Essentium, an innovator of industrial additive manufacturing solutions, has partnered with KVG, an internationally recognized mission support provider, to provide Ukraine with 3D printing solutions, training, and manufacturing tools. These 3D printing capabilities enable rapid, on-demand production of mission-critical parts and components in the field of conflict.
Essentium and KVG have deployed Essentium High-Speed Extrusion (HSE) 3D Printing Platforms to various locations across Ukraine within just 96 hours of receiving approval. These advanced 3D printers will help bolster Ukraine’s defense response capability by enabling the rapid production of a diverse range of mission-critical parts and equipment, including specialized tools and replacement military hardware. Essentium and KVG also provided on-the-ground training for the Ukrainian military to ensure the sustained and rapid production of essential components in the field.
“In times of conflict, collaboration and agility can create crucial strategic advantage. Our partnership with Essentium is a perfect example. It has allowed us to rapidly deploy essential technology and sustainable mission support tools in Ukraine,” said Elisha Abbott, President of KVG.
“KVG’s mission aligns with Essentium’s innovative 3D printing solutions to support the warfighter in challenging locations. This collaboration bridges the gap between 3D printing and traditional manufacturing to allow Ukraine to create vital components in real-time, enhance field effectiveness, and strengthen the warfighter’s capabilities,” said Blake Teipel, CEO of Essentium.
The 3D printing tools that have been delivered directly to the frontlines in Ukraine are subjected to rigorous testing and development on-site to ensure they meet the demanding requirements of the warfighter.
The pair are actively involved in developing multiple medical applications in the field of conflict using 3D printing technology. These 3D printing innovations address critical medical needs – further highlighting the holistic approach taken by the partnership.
Essentium and KVG have maintained a cohesive and coordinated response to supply chain challenges throughout their involvement in Ukraine. This unified front ensures that resources are deployed effectively, and critical needs are addressed promptly – allowing end-users to maintain operational readiness.