Wednesday, 6 November 2013

A new force in 3D Printing has arrived!

Objective 3D and RapidPro Merge

Good News! Objective 3D and RapidPro are merging which means a greater range of services, expertise and discounts to existing clients. 

From November 6 Objective 3D will offer part sales and finishing in both Australia and New Zealand through their new 3D printing division - RedEye Australasia.

Utilising all the skills and knowledge of RapidPro’s team of engineers and 3D print technicians, the RedEye Australasia Build centre will have even greater capabilities and services offering even more 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions to existing clients. Still operating from separate sites in the short term, the merged operation will come together in a state of the art build centre before the end of the year.

Objective3D will continue to distribute Stratasys 3D printers and materials, service and install Stratasys 3D printers, as well as offering even more training opportunities to existing machine owners by utilising the expertise of the RedEye Australasia build team and build centre.

"We are very excited at being able to offer a full suite of 3D printing solutions,” says Matt Minio, General Manager of the combined entity. "Our customers will now be able to not only make prototypes and 3D printed parts in-house, but they’ll also have the option to use our Additive Manufacturing build centre at a discounted rate through our RedEye Corporate Advantage network. What they cannot build from their machines due to high volume requirements or the need for materials not available on their own system, we can now provide as a full 3D printing solutions provider.”

"From time to time machine owners have questions about part finish, orientation and even CAD file preparation,” adds Matt. "We now have 3D Print technicians that use these machines every day, here to answer these questions as part of our full 3D Printing solutions promise."

RapidPro Engineering Manager Simon Bartlett added, "that whilst the separate companies were very strong in their individual fields, the combination allows for greater service throughout a clients’ 3D printing experience, from testing the waters with a single prototype, to possible machine ownership and after sales service as well as the specialist advice which is only available from professionals in the 3D printing industry”

The migration of RapidPro to RedEye Australasia is indicative of the growth in this region and the need for a larger state of the art build centre to service Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. The new RedEye website will soon offer cutting edge quoting software for instant quoting and faster order processing. This will enable clients to quote and order instantly to get their part next in the queue and delivered to their door even faster!

"We will still offer the full suite of 3D printing services that were offered by RapidPro, as well as additional services and larger build platforms,” added Simon Bartlett."With the additional Stratasys machines, we will be able to offer even faster turnarounds as well as the option of even larger production quantities.”

Jeff Hansen, Business Development Manager RedEye On Demand North America, a Stratasys business, endorsed the merger, saying "We’re excited to announce completion of this merger. Selling additive manufacturing systems and parts services under one roof is a win-win solution for both companies and the Australasian manufacturing market.”


With offices based in Australia and New Zealand, Objective 3D and RedEyeAustralasia are set to become a powerhouse in local manufacturing across the Southern Hemisphere and a much needed solutions provider, focused on the old-fashioned values of personalised service and customer driven solutions.

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