R&D Technologies to Distribute Objet Connex and Eden Families of 3D Printers

R&D Technologies’ product portfolio is strengthened while
dramatically increasing Objet Geometries sales reach

Online PR News – 21-January-2010 – – R&D Technologies, a proven reseller of 3D CAD software and related products 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 New England by R&D Technologies. 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 R&D Technologies 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 organizations like R&D Technologies 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 and other intelligent ways to gain the critical competitive edge they always strive for,” explained Andy Coutu from R&D Technologies “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. Teaming with Objet Geometries for the Connex and Eden Families enables us to help our customers create better designs while bringing their products to market faster.”

R & D Technologies provides engineering productivity solutions that improve profitability, allow creation of better products and help decrease time-to-market. Over the past nine years, R&D Technologies has helped over 600+ companies throughout New England address and improve upon these critical engineering-driven business issues.

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 R&D Technologies
R&D Technologies (www.rnd-tech.com) provides complete Engineering Services to companies in New England. Their combined staff help customers with all their design and analysis needs. R&D Technologies offers CAM and rapid prototyping solutions including SolidWorks CAD software for 3D mechanical design, as well as training and support on SolidWorks, SolidCAM and MasterCAM at their training facilities located in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Additionally, R&D Technologies offers SolidCAM software for 2 through 5 axis milling, turning and wire EDM, PDM software from SolidWorks to manage files and projects, FEA support and software for measuring statics, dynamics, buckling, heat transfer, nonlinear, electromagnetics, fatigue and optimization, and 3D printing solutions with Objet Technologies rapid prototyping equipment. As a full service company, R&D Technologies also offers consulting on product design, rapid prototyping and time to market reduction, custom software development and technical project management services to its customers.

R&D Technologies is a licensed Solidworks value added reseller, providing both support and training throughout New England. They provide information and engineering solutions that help companies increase productivity, minimize errors, minimize costs and reduce Time-To-Market.

R&D Technologies believes in long-term relationships with their customers. Many of their customers have been doing business with R&D Technologies’ staff for over 20 years and over 75% of all R&D Technologies’ business comes from their customers and their customers’ referrals.

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.