Additive Manufacturing Labs Sprouting Nationwide

Methods Machine Tools has formed a subsidiary called Methods 3D, which is a partnership between Methods and 3D Systems. The new business will establish additive manufacturing labs in its Methods’ technology centers located across the country.

By far, additive manufacturing has been the industry buzz for the last few years. Its advances in discrete parts manufacturing continue to impact manufacturing in unique ways.

Augmenting its position as a national source for subtractive manufacturing equipment, Methods Machine Tools has formed a subsidiary called Methods 3D, which is a partnership between Methods and 3D Systems. The new business will establish additive manufacturing labs in its Methods’ technology centers located across the country.

These technology centers are in the company headquarters in Sudbury (Boston), Detroit, Charlotte Chicago, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Each lab is equipped with 18 printers with processes that include direct metal printing, select laser sintering, stereolithography and multi-jet models. Each lab is capable of printing 14 different materials.

There is much interest in additive manufacturing within the subtractive manufacturing industry. Methods believes access to these labs can help manufacturers learn the plusses and minuses of this rapidly emerging technology. Visit Methods' website to learn more and find contact information to schedule a visit.