Feb 8, 2017 | By Tess

Aurora, a Taiwanese office automation and furniture distribution company that has expanded into the 3D printing industry, has announced that in 2016 its additive manufacturing business increased by 23% in both the Taiwanese and Chinese markets. Looking towards 2017, the company says it will continue to push forward and promote its 3D printing enterprises.

Aurora, not to be confused with Australian 3D printing company Aurora Labs, has been making inroads into the 3D printing industry in recent years. Known best as a provider of office automation machines and furniture, it seems fitting that the company has begun integrating additive manufacturing technologies into its portfolio.

In 2013, for instance, Aurora signed an agreement with 3D printing giant Stratasys to become China’s exclusive distributor of Stratasys Idea Series professional desktop 3D printers. Since then, the company has also launched its own desktop 3D printer models, including the Aurora F1, a material extrusion 3D printer with a build volume of 168mm x 168mm x 168mm; and the Aurora E1, with a larger build volume of 200 x 200 x 200 mm. The company also distributes MakerBot 3D printing systems, as well as the Renishaw AM 400 metal 3D printer.

Aurora F1 3D printer

Aurora E1 3D Printer

More recently, the Taiwan-based company collaborated with the China Medical University Hospital to establish Changyang Biomedical International, which offers a range of 3D printed medical devices, such as implants, orthodontics, and dental devices. The collaboration, which was announced in October 2016, signified changing market opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.

More generally, the company also reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.9 billion (roughly $37.8 million USD) for the month of January 2017. The amount marked a 10.01% decrease on the month, but an increase of 1.31% on year. Its 3D printing business, however, is reported to have grown almost 38% on year, judging by January sales revenues.

Aurora Group, which was founded in Taiwan in 1965, is one of the leading brands, as well as leading suppliers, of office automation equipment in the Chinese-speaking market. As the company states on its website, “The aim of the AURORA Group is to create the ideal office environment.”

 

 

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