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Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and Xcentric Mold & Engineering Announce a Strategic Relationship

Xcentric | May 02, 2022

Xcentric
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a pioneer in 3D printing and advanced manufacturing services, has announced a strategic relationship with Xcentric. The partnership will enable Xcentric to expand its additive manufacturing capabilities by outsourcing 3D printing projects to Stratasys Direct. In addition, this will allow Xcentric customers to place orders online and access Stratasys Direct's fleet of more than 200 industrial-grade printers located in eight locations across North America.

Stratasys Direct, with over 30 years of experience in 3D printing, design, and engineering, offers a comprehensive suite of additive manufacturing services, including FDM®, PolyJetTM, stereolithography, laser sintering, SAFTM, MJF, and DMLM, as well as a complete suite of secondary processing and assembly. Customers of Xcentric will be able to leverage these services while placing orders with Xcentric.

"We continually strive to meet the evolving needs of our customers. One of those needs is the expansion of our 3D printing capabilities and providing an automated quoting and order platform for those services. Partnering with Stratasys Direct was a strategic and obvious choice given their deep expertise and experience in additive manufacturing services.  Our core values are aligned, and we are excited about growing this strategic relationship," 

Matt McIntosh, CEO of Xcentric Mold & Engineering


"Additive manufacturing is becoming an increasingly mission-critical part of any manufacturer's operations, and Stratasys Direct has built its capabilities and expertise to meet that growing demand at a world-class level of quality and consistency," said Josh Metzger, Director of Business Operations at Stratasys Direct. "Our additive manufacturing services will complement Xcentric's core services, which will benefit Xcentric's customers by providing a broader range of manufacturing services at their fingertips."

For those interested in learning more about Xcentric's enhanced 3D capabilities, on May 5 at 1 p.m. EST, they will offer a joint webinar with Stratasys Direct to explore When to Use Additive Manufacturing vs Injection Molding (register here). If you require assistance with a 3D project, submit a quote request here. Click here to learn more about Xcentric's additive manufacturing services.

With over 25 years of experience, Xcentric has always put the needs of designers and engineers first when it comes to rapid prototyping, injection molding, CNC machining, and 3D printing.

Xcentric is designed to be agile, employs a team of professionals, and approaches all they do from an engineer-centric perspective. Xcentric is trusted by tens of thousands of product developers and engineers throughout North America to bring their innovations to life.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a part of Stratasys Ltd. is the market leader in 3D printing and advanced manufacturing services across a broad variety of additive and traditional technologies. Stratasys Direct assures the success of customers' projects at every level of product development, from prototypes to production runs, by using nearly 30 years of 3D printing, design, and engineering knowledge. Stratasys Direct provides methodologies, materials, and processes that improve and increase additive and conventional manufacturing capabilities for businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to established global brands.

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With all the buzz around IoT, it is easy for industrial manufacturers and their service business heads to get carried away with the hype and rush headlong in to IoT initiatives. While IoT opens up a world of value creation opportunities for manufacturers, it can only be as effective as the underlying business strategy. Manufacturers should explore the entire gamut of service opportunities that they can potentially address, evaluate their current capabilities and make a set of strategic choices. Based on this they should build the required capabilities including IOT enabled capabilities.

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