3D Systems, one of the leading 3D printing companies in the world announced that Intermountain 3D – an Idaho, USA based 3D printing service bureau has grown its service offering and business by adding a new Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printer from 3D Systems.
Intermountain 3D has been experiencing huge growth in its business through the assistance of 3D Systems. For example, the company has seen a 120% increase in revenue, and has been witnessing a surge in SLS 3D printing. The inclusion of new SLS 3D printer from 3D Systems
Since 2014, Intermountain has been a reseller of 3D Systems’ printing and scanning products and has also been using 3D systems’ 3D printers to offer prototyping and production services. However, with the inclusion of the new SLS 3D printer from 3D Systems, Intermountain 3D will now offer prototyping to low-volume production applications, reverse engineering and scan-based design to help its customers improve productivity and reduce overall time-to-market.
Offering details about the expansion, Lynn Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer at Intermountain 3D said, “As we collaborated with our customers on their prototyping needs, we began to see more and more requests come in that went beyond just prototyping. We realized there was an increasing need from customers to understand how to design for additive manufacturing and to expand into 3D printing for production.”
3D Systems’ ProX SLS printers are known for their ability to produce functional prototypes as well as end-use production parts. The printers are complemented by a portfolio of DuraForm®production-grade nylon materials that have been optimized, validated and tested to ensure quality, with uniform 3D mechanical properties.
The combination of 3D Systems’ ProX SLS printers and DuraForm materials enables Intermountain 3D to produce tough, durable parts more efficiently with an overall lower total cost of operation.
Intermountain 3D offers its prototyping services to a range of customers that operate in different industries such as human prosthetics, food processing equipment and others. All these customers have unique requirements and need specific materials which make it difficult to manufacture products using traditional manufacturing methods. As a result, to meet these unique requirements, Intermountain 3D augmented their in-house capabilities by outsourcing some parts to 3D Systems’ On Demand Manufacturing.
Speaking about how 3D Systems has been helping different businesses such as Intermountain 3D transform their workflows to maintain competitive advantage, Phil Schultz, Senior Vice President, General Manager of On Demand Manufacturing & Plastics at 3D Systems, said, “We are pleased to see Intermountain 3D mature their customer offering. By redefining, enhancing and expanding their own workflow with our additive manufacturing capabilities, Intermountain 3D is able to help its customers grow as well.”
“This is yet one more real-world example of the power of additive manufacturing to transform businesses,” Schultz concluded.
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