3DPrinting Industry reports on the announcement of a recent deal between the 3D printer manufacturers Stratasys and PostNord Strålfors, a Swedish communications and logistics company.
Thanks to Stratasys, PostNord will now “be offering 3D printing bureau services and delivery to customers” in Scandinavia. As PostNord’s Communication Manager Rebecka Mathers explains: “PostNord has acquired a J750 full-color, multimaterial 3D printer. The 3D printer has been installed at the center of PostNord’s logistics network in Stockholm, which also handles the international incoming and outgoing shipping from Arlanda Airport.”
Prior to this deal, Mathers explains how PostNord “explored a number of 3D printing options throughout 2017. By working with customers across all industries, the company sought a solution to reach the widest range of applications possible.” Mathers continues: “we feel that the full-color, multi-material gives us the best opportunity to have a wide perspective in working with customers.”
PostNord Strålfors’s CEO Ylva Ekborn adds: “at PostNord Strålfors, we aim to be our customer’s digitalization partner, and we constantly need to strive for digital developments and explore new business opportunities.”
As Stratasys is quick to point out, their J750 systems “have proved an effective solution for functional prototyping, healthcare, education, and track-side assistance.”
While UPS was the first logistics company to dip their toes into 3D printing bureau services, FedEx has recently “provided shipping for Stratasys Direct Manufacturing in the U.S.” FedEx has also “announced a long-awaited realignment to make way for new customization-centric business FedEx Forward Depots.”
It has evidently become apparent to logistics companies worldwide that 3D printing will play an integral part in their futures – and their future successes.
Image and Quotes Courtesy of 3DPrinting Industry