3D System unveiled a new strategy along with solutions, partnerships and an updated management team to help customers with the transition from prototyping to production. The company’s president and CEO Vyomesh Joshi announced the news at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 taking place in Chicago this week.
While entering into a strategic partnership with software company PTC, 3D Systems will launch 3DXpert, a software solution for streamlining and automating pre- and post-production processes for Direct Metal Printing. Joshi will also explain how 3D System’s complete digital manufacturing ecosystem enables customers to digitise, deign, simulate, manufacture, inspect and manage as they transition towards end-use part production.
“Rapid prototyping was the original application for 3D printing and will continue to be an important part of our business,” explained Joshi. “However, we believe we have the technology and assets today to make 3D production real and provide profitable growth for our company.”
At IMTS, 3D Systems will also demonstrate its Figure 4 technology with its ultra-fast, modular SLA system designed for production on the factory floor. While printing up to 50 times faster than conventional systems, the Figure 4 platform can also be integrated into secondary processes including finishing and coating, making it a digital alternative to injection moulding.
3DXpert is an all-in-one software solution to simplify and streamline metal 3D printing, covering the complete workflow from importing data to sending it to the 3D printer.
3D Systems also announced several new additions to his management team: “Our new management team combines the talent and domain knowledge of our existing leadership with new additions who have proven success in executing a regional operating framework that balances growth, capital and operational excellence,” Joshi said. “With this world-class team, I strongly believe we can capitalize on opportunities in global markets and create value for our customers, partners and shareholders.”