8/16/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions Partner on Metal Parts Production

The companies plan to debut a combined solution for factory automation and metal additive manufacturing at IMTS 2018. 


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3D Systems and Georg Fischer AG GF Machining Solutions LLC have announced a partnership designed to enhance metal parts production and alter how manufacturers think about their manufacturing environments. By combining 3D Systems’ expertise in additive manufacturing with GF Machining Solutions’ leadership in precision machining, this partnership is designed to enable manufacturers to more efficiently produce complex metal parts within tight tolerances and reduce total cost of operation.

The integrated solutions planned will deliver a new concept in factory automation that includes software for enhanced part design, 3D printers, materials and automated material handling, electrical discharge machining (EDM), milling equipment and advanced postprocessing technologies. The companies plan to debut the first combined solution as a result of this partnership in conjunction with IMTS 2018, September 10-15, 2018, Chicago (3D Systems Booth#431608, GF Machining Solutions Booth #338754).

The partnership between 3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions is rooted in a common focus of providing end-to-end solutions. 3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions have a presence in more than 50 countries, which includes production facilities, research and development centers, and broad sales and service networks encompassing internal teams as well as channel partners.

“We are excited about this new partnership of two industrial leaders,” says Yves Serra, chief executive officer, Georg Fischer. “With the combined experience and expertise of 3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions, we are well positioned to bring to our customers new manufacturing solutions based on 3D printing.”

“The 3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions partnership brings together two customer-centric innovators to redefine manufacturing and create the factory of the future,” says Vyomesh Joshi, president and chief executive officer, 3D Systems. “As industry leaders, both companies share the same vision for transforming manufacturing. We are looking forward to delivering integrated technology solutions to provide our customers with significant competitive advantage through reduced production time, faster time to part, and overall lower total cost of operation.”