3D Printing The On Demand Manufacturing unit of 3D Systems becomes Quickparts

Editor: Alexander Stark

USA — As of the beginning of September 2021, the former On Demand Manufacturing business unit of 3D systems is now doing business as an independent company known as Quickparts. 3D Systems has sold its On Demand Manufacturing business unit to the US private equity company Trilantic.

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Quickparts supports customers with manufacturing services during the entire product development phase.
Quickparts supports customers with manufacturing services during the entire product development phase.
(Source: Quickparts)

In line with its strategy of focusing on the development of 3D printing systems and associated printing materials, 3D systems has sold its On Demand Manufacturing business. This has created the independent manufacturing services provider Quickparts, with around 300 employees and five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe (Italy, France, UK) and the USA (at two locations). Furthermore, Quickparts will continue working with a network of manufacturing partners around the globe.

The portfolio includes 3D printing processes in plastic and metal: Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Printing (DMP/ DMLS), Fuse Deposition Modelling (FDM) and the Figure 4 process developed by 3D Systems, including post-processing. Along with this, the company also offers traditional manufacturing processes such as CNC, Sheetmetal, Injection Moulding, and many others. The new company provides services, such as rapid prototyping, functional prototyping and building design models and short production series, in the lead-up to mass production. Customers can upload their project online and request a quote.

3D Systems' ODM business was originally created in 2011 by the acquisition of a U.S. company called Quickparts, which back then already offered its 3D printing services via an online platform. Ziad Abou, CEO of Quickparts: “We have more than 28 years of experience to build on and have always been closely involved and helped drive the development of 3D printing technology. We are now leveraging this know-how and focusing on increasing the customer base for our sophisticated prototyping and manufacturing services.”

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