Nexa3D and Obsidian Solutions Group Partner
The mission is to bring 3D printing to military and defense customers, according to the companies.
January 27, 2022
OSG is a certified 8(a), service-disabled, veteran-owned business focused on providing solutions to the Department of Defense and intelligence community. Through its manufacturing division, Applied Rapid Technologies (ART), OSG will work with government agencies and commercial/industrial businesses to provide additive manufacturing (AM) solutions based on Nexa3D’s fast production-oriented resin 3D printing technology.
ART has been operating three NXE 400 industrial 3D printers since April 2021, leveraging machines to meet customer requirements for short-run production plastics. In January 2022, ART installed two more NXE 400s and one NXD 200.
“The Nexa3D equipment is freeing up capacity in our cast urethane business by allowing us to divert projects directly to the Nexa3D printers,” sas Bruce LeMaster, VP of Manufacturing, ART. “The throughput on these printers is amazing. Prior to Christmas, we had a project that required 1,200 parts for delivery before the holidays. We printed 300 parts at a time, with each build taking only 28 minutes. The project was a big success.”
In addition to in-house usage, ART has signed on to join the Nexa3D reseller network. The company will offer 3D printing systems from the Nexa3D portfolio to expand its own customers’ capacity for advanced manufacturing.
“The partnership between OSG and Nexa3D will allow us to continue providing mission critical, right-time, right-place, and right level of responsive services and solutions to counter and thwart the efforts of global adversaries,” says OSG Co-Founder and President James Wiley.
“Nexa3D believes in the ability of technology to make a powerful difference in the world,” says Avi Reichental, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Nexa3D. “Our 3D printers have been proven to reduce production time from days to hours or minutes.”
“Another primary focus for Nexa3D is improving the sustainability of manufacturing, and replacing urethane casting with 3D printing has immense benefits for our environment,” Reichental adds.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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