Release date: 2009-05-12

Infocad S.A. to Sell the Latest Personal Desktop 3D Printer in the Middle East

(Newswire Today) —  Athens, Greece, 2009-05-12 - Infocad S.A, Dimension Printing Group’s resellers in the Middle East, Greece, Cyprus and North Africa, announced that it will now offer the uPrint™ Personal Desktop Printer within the region.


The Dimension Printing Group is a business unit of Stratasys. Inc, which manufactures rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing systems and 3D printers.

uPrint addresses the needs of customers who are looking for an affordable 3D Printer that can create physical models directly from 3D CAD data. 3D printing is becoming increasingly adopted within the architecture, educational and automotive sectors and INFOCAD has already experienced strong interest from architects who need 3D scale models of their designs (maquettes) for the approval and better visualization and communication of their designs to customers.

In particular, universities in Greece and Cyprus that are teaching architecture have introduced 3D printing to their students as a way to create awareness of the role that new technology can play in this area. Infocad has also registered a keen interest from the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering education sector, in affordable 3D printing because it is an effective means to demonstrate latest design and modeling technologies to students.

Infocad CEO, Kyriakos Papantoniou observed, “many prominent educational institutes in Greece, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan are already using 3D printing as part of their teaching curriculum and there is increasing interest from other Middle East countries that are quick to adopt the latest technologies in rapid product development. We aim to bring awareness to our territory and always offer latest technology offerings that are in line with those available in other developed industrial regions. Technology transfer to new emerging markets is not always an easy task, but we find that our customers are very open to new ideas and ways of creating new products. We feel that the uPrint 3D Printer will receive a warm welcome from our region and the price tag will prove a great incentive for customers to consider this technology as a fundamental part of their product design and development process.”

“uPrint provides users with a networked, desktop-sized 3D printer capable of building durable, accurate models ready for testing,” said Tim Heller, managing director of Stratasys Europe. “It appeals to designers, engineers, architects, teachers and others looking to work with the most affordable, high-quality 3D modelling system available today. We are pleased that our trusted partner INFOCAD will now be able to offer uPrint to the Middle East region and beyond.”

About Infocad
Infocad S.A. ( is supplying 3D printers, Rapid Prototyping and Direct Digital Manufacturing systems in the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, Cyprus and Malta, from Stratasys Inc, USA, a leading company in this sector. INFOCAD is headquartered in Athens Greece and has Resellers throughout the region. The company personnel are trained professionals with experience in supplying solutions to the following industry sectors: Architecture, Consumer/Household Appliances, A & D, Automotive feeder industry, Molds, Dies, Jigs & fixtures, Furniture, Plastic Goods, Design Bureau, Educational Sector, and many more. Visit also

About The Dimension 3D Printing Group
The Dimension 3D Printing Group is a business unit of Stratasys, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Dimension 3D printers – which include uPrint, the Elite, the Dimension 1200es Series and the Dimension 768 Series – are networked, desktop modelling systems that provide CAD (Computer-Aided-Design) users with a fast, office-friendly, low-cost alternative for building functional 3D prints. Dimension 3D printers build accurate models layer by layer using durable ABS plastic, allowing users not only to evaluate design concepts, but also to test 3D prints for functionality, form and fit. With the first large format desktop 3D printer that sells for less than $30,000, Dimension incorporates many key features found in modelling systems that cost tens of thousands of dollars more.

Stratasys, Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures additive fabrication machines for prototyping and manufacturing plastic parts. The company also operates a service for part prototyping and production. According to Wohlers Report 2008, Stratasys supplied 44 percent of all additive fabrication systems installed worldwide in 2007, making it the unit market leader for the sixth consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the process known as FDM.® The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds more than 180 granted or pending additive fabrication patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business & industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries.

*ULTEM is a trademark of SABIC Innovative Plastics IP BV.
Fortus, Dimension, RedEye, and RedEye On Demand, are trademarks, and FDM and Stratasys are registered trademarks, of Stratasys Incorporated.


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