Lithoz, a global market and innovation leader in ceramic 3D printing, and SiNAPTIC, a Colorado-based additive manufacturing and medical device startup focused on 3D printed technical ceramics, are set to sign a strategic partnership agreement that includes sales and marketing activities. The deal also includes the purchase of seven Lithoz CeraFab S65 Medical printers for SiNAPTIC’s new research center in Lafayette, Colorado.
Besides the development of their medical device products and R&D activities, SiNAPTIC will, with immediate effect, offer their expertise for OEM contract manufacturing to the rapidly accelerating North American market – responding to the numerous inquiries of OEMs from various industries. They will also distribute Lithoz printers, materials, and software across North America.
The agreement between Lithoz and SiNAPTIC will bring new AM solutions to a wider audience in the US, Canada, and Mexico – giving innovators and businesses a new way to bring many types of new products to market, faster.
SiNAPTIC is comprised of two business divisions – SiNAPTIC Technologies and SiNAPTIC Surgical – each with a different focus. SiNAPTIC Technologies provides R&D and prototyping all the way through to scaled OEM manufacturing, whereas SiNAPTIC Surgical is currently undergoing FDA approval to become a fully-integrated original medical device producer.
Lithoz’s Dr. Johannes Homa and SiNAPTIC’s Bryan Scheer will be officially signing the agreement at this year’s Rapid + TCT, in Chicago. At the Lithoz booth (#5341), SiNAPTIC will show one of their CeraFab S65 Medical 3D printers live at the event, alongside displaying examples of its own intricately 3D printed parts.
“By partnering with Lithoz, the experienced global leader in ceramic 3D printing, SiNAPTIC will gain access to a comprehensive range of technical ceramics, technologies, and unparalleled expertise. This partnership will allow SiNAPTIC to focus on optimizing efficiency in manufacturing and scaling production for our customers,” said Bryan Scheer, MD, CEO of SiNAPTIC.
“With SiNAPTIC we have found the right partner for the rapidly growing volume of inquiries on the North American market at exactly the right time! With the strong passion and huge momentum they bring on their mission to disrupt the medical device market with unique 3D printed technical ceramics, we quickly came to the conclusion that they are also the right company to be a leading contract manufacturer for the many different inquiries, from prototyping to serial production, we have received from OEMs of various verticals during the last months,” said Dr. Johannes Homa, CEO of Lithoz.