GF Partners with 3D Systems

GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF, and 3D Systems announces their strategic cooperation for jointly developed, integrated manufacturing solutions based on 3D printing.

The partnership includes the development of a new generation of 3D printing solutions. It will combine 3D Systems’ metals additive manufacturing expertise with GF Machining Solutions’ subtractive metal manufacturing expertise, which enables more seamless and efficient workflow solutions through integration of 3D printers, materials, software and electrical discharge machining (EDM) as well as milling and laser equipment. This is designed to meet the customers’ needs to produce complex metal parts within tight tolerances at a lower total cost of operation.

The launch of this partnership is foreseen for this year’s IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) exhibition, taking place in September in Chicago. It is expected to include the unveiling of a new and commonly developed additive manufacturing machine. Further combined solutions, which will be distributed over both sales networks, will follow over the next few years.