Industrial additive manufacturing company Essentium, Inc. has announced a distribution partnership with GoPrint3D, a UK-based supplier of 3D printing products. Going forward from the agreement, GoPrint3D will resell Essentium’s High Speed Extrusion (HSE) 3D printing platform across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Both companies hope their combined efforts will lead to the industrial-scale adoption of AM.
Today, the manufacturing markets in the UK and Ireland are still dominated by more traditional processes, such as CNC machining. GoPrint3D is confident that Essentium’s HSE technology—which has built rates 5-15 times faster and 5 times more accurate than FFF—will encourage UK and Irish enterprises to adopt 3D printing for industrial applications.
“We’re excited to bring the Essentium HSE 3D Printing Platform to the UK and Irish markets,” commented James Blackburn, Sales Director of GoPrint3D. “We know there is pent up demand for economically viable AM solutions that deliver industrial-scale without compromise. Together with our unique approach to providing tailored training, engineering services, maintenance contracts and fast response times, we believe this partnership will help our UK and Irish customers across aerospace, automotive, consumer good, electronics, contract manufacturing, oil & gas and industrial equipment (tooling) sectors unlock the enormous benefits of AM at scale.”
As per the distribution agreement, GoPrint3D will resell the complete Essentium HSE 180•S series, including low temperature, standard temperature and high temperature versions, as well as Essentium’s broad range of 3D printing materials. GoPrint3D will also facilitate the adoption of AM by offering customers expert support for planning, installation and training. Skills are, after all, one of the biggest hurdles to adoption today.
“Despite the important potential of industrial-scale AM, many UK and Irish companies lack the know-how, resources and confidence to adopt the technology as an integral part of their manufacturing process,” explained Cyprien Decouty, Channel Sales Manager of Essentium EMEA. “Together with GoPrint3D we will smash through these barriers to help manufacturers achieve far reaching economic, innovation and competitive advantage through AM at scale. We are thrilled to partner with GoPrint3D, who has a phenomenal track record of providing the best-in-class training, application engineering and support.”