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Würth Additive Group announces strategic partnership with Raise3D and Henkel

During the Rapid + TCT additive manufacturing show, Würth Additive Group (WAG) announced a strategic partnership with Raise3D, a manufacturer of 3D printing hardware and consumables, and Henkel, known for adhesives and Loctite additive resins.

Since the announcement of Digital Inventory Services (DIS) at the AMUG conference in March 2024, Würth Additive has ushered in a new era in inventory management. Together with Raise3D and Henkel Loctite, Würth Additive has strategically aligned its equipment, platform and materials, including Loctite’s tested resins. This collaboration has resulted in customized and simplified product applications for IMS Verhindungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, one of the first DIS Beta users.

AJ Strandquist, CEO of Würth Additive Group, emphasizes the collaborative commitment to ease of use and access to additive manufacturing: “Raise3D is not just a partner; they are a powerhouse of experience and expertise, prioritizing the end user’s experience. Their printers, operating in an internal service bureau and producing hundreds of thousands of parts, demonstrate their understanding of bringing additive applications into production. Their experience has led to the development of some of the most advanced 3D systems on the market. Integrating our Digital Inventory Services (DIS) IoT Edge Device into their equipment and hardware systems opens up a world of possibilities, giving our customers complete control over their production. With Henkel Loctite’s commitment to meticulously testing their resin materials, we couldn’t be more excited about our collaborative effort to make 3D printing a more successful supply chain solution for early adopters.”

This holistic collaboration represents a significant departure from conventional 3D printing partnerships and redefines standard additive manufacturing relationships between OEMs, VARs, product innovators, industrial application engineers and end users. Instead of limiting printing options due to conflicting priorities, these three organizations are working together to integrate additive manufacturing for unique customer applications.

Edward Feng, CEO of Raise3D, comments on the additive collaboration: “Würth Additive is the ideal partner as we look into future growth. Their DIS platform enhances the utility of our products and ensures they meet the application’s needs. As a machine manufacturer and solutions provider, I’m well aware of the complexities of 3D printing. The good news is that we can simplify this complexity through a user-friendly experience and controlled workflows. Combining our core competencies, we prioritize putting the customer first and providing exceptional value to AM users.”

Raise3D’s products will be sold through Würth’s distribution channels and integrated directly into Digital Inventory Services, utilizing Loctite’s tested resins for automated workflows and easier quality control. This collaboration is focused on improving the customer experience with productive 3D printed parts in distributed manufacturing. Würth Additive Group, Raise3D and Henkel are committed to continuously improving and meeting customer needs and plan to add more partners in the future.

Expressing his excitement about the partnership, Sam Bail, Director of Sales at Henkel Loctite, stated: “We are pleased to be a part of the DIS program with Würth Additive and Raise3D. Developing validated material workflows through this partnership ensures additively manufactured parts meet the customers’ standards transitioning from digital to physical parts.”

Reflecting on the partnership’s future, Strandquist stated: “We are looking forward to working together more collaboratively through this industrial partnership surrounding Digital Inventory Services (DIS) to better serve the customer by adding additives to their digital supply chain solution. Working together between Raise3D and Loctite, we will help bring these applications to use and problem-solve with our customers to keep them always in stock.”

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