Stratasys, a global leader in additive manufacturing or 3D printing announced the expansion of its Global Manufacturing Network (GMN) with new partners in Italy, Korea, Mexico and the United States. For years now, Stratasys has been pioneering unique cloud-enabled tools and subscription services for its production series 3D printers for a select group of part providers through its GMN.
Owing to the increasing demand for in-flight parts among customers in the aerospace industry, the company also announced addition of a market-leading Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution (AICS) to select members.
The expanded GMN now includes new members such as Technologia & Design in Italy, Prometheus in Korea, Tridi in Mexico and FATHOM in the USA. These new members join the existing partners such as Objective 3D in Australia, MCAE in Czech Republic, TEILEFABRIK in Germany, +90 in Turkey, Xometry, R&D Technologies and In’tech Industries in the USA.
Explaining the growth of the GMN over the years, Jeff Hanson, Director, Global Manufacturing Network at Stratasys said, “When we first launched the Global Manufacturing Network in 2003, our focus was software development and printer connectivity – building digital performance management efficiencies, global visibility and consistency for disparate factories delivering parts to customers around the world. Recognizing the power of our technology to reshore manufacturing across local economies and reduce carbon footprints, we’ve continued to grow this partner ecosystem while consistently proving the value.”
“The Stratasys Global Manufacturing Network is designed to empower manufacturers to overcome their biggest challenges – incorporating 3D printing into manufacturing, with digital performance management of disparate 3D printing systems. The end results can be greater supply chain reliability and significant efficiency improvements,” continued Hanson.
Speaking about being a part of the Stratasys’ GMN, Rich Stump, Principal and Co-Founder at FATHOM said, “FATHOM is very proud to make its dynamic advanced manufacturing solutions a part of Stratasys’ Global Manufacturing Network”.
“For this industry to grow beyond prototyping and into production, we need to work together in a meaningful way to drive the industry forward. Whether that is greater technology development, material advancement, or capacity utilization, we must partner up to overcome shared obstacles. Stratasys continues to demonstrate its thought leadership and the GMN network is a great example of companies coming together to grow the adoption of additive technologies further,” added Stump.
Members of the GMN are enabled by networked assets and backed by the capacity and expertise of North America-based service provider Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. By providing access to virtually unlimited and comprehensive additive technologies and services, the GMN assists members to better scale their business and serve large orders on-demand.
Currently, the GMN spans four continents as the largest globally connected network of 3D printing service providers, many of which are ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 13485 and ITAR registered.