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RPS, UK based experts in industrial 3D printing technology, announce the sale of the first NEO800 to the US – heralding the start of its international expansion programme into North America.

The flagship NEO800, a large-format stereolithography system, has been successfully installed at Midwest Prototyping, a full service bureau based in Wisconsin. An open material system means users are not restricted by the usual parameter constraints and DSM has been selected as a provider.

David Storey, Director at RPS comments; “Moving into the North American market is a key focus of the RPS development strategy. We have been very clear that we wanted to make this step with partners who share our commitment to service excellence and quality. We are proud to be collaborating with DSM, a world leading provider of stereolithography resins and other 3D printing materials.”

“The world-class NEO800 is being used by many high-profile customers in Europe from a range of companies such as Formula 1, service bureaus and Universities. It offers unique and reliable technology to build large functional models, prototype patterns and production parts with superior surface quality, accuracy and detail.”

“RPS is moving into a new era and is committed to taking our state-of-the-art technology to new markets, working with trusted partners, and we are very optimistic about what the future holds for RPS on the international stage.”

Steve Grundahl President of Midwest Prototyping states; “As MWP continues to reinvent the 3D Printing Service Bureau, we pride ourselves on connecting our customers with innovative technologies; we’re thrilled to be first to bring the NEO800 to North America. Its large build area and incredible print quality will bring an immediate value to our customers, while its intelligent design and modern interface will enhance our operation.”

Eric Romano, Global Product Manager, DSM Additive Manufacturing North America: “We are excited to see the growth of open system options for customers and the expansion of stereolithography technology. We’re pleased to be part of the important solution RPS’s NEO800 offers to the additive manufacturing market. The NEO800 is ideal for customers looking to build large-scale stereolithography applications.”