Nokia integrates 3D Systems in a Box additive manufacturing effort

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3D Systems forged workflow integration pacts with Nokia, rms company and GF Precicast in a move that aims to scale 3D printing in telecom and technology, medical devices, aerospace, and gas turbines.

The announcement made at the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) conference 2019, follows additive manufacturing announcements from HP and Stratasys. The three 3D printer vendors are steadily expanding additive manufacturing use cases while trying to bring down costs. The CEO of 3D Systems Vyomesh Joshi said the company has been targeting key verticals and partnering with industry players.

Among the 3D Systems partnerships:

  • Nokia said it will add 3D Systems Figure 4 Standalone system to its mobile manufacturing approach. Nokia’s mobile manufacturing system is essentially a factory in a box.
  • rms Company, is a supplier to medical device manufacturers, will expand use of 3D Systems DMP platform to metal additive manufacturing.
  • GF Precicast, which provides gear to aerospace and industrial gas turbines, will also integrate 3D Systems metal 3D Printing platform.

Nokia’s effort with 3D Systems is the most proof of concept. Nokia is unveiling a factor in a box to demonstrate to manufacturers how they can integrate additive manufacturing with augmented reality, virtual reality, IoT, and robotics. Nokia’s play in additive manufacturing is connecting workflows with private 4G/5G networks.

The company has been using 3D Systems wares and has expanded its usage to increase capacity. GF Precicast is using 3D Systems to work with so-called super alloys.

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Larry Dignan/ Between the Lines, ZDNET 3D Systems integrated into Nokia’s Factory in a Box additive manufacturing effort published on Apr1 and re-edited by João Andrade on Apr5, 2019;


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