3D Systems / GF Machining Solutions Expanding partnership in China, providing customers the competitive edge
3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions expand their partnership to enhance their metal production in the Greater China region and provide local access to manufacturing experts.
Division of Georg Fischer AG, GF Machining Solutions, and 3D Systems say expanding this partnership will enable customers in the region enhance their metal parts production and redefine their manufacturing environments. The innovation strength of 3D Systems and its expertise in additive manufacturing (AM) combined with GF Machining Solutions’ leadership in precision machining and industrial automation will provide manufacturers to produce complex metal parts within tight tolerances more efficiently and reduce operation costs.
Beginning August, manufacturers in China and Taiwan have been able to order both companies' co-branded scalable metal AM solutions, namely, the DMP Factory 500 and 350 as well as the DMP Flex 350 exclusively through GF. The co-branded solutions, which integrate traditional and AM 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.
Customers in the region will also have access to GF's Customer Innovation Center (CIC) in Shanghai, where they can consult and collaborate with experts from both companies to develop applications with metal 3D-printing solutions which include materials, services, hardware and software. As part of this process, manufacturers will be able to benchmark their parts and products, ensuring quality control and validating final parts as per specifications, thereby saving them time, money and providing faster time to market.
"China and Taiwan are strategic key markets for GF Machining Solutions, where we support our customers with an organisation of more than 350 direct application, service and sales personal," said Laurent Castella, head of market region Asia from GF.
3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions have a presence in over 50 countries, covering production facilities, research and development centres as well as broad sales and service networks.