3D Systems Enters into Partnership with GF Machining Solutions

3D Systems has partnered with GF Machining Solutions to “deliver a new concept in factory automation that will enable manufacturers to efficiently produce complex metal parts within tight tolerances, and reduce total cost of operation,” according to the companies.

3D Systems offers digital design and manufacturing solutions, including metal 3D printers used to create patient-specific implants for spinal and other applications. GF Machining Solutions is a provider of machines and services for a variety of industries, including orthopaedics.

This new factory automation concept includes software for enhanced part design, 3D printers, materials and automated material handling, electrical discharge machining (EDM), milling equipment and advanced post-processing technologies. The partners believe that the solution will improve existing products and enable new designs, business models and markets, according to 3D Systems.

3D Systems has FDA Registered, ISO:13485 Certified facilities located in North America and Europe. Along with 3D printing, the company provides engineering, quality control and regulatory services.

GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland), and maintains 50 sites worldwide. Its machining capabilities include EDM, milling, laser texturing, additive, micro-machining and System 3R automation, along with a range of machine tool consumables.

Source: 3D Systems