- Printed Solid Inc. is a US-based distributor of 3D printers, materials and accessories.
Josef Prusa, the CEO and Founder at Prusa Research, announced that the Prusa family has grown bigger again with the addition of Printed Solid, Inc., a well-known and highly regarded US-based distributor of 3D printers, materials and accessories. The acquisition will help to improve the availability of Original Prusa 3D printers, parts, accessories and services.
Both teams have already begun working with businesses, governments, and educational institutions. Prusa Research and Printed Solid intend to provide 3D printer maintenance services to all customers in the United States in the future.
The acquisition formalities have been completed, but the training is still underway, and the teams will be in sync very soon, according to Josef Prusa.
Prusa Research Acquisition Reasons
The acquisition was made in order to provide better services to the US market. The timely availability of Prusa products and services was a major concern. Even though supply chains had been reduced to 2-3 days, ordering from a tiny European country like Czech Republic is inconvenient for US customers.
The company decided it was time to establish a local representative in the United States, which is how the acquisition decision was made.
“A US-based office was our intention for a long time and I’m truly happy that we finally made it a reality. What’s more – we’re not starting from scratch, but we have joined forces with a very talented team. And pretty much everything about it remains the same – David Randolph is still the CEO and Printed Solid will continue to produce their popular Jessie filaments, 3D printer enclosures and sell third-party 3D printer accessories.”– Josef Prusa, the CEO and Founder at Prusa Research
Printed Solid Inc.
Matthew Gorton founded Printed Solid in Newark, Delaware in 2013 as a supplier of 3D printer distributor and also supplying materials and accessories. In 2017, Printed Solid acquired Ranlaser, a company owned by David Randolph that had been designing and manufacturing safety enclosures for 3D printers for over 8 years. David Randolph took over as CEO of Printed Solid in 2019, with Matthew Gorton remaining on the board as an advisor and ambassador for the company.
It is a well-established company with a strong reputation among community members and extensive industry knowledge, making it an excellent partner for Prusa Research.
Prusa concluded saying, “One of the cornerstones of our company is its close relationship with 3D printing communities. There’s Printables.com, a massive library of 3D models for everyone with community contests, we have also incorporated various community tweaks and fixes into our firmware releases, many of PrusaSlicer’s features are based on user requests. the list goes on.”
Prusa Research, in collaboration with Printed Solid, aims to broaden the scope of its activities in the United States and improve the availability of its products and services.
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