3D Systems has announced a partnership with GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services, Inc., a Midwest leader in direct metal printing, to expand access and adoption of direct metal 3D printing technologies for the manufacture of end-use production parts.
3D Systems will leverage GPI's extensive experience in metal design and production to collaborate on the development of industry and technology applications for industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to healthcare and electronics.
This partnership includes the installation of 3DS Direct Metal Printers (DMP) at GPI's recently expanded production facility, including a ProXTM 300 and two ProX 200 units to support rapid growth of its metal additive manufacturing services. In addition, direct metal printing experts from GPI and 3DS will conduct research together on 3DS' DMP technology. GPI's team includes a metallurgical engineer as well as a metals applications engineer to spearhead R&D and production capabilities.
Charlie Grace, Chief Revenue Officer, Professional Products, 3DS, explained: "GPI has an excellent reputation and many years of experience in direct metal prototyping and manufacturing. We are delighted to be working with them to advance manufacturing innovation through access to our direct metal printing technology.”
Adam Galloway, President, GPI, added. "This collaboration with 3D Systems gives us expanded production capability in Direct Metal printing to meet the rapidly growing needs of our customer base. Direct Metal Printing is a game changer for manufacturing, allowing engineers to design complex components or organic geometries that have not been possible through traditional manufacturing. With the expertise of 3D Systems and GPI, our goal is to provide access to and adoption of this technology for our customers' critical applications."