3D Systems partners with GF Machining Solutions on factory automation for AM

August 8, 2018

August 8, 2018

3D Systems, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, is partnering with Georg Fischer AG’s GF Machining Solutions, Geneva, Switzerland, to deliver a new concept in factory automation that includes software for enhanced part design, Additive Manufacturing machines, materials and automated material handling, electrical discharge machining (EDM), milling equipment and advanced post-processing technologies.

These new design and manufacturing options can enable the improvement of existing products, and the realisation of new designs, new business models, and new markets. The companies reported that they plan to debut the first combined solution to have been developed as a result of their partnership at IMTS 2018, the International Manufacturing Technology Show, September 10-15, 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Together, 3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions have a presence in more than fifty countries, including production facilities, R&D centres, and sales and service networks encompassing internal teams as well as channel partners. Speaking on the new partnership, Yves Serra, CEO of Georg Fischer, stated, “We are excited about this new partnership of two industrial leaders. 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.”

Vyomesh Joshi, President and CEO of 3D Systems, added, “The 3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions partnership brings together two customer-centric innovators to redefine manufacturing and create the factory of the future. 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.”



August 8, 2018

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