Leading Seattle Business Makes Leap from 3D Printing User to Powerhouse Distributor
SEATTLE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 21, 2014 — USCutter has a simple but powerful message for U.S. businesses:
“3D printing has revolutionized our business and it can do the same for yours.”
As one of the country’s leading resellers of sign-making equipment and supplies, USCutter has been selling and supporting sophisticated printing equipment since 2005. And now the Seattle-based company is adding 3D printing to its product line thanks to a major distribution agreement with Netherlands-based 3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog.
Today’s announcement follows 3D printing adoption inside USCutter’s own operations. “We’ve been using 3D printing to print spare parts and solve problems,” says USCutter CEO Karl Bowman. “It started with the simple need to provide customers with new parts to keep their older equipment running – parts the original manufacturers no longer provide – and 3D printing them made the most financial sense.”
USCutter is bringing Leapfrog 3D printers to its customer base after extensive testing of established and emerging 3D printers – from very low-cost to very expensive models. “We tested dozens of 3D printing brands and settled on the Leapfrog line because it’s the best combination of price and performance,” says Bowman. “It’s business ready.”
For Leapfrog, USCutter is an ideal distribution partner because of its market-leading position in a vertical industry primed for 3D printing adoption. “USCutter’s commitment to customer support and perfect ecommerce fulfillment model make them one of our newest and most valued partners,” said Brandon Davis, CEO of Leapfrog America.
USCutter is backing its entry into the 3D printing space with the development of a world-class showroom and classroom training facility in support of the technology. The company also signed on as a platinum sponsor of 3D Printer World Expo, the 3D printing industry’s main event, and will demo its 3D printers to Seattle businesses as the Expo visits Seattle this Friday and Saturday, August 22nd and 23rd.
USCutter is a leading provider of print and signage related materials and equipment to businesses, schools and government agencies. The company maintains sales, service and distribution warehouses in Seattle, Washington and Memphis, Tennessee and operates a ecommerce site at www.uscutter.com. The company was recently identified as one of the Northwest’s fastest growing companies for the second year in a row by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
About Leapfrog 3D Printers
Leapfrog 3D Printers produces affordable plug-and-play 3D printers aimed at the 3D entrepreneur and SOHO market. Leapfrog 3D Printers is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands. Here, we combine Dutch engineering with the latest innovations in 3D printing to provide consumers with a product that is stronger, faster and more dependable than the competition. We lead the market when it comes to offering the largest build area using the highest quality components for the lowest price, leading to a more profitable output for our customers. After all, our customers are at the heart of what we do. We learn from their experiences and, in turn, help them uncover applications for their 3D printing aspirations. For more information visit http://www.lpfrg.com
John Williams, 425-902-1905 x7026