Zeda to open a new 75,000-square-foot facility in Cincinnati
The new facility, expanded from its existing 16,000-square-foot facility, is expected to open in Q3 2023
Zeda, a company providing advanced 3D manufacturing and nanotech solutions for the medical, space, aerospace, and defense industries, is set to open a new 75,000-square-foot facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, dedicated to providing cutting-edge manufacturing and nano-coating technologies. The new facility, expanded from its existing 16,000-square-foot facility, will provide substantially more capacity for growth and expanded capabilities to serve the exponential demand for advanced additive manufacturing in the company’s served markets.
Zeda has invested $20 million in new state-of-the-art capital equipment to focus on large- and small-format metal 3D printing and secondary processes, including CNC machining. The facility will be AS9100 and ISO 13485 certified – focusing on highly regulated industries. The facility will support the vertical integration of medical cleaning, passivation, and pack automation, and will include lights-out manufacturing with advanced technology and data collection capabilities. It will also support prototyping and process development.
“We’re excited that this facility is coming on stream,” said Kishore Karkera, co-founder and COO of Zeda. “It signals that we’re on a solid growth path and gives us the necessary room and utilities to expand our capacity and capabilities to meet the growing demand for localizing supply chains. With the recent closure of our $52 million Series B funding round and the launch of our new facility, we’re pushing forward with our vision to help our served industries and customers build things better.”
The new facility will be led by Greg Morris, CTO of Zeda, who is currently building a team to support the expansion and demand for the company’s services.
“We have seen exponential growth in our Cincinnati business over the past year and expect that to continue for the foreseeable future as we expand our presence in various industries, specifically aviation, defense, energy, medical, and space. With this new world-class, state-of-the-art facility set to come online in Q3 2023, we will have the capacity and capabilities to maintain and grow our leading position in the market,” said Greg Morris.
“This new facility helps Zeda offer value to our customers in multiple ways. Using a portion of the facility, we built out an end-to-end pipeline utilizing high-end additive printers, and the latest CNC machines meet stringent requirements across multiple regulated industries,” said Steve Rengers, Senior Vice President of Zeda. “We also ensured the new facility provides physical space for growth. In that way, Zeda can grow with the customer. This allows us to build out processes and ‘manufacturing cells’ to meet specific customers’ needs – which may entail higher security, proprietary materials, or unmatched efficiency to yield lower part costing.”