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Fictiv adds 14 new materials to US AM service offer

As part of a major expansion of capabilities, newly added configuration options, and significant pricing reduction

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Fictiv, a San Francisco-based company that offers an operating system for custom manufacturing, is introducing several new updates to its 3D printing service in order to meet the needs of its industrial customers’ most demanding additive manufacturing programs. The company, founded in 2013 by CEO Dave Evans, has evolved significantly now totaling investment from partners including Honeywell, Intel, Bill Gates and more for $28M+, over 3,500 clients and 150,000+ hours of monthly machine capacity, on-demand. This latest Fictiv expansion includes new material and new configuration options.

The company has been focused on multiple on-demand manufacturing processes however it is now again turning its eye towards 3D printing. As part of the new expansion, Fictiv now offers 14 new 3D printing materials for advanced engineering applications, including high-temperature materials such as Ultem 9085, biocompatible materials such as ABS-M30i for surgical guides and medical devices, and a suite of SOMOS materials for optical clarity and water resistance. The new materials are ideal for a wide variety of use cases across automotive, industrial, consumer products, and medical industries, for production quantities, functional assemblies, jigs and fixtures, and much more. All of these materials are available today for on-demand purchase in the USA via Fictiv’s digital manufacturing platform.

Fictiv adds 14 new materials to US AM service offer as part of a major expansion of capabilities, newly added configuration options
Nylon 11 fire-retardant 3D printing material is one of fourteen new materials available on the Fictiv platform for advanced industrial applications.

“We are committed to providing our customers with industry-leading 3D printing solutions for R&D as well as high-volume production needs for new product introduction,” said Riley Hall, Director of Additive Manufacturing at Fictiv. “With this expansion, our customers will not only be able to source parts with cutting-edge lead times for 3D printing, with more options than ever, they’ll also have access to all of this at an incredibly cost-effective price point.”

Additionally, customers will enjoy new online quoting features for 3D printing via the Fictiv platform, including expanded lead time options that allow customers to select from three different production times for improved flexibility and pricing, new configuration options for infill density and threaded insert specification, and improved filtering for material selection by application.

Available at the end of October, customers will have access to Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™ (Carbon DLS™) 3D printing technology via the Fictiv platform. Carbon DLS™ printing stands out for its rapid speed, high-resolution capabilities, and diverse range of materials, making it an ideal choice for scalable production across a range of industries.

Expanded partnerships with cutting-edge additive manufacturers, including Jabil Additive (NYSE: JBL), has opened up new production-level 3D printing solutions for ordering hundreds to thousands of parts with industry-best prices. With Fictiv’s digital supply chain infrastructure and quote-to-order platform, it’s never been easier to access the best additive manufacturing technologies to fuel product innovation in all stages of development.

“We are thrilled to partner with Fictiv to provide customers with streamlined access to the highest quality industrial 3D printing solutions,” said Curt Miner, Business Development Manager at Jabil. “Fictiv’s technology platform combined with our robust additive manufacturing capabilities enables a level of speed and scale this industry has never seen before.”

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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