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XYZprinting Announces Newly Expanded 3D Printing Product Suite on the Heels of Winning Best Choice Golden Award at COMPUTEX Taipei

XYZprinting Announces Newly Expanded 3D Printing Product Suite on the Heels of Winning Best Choice Golden Award at COMPUTEX Taipei

World Leader in Desktop 3D Printers recognized for sub $300 da Vinci Mini 3D printer, unveils comprehensive, affordable 3D printing ecosystem

May 29, 2016, 19:00 ET from XYZprinting

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — XYZprinting, the world’s leading 3D printing company, announced today it was awarded the Best Choice Golden Award for its sub $300 3D printer, the da Vinci Mini, at COMPUTEX Taipei 2016, one of the largest computer exhibitions in the world. The da Vinci Mini was recognized for its innovation and affordability, including ease-of-use, compact design and robust performance. The award comes alongside the company’s revealing of its eleven latest products at COMPUTEX Taipei, May 31June 4. These products provide a complete ecosystem of accessible 3D printing solutions, including professional and commercial 3D printers; as well as applications and accessories; such as the XYZmaker, an intuitive 3D modeling application for young users; a $49 da Vinci 3D Pen; a full body scanner; and a cast-able resin for more advanced designs and prototypes.

Designed for consumers of all interests and skill levels across the 3D printer market, the da Vinci Mini is XYZprinting’s most affordable 3Dprinter to hit the market at an MSRP of $269. The da Vinci Mini comes with embedded Wi-Fi capabilities, offering consumers simplicity and portability. Thirty percent smaller than the 2015 da Vinci Junior, this printer maintains the same build size of 5.9″x 5.9″x5.9,” offering users a lightweight, versatile desktop solution that is easy enough to operate for new users but robust enough to satisfy even veteran 3D printer users. The da Vinci Mini will be available for purchase through XYZprinting’s retail partners in late 2016. As with the rest of XYZprinting’s product suite, the da Vinci Mini will require no assembly, no equipment adjustments, and offer a straightforward and consistent user experience.

 

XYZprinting will be located at TWTC Exhibition Hall 1, 1st Floor, C0305 at COMPUTEX Taipei. The exciting new products at the show, reflect XYZprinting’s continual focus on providing a variety of cost-effective, easy-to-use, 3D printing solutions to the market.

Attendees at COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 will also see:

3D Printing Education Solutions:

  • XYZmaker and XYZmaker lite: XYZmaker, a 3D modeling application, and XYZmaker lite, the Windows OS, Android and iOS mobile apps, are the perfect solutions for young designers to edit projects intuitively in the classroom. Both aim to make 3D printing technology more accessible and provides a solution and service to expedite the process from design to print.
  • XYZ STEAM: An online curriculum exchange program best-suited for STEAM educators to incorporate 3D printing seamlessly into the classroom. Curricula consist of downloadable 3D printing models, assembly instructions, photos, videos and operation instructions that stimulate learning.

Consumer3D Printing solutions:

  • XYZprinting Full Body Scanner: The ultimate companion for a 3D printer, the XYZprinting Full Body Scanner can capture the specifications of full-sized individuals. The scanner is capable of quickly grabbing full-color scans of virtually any object or shape, and the final scan can easily be viewed, repaired, or altered with their included editing software.
  • da Vinci Junior 1.0 3-in-1: An accessible 3D printing solution for a broad range of consumers, educators and hobbyists, the compact da Vinci Junior 1.0 3-in-1 printer, with an expected MSRP of $549, features scanning capabilities and Wi-Fi connectivity. Further, a laser engraving module is also available to consumers as an add-on accessory. As easy as pressing a button, the printer’s auto-calibration feature allows users to move the da Vinci Junior 3-in-1 extruder around the print bed, while also determining the correct distances between the extruder nozzle and the print bed. This process ensures that each print comes out in the best quality possible. The printer will be available in Summer 2016.

Professional 3D Printing Solutions:

  • XYZprinting Nobel 1.0 Advanced (1.0 A): A simple and easy-to-use printer, the Nobel 1.0 Advanced is perfect for designers who want to achieve superior print results at an affordable price. With an expected MSRP of $1,699, the Nobel 1.0 Advanced is the most cost-effective stereolithography (SL Laser) 3D printer on the market. The printer uses a laser to cure the photosensitive resin, producing higher resolution print objects with more complex geometry. The device features an X/Y-axis print resolution of 0.13mm and a Z-axis resolution up to 0.025mm, allowing users to achieve print results with astounding detail.
  • da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3-in-1: Now available to consumers at a retail price of $899, the da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3-in-1 features scanning capabilities and Wi-Fi connectivity. Designed for designers, engineers, architects, and anyone looking for a user-friendly 3D printer that can print objects at a high volume. Compatible with non-proprietary filament, users can print with any PLA or ABS thermoplastic filaments of their choice. The extruder can be switched out with the optional laser engraver add-on that allows users to engrave their designs on materials such as wood, leather, cardboard and others.

