ROCK HILL, S.C. — 3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC) announced that it acquired the assets of AdvaTech Manufacturing, a leading provider of rapid prototyping and manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense industries.
AdvaTech Manufacturing has a well established and respected name in the aerospace, defense and motorsports industries. The company, based in Goodland, Indiana, is ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100B certified. James Butler, owner of AdvaTech, joined 3D Systems as director of its 3DpropartsTM Selective Laser Sintering Manufacturing operations.
3D Systems launched 3DpropartsTM, the world’s largest Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing parts service, on October 1, 2009. The company plans to continue to expand its 3DpropartsTM service offerings by bringing together the widest range of production and additive grade materials and the latest additive and traditional manufacturing systems to deliver to its customers the broadest available range of precision plastic and metal parts and assemblies. The acquisition of AdvaTech Manufacturing enhances 3DpropartsTM Selective Laser Sintering manufacturing capabilities and expands the company’s reach into aerospace and defense production for commercial and military applications.
“We are pleased to add a reputable certified aerospace and defense manufacturer of AdvaTech’s caliber to our expanding 3DpropartsTM service,” said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. “Under Jim Butler’s capable leadership, we intend to expand our Selective Laser Sintering manufacturing capacity and capabilities for the benefit of our aerospace and defense customers.”