The Global Trade association for 3D and Additive Manufacturing is delighted to announce Canon Europe Ltd.

The Global Trade association for 3D and Additive Manufacturing is delighted to announce Canon Europe Ltd.

3DPA, the Global Trade association for 3D and Additive Manufacturing is delighted to announce Canon Europe Ltd. as the latest organisation to join the growing community of manufacturers and distributors.

Christopher Blake, EMEA sales and marketing director, 3D printing, will be joining the European board which is close to completion and will be fully announced next month.

Canon Europe’s entry into the market was announced earlier in the year following a distribution agreement with 3D Systems which now extends across the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the Nordics. Blake comments: “Our approach is based on simple core principles; we want to offer the best solutions, with the best service, knowledge and support in the 3D printing industry both today and in the future. To this end, we have entered into a partnership in EMEA with 3D Systems to offer its leading technology together with Canon’s exceptional sales and service experience to create a compelling proposition for our customers.”

Ian Ferguson membership director of the 3DPA commented, ‘By joining the association Canon Europe demonstrates its commitment to the industry and we look forward to working with them and all our members to improve understanding of the technology, help with awareness and education and influence the regulatory environment.


About 3DPA

The 3D printing Association (3DPA) is the global Trade Association for additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

We are dedicated to providing manufacturers, designers, resellers and the entire 3D printing community with a committed resource, which actively promotes, develops and supports all elements of the industry acting as a robust advocate for the technology.

Further information about the 3DPA is available

About Canon Europe

Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 116 countries and employing 17,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions.  Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.

Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’. In EMEA, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon’s products, solutions and services. Canon has achieved global certification to ISO 14001, demonstrating a world-class environmental management standard.

Further information about Canon Europe is available at:

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