Commercial 3D Printing Solutions:

  • A new, enhanced XYZprinting Nobel solution: Internally code-named ‘Superfine,’ with the latest Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology embedded, this compact printer is XYZprinting’s fastest and most precise 3D printer. Ideal for the application of jewelry or prototypes, the more advanced printer comes at an enticing price point of $1,999 expected MSRP compared to other commercial devices on the market. Unlike Fused Filament Fabrication printers, the DLP technology prints cast-able resin and standard resin, resulting in outstanding print quality. Additional benefits of the DLP technology is high quality resolution, which achieves an X/Y-axis resolution of 50 microns (0.05mm) with a layer thickness (Z-axis resolution) reaching up to 25 microns (0.025mm).
  • da Vinci Super: From engineers to toymakers and project designers, all who need to 3D print high-quality prototypes, this commercial printer is designed for users who require large size printing (300 x 300x 300 mm).
  • Cast-able Resins for Nobel Solutions: Available for XYZprinting’s Noble solutions, cast-able resin allows users to make superior molds with precise detail and smooth surfaces. Designed to result in high-quality designs, this resin is suited for jewelry designs, metal work, dental prototypes, and engineering applications.  Beyond quality, additional benefits with this 3d-printed molding technology to dentists, jewelry designers, and professional users are speed and quantity. With these resins, users are able to cut lead time and costs on new product developments that help reduce customer wait times.

3D Printing Accessories:

  • da Vinci 3D Pen: At a retail price of $49, XYZprinting’s first 3D printing pen is great for DIY craft projects. This exciting new product has no restrictions on print size and doesn’t require a computer or software to use.

XYZprinting is pleased to be recognized by COMPUTEX Taipei for the third consecutive year. In addition to this most recent accolade, XYZprinting has been recognized for its high-quality products with awards such as SxSW 2015 Innovation Award finalist, TWICE’s “Best Pick” award, Digital Trends’ “Top Tech of CES” award, Reviewed.com’s “CES Editor’s Choice” award, and PC Mag’s “Best of CES” award. Its 3D printers have received widespread attention and reviews from the top media influencers in business and technology, including TechCrunch, Forbes, CNET, and VentureBeat.

About XYZprinting
XYZprinting, a New Kinpo Group company, is the world’s leading 3D printing manufacturer. Dedicated to bringing cost-effective 3D printing to educators and classrooms, consumers and artists, small-to-midsized businesses, and households around the world, XYZprinting has broken down the barriers of 3D printer ownership by providing an easy-to-use device that delivers an outstanding user experience, whether connected to a computer or via mobile. Its printers have won several accolades within the 3D printing industry at major technology industry events and by top publications. XYZprinting currently has offices in China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, the United States and Europe. To learn more about XYZprinting products, view useful tutorials, receive online or phone customer service, and access galleries for free, downloadable 3D designs, please visit http://us.xyzprinting.com.

About New Kinpo Group (NKG)
New Kinpo Group, a corporation of several subsidiaries including Cal-Comp, XYZprinting, Kinpo Electronics and AcBel, is a global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) company that offers its customers lower costs, faster delivery times and world-class product quality. The company’s EMS business spans multiple product lines, including storage, printers, network-attached storage (NAS), wireless and broadband, digital home, consumer electronics, wearables, 3D printing, robotics, power management and smart grid, industrial, automotive, security, medical/healthcare and emerging technologies. New Kinpo Group’s network of strategically located manufacturing sites have the added benefit of allowing customers to manufacture products closer to their end customers, resulting in dramatically reduced shipping costs, lower tariffs and more cost-effective inventory management. For more information, visit http://en.newkinpogroup.com/

 

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Made-in-Taiwan Used to Mean PC, Now It’s 3D

Made-in-Taiwan Used to Mean PC, Now It’s 3D

Without “a 2D background, it’s difficult to catch up.”

By Bruce Einhorn
From Bloomberg Businessweek

With consumers and businesses switching to smartphones, the PC market that has long dominated Taiwan’s economy is shrinking, and companies such as Acer are struggling. Taiwan’s exports in March fell 11.4 percent, marking 14 consecutive months of declines for Made-in-Taiwan products. The economy shrank 0.6 percent in the first three months of 2016 from a year earlier, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists’ estimates, the third straight quarter of contraction.

Fear of being left behind is a strong motivator for New Kinpo Group Chief Executive Officer Simon Shen. The Taipei-based group last year sold about $7 billion worth of products ranging from electric pianos and pachinko displays to printers and TV set-top boxes. Kinpo also makes hard disk drives, routers, and other devices that link to PCs, leaving the group exposed to the computer industry’s decline. Finding the next big innovation to manufacture and export is an urgent task for Shen. “We need to try something new,” he says. “Otherwise the current product line eventually will be gone.”

