Stratasys Direct and Xometry Partner to Deliver 3D Printed Parts on Demand

Customers can now purchase nylon parts produced by Stratasys Direct through Xometry’s global custom manufacturing marketplace.

Customers can now purchase nylon parts produced by Stratasys Direct through Xometry’s global custom manufacturing marketplace.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing will be providing several new high-performance nylon material options to customers of Xometry’s global custom manufacturing marketplace, the two companies announced. Xometry’s customer base of startups to Fortune 100 companies is now able to tap Stratasys Direct’s expertise and manufacturing capacity in selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing. The new options are available here immediately.

Stratasys Direct is offering four nylon materials through Xometry:

  • Nylon 11 EX: A tough, white, impact-resistant nylon popular in complex ductwork, thin-walled components and snap-fit designs.
  • Nylon 11 HST: A nylon material with mineral fiber for temperature resistance and stiffness, popular for structural components, enclosures and load-bearing applications at elevated temperatures.
  • Nylon 12 AF: An aluminum-filled composite nylon providing strong, stiff parts with a metallic appearance, applicable for functional components, jigs and fixtures, and metallic prototypes.
  • Nylon 12 CF: A carbon fiber-filled nylon material that is resistant to high temperatures and wear, with high strength and stiffness, applicable for underhood components in vehicles and wind tunnel display models.

Additive manufacturing is increasingly becoming a must-have part of any manufacturer’s business strategy, but expertise is in short supply, observes Stratasys Americas President Rich Garrity. “We have built up the technical expertise and quality processes needed for the most demanding requirements in the world, which is why the world’s leading energy, aerospace, and automotive companies trust us,” he says. “Joining Xometry’s marketplace will make high-performance nylon SLS parts more accessible to a broader community of manufacturers worldwide.”

“Xometry is built to help lead the charge for the democratization of 3D printing and other manufacturing solutions,” says Randy Altschuler, CEO of Xometry. “A key component to improving accessibility and simplifying the sourcing of custom components is partnering with trusted suppliers like Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, whose expertise in SLS manufacturing is unrivaled. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Stratasys Direct is the exclusive provider of these high-performance SLS materials.”

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

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