Optomec LENS component repair
Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and printed electronics, has signed a distribution agreement with Viwa, a Mexico-based CNC machine tools supplier.
With a 30 year history in building and bringing CNC machine tools to the region, Viwa has continued to introduce advanced manufacturing solutions and Viwa will now represent the Optomec LENS family of 3D metal printers in Mexico and Central America.
The Optomec LENS family of turnkey 3D metal printers is used to cost-effectively repair, rework and manufacture high-performance metal components in materials such as titanium, stainless steel, and super alloys. The LENS print engine, which can be integrated with other metal working machine tools, is poised to have a game-changing impact on the manufacturing industry.
“Adding LENS manufacturing technology to our product line follows our long history of introducing new and exciting metal working capabilities to the manufacturing industry in México and Central America,” explained Dr. Roberto Jacobus, Director General at Viwa. “What’s especially exciting about the LENS process is that it can be adapted to our current line of CNC vertical machining centers bringing hybrid manufacturing capabilities to our customers, allowing them to produce parts which involve printing metal and then machining the resulting parts with a single setup on the same machine. The LENS process will provide value across their entire product lifecycle from printing new metal parts, to repairing old broken parts.”
Michael Kardos, Optomec Vice President of WorldWide Sales, added: “We are very happy to partner with Viwa to bring LENS technology to the manufacturing market in Mexico and Central America. Viwa’s well established expertise in the machine tool market and their excellent reputation make them an ideal partner to reach a broad customer base in the region.”
Optomec recently announced record revenue through the first half of 2015, up over 100% compared to the previous year due to continued strong sales of Optomec Additive Manufacturing systems for high volume production applications and increased distribution channels in Europe and Mexico.