Dec 7, 2011

Objet Opens New Center of Excellence Demo Center in Chennai, India

Objet teams with Redington India to offer access to unparalleled 3D printing solutions, bolstering Objet's presence in the region.

Chennai: Objet AP Ltd, a subsidiary of Objet Ltd, the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, today announced the launch of its Center of Excellence (CoE) Demo Center in Chennai, India. Objet is delighted to join forces with Redington India, Objet’s Master Distributor in India, to provide a dedicated area to showcase Objet’s latest 3D printers and materials, including advanced Objet Connex multi-material jetting technology.

Manufacturers and design companies will be presented with the benefits of 3D printing, which enables businesses to reduce the cost of product development and shorten time-to-market of new products. Objet’s Demo Center, located at Redington’s office in Chennai, will provide onsite demonstrations and consultation specific to manufacturers’ and industrial designers’ business challenges.

"We are excited about the new facility and look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate our 3D printing solutions to businesses that want to accelerate design validation processes, conduct functional testing of prototypes and shorten time-to-market,” said Ashan Dhunna, Sales Director, India & ME, Objet AP Ltd. “Objet's investment in rolling out a Center of Excellence Demo Center in India exemplifies our expertise and commitment to helping partners and clients to grow their businesses through state-of-the-art technology. Having cooperated with Redington India's technical experts to build the Center of Excellence Demo Center, we expect to deepen the market’s understanding of 3D printing and its capabilities and potentials, and thus promote the adoption of 3D printing for rapid prototyping," he added.

Kasturi Rangan, President Redington India Ltd., commented: “We are very excited about the Demo Center as it provides access to unparalleled industry and technology expertise. It allows partners and customers to experience and appreciate rapid prototyping technological know-how that would make a difference to their business. Our engineers and applications specialists are fully trained and certified by Objet, ensuring quality consultation and service. We believe that the Demo Center will contribute positively to the strengthening of awareness and adoption of 3D printing in India,” he concluded

Objet’s Master Distributor in India, Redington is a company with deep-rooted relationships, a comprehensive product offering and wide reach, supported by superior logistical capabilities, robust infrastructure, sophisticated management Information systems, prudent risk management practices and end to end customer support services. The Graphics Solution Business Unit in Redington offers end to end solutions for high-value products and brands in the Graphic space in India.

Objet AP Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Objet Ltd, is a leading provider of high quality, cost effective inkjet-based 3D printing systems and materials. A global company, Objet has offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India.

Objet’s 3D printing systems and 3D printing materials are ideal for any company involved in the manufacture or design of physical products using 3D software or other 3D content. Companies using Objet’s solutions can be typically found in sectors such as consumer goods & electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, education, dental, medical and medical devices, architecture, industrial machinery, footwear, sporting goods, toys and service bureaus. Founded in 1998, the company has thousands of customers worldwide including a substantial share of the relevant Fortune 100 and Fortune 500. Its award-winning technology (12 awards in 5 years) is based upon over 110 patents and patent pending inventions.

Objet’s advanced 3D printing systems and range of over 60 materials enable professionals to build prototypes that accurately simulate the true look, feel and function of an end-product, even complex, assembled goods. The Objet Connex™ line of multi-material 3D printers features the world’s only technology to simultaneously jet 2 materials. With this, users can print many different materials into a single part and print various mixed parts on the same build tray. Users can also create advanced composite materials, or Digital Materials™ featuring unique mechanical and thermal properties. Objet’s range of over 60 3D printing materials simulate properties ranging from rigid to rubber-like, transparent to opaque and standard to ABS-grade engineering plastics, with a large number of in-between shore grades and shades.

Objet’s 3D printers are available in a range of form-factors, from cost-effective desktop 3D printers, ideal for entry-level professionals, all the way to industrial-scale multi-material machines for front-line designers and top manufacturers. Objet’s 3D printers feature the industry’s highest-resolution 3D printing quality, based on 16-micron (0.0006 in.) super-thin layering, wide material versatility, office friendliness and ease of operation.