southern Nevada.

About Objet Geometries
Objet Geometries Ltd., (www.objet.com), a pioneer in photopolymer jetting, develops, manufactures and globally markets ultra-thin-layer, high-resolution 3-Dimensional printing systems and materials that utilize PolyJet™ and PolyJet Matrix™ polymer jetting technologies to print ultra-thin layers.

The market-proven Eden™ line of 3D Printing Systems and the Alaris30 3D Printer are based on Objet's patented office-friendly PolyJet Technology. The Connex family is based on Objet's PolyJet Matrix™ technology, which jets multiple model materials simultaneously and creates composite Digital Materials™ on the fly. All Objet systems use Objet's FullCure® materials to create accurate, clean, smooth and highly detailed 3-dimensional models.

Objet's solutions enable manufacturers and industrial designers to reduce cost of product development cycles and dramatically shorten time-to-market of new products. Objet systems are in use by world leaders in many industries, such as education, medical / medical devices & dental, consumer electronics, automotive, toys, consumer goods, and footwear industries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Japan.

Founded in 1998, Objet serves its growing worldwide customer base through offices in USA, Mexico, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong, and a global network of distribution partners. Objet owns more than 50 patents and patent pending inventions.

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