Prototek | August 05, 2022
Prototek Holdings LLC ("Prototek"), a leading North American digital manufacturing provider of CNC machining, sheet metal and industrial 3D printing announced today it has acquired Prototype Solutions Group (PSG). PSG is a leading provider of quick-turn prototyping in CNC, additive and cast manufacturing located in northern Wisconsin, about one hour east of Minneapolis, MN.
PSG becomes the third Prototek location in Wisconsin where it joins Midwest Prototyping, Prototek’s additive manufacturing division headquarters, and Prototek, Grafton, a sheet metal and machining operation, adding additional capabilities and capacity to Prototek’s Midwest operations.
Alan Anderson, co-founder and President of PSG, will become a strategic operational advisor to Prototek under CEO, Bill Gress, and will continue, along with his management team, to oversee day-to-day operations at the Menomonie location.
“Al and his team have built a great business in PSG, They have continued to grow and evolve the last 17 years into a truly impressive organization and their synergies with Prototek are undeniable. I’m confident that they will be instrumental in bolstering our continued effort to build a best-in-class, one-stop digital manufacturing solution.”
-Bill Gress, CEO of Prototek.
The addition of PSG is a continuation of the expansion of Prototek’s manufacturing capabilities and capacity. The acquisition adds additional CNC, additive manufacturing and several novel cast manufacturing methods to Prototek’s already broad rapid prototyping capabilities. Prototek will continue to operate in all current locations now encompassing 11 facilities across the US, with over 300 employees and more than 250,000 square feet of manufacturing workspace.
“I’m very excited to work with Bill and the Prototek team to grow this organization. I have enjoyed my years helping to build PSG, but the opportunity to leverage the resources and capabilities of a larger organization to realize a broader vision was the logical next step, What Prototek is trying to do by becoming a comprehensive leader in the digital manufacturing space is something I wanted my company to be part of, and I’m really excited for the career growth opportunities this affords my team here at PSG.”
-Alan Anderson, co-founder and President of PSG.
Prototek is a leading national rapid prototyping services provider of precision machined, sheet metal fabricated, and 3D printed parts for various end markets, including aerospace, defense, medical, robotics, electronics, consumer, and general industrial. Headquartered in New Hampshire, Prototek serves a diverse customer base with numerous in-house manufacturing capabilities with facilities in Colorado, New Hampshire, Northern California, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Prototek holds ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D:2016 certifications and is ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) Registered.
About Prototype Solutions Group:
Prototype Solutions Group, Inc. opened its doors for business in October 2005 in Menomonie, WI. It operates today in a 24,000 square foot facility with more than 40 manufacturing machines. The founders’ approach to business has enabled the company to grow and evolve its services and capabilities to add value to many industries. Combining the latest technologies with its vast industry knowledge and experience, Prototype Solutions Group is fully equipped to manufacture customer designs with speed, agility and quality. They focus on rapid prototyping, short-run production, and visual models using a variety of traditional, additive, and cast manufacturing methods
OrthoPediatrics | July 16, 2022
OrthoPediatrics Corp. (“OrthoPediatrics” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: KIDS), a company focused exclusively on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement with 3D-Side S.A., a Belgium based software developer and manufacturer of patient specific 3D printed cutting guides. This commercial agreement grants OrthoPediatrics exclusive distribution rights of the 3D-CUT-OSTEO osteotomy guide in the United States’ leading pediatric hospitals in addition to certain international markets in the future.
3D-CUT patient specific guides, designed from CT or MRI images, assist surgeons performing corrective and bone tumor resection osteotomies. The single use guide technology enables accurate deformity or tumor corrective procedures.
“The 3D-Side technology complements the OrthoPediatrics’ pediatric limb deformity implant and biologic offering, and increases exposure in the pediatric oncology market, where many of the most challenging orthopedic cases involving tumor resection require a full complement of solutions including implants, biologics, and patient specific devices. We are excited to enter this relationship with 3D-Side to provide our pediatric orthopedic customers access to the 3D-CUT products.”
