Fisher-Unitech Named Top Stratasys Reseller in the Americas: Troy-based Fisher-Unitech announced Monday it had achieved the status of the No. 1 reseller of Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) software in the Americas for units shipped in 2010. The company, a product lifecycle management provider and Stratasys partner for nearly 15 years, supplies the Dimension 3D Printer and Fortus 3D Production equipment to discrete manufacturing companies in the Midwest United States. Fisher-Unitech has established two Rapid Technology Centers — in Troy and Schaumburg, Ill. Each center is equipped with a Fortus 400mc machine with the ability to print parts using all available Stratasys plastics. Fisher-Unitech has increased its commitment to Rapid Technology in 2011 with an expanded sales, service and support team that focuses solely on Stratasys products. Each of the company’s 12 branch offices houses a Dimension 3D Printer for localized printing, demonstrations and training. Rapid prototyping has become a necessary component of the overall product development process, helping design teams test form, fit and function while accelerating time to market and enhancing collaboration and communication. More at www.funtech.com.
Metric-X Achieves Microsoft Silver Competency: Metric-X, a Perrysburg, Ohio technology consulting firm serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, said Monday that it had earned the Silver Data Platform Competency through Microsoft’s Partner Network. This achievement awarded by Microsoft indicates a superior level of confidence to deliver Microsoft products and solutions. To earn this certification, Metric-X had to complete various levels of training and submit approved implementation methodology along with client testimonials. Microsoft’s Partner Network recently made significant changes to their certification process, increasing the requirements needed to achieve an advanced competency. For more than 10 years, Metric-X has provided IT consulting services to clients spanning various industries. In addition, Metric-X provides project management services, custom software development and specialized staffing services. The company is based in Perrysburg, Ohio with offices in Rochester Hills. More at www.metricx.com.