New Mexico-based Optomec specializes in the technology of 3D printing of micron-scale electronics and laser technology. While they not only innovate and introduce these technologies to their customers, they have an added goal, and that’s to introduce high volume in 3D printing worldwide with their products.
Optomec 3D printers are made for serious industrial work. Leaving 3D printing in plastic far behind, Optomec printers use structural metals, conductive metals, and other high-value functional materials for manufacturing components for clients in electronics, energy, life sciences, and aerospace industries. Their proven track record in product development just keeps growing as they expand availability of their 3D printing products worldwide, with a current base of 175 customers globally.
Today, the ink is just drying on a new deal as they announce a partnership with Landré, who will be responsible for representing Optomec’s LENS family of 3D metal printers in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg — the Benelux region, which is savvy in 3D printing and an obvious strategic choice for marketing their 3D printers.
“Since LENS printers are used throughout the product lifecycle for applications ranging from repair and rework to low-volume manufacturing, we see them as a strategic addition to our portfolio,” said Jan Floor van Egmond, Director of Landré. “What’s especially exciting about the LENS process is that it can add metal onto an existing substrate of almost any three-dimensional shape, which makes it well-suited for repair operations and to use in conjunction with conventional manufacturing methods.”
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Landré will be a boon to Optomec’s sales in the region as they specialize in providing manufacturing products with a focus on 3D printing in the Dutch and Belgian industries. With many years of experience in machining, sheet metal, and plastics, they have set forth a dedication to moving with the times and new innovations and now offer not only lines of 3D printing products but also training.
“We are very happy to partner with Landré to bring LENS technology to the Benelux,” said Michael Kardos, Optomec’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “Landré’s long-term expertise in the machine tool market and their more recent experience with 3D printing technologies make them an ideal partner in reaching a broad customer base in the region.”
LENS 3D printing machinery offers maximized efficiency and added affordability for reworking and repairing of high-performance components, as well as development and new applications for areas such as:
- Semiconductor and PCB packaging
- Emerging applications in biomedical, health sciences, and energy
How do you see 3D printing, especially in metal, as revolutionizing the manufacturing industry? Do you think it is possible for companies that have been in the business of traditional manufacturing for decades to embrace the new technology for high volume production? Tell us your thoughts in the Landré & Optomec Partner forum thread over at 3DPB.com.