Methods Machine Tools Enters 3D Print Market with full 3D Systems Line

Methods Machine Tools partners with 3DS to expand its manufacturing equipment portfolio to 3D printing. 3DS’ Direct Metal Printers (DMP) enhance Methods precision machine tool solutions.

3D Systems just announced that it has entered into a partner agreement with Methods Machine Tools Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools and automation for manufacturing. Under the new agreement, Methods will immediately begin to offer 3DS’ full line of professional and production 3D printers and materials to its customers to enhance its portfolio of leading-edge precision machine tools and solutions for traditional manufacturing with advanced 3D printing solutions for additive manufacturing.
 
Methods brings over 55 years of experience in machine tools and solutions, in addition to extensive expertise in applications, engineering, service and support. To spearhead its entrance into the 3D printer market, Methods will add dedicated 3D printing sales, application engineering and support teams to its seven regional offices throughout the U.S., and will create a state-of-the-art 3D printing showroom with a range of capabilities in each location.
 
Methods will put a strong strategic focus on 3DS’ Direct Metal Printers (DMP) to deliver enhanced solutions to their customers. By leveraging their expertise in metal precision machining and applications across industries such as aerospace, medical, automotive and electronics, Methods will bring advanced digital manufacturing solutions through DMP to its customer base of over 30,000 companies.
 
Methods will showcase 3DS’ solutions at its upcoming TechFest 2015 “Manufacturing the Future” event, to be held November 4-5 at its corporate headquarters and technology center in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The event will also feature the latest in machine tool technology and automation, with over 30 machines under power with live demonstrations. Click here for more information.