Stratasys strikes reseller deal with Dell, launches multi-material printer

|By:, SA News Editor

Stratasys' (SSYS -2.1%) MakerBot unit has struck a reseller deal with Dell that will result in the IT giant offering MakerBot's Replicator 3D printers and Digitizer 3D scanner to workstation buyers.

The partnership comes as Dell archrival/printing giant H-P gets set to enter the 3D printing market. MakerBot announced three new Replicator printers at CES earlier this month, and is among the firms supporting Windows 8.1's 3D printing APIs.

Separately, Stratasys's Objet division has announced the Objet500 Connex3, which it asserts is the world's first multi-material color 3D printer. Stratasys also claims the Connex3 will be the first 3D printer to support flexible materials in color, starting in Q2.

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