Monday, Aug 29, 2005 5:00 AM
BURLINGTON, MA - Z Corporation today announced it has signed GoEngineer Inc. as its newest reselling partner, charged with promoting Z Corp. 3D printing solutions throughout the Western United States.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City and backed by more than 20 years of experience, GoEngineer serves more than 2,000 US-based customers. The signing is significant because 3D mechanical designs are the most common sources of 3D printing jobs, and GoEngineer is the leading reseller in the Americas of SolidWorks®, a leading developer of 3D mechanical design software for the mainstream market. GoEngineer draws from the collective knowledge of more than 6,000 SolidWorks users.
"In signing with Z Corp., GoEngineer made a strategic decision based upon customer feedback, which indicated that color, speed, high definition and value are crucial factors when selecting a 3D printer," said Ken Coburn, President of GoEngineer. "The functionality of the Z Corp. product line gives our customers access to a flexible Rapid Prototyping solution with great potential benefits to their organizations."
3D printing streamlines the design and engineering processes and turbo charges early sales and marketing efforts. The mainstream adoption of 3D printing is closely tracking the adoption of 3D mechanical design software, and the ability to generate affordable prototypes with a 3D printer is often a decisive factor for companies embracing 3D design for the first time. Meanwhile, Z Corp.'s color capabilities are particularly amenable to the analysis capabilities of SolidWorks' COSMOS® design analysis software. With COSMOS and a Z Corp. color printer, customers for the first time can color-map prototypes according to design analysis output about structural integrity, thermal flow, or other analysis results.
GoEngineer is one of many top SolidWorks authorized resellers in the United States and around the world that have also become Z Corp. authorized resellers, including CADD Edge, and TriMech Solutions in North America; General Faith, Intelligent CAD/CAM Technology, ETC Service Co., and IME in Asia; as well as Emco and PT-Sys in Europe.
"GoEngineer is a strategic partner that embodies Z Corp.'s philosophy of signing formidable channel partners best suited to serving our customers' needs," said John Kawola, Z Corp. Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. "We look forward to a rewarding partnership that pays dividends for our companies and helps our customers to profit."
GoEngineer is a leading product design solutions reseller with full-service training and support facilities located throughout Utah, Idaho, and Southern California, with new locations in San Diego and San Dimas. GoEngineer provides extensive customer services for engineers including; eleven continuous hours of access to a quick response toll free hotline, web support, software utilities and local senior engineers fully certified in delivering comprehensive SolidWorks centric solutions for mechanical engineers and manufacturers. For the latest news from GoEngineer, visit the company Web site at www.goengineer.com or contact a representative at 800.688.3234.
About Z Corporation
Z Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets the world's fastest, high-definition 3D printers — machines that produce 3D physical prototypes of real-world objects with the speed, ease, and affordability of 2D desktop printing. Leading manufacturers, Fortune 500 companies, and centers for research, including Sony, Fisher-Price, Adidas, Canon, NASA, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BMW, Porsche, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Harvard, MIT and Yale, rely on Z Corp.'s printers to produce prototypes as part of the development of a broad range of world-class products and technologies. Z Corp. systems are not only the fastest 3D printers on the market but also offer the only color 3D printing capabilities. Z Corp. holds patents on its proprietary 3D printing materials and equipment and licenses others from MIT, where the company's technology was originally developed.