The da Vinci Jr. 1.0w
The da Vinci Jr. 1.0w.  Source: XYZprinting

Kinpo’s path to something new is through XYZprinting, a company Shen founded three years ago. Building on Kinpo’s track record as an outsourcing manufacturer for such customers as HP and Konica Minolta, XYZprinting makes small, low-cost 3D printers for consumers and small businesses.

Selling 3D printers will be a viable business, Shen says. To make that day come sooner, XYZprinting sells such machines as the da Vinci Jr. 1.0w, a Wi-Fi-enabled 3D printer that can print as fine as 0.1 millimeters and retails for as little as $350 on Amazon.com. The low-cost strategy has established XYZprinting as the No. 1 brand for 3D printers of all sizes worldwide, by the number of machines sold. In the final quarter of 2015, XYZprinting had 31 percent of the global market in desktop 3D printers, according to data recently published by London-based research group Context. The company sold more than 50,000 of its low-cost printers in 2015, giving XYZ a 21 percent share, more than twice that of No. 2 brand 3D Systems. Shen, who expects his company’s total 3D printer revenue to reach about $50 million this year, projects sales will grow to $200 million to $300 million within three to five years.

Bigger names are getting into affordable 3D printing. Mattel in February announced plans to sell the ThingMaker, a 3D printing system designed with San Rafael, Calif.-based software company Autodesk that will enable families to design, create, and print their own toys. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon for $300. In January, Polaroid introduced its ModelSmart 250S 3D printer, produced through a partnership with Environmental Business Products, a London-based manufacturer.

XYZprinting may not have much name recognition, but it does have an advantage, because of Kinpo’s years of squeezing out profits in Taiwan’s notoriously thin-margin electronics industry. “They do very well in cost management,” says Wendy Mok, an analyst with IDC in Shenzhen. “They have the manufacturing background, they know the difficulty of R&D.”

Even so, the 3D printer consumer market “is still in the infancy stage,” says Simon Chan, an analyst in Hong Kong with Bloomberg Intelligence. Printing materials are expensive, he says, and consumers haven’t yet identified must-print products that would increase demand. “The user case is still not really decided,” says Chan. Stratasys, an Israeli-American company that is a major player in 3D printing, is focused mostly on the technology’s use in manufacturing. That’s also the case with most of Shen’s competitors. “We are not seeing a lot of demand” in the consumer market, says Stratasys Chief Business Officer Joshua Claman. Eventually there will be a market for desktop 3D printers, he says, but not before quality and reliability are improved. And inexpensive 3D printers are less versatile, Claman says—most “don’t handle multiple materials and don’t handle multiple colors.”

The biggest threat to Shen’s plans for XYZprinting is across the Taiwan Strait in mainland China. Taiwanese producers of PCs and computer components have lost ground to mainland-based competitors, and the 3D printing industry faces similar competition. There are hundreds of mainland companies making the printers, according to IDC’s Mok. Chinese companies “can learn very fast,” she says. For the most basic 3D printers, “we have seen a lot of Chinese vendors can really produce printers at a very good price.”

Shen says his team, with decades of printing know-how, will be able to stay ahead of its Chinese rivals. “If you don’t have a 2D background, it’s difficult to catch up,” he says. And he’s making sure to diversify the business, producing more expensive machines for industrial use and working with a local university to develop 3D printing of dental implants. XYZprinting is developing a system that can make cookies, chocolates, and other food on a 3D printer. “Eventually,” he says, “I think everything will be possible.”

The bottom line: Kinpo’s XYZprinting is the No. 1 brand for 3D printers worldwide, with 31 percent of the global market.

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-27/made-in-taiwan-used-to-mean-pc-now-it-s-3d

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New Kinpo Group sees growing contributions from Southeast Asia

New Kinpo Group sees growing contributions from Southeast Asia

Ninelu Tu, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES

The New Kinpo Group is seeing its investments in Southeast Asia countries such as Thailand and the Philippines as well as Brazil starting to make contributions and is also planning to expand its investments in the Philippines in 2016. With the growths, the New Kinpo Group expects its revenues to grow a single-digit percentage on year in 2016 and will see better growth in profits than revenues, according to the group chairman Rock Hsu.

Hsu pointed out that the Philippines is suitable for electronics manufacturing service (EMS) business due to advantages from the political environment, stable supply chain, manpower supply and costs. Meanwhile, in addition to existing businesses, the New Kinpo Group is also planning to expand its semiconductor-related business in Brazil.

