Stratasys acquires UK-based 3D printing firm RP Support

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3D printing giant Stratasys has announced the acquisition of UK-based RP Support Ltd., a provider of industrial stereolithography 3D printers and solutions.

Featuring dynamic laser beam technology, RPS’ Neo line of 3D printers enables build accuracy, feature detail, and low variability across the full extent of a large build platform.

As an open resin system, the Neo products provide customers materials with a wide range of properties such as chemical resistance, heat tolerance, flexibility, durability, and optical clarity. Moreover, all Neo systems are Industry 4.0-ready, with Titanium control software that includes a camera, network connectivity, support remote diagnostics, and mid-build parameter customisation.

Stratasys CEO Yoav Zeif said RPS’ complementary technology will further expand the company’s polymer suite of solutions across the product life cycle, from concept modelling to manufacturing.

He said Stratasys will leverage its industry-leading go-to-market infrastructure to offer RPS’ Neo line of systems to the global market with an expanded set of applications, including its GrabCAD Print workflow software.

“As businesses accelerate their adoption of additive manufacturing, our goal is providing our global customers with the world’s best and most complete polymer 3D printing portfolio,” Mr Zeif said.

“We believe the Neo products are superior relative to other solutions currently available in the market due to an open choice in resins, low service requirements, and reliable and accurate builds with simple day-to-day operation.

“With access to our strong global channels and our innovative GrabCAD software, we will bring RPS’ innovative products to many more manufacturing organizations.”

RPS Director David Storey said the Neo line was developed to raise the industry standard for the next generation of large-frame industrial stereolithography 3D printers.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to develop this best-in-class technology with the Stratasys team as we bring our products to a broadened global audience,” Mr Storey concluded.