BURLINGTON, Mass., USA - Z Corporation, maker of the world's fastest 3D printers, has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the recent March 2007 "Cool Vendors in Emerging Technologies, 2007," report by Gartner, Inc. Authors are Jackie Fenn, Philip Allega, Nick Jones, Sandy Shen, Pete Basiliere and Jeffrey Hewitt.
Z Corporation was listed in the Gartner Report, which covered the augmented reality, sensor networks, 3D printing, optical device interconnection and technology road-mapping areas. The report says that enterprises looking for "leading-edge opportunities" should understand the advances the listed vendors' solutions represent.
"When Gartner talks, business listens, and we're pleased the firm has spotlighted the increasing value of 3D printing and evaluated our brand," said Tom Clay, Z Corporation CEO. "It's an honor to be included, which we believe is recognition for our efforts to give our customers advantages in speed, color, affordability and high definition."
A 3D printer is an output device for 3D data in the same way that a 2D printer is an output device for the words and pictures on your computer screen. The primary difference is that a 3D printer outputs three-dimensional models and prototypes. Z Corp. is the documented industry leader in speed, color and affordability.
Z Corp. 3D printers are the fastest commercially available 3D printers - five to 10 times faster than other rapid prototyping technologies - and the only ones to print in multiple colors. The company also markets the first handheld, self-positioning 3D scanner on the market.
About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
About Z Corporation
Z Corporation makes products that enable users to capture, edit, and print 3D data with unprecedented speed, ease, versatility and affordability. These products include the world's fastest high-definition 3D printers — machines that produce physical 3D models from digital data in full color - and uniquely portable 3D scanners - handheld machines that digitize 3D surfaces in real time. Z Corp. technology is enabling a wide range of applications in manufacturing, architecture, civil engineering, reverse engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), medicine and entertainment.
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