Canon is to sell 3D printers to customers in the engineering, manufacturing and architectural sectors, following a UK and Ireland distribution
agreement with 3D Systems.
Under the agreement, Canon will market, sell and support 3D Systems’ advanced manufacturing 3D printers, including the ProJet 1200, 3500, 4500, 6000 and 7000 series. Canon plans to offer the 3D printers as a prototyping solution for rapid product development.
The partnership builds on a distribution agreement between 3D Systems and Canon Marketing Japan announced in March 2014. Gartner expects end-user spending on 3D printers to increase from $1.6 billion in 2015 to $13.4 billion in 2018.