PostProcess Technologies has formed a channel partnership with 3D printer distributor Z-Axis. Based in Russia, Z-axis will extend the company’s reach in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, and Armenia, PostProcess says.

The company says that it has also announced a collaboration with 3D Alliances, an Israel-based company that develops global channel networks for 3D printing companies.

‘Just between 2010 to 2018, we have seen a ten-fold increase in the value of the Russian additive manufacturing market,’ said Sergeï Kulakov, director at Z-axis.

‘In the past year, and specifically at Formnext 2019, I could see the industry shift from prototyping solutions towards the integration of 3D printing technologies in manufacturing,’ added Gil Lavi, CEO of 3D Alliances. ‘This is the vision of many leading manufacturers who are looking to set their own tailor-made end-to-end digital workflow. Automated post-processing solutions are opening the bottleneck of handling large amounts of parts with minimum manual labor and maximum consistency, efficiency, and repeatability.’

This story uses material from PostProcess, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.