Methods Machine Tools Offers 3D Systems’ Additive Products

In a partnership with 3D Systems, Methods will add that company’s Direct Metal Printer technology to its product offerings.

3D Systems (3DS; Rock Hill, South Carolina) has entered into a partner agreement with Methods Machine Tools Inc. (Sudbury, Massachusetts) enabling Methods to offer 3DS’s full line of additive manufacturing technologies, including its Direct Metal Printers (DMPs). Methods will add dedicated 3D printing sales, application engineering and support teams to its seven regional offices in the U.S., and will create a 3D printing showroom in each location.

Methods says it plans to focus on 3DS’s DMPs, building upon its existing metal machining offerings for the aerospace, medical, automotive and electronics industries.

“We are excited to partner with Methods to bring our full range of 3D printers to their customer base to complement their machining and automation capabilities,” said Mark Wright, 3DS COO.

Methods will showcase 3DS’s additive technology at its upcoming TechFest 2015 Manufacturing the Future event, to be held November 4-5, 2015 at its corporate headquarters and technology center in Sudbury.