Methods 3D, a newly formed subsidiary of Methods Machine Tools Inc, has expanded its additive manufacturing (AM) presence by completing seven AM laboratories located across the US.

The new labs are outfitted with 18 printers including direct metal printing (DMP), select laser sintering (SLS), stereolithography (SLA) and multi-Jet models running 14 different materials. A complement of post-processing equipment such as EDM, CNC machining, automation and inspection is also onsite and. The additive manufacturing labs are in each of Methods Machine Tools’ technology centers including Sudbury, MA (Boston) headquarters, Detroit, MI, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, Phoenix, AZ, San Francisco, CA, and Los Angeles, CA.

‘Our new additive labs are ideal for manufacturing professionals to consult our experts and explore ways to design and produce their components using the latest 3D technology integrated with conventional machining, automation and more,’ said James Hanson, chief operating officer (COO).

‘By partnering with 3D Systems, whose core competencies complement Methods' suite of metalworking machining and automation solutions, we will provide our customers the most advanced 3D printing available,’ he added.

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