A Silicon Valley start-up developing 3D printers to produce medical devices has closed on $81 million in funding.
Vyomesh Joshi, who headed HP's printing business, will now lead the 3D printer company.
The city will construct a small office building, printed layer-by-layer using a 6m tall 3D printer.
The PC distributor is named as an XYZprinting partner for its range of 3D printers in SA.
The channel climbs on board the 3D printing train as demand grows for the technology.
End of the deal is effective at the end of 2012 and the companies aim to ensure a smooth transition.
The Objet30 Pro lets users print in seven different materials.