Formlabs and Hawk Ridge Systems Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand Industrial 3D Printing Access in North America
Expanded national availability of the Formlabs portfolio will extend 3D printing benefits to new users.
Somerville, MA, May. 02, 2023 – Formlabs, the leading 3D printing company, and Hawk Ridge Systems, a leading provider of 3D design, manufacturing and 3D printing solutions, today announce a strategic partnership to expand access to digital fabrication tools across North America. The full Formlabs ecosystem of 3D printers, materials, and solutions is now available to Hawk Ridge Systems customers.
Hawk Ridge Systems’ portfolio includes a full range of Dassault Systèmes offerings, manufacturing software from CAMWorks, scanners from Hexagon, Artec3D and Creaform, DriveWorks™ and SolidProfessor training, and now a more complete offering of 3D printing solutions, with the addition of Formlabs. Through Hawk Ridge Systems, Formlab’ Stereolithography (SLA) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technologies, 3D printing materials, and more, will become even more accessible nationwide.
Bringing a combined 40 years of additive manufacturing experience, the partnership will enable more manufacturers and users in a variety of industries to benefit from in-house 3D printing technology with shortened product development cycles, increased design flexibility, and less reliance on third party manufacturers.
“This partnership with Hawk Ridge Systems is another step towards Formlabs’ mission to enable anyone to make anything,” said Brian Nies, Head of North American Sales at Formlabs. “By making our ecosystem of 3D printers, materials, and new advancements like the Form Auto available to their customers, Formlabs has another great avenue for enabling manufacturers across the country to use additive manufacturing to advance prototyping, in-house manufacturing, and production efforts.”
“We're excited about this partnership with Formlabs. Our vision and mission align on bringing powerful 3D printing solutions and resources to our customers and helping them improve their design and engineering processes. Together, our customers can create the next generation of high-quality products,” said Dale Ford, President and CEO of Hawk Ridge Systems.
To learn more about Formlabs and Hawk Ridge Systems’ partnership, please visit formlabs.com, or visit Hawk Ridge Systems and Formlabs at Rapid + TCT, May 2-4, booths 1512 and 4330, respectively.
Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts with offices in Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, and decision makers around the globe. Formlabs products include the Form 3+, Form 3B+, Form 3L, and Form 3BL powered by an advanced form of stereolithography (SLA) called Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™ 3D printing, Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and Form Auto manufacturing solution. Through its Factory Solutions offering for industrial users, Formlabs provides the factories of tomorrow with the flexibility and versatility needed for demanding, evolving industrial applications. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software. For more information visit formlabs.com.
About Hawk Ridge Systems
Hawk Ridge Systems is the leading provider of engineering and manufacturing tools, technology, services and training in the U.S. and Canada. Its solutions include HP, Markforged and Formlabs 3D printing technologies; Artec, Hexagon and Creaform 3D scanners; and the complete portfolio of Dassault Systèmes offerings, including SOLIDWORKS, 3DEXPERIENCE and CAMWorks manufacturing software.
Hawk Ridge Systems is one of the largest, award-winning providers of additive manufacturing solutions and has received the top SOLIDWORKS reseller award many times since its inception in 1996. The company also offers worldwide training through the Hawk Ridge Systems store. Based in the Silicon Valley, Hawk Ridge Systems has 22 offices in the United States and Canada, providing coast-to-coast coverage in North America.
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