-David Bailey President and CEO, OrthoPediatrics
3D-Side Co-CEO, Laurent Paul stated, Our partnership with OrthoPediatrics is based on a shared mission and commitment to limit the risks involved in surgery on medically challenged young patients. Because each patient is unique, we imagine dedicated solutions to fit their surgical needs. Thanks to the OrthoPediatrics partnership, we are thrilled to expand these well-established products in Europe to the USA and bring our expertise to pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the United States, said Laurent Paul, 3D-Side's Co-CEO.
About OrthoPediatrics Corp-
Founded in 2006, OrthoPediatrics is an orthopedic company focused exclusively on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics. As such it has developed the most comprehensive product offering to the pediatric orthopedic market to improve the lives of children with orthopedic conditions. OrthoPediatrics currently markets 37 surgical systems that serve three of the largest categories within the pediatric orthopedic market. This product offering spans trauma and deformity, scoliosis, and sports medicine/other procedures. OrthoPediatrics’ global sales organization is focused exclusively on pediatric orthopedics and distributes its products in the United States and 45 countries outside the United States.
About 3D-Side, S.A-
3D-Side is a Belgian company having developed first class products in cranioplasty, bone tumor surgery and deformity correction for more than 10 years. Its mission is to offer patient specific medical devices to allow planning of complex surgeries with incomparable quality. Based on this internal know-how, 3D-Side has developed a very specific vision on integrated surgical software and technologies. Through this vision, an innovative platform named Customize developed, connecting surgeons, patients, and medical device companies to optimize and streamline communication, creation and production of patient-specific medical devices. Personalization is in our DNA. We believe a tailor-made solution for each unique patient is key to, together with the surgeons, make surgeries a moment of confidence and persevere against risks. Ensuring that life wins in the end is at the heart of what we do. We are believers of 'together we are stronger’.
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John Deere | July 15, 2022
Today, Vertex Software, Inc., a pioneer in 3D manufacturing visualization and cloud collaboration technology, announces that they have been selected as a supplier to Deere & Company, a leading global manufacturer of agricultural, forestry, and other heavy equipment and an Industry 4.0 innovator.
John Deere employees will use Vertex to access the state of the factory, service needs for equipment, forecast planning, and gather information about how equipment functions in real time. They can access the content on any computing device in seconds, including tablets, laptops, and smartphones.
By pushing 3D information data beyond the engineering department, Vertex's purpose-built software will support John Deere's Industry 4.0 initiatives, including Smart Connected Factory programs, by delivering real-time, actionable 3D data across manufacturing and business operations.
The Vertex 3D Platform dramatically reduces the time, cost, and effort needed to use 3D visualizations across the manufacturing value chain. The platform will help John Deere build and deploy fit-for-purpose apps that deliver decision-making systems with rich, interactive 3D content.
The sheer size and sensitive nature of CAD data, the cost of 3D hardware and software, and the number of data formats and software systems have made it nearly impossible to use 3D product data beyond engineering.
Now, Vertex makes it possible to engage customers, employees, suppliers, and partners with 3D data wherever they are on whatever devices they use. Vertex extends the reach of 3D data to reduce supply chain bottlenecks, accelerate time-to-market, and increase sales by providing easy access to viewable 3D information that enhances productivity and reduces expenses.
"For the first time, manufacturers have a truly effective way to leverage their 3D data assets beyond engineering, We're like Netflix for CAD. You can now reach everyone, everywhere, instantly with 3D."
-Dan Murray, CEO & Founder of Vertex Software.
About Vertex Software-
Vertex Software offers cloud-based 3D solutions that enable manufacturers to unleash the full potential of their CAD and PLM investment. Vertex solutions drive customer satisfaction, grow market share, engage suppliers and partners, and energize employees with secure, cost-effective cloud-based solutions that eliminate the use of large data files. Vertex customers include industry-leading manufacturers, with several listed in the Fortune 500.