Kickstarter Hit Fuel 3D Scanner Signs North American Distribution Deal, Teams Up with Ultimaker

Fuel 3D Scanner found crowdfunding success on global platform Kickstarter.  In September of 2013, Fuel 3D raised over $325,000 for its handheld scanner device.  Fuel 3D went on to raise additional funding in an early stage round led by London based Chimera Partners.  Ben Gill of Chimera said at the time;

“The 3D printing market is the focus of significant investor interest at the moment, and Fuel 3D’s disruptive technology feeds that interest from a unique angle. We are actively exploring a number of interesting financing options, including the possibility of an early IPO.”

Fuel 3d scannerNow Fuel 3D has announced a North American distribution deal to deliver its products across the United States and Canada.  Fuel 3D Technologies has partnered with WYNIT Distribution, described as a leading national distributor of products from top national brands in the consumer electronics sector.

Geoffrey Lewis, CEO of WYNIT, commented on the recently inked deal;

“Fuel3D is a perfect complement to our growing 3D portfolio,” said Geoffrey Lewis, president and CEO, WYNIT. “The growth in 3D printing is driving demand for new ways to generate original content and Fuel3D is well-positioned to capitalize on that opportunity.”

Stuart MeadFuel 3D CEO Stuart Mead stated;

“Our 3D scanner is priced to be affordable to most 3D printing enthusiasts, artists, designers, developers and many others,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “An effective retail strategy is required to reach these customers, and we are confident that WYNIT has the presence, experience and ambition to help us achieve our North American goals.”

Fuel3D-Screen-Capture-showing-texture-and-wireframe-1024x735Fuel 3D simultaneously announced a UK distribution deal with Ultimaker.  As part of the agreement the Fuel 3D handheld scanner will be bundled with Ultimaker 2 3D printers in the United Kingdom.

“We want to transform people’s ability to create original content with their 3D printers and to do that we need to work with industry leaders like Ultimaker,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D Technologies. “This partnership with Ultimaker in the UK is a perfect tie-in for us and we are looking forward to working with them to bring the benefits of the Fuel3D scanner to 3D printing enthusiasts across the country.”

The two companies will begin jointly promoting products next week at the 3D Printshow in London.

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