Guest Blog by John Kawola, CEO, Z Corporation
Design professionals are challenged by three imperatives: speed, quality and affordability. Designers, engineers and architects must create the highest-quality products or buildings fast, while controlling costs at every turn. And while these imperatives have traditionally involved tradeoffs – e.g., “quality can be unaffordable” and “speed jeopardizes quality” – our vision is to enable designers to have it all.
Today, we deliver. I am pleased to announce the ZBuilder Ultra functional prototyping system, which together with our inkjet 3D printers (ZPrinters) and portable 3D laser scanners (ZScanners), enable you to streamline the entire product development process from concept through testing and design verification – an industry first.
For concept modeling through prototyping when you need speed, low cost, and visual appeal, our ZPrinters are the fastest, most affordable and only multicolor 3D printers on the market. And when the material properties of a part are important for final design verification, the new ZBuilder Ultra delivers accurate, durable, ultra-smooth plastic prototypes that rival injection molded parts.
Combine both with the most portable 3D scanners available for reverse engineering, and you really can have it all. From Z Corporation.
I invite you to explore the new ZBuilder Ultra, and since we’re not done innovating, be sure to join the conversation on Twitter @ZCorporation, Facebook, YouTube, and here on our MCAD 3D Printing and Prototyping ZBlog.
I am responsible for leading 3D Systems content creation and capture activities and, in partnership with business and functional leaders, developing new opportunities for the company. I have held a variety of leadership positions in marketing and business development and most recently ran a $150MM division of Church & Dwight, a leading consumer goods company. Prior to receiving my M.B.A from Harvard Business School, I was an Explosive Ordnance Disposal company commander for the U.S. Army. I graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
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