DesktopFab Partners with 3D Systems

By on November 3rd, 2011 in Corporate


Some time ago we wrote about a small Texas-based operation called DesktopFab that resold PP3DP’s Up! personal 3D printers in the USA. We hadn’t heard much from them for quite some time. And then suddenly…
They issued a press release describing their new partnership with 3D Systems. No longer are they selling PP3DP’s in the USA; instead they’re reselling 3D Systems’ entire low-end line of 3D printers. This includes: 
  • BFB 3D Touch
  • BFB RapMan
  • 3D Systems V-Flash
This gives them a pretty decent print point range from the USD$1610 RapMan all the way to the ~USD$10-12K V-Flash. If you are anything from a new hobbyist to a prosumer to a small shop, they seem to have it covered. 
As far as we were aware, DesktopFab were the only US-based reseller of PP3DP’s products. We’re not sure how PP3DP will react to this; perhaps they’ll organize another reseller? It’s not all about the device – sales and marketing count, too.  

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

1 comment

  1. Sooner or later, you have to accept: 3D System's strategy is not about innovation, but competition elimination.

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