Precision Resource adds two DMP Flex 350 AM machines from 3D Systems

July 9, 2024

Precision Resource set to purchase two DMP Flex 250 Dual Additive Manufacturing machines from 3D Systems (Courtesy 3D Systems Corporation)
Precision Resource set to purchase two DMP Flex 350 Dual Additive Manufacturing machines from 3D Systems (Courtesy 3D Systems Corporation)

3D Systems Corporation, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, and Precision Resource, Shelton, Connecticut, USA, have entered a strategic partnership, with Precision Resource set to purchase two DMP Flex 350 Dual Additive Manufacturing machines from 3D Systems.

The new AM machines will be part of the manufacturing workflow at Precision Resource’s AS9100-certified Huntington Beach, California facility. The integration of 3D Systems’ technology, complemented by 5-axis machine centers and advanced inspection systems, will expand the company’s portfolio of precision metal forming processes.

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Engineers from 3D Systems’ Application Innovation Group (AIG) partnered with the Precision Resource team to develop this solution. Both teams possess deep expertise in metal manufacturing processes as well as in high-value applications across a variety of industries. This engineering expertise resulted in an efficient and robust, end-to-end manufacturing solution for AM parts to meet the performance needs of high criticality components.

3D Systems’ DMP Flex 350 platform is designed for flexible application use from application development to serial production. The quick swap build modules and fast powder recycling help accelerate production, and a central server manages build jobs, materials, settings, and maintenance to facilitate 24/7 productivity. Due to the DMP Flex 350’s vacuum chamber concept, argon gas consumption is heavily reduced while delivering high-quality oxygen purity (<25 ppm). This results in exceptionally strong parts of high chemical purity, better metallurgical properties, and exceptional surface finish. The Additive Manufacturing machine also includes 3DXpert software that supports every step of the Additive Manufacturing workflow from design to post-processing to quickly and efficiently transition from a 3D model to successfully manufactured parts.

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“We are excited to partner with 3D Systems, a company that shares our dedication to excellence and innovation,” stated Chris Gratton, general manager, Precision Resource. “This partnership allows us to leverage the latest advancements in metal Additive Manufacturing, further positioning Precision Resource at the forefront of technological progress. This expansion into metal additive printing underscores Precision Resource’s ongoing commitment to providing exceptional value to our clients, customers, partners, and stakeholders. As we embark on this exciting new chapter, we remain dedicated to our mission of excellence and continuous improvement.”

“Manufacturing parts for high-criticality industries require precision without compromise,” shared Jeph Ruppert, vice president, technical business development, 3D Systems. “Companies focusing on these areas require constant innovation to meet the accuracy, speed, reliability, and productivity demands of increasingly complex production. Bringing together the industry-leading technology and applications expertise of 3D Systems and Precision Resource will deliver increased quality, improved total cost of ownership, reduced time to market, and minimised supply chain disruption. I’m looking forward to seeing how our collaboration can amplify and accelerate the potential of metal AM.”

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