3D Systems and Sanmina Expand Partnership

3D Systems maintains focus on core competencies of plastics materials and applications development.

3D Systems maintains focus on core competencies of plastics materials and applications development, driving continued innovation

3D Systems announces an expanded relationship with Sanmina, a company focused on integrated manufacturing services, to manufacture certain plastic 3D printing platforms. This latest agreement builds on an existing multi-year relationship that originally included the manufacturing of 3D Systems’ Figure 4 platform.

The partnership will now expand to include all plastics hardware at 3D Systems' Marine Drive manufacturing facility in Rock Hill, SC. 

Relying on Sanmina’s global scale and industry-leading manufacturing capabilities enables 3D Systems to focus more capital investments in R&D, plastics material manufacturing, software, application development and services to accelerate innovation, the companies report.    

“We’ve had an ongoing relationship with Sanmina to manufacture our Figure 4 platform, and their expertise with our products, their commitment to quality, their understanding of our operations is incredibly valuable,” says Phil Schultz, executive vice president, operations, 3D Systems. 

“We’re confident that this expanded relationship with Sanmina will allow us to continue to deliver best-in-class solutions to our customers and will provide 3D Systems greater competitive advantage through a lower cost structure,” Schultz adds. 

“We’re excited to grow our relationship with a world leader in digital manufacturing solutions,” says Mike Giggey, SVP, business development, Sanmina. “We’re committed to applying our expertise in manufacturing to continue to exceed customer expectations and deliver the highest quality 3D printers available.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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