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Tech Data brings BQ 3D printers to UK market

Basingstoke, 14 January 2016 – Tech Data is now stocking the full range of 3D printers and kits from innovative Spanish manufacturer, BQ, opening up new opportunity for UK resellers and retailers to address the high levels of interest in 3D printing and significant potential in the business, consumer and education markets.

Peter Lunn, Senior Category Manager for Print at Tech Data, said: “We are very excited about the BQ 3D printers and we think many buyers in education and research and many other markets will be too. BQ is making 3D printing accessible and affordable to everyone, enabling them to explore new ideas. For resellers and retailers, it’s whole new area of opportunity.”

BQ offers a range of 3D printers including the Hephestos 2 kit-form printer, which can be assembled in around an hour and is specifically designed for use in education. It is robust, built mainly from aluminium and steel parts, and with a recommended price of £640, very affordable.

Another of BQ’s offerings, the Prusa i3, is the most popular kit-form 3D printer in use amongst the ‘RepRap’ community, while the entry-level, Ciclop 3D scanner, which is also a self-build project and, like all the BQ devices, fully open source.

BQ’s Witbox 2 device is an A4 device that can produce output up to 20cm in height. It retails at £1360 and is manufactured at BQ’s own design and production centre in Navarra, Spain. As BQ makes its own products, it can apply the very tightest quality controls and standards. It also manufactures its own consumables for the printers in Spain, which Tech Data will also be making available.

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Tech Data provides its customers in UK and Ireland with a unique combination of focused expertise from its Collection of Specialists business units, alongside unrivalled broadline distribution capabilities. Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit, or follow on Facebook  and Twitter.

For further information contact:
Stewart Hayward
Marketing Services Director
Tel: 0871 880 3000
Twitter: @techdatauk