Techniplas, a leading global design and manufacturing provider of automotive products and services, today announced that Sharebot, a maker of professional grade 3D printers joined its open innovation program. Under this partnership, Sharebot is placing several of its latest Sharebot XXL+ large format 3D printers at Techniplas’ new Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center in Ventura. By embedding 3D printed tools, jigs and fixtures that are powered by Sharebot into its factories, Techniplas plans to boost operational yields and develop next-generation cost-effective flexible manufacturing cells.
“Sharebot’s printers are the ideal complement to our additive manufacturing strategy,” said Avi Reichental, Vice-Chairman, Techniplas and CEO, Techniplas Digital. “As part of our open innovation initiative, we look to attract and work with partners that can deliver the necessary resources, technology and capabilities required toward making the connected world a reality. Sharebot provides Techniplas with the advanced manufacturing proficiencies that we seek to roll out throughout our network of partners and factories.”
With Sharebot’s open 3D printing platform, Techniplas can easily tailor specific materials – namely high impact, conductive and high-temperature materials – to enhance its breadth of capabilities for fabricating customizable manufacturing jigs, fixtures and tools. The company’s 3D printing solutions transcend the barriers of traditional manufacturing to create products in a faster, safer, and more cost-effective manner.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Techniplas as we look to expand the adoption of our 3D printing solutions into the North American market and beyond,” said Arturo Donghi, CEO, Sharebot. “Techniplas and its leadership demonstrate a clear vision of how digital fabrication is defining and shaping the future of manufacturing, and we look forward to working with them as our additive manufacturing partner.”
This partnership underscores Techniplas’ open innovation and digital transformation strategy aimed at accelerating the industrialization of additive manufacturing. Today’s announcement comes on the heels of the July opening