Mitsubishi Introducing a Metal-Forming 3D Printer to North America

(Nikkei Asian Review) Mitsubishi Corp. will introduce a metal-forming 3D printer to North America starting this month. The Japanese trading house will sell a high-performance 3D printer developed by compatriot Matsuura Machinery, seeking to cultivate demand from manufacturers of aircraft, medical equipment, cell phones and other products. The goal is to deliver it to more than 10 firms in North America in the first year.

It will be priced at about 90 million yen ($845,946). Mitsubishi will tap into its group sales unit in the U.S. that currently markets laser machines and electric discharging machines for die manufacturing.