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MolyWorks expands offering with metal 3D printer from 3D Systems

3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems has announced the installation of one of its DMP Flex 350 metal additive manufacturing systems at MolyWorks.

Wematter developed and introduced the Wematter Gravity in 2019, bringing an affordable turnkey SLS solution to the market. Since then, Wematter has expanded its product line to three models – Gravity Essential, Gravity Essential+ and Gravity Enterprise.

The Wematter Gravity is designed to make additive manufacturing accessible in smaller environments. The compact size (0.7 m x 0.7 m x 1.5 m) requires three times less space and has a build volume (300 mm x 300 mm x 300 mm) that is more than 300% larger than comparable solutions. The Gravity is CE certified and suitable for use in offices, hospitals and research laboratories to produce production parts for various applications.

The Gravity requires only a standard power source and an Ethernet connection. It allows plug-and-play installation and is ready for operation in less than one hour. The unique powder handling system provides a closed-loop system, and the system allows recycling of unused powder for multiple cycles. Cloud-based connectivity facilitates proactive and preventive maintenance.

“We continue to invest in our solution portfolio through strategic acquisitions that add unique technologies to enable rapid adoption of additive manufacturing in production environments,” said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, president and CEO, 3D Systems. “Wematter has designed an SLS solution that is unmatched in the industry that allows the technology to be used in environments where it would previously have been deemed impossible. Since the announcement last fall that 3D Systems would become the exclusive global distributor of Wematter’s products, it became increasingly apparent to us how beneficial it would be to have this team and technology as part of our company. Through the acquisition of Wematter, we’ll benefit from their team’s unique engineering approach and expertise as part of our R&D organization, and our customers will benefit from the capabilities of this user-friendly, elegant platform at a more affordable price point. I believe this will enable a new category of manufacturers to take advantage of the benefits of additive manufacturing to transform their businesses and accelerate innovation.”

Robert Kniola, president, Wematter added, “We’re looking forward to becoming part of 3D Systems and benefitting from the company’s reputation as a leader in innovation, and being able to expand the availability of our Gravity SLS solution to customers worldwide through their global sales network. Our unique SLS solution is designed to accelerate product development and in-house volume production with a click of a button. We are excited about the opportunities to bring SLS technology to a new class of customers for 3D Systems, and the potential it will unlock to improve efficiency in the delivery of high-quality end-use parts.”

3D Systems expects the transaction to close in July 2023. Additional information will be provided in a conference call on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Find out more about 3D Systems at 3dsystems.com.

For more information about MolyWorks, please visit molyworks.co.

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