Seattle, WA, January 2023 – Quickparts, a global leader in on-demand industrial production services, has partnered with Materialise, a global leader in 3D printing solutions, to leverage their CO-AM platform to manage its distributed manufacturing flows. The platform will support Quickparts’ traditional and additive manufacturing (AM) capacities and connect to existing production systems.
“Adopting CO-AM within Quickparts’ manufacturing operations will enable us to streamline our distributed global production facilities and modernize our capabilities with efficiency so we are able to achieve the fastest lead times in the industry,” said Ziad Abou, CEO of Quickparts. “Once CO-AM is integrated, we can process orders faster, which allows us to improve our cost structure through fleet optimization and machine utilization. It gives us, and our customers, traceability to every part along the manufacturing process so we can realize the highest quality standard with all of our parts.”
Quickparts runs seven global design and production centers across North America and Europe. Their distributed manufacturing network required a software solution capable of connecting all sites and of integrating traditional and AM technologies. Quickparts began the CO-AM implementation at their U.S. locations in Seattle and Lawrenceburg at the end of last year and will extend the platform to additional locations in the second quarter of 2023.
Quickparts will use CO-AM to streamline their order-to-cash operations, automate processes and securely manage production across distribution manufacturing sites. This will allow Quickparts to collect and access production data, monitor and improve workflows, and achieve an efficiency level that will help save their customers time and money.
Quickparts customers from the aerospace, automotive, consumer, medical and energy industries are increasingly turning to Additive Manufacturing for product innovation and to solve supply chain challenges while expecting consistent quality at short lead times. The CO-AM platform integration will help Quickparts successfully scale their AM operations with an open ecosystem that connects to a wide range of technologies and integrates with their existing production infrastructures.
“The open architecture of CO-AM enables manufacturers to work with their preferred tools, giving them the flexibility to build a process that is tailored to their business,” said Bart Van der Schueren, CTO of Materialise. “We look forward to our collaboration with Quickparts to create and grow their software solution for high-quality, on-demand manufacturing through CO-AM.”
Quickparts offers a complete range of on-demand manufacturing services, from 3D printing to traditional manufacturing processes. Quickparts empowers its customers with the tools to reduce production times, speed up design iterations, and shorten product development lifecycles with high-quality 3D printed and machined parts from one of our seven global design and production centers. Quickparts’ U.S. facilities are ISO 9001:2015 certified and ITAR registered, with expert teams that have been producing parts for more than 20 years.
Materialise incorporates three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. For additional information, please visit www.materialise.com.