The company’s subsidiary XYZprinting will also expand its businesses from 3D printing products to service and education robots and smart devices and will release a brand trying to improve its gross margin.

 

About New Kinpo Group (NKG)

New Kinpo Group, a corporation of several subsidiaries including Cal-Comp, XYZprinting, Kinpo Electronics and AcBel, is a global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) company that offers its customers lower costs, faster delivery times and world-class product quality. The company’s EMS business spans multiple product lines, including storage, printers, network-attached storage (NAS), wireless and broadband, digital home, consumer electronics, wearables, 3D printing, robotics, power management and smart grid, industrial, automotive, security, medical/healthcare and emerging technologies. New Kinpo Group’s network of strategically located manufacturing sites have the added benefit of allowing customers to manufacture products closer to their end customers, resulting in dramatically reduced shipping costs, lower tariffs and more cost-effective inventory management. For more information, visit http://en.newkinpogroup.com/

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New, Low-Cost da Vinci Mini 3D Printer Honored with Three Awards from Reviewed.com, Tom’s Guide, and TWICE

New, Low-Cost da Vinci Mini 3D Printer Honored with Three Awards from Reviewed.com, Tom's Guide, and TWICE

XYZprinting Reports on a Very Successful Week at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — XYZprinting, the world’s leading 3D printing company, concluded a highly successful Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today, having unveiled many new innovative products and concept devices, from 3D printing solutions, to wearable devices, robots and more.

Beginning at CES Unveiled’s pre-show event on Monday, January 4th, the team coordinated a week of exciting product demonstrations, leading the way with the new da Vinci Mini 3D printer, which was honored with three awards at the show, including Reviewed.com’s CES Editors’ Choice Award, Tom’s Guide CES 2016 Award, and TWICE’S Picks Award.

The da Vinci Mini, which will be XYZprinting’s most affordable 3D printer to hit the market, with an expected MSRP of $269, was recognized for its compact design and ability to deliver performance for its cost. The small, but versatile 3D printer, which comes with Wi-Fi capabilities, is designed for consumers across all levels such as small businesses, educators, DIY’ers and craftspeople.

“The recognition of the da Vinci Mini at CES validates our commitment to driving consumer accessibility in the 3D printing industry,” said Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting and New Kinpo Group. “We look forward to continuing to break down the technology barriers in the 3D printing market, by introducing easy-to-use, cost-effective devices, like the da Vinci Mini, that deliver innovative experiences to consumers.”

XYZprinting received coverage on its new products, which debut at CES, from the top echelon of business and technology media, including the International Business Times, MSN Money, CNET, BBC, Reviewed.com, Digital Trends, PC Mag, Tom’s Guide, and SF Gate. 

Backed by its award winning 3D printing product ecosystem, the XYZprinting brand focuses on introducing cost-effective and easy-to-use 3D printers for widespread adoption in the marketplace. XYZprinting products require no assembly or equipment adjustments, and provide a straightforward user experience.

XYZprinting has been honored with many accolades, including TWICE’s “Best Pick” award, Digital Trends’ “Top Tech of CES” award, Reviewed.com’s “CES Editors’ Choice” award, and PC Mag’s “Best of CES” award. Its 3D printers have received outstanding reviews from the top echelon of business and technology media, including TechCrunch, Forbes, CNET, and VentureBeat.

 

About XYZprinting
XYZprinting, a New Kinpo Group company, is dedicated to bringing cost-effective 3D printing to educators and classrooms, consumers and artists, small-to-midsized businesses, and households around the world. With proven industry expertise, XYZprinting has broken down the barriers of 3D printer ownership by providing an easy-to-use device that delivers an outstanding user experience, connected to a computer or via mobile. XYZprinting recently won the COMPUTEX Taipei 2015 Best Choice award as well as PC Mag’s Best of CES 2015 award. Its printers have won numerous other accolades within the 3D printing industry, at major industry events and with top publications. XYZprinting currently has offices in China, Japan, Korea, the United States and Europe. To learn more, please visit http://us.xyzprinting.com.

Contact:
US-PR@xyzprinting.com

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New Kinpo Group Increases Presence in South America with New Cal-Comp Plant and Set up Semiconductor Packaging Operation

New Kinpo Group Increases Presence in South America with New Cal-Comp Plant and Set up Semiconductor Packaging Operation

Facilities reduce turnaround time and costs for customers by streamlining the supply chain

MANAUS, Brazil, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cal-Comp (CCET; 9105-tw), a subsidiary of New Kinpo Group (NKG), and a leading global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, today announced it will expand its presence in South America, opening a new factory and adding a new plastic injection production line to its factory in Manaus, Brazil.

The new 3,500 square-meter factory, set to start production in March 2016, will produce semiconductor packaging for electronic components. Initially employing 250 operators, the number of employees is expected to increase to 600 within two years.

