3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions, a division of Georg Fischer AG , have expanded their partnership in the Greater China region that will enable customers to enhance their metal parts production and redefine their manufacturing environments. By combining the strength of 3D Systems’ innovation and expertise in additive manufacturing with GF Machining Solutions’ leadership in precision machining and industrial automation, manufacturers will now be able to more efficiently produce complex metal parts within tight tolerances, and reduce total cost of operation.
As of this month, manufacturers in China and Taiwan will be able to order 3D Systems’ and GF Machining Solutions’’ co-branded scalable metal additive manufacturing solutions—DMP Factory 500, DMP Factory 350 and DMP Flex 350—exclusively through GF Machining Solutions. The companies’ co-branded solutions, which integrate traditional and additive manufacturing technologies, are a new concept in scalable, digital factory automation that includes software for digital production workflows, including enhanced part design, 3D printers, materials, electrical discharge machining (EDM), milling equipment, advanced post-processing technologies, and services. These new design and manufacturing options can lead directly into improved existing products, innovative new designs, new business models, and new markets.
Customers in the region will also have access to GF Machining Solutions’ Customer Innovation Centre (CIC) in Shanghai. Engaging with the CIC provides customers with the ability to consult and collaborate with experts from 3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions to develop applications with metal 3D printing solutions which include materials, services, hardware and software. As part of this process, manufacturers will have the ability to benchmark their parts and products to ensure quality control and validate final parts against specifications—ultimately saving them time, money, and providing faster time to market.
3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions have a presence in more than 50 countries, which includes production facilities, research and development centres, and broad sales and service networks encompassing internal teams as well as channel partners.
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