THE BIG M SHOW
Scarlett Brings Direct Metal Printing to the Big M
Grand Rapids, Michigan based Scarlett Incorporated has recently partnered with 3d printing industry leader, 3D Systems, to represent 3D Systems products in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Scarlett, an industrial equipment distribution group, will be showcasing a ProX200 Direct Metal Printer from 3D Systems at the Big M. The group has recently begun selling production grade 3d Printers to the tool and die, aerospace, automotive, medical and furniture industries. “Additive Manufacturing, or 3d Printing, has grown from a method of rapid prototyping to a viable means of production for low to mid-volume or highly customized parts,” states Mike McLean, Director of Additive Manufacturing for Scarlett. “With the production capabilities of 3d printing, businesses can streamline their product development processes and bring high performing parts into production without a significant investment in tooling.”
By partnering with 3D Systems, Scarlett is providing solutions from the most complete lineup of technology in the 3d Printing industry.
“Our reputation is built on solutions, service and responsiveness; by partnering with 3D Systems, Scarlett is able to provide solutions from the most complete lineup of technology in the 3d Printing industry,” says Chris Timmer.
The team at Scarlett has recently installed a ProX300 Direct Metal Printer in it’s Grand Rapids showroom. In Direct Metal Printing, a high powered laser welds fine metallic powders layer by layer, building a fully dense metal part, directly from 3D CAD data. “We hold the precedent of unparalleled technical competency with the machines we distribute,” explains James Scarlett. “By having the ProX200 at the show, we’re able to engage manufacturers on their terms, and fully demonstrate this product’s capabilities.”
The Additive Manufacturing industry is projected to grow from $3.8B in 2012 to over $17B by 2020, with most analysts pointing toward the production part segment as the largest avenue for growth. By offering solutions for production in high performing plastics and fully dense metal parts, Scarlett is primed to promote a large piece of this growth. “We are incredibly excited to offer this technology to our manufacturing partners in the Midwest,” says McLean.
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