INDIANAPOLIS - Würth Industry North America, the leading industrial distributor of supply chain solutions for fasteners, signed a national agreement with DSM, to distribute the company's 3D printing materials for stereolithography and fused filament fabrication. The move deepens Würth’s involvement in 3D printing technology, which finding growing applications among OEMs and some fastener manufacturers for fabricating short-runs of fixtures, fasteners and other parts.
In May, Würth Industry struck a deal to distribute Markforged 3D printers, which offer models that print from a variety of materials, including carbon fiber, steel, copper, and allows such as Iconel.
"As the industry leaders in digital supply chain solutions, it was pivotal that we continue to broaden our range of additive manufacturing offerings to our customers," said Dan Hill, Chief Executive Officer for Würth Industry North America. “By partnering with DSM, we can now provide our customers with engineering grade printing materials.”
AJ Strandquist, Director of 3D Solutions for Würth Industry North America, said DSM's filament and resins go across printing platforms giving users high performance and reliable products.
"Our partnership with Würth is aligned to our mission to unlock the full potential of additive manufacturing. Together, we are able to introduce 3D printing and its benefits to existing traditional manufacturing supply chains,” said Hugo Da Silva, Vice President, Additive Manufacturing at DSM.
Würth Industry says its 3D printing partnerships brought tremendous success in the market over the last year. State-of-the-art printing technology and hardware, customized engineering support, and now engineering grade printing materials to complement their “digital Kanban program will help Würth will continue to push the bounds of what's possible for additive manufacturing in supply chain.”