Cideas Acquires 3D Systems to Increase Capacity
Cideas, Inc., provider of Rapid Prototyping, Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) and 3D Printing services has announced its acquisition of 3D Systems sPRO 60 HD HS. The purchase comes in response to growing demand for high-definition prototypes and parts for aerospace, consumer products and medical industries.
"The sPRO 60 HD HS allows us to manufacture high-definition, durable plastic parts from a broad range of available thermoplastics," said Cideas President Mike Littrell. "What makes this a significant machine, is the digital scanning feature, a fairly new technology that is currently unavailable to the sPRO 140 and sPRO 230. "The part quality is extremely impressive; it enables us to create complex assemblies, as well as, production quantities with ease."
Cideas is the world's largest independently owned service provider of the Fused Deposition Modeling technology. Within months of relocating to their new state-of-the-art Chicago-land based facility, Cideas has installed two large frame Fortus Fused Deposition Modeling systems and one Selective Laser Sintering system.
Cideas will display 3D printing technology, prototypes and parts at RAPID 2012 in Booth #327 at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency, May 23-24. RAPID is North America's definitive additive manufacturing conference and exposition for design, prototyping, tooling and direct manufacturing technologies.