Given the rapid evolution of 3D-printing technology, companies are understandably cautious about sinking huge sums of money into equipment that may become obsolete in the blink of an eye. By leasing rather than purchasing a high-end 3D-printing system, manufacturers can leave their options open as upgrades come along. To enable businesses of all sizes, as well as consumers, to lease advanced 3D-printing systems, Becoming 3D (Fort Lauderdale, FL) has entered into a strategic partnership with two of the country's leading leasing corporations, GreatAmerica Financial Services Corp. and Ascentium Capital.
Historically, established companies lease equipment to keep bank credit lines open for other purposes, notes Becoming 3D in a news release, whereas start-up companies lease primarily to conserve cash. Businesses requiring state-of-the-art technology lease equipment to avoid technological obsolescence and to preserve the ability to upgrade, it adds.