Formlabs strengthens its European presence
Dec. 10, 2015 – Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, announced further expansion into the European market today; doubling staff in their EU Head- quarters and adding multiple distribution partners across Europe.
Driven by the success of their critically acclaimed Form 1+ and Form 2 desktop 3D printers, the company is accelerating growth in Europe to match the growing demand. In order to maintain its high standard of sales service and customer support, Formlabs has increased the size of their EU staff and partnered with key European partners to further expand distribution and service to new markets. These efforts have been designed to improve access to Formlabs technology and support in local languages.
“Europe is a key market for Formlabs and its diversity of culture, industries and languages is what makes it so interesting and challenging at the same time” said Michael Sorkin, General Manager at Formlabs Europe. “We have doubled the size of our EU staff and in just 6 months we will have four times the number of employees as we started. We are looking for a variety of skills, but most of all we want people who are passionate about 3D printing and want to disrupt the industry with us”.
“Moreover, we have expanded our reach by adding key distribution partners in more than 10 different countries including Italy, Spain, Benelux, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, and we’re looking for more”, added Sorkin.
Formlabs recently launched the Form 2, the company’s second generation high-resolution, desktop stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer at Euromold 2015. The printer has received critical acclaim. TrustedRe- views.com noted that the Forms is “capable of the best print quality you can get from a desktop 3D printer.” Make Magazine also rated Form 2 as the “Best SLA 3D Printer” of 2016. The Form 2 began shipping to customers in late November and it’s available for purchase for €3,299 on formlabs.com
Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts with offices in Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, and decision makers around the globe. Formlabs products include the Form 3, Form 3B and Form 3L, powered by an advanced form of stereolithography (SLA) called Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™ 3D printing, Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and Form Cell manufacturing solution. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.