“The strategic expansion of our factory in Brazil, coupled with the new semiconductor plant, will make Cal-Comp significantly more competitive on both a local and a global scale,” said Simon Shen, CEO of New Kinpo Group. “These additions are a direct demonstration of our commitment to customer satisfaction in South America and across the globe.”

The new line allows the facility to produce plastic parts onsite for current products, including internal and external hard disks, set-top boxes, motherboards, routers and power suppliers. In 2016, the plant will introduce flash-memory products and SSD products

“By working closely with our local customers, we’re able to meet their demand and produce products within the local markets, thereby reducing turnaround time and costs,” Shen said. “We will continue to look for new ways to provide customers with greater flexibility while maintaining world-class product quality.”

Cal-Comp’s current 50,000 square-meter, highly automated, vertically integrated factory currently runs 12 assembly lines and employs more than 1,900 operators. Within two years, NKG projects it will expand its onsite workforce by 30 percent to 2,500.  NKG’s factories greatly reduce cycle time and labor costs while improving product quality, production output and efficiency.

Cal-Comp’s parent company, NKG, is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, and operates factories in mainland China, Thailand,Singapore, the Philippines, Brazil and Poland. NKG’s EMS and ODM businesses spans multiple product lines, including storage, printers, NAS, wireless and broadband, digital home, consumer electronics, wearables, 3D printing, robotics, power management and smart grid, industrial, automotive, security, medical/healthcare and emerging technologies. NKG’s culture and focus on quality has propelled the company to be the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless routers, TV set-top boxes, printers and hard-disk drives.

 

About New Kinpo Group

New Kinpo Group, a corporation of several subsidiaries, including Cal-Comp, XYZprinting, Kinpo Electronics and AcBel, is a global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) company that offers its customers lower costs, faster delivery times and world-class product quality. The company’s EMS business spans multiple product lines, including storage, printers, network-attached storage (NAS), wireless and broadband, digital home, consumer electronics, wearables, 3D printing, robotics, power management and smart grid, industrial, automotive, security, medical/healthcare and emerging technologies. New Kinpo Group’s network of strategically located manufacturing sites have the added benefit of allowing its customers to manufacture products closer to their own customers, resulting in dramatically reduced shipping costs, lower tariffs and more cost-effective inventory management. For more information, visit http://en.newkinpogroup.com/.

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New Kinpo Group Grows to Record Levels in 2015, Expanding Its Focus on Designing and Manufacturing Emerging Technologies for Consumers and Small Businesses

New Kinpo Group Grows to Record Levels in 2015, Expanding Its Focus on Designing and Manufacturing Emerging Technologies for Consumers and Small Businesses

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TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — New Kinpo Group (NKG), a global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) company, is earning top awards for its innovations in 2015 and expanding its world leadership in manufacturing across a broad range of key electronic products.

By the end of 2015, NKG will have grown to an estimated $7.9 billion USD in sales, a record for the global corporation that now embraces 22 companies, 72 factories and nearly 45,000 employees. With sales increasing nearly 20 percent over the past three years, NKG has further solidified its leadership position in the production of calculators, printed circuit board assembly, external hard drives, set-top boxes and printers. XYZprinting, a subsidiary of NKG, today is the world’s largest provider of 3D printers, accounting for 22 percent of all the world’s shipments in this category.

Over the past 10 months, this 3D printing technology has gained “Top Tech of CES” designation for home products by the Digital Trends news site, PC Magazine’s “Best of CES” award, and most recently the COMPUTEX Taipei 2015 Best Choice award. XYZprinting introduced a food printer at CES 2015 to help bring affordable, practical devices and technology to consumers, educators and small businesses. NKG will premier even more innovations at CES 2016 in January, when it will exhibit new types of electronic wearables, new applications for robotics, and new devices and systems that expand the Internet of Things.

“We will continue to introduce the world to new categories of technology and new, affordable, high-quality devices that improve lives and help make industry smarter and more efficient,” said New Kinpo Group CEO Simon Shen. “Our goal is to enable the masses to enjoy the benefits of advanced electronics and product designs and to make the most impactful, affordable emerging technologies available to consumers to enhance their lives in every way.”

Throughout the current year, NKG’s involvement in contributing to the advancement of innovative product designs and manufacturing has maintained an increasingly upward trajectory, with expansion of capabilities and capacity. In June, NKG subsidiary Cal-Comp added a plastic injection production line to its factory in Manaus, Brazil, to produce plastic parts onsite for such current products as external hard disk drives, set-top boxes, motherboards, routers and power supplies. In the coming months the plant will begin manufacturing flash memory devices and will introduce production lines for laser printers. The Manaus facility currently operates 12 assembly lines and will expand its workforce 30 percent over the next two years to a total of 2,500.

