GE Additive and medical technology company Stryker have entered a partnership agreement to support Stryker’s growth in additive manufacturing (AM). The agreement covers new additive machines, materials and services for Stryker’s global supply chain operations.

Stryker has already invested in 3D printing machines from Concept Laser and Arcam. The company’s investment in additive manufacturing began in 2001 and, since then, Stryker has collaborated with universities in Ireland and the UK to industrialize 3D printing for the healthcare industry. The company recently opened a global technology development center with an AM manufacturing hub in County Cork, Ireland.

‘Working with GE Additive and leveraging their expertise is a very compelling proposition for Stryker,’ said John Haller, vice president of global supply at Stryker. ‘We believe this collaboration will accelerate our additive manufacturing journey and support our mission to make healthcare better.’

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