As part of this commitment, NKG and its subsidiaries are working to advance education in the arenas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). XYZprinting recently joined with retailer Barnes & Noble to give students and other consumers the opportunity to see its da Vinci Junior 1.0 3D printers at nearly 650 stores across the United States. During Mini Maker Faires in early November, experts demonstrated ways that 3D printing can be applied to daily life and school studies. Shen also participated in a panel at the Barnes & Noble store in New York City’s Union Square, where he discussed tech literacy, creativity and education. Maker Faires, sponsored by Make: magazine, are held across the nation to celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the do-it-yourself enthusiasts.

 

About New Kinpo Group (NKG)

New Kinpo Group, a corporation of several subsidiaries including Cal-Comp, XYZprinting, Kinpo Electronics and AcBel, is a global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) company that offers its customers lower costs, faster delivery times and world-class product quality. The company’s EMS business spans multiple product lines, including storage, printers, network-attached storage (NAS), wireless and broadband, digital home, consumer electronics, wearables, 3D printing, robotics, power management and smart grid, industrial, automotive, security, medical/healthcare and emerging technologies. New Kinpo Group’s network of strategically located manufacturing sites have the added benefit of allowing customers to manufacture products closer to their end customers, resulting in dramatically reduced shipping costs, lower tariffs and more cost-effective inventory management. For more information, visit http://en.newkinpogroup.com/

New Kinpo Group Opens New Factory in Thailand (PRNewsFoto/New Kinpo Group)

New Kinpo Group Opens New Factory in Thailand

New Kinpo Group Opens New Factory in Thailand

Facility to Manufacture Image Products for a Leading Global Electronics Company

New Kinpo Group Opens New Factory in Thailand (PRNewsFoto/New Kinpo Group)

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — New Kinpo Group (NKG), a leading global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) company, today announced a new factory in Petchaburi, Thailand. NKG’s parent company, Kinpo/Campal Group, has annual revenue of more than $30 billion; NKG’s annual revenue is $7 billion. The factory will manufacture printing image products to meet rising global demand.

NKG is investing throughout Southeast Asia in order to offer customers greater flexibility, lower costs, faster delivery times and world-class product quality. This is NKG’s ninth factory in Thailand and 18th in Southeast Asia. With manufacturing sites located strategically throughout the world—including not only Southeast Asia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia, but also the U.S., Brazil and Mexico—and a vertically integrated model, NKG is able to achieve lower manufacturing costs and greater efficiencies than other global EMS/ODM companies.

China’s labor cost and shortage combined with global shipping expenses have made it crucial to look for more effective production sites,” said Simon Shen, CEO of New Kinpo Group. “The center of gravity is shifting to Southeast Asia, where NKG has a unique advantage, having been in this region for more than 24 years. We have 580 assembly lines, 29 product categories and more than 25,000 factory workers in Southeast Asia. This new factory is representative of NKG’s capabilities for producing the world’s most in-demand products.”

Employing more than 7500 operators and other office workers, the new factory will run 20 assembly lines. NKG’s highly-automated, vertically-integrated factories greatly reduce cycle time and labor costs while improving product quality, production output and efficiency.

The new factory is environmentally-friendly, with green walls, water conservation and recycling, biodiversity for plants on site, and natural and LED lighting.

NKG’s EMS and ODM business spans multiple product lines, including storage, printers, NAS, wireless and broadband, digital home, consumer electronics, wearables, 3D printing, robotics, power management and smart grid, industrial, automotive, security, medical/healthcare and emerging technologies. NKG’s focus and orientation on products have propelled the company to be the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless routers, TV set top boxes, printers and hard disks drives.

About New Kinpo Group

New Kinpo Group (NKG) is a global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) company that offers its customers lower costs, faster delivery times and world-class product quality. With revenue of more than $7 billion, the company is heavily invested in Thailand, Philippines, Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. NKG has one of the industry’s broadest product lines, is the world’s number one manufacturer of wireless routers, TV set top boxes, printers and hard disk drives, and offers end-to-end service. For more information and ongoing news, please visit http://www.newkinpogroup.com/english/about_news.html.

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US-PR@xyzprinting.com

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XYZprinting And Barnes & Noble Partner For Educator Week To Bring 3D Printers To Stores Nationwide

XYZprinting And Barnes & Noble Partner For Educator Week To Bring 3D Printers To Stores Nationwide

Barnes & Noble Stores Currently Offering a Sneak Peek at the da Vinci Junior 1.0 in the Largest-Ever Physical 3D Printing Display

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — XYZprinting, the world’s leading 3D printing company, today announced  a partnership with Barnes & Noble, the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, to showcase XYZprinting’s da Vinci Junior1.0 3D printer. Barnes & Noble is also displaying the da Vinci Junior 1.0 at almost 650 stores nationwide, the largest-ever physical display in the 3D printing industry.

Educator Appreciation Days began on Saturday, October 10 and runs through this Sunday, October 18, at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, as an exclusive preview to the upcoming Mini Maker Faire. During the special preview, XYZprinting and Barnes & Noble are demonstrating how to engage students in practical, real-life applications of 3D printing, and the collaborative learning environment 3D printing initiates in the classroom, especially in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. XYZprinting is also the leader of desktop consumer 3D printers, and is actively pursuing creative and stimulating tools for educators to integrate into their lesson plans.

“We are thrilled to be working alongside Barnes & Noble to share with educators across the country our innovative and collaborative 3D printing products, perfect for K-12 classrooms,” said Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting. “We have diligently worked to lower the barriers for educators to access 3D printing hardware, and will continue to find solutions for teachers to incorporate 3D printing into their classes and curricula.”

Barnes & Noble will also work closely with XYZprinting on the upcoming Mini Maker Faire, at stores nationwide from November 6 to 8, offering attendees a hands-on learning experience in areas such as ideation, creative thinking, art, design, construction and innovation, as well as programming and 3D printing. As a special guest speaker, Shen will speak to audiences in New York City on the opportunities and benefits 3D printing offers educators and students.

Educator Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble is in full swing across the country and booksellers are eager to demo the da Vinci Junior 1.0 3D printer for educators. “This is an exciting and affordable product to offer schools and libraries that are building their Maker Spaces,” said Kaori Suzuki Fischer, Community Business Development Manager at Barnes & Noble in West Melbourne, Florida. “We have gotten a lot of feedback on how good the price point is, and how cool it looks as we demo it.”

The da Vinci Junior 1.0, which requires no assembly, is easy to operate and produces minimal noise, making it optimal for classroom use. The 3D printer is CE certified and has a completely enclosed area, offering a safe user experience for the youngest of innovators. Consumers purchasing a XYZprinting 3D printer will also have the benefit and safety of XYZprinting’s one-year free warranty, supported by extensive online customer service and useful tutorials on YouTube.

XYZprinting’s da Vinci Junior 1.0 recently received Tech & Learning magazine’s Best of ISTE 2015 award and was awarded PC Mag’s Best of CES award and TWICE’s CES award.

About XYZprinting

XYZprinting, a New Kinpo Group company, is dedicated to bringing cost-effective 3D printing to educators and classrooms, consumers and artists, small-to-midsized businesses, and households around the world. With proven industry expertise, XYZprinting has broken down the barriers of 3D printer ownership by providing an easy-to-use device that delivers an outstanding user experience, connected to a computer or via mobile. XYZprinting recently won the COMPUTEX Taipei 2015 Best Choice award as well as PC Mag’s Best of CES 2015 award. Its printers have won numerous other accolades within the 3D printing industry, at major industry events and with top publications. XYZprinting currently has offices in China, Japan, Korea, the United States and Europe. To learn more, please visit http://us.xyzprinting.com.

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About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
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XYZprinting Wins Best Choice Award At COMPUTEX TAIPEI

XYZprinting Wins Best Choice Award At COMPUTEX TAIPEI

DA VINCI JUNIOR AWARDED IN 3D APPLICATION PRODUCTS CATEGORY

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — XYZprinting, a leading 3D printing manufacturer, was awarded Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI in the 3D Application Products category for its new 3D printer, da Vinci Junior, on May 27 at COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the largest computer exhibition in Asia and the second largest in the world.

Designed for general consumers, da Vinci Junior has a slim and compact design, weighing only 26 pounds, but with a robust size of 5.9″ x 5.9″ x 5.9″. Its easy press-and-release extruder and competitive price of $349.99 promotes 3D printing as a useful tool to fulfill young adults’ creativity, leading to the product’s win.

“We’re thrilled to have our new 3D printer da Vinci Junior honored at COMPUTEX 2015,” said Simon Chen, chairman of XYZprinting. “It’s a product we’re very proud of and we’re excited for the public to experience its benefits.”

XYZprinting will be exhibiting an array of products in Taipei June 2 through June 4 at the show. The booth, which will be located at TWTC Exhibition Hall 1, A0434, will follow a smart home theme and feature all XYZprinting products that can be connected to the Internet. Products featured include:

  • Personal Cloud is a private social network that enables users to share and store important data, pictures, videos and music securely.
  • XYZ Smart EZ Mate is a private network that enables users to share and store important data between smart devices easily, quickly and safely while on the go. An ideal way to keep your electronic information safe at home or in the office, XYZ Smart EZ Mate allows users to access data without a PC, charge multiple smart devices, and also is a portable AP router to keep you connected.
  • Service Robot uses auto-navigation, mapping and monitoring capabilities, Internet of Things (IoT) and surveillance to quickly connect you with your home, from anywhere in the world. Accessible via phone or tablet on the Android system you can remotely control the robot to turn on lights, lock doors and video conference with family, friends, business partners or guests.
  • XYZ Robot – Advance Level Humanoid Robot is made for beginners. With 18 XYZ smart servos, it can memorize without editing and users can adjust the robot’s movement.
  • XYZ Robot – Medium Level Humanoid Robot is an entry-level entertainment and education humanoid robot which encourages hands-on activities for children.
  • Nobel 1.0 is a Stereolithography Laser technology 3D printer. Its print resolution reaches an impressive 25 microns and is designed to achieve superior print results for users of all levels at an affordable cost.
  • BCX is a smart shirt that aids aerobic fitness. The product uses advanced technology to track your heart rate, breathing rate and athletic activities.
  • VeggieCube is a hydroponic box with a closed system to produce fresh vegetables in shorter time than normal harvests, bringing indoor farming to life. With a high efficiency nutrient system, you can get delicious produce inside your own home with the easiest and cleanest option available.

About XYZprinting

XYZprinting, a New Kinpo Group company, is dedicated to bringing cost-effective 3D printing to consumers, artists, small-to-midsized businesses, entrepreneurs and households around the world. With proven industry expertise and an innovative spirit, XYZprinting is poised to break down the barriers of 3D printer ownership by providing an easy-to-use device that delivers an outstanding user experience. To learn more, please visit http://us.xyzprinting.com/.

About New Kinpo Group (NKG)

New Kinpo Group, a corporation of several subsidiaries including Cal-Comp and XYZprinting, is a global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) company that offers its customers lower costs, faster delivery times and world-class product quality. The company’s EMS business spans multiple product lines, including storage, printers, network-attached storage (NAS), wireless and broadband, digital home, consumer electronics, wearables, 3D printing, robotics, power management and smart grid, industrial, automotive, security, medical/healthcare and emerging technologies. New Kinpo Group’s network of strategically located manufacturing sites have the added benefit of allowing customers to manufacture products closer to their end customers, resulting in dramatically reduced shipping costs, lower tariffs and more cost-effective inventory management.

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New Kinpo Group Opens New Factory in Philippines

New Kinpo Group Opens New Factory in Philippines

Largest Consumer Electronics Manufacturing Site in the Country to Serve Global Customers

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BATANGAS, Philippines – April 2, 2015 – New Kinpo Group (NKG), a leading global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) company, today announced a new factory in Batangas, Philippines. In 2014, Kinpo Holdings, the parent company of NKG, reported its annual revenue of more than $35 billion; NKG’s annual revenue is $7.23 billion.

NKG continues to invest throughout Southeast Asia in order to offer customers greater flexibility, lower costs, faster delivery times and world-class product quality. This is NKG’s first factory in the Philippines and 19th in Southeast Asia. The overall campus space is 140,000 square meters and will include three facilities. The factory will be 45,000 square meters and is expected to be completed by Q2 of 2015.This highly-automated, vertically-integrated factory will be dedicated to consumer product manufacturing.

“We continue to see a shift in manufacturing and industrial development to Southeast Asia,” said Simon Shen, CEO of New Kinpo Group. “Most of the production lines housed in our new Philippines facility are relocations from China. We were early to see manufacturing potential in the Philippines, with sufficient labor talent, a stable political environment and proper infrastructure, and will bring additional business here in the future as the conditions are ideal for EMS companies like New Kinpo Group. At this factory, we will have more than 8,000 employees producing nearly 1 million electronics each year for esteemed customers including CASIO, Texas Instruments and Citizen Systems.”

From the start, New Kinpo Group has seen the opportunities that exist in Southeast Asia – as the rest of the world catches up to the manufacturing possibilities in this region of the globe. The company established a presence in this region to produce at the highest quality possible. As a result, the company’s international customers are able capitalize on its robust infrastructure to deliver top-quality, cost-effective products at faster delivery times.

NKG’s EMS and ODM business spans multiple product lines, including storage, printers, NAS, wireless and broadband, digital home, consumer electronics, wearables, 3D printing, robotics, power management and smart grid, industrial, automotive, security, medical/healthcare and emerging technologies. NKG’s focus and orientation on products have propelled the company to be the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless routers, TV set top boxes, printers and hard disks drives.

About New Kinpo Group

New Kinpo Group (NKG) is a global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) company that offers its customers lower costs, faster delivery times and world-class product quality. With revenue of more than $7 billion, the company is heavily invested in Thailand, Philippines, Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. NKG has one of the industry’s broadest product lines, is the world’s number one manufacturer of wireless routers, TV set top boxes, printers and hard disk drives, and offers end-to-end service. For more information and ongoing news, please visit http://www.newkinpogroup.com/english/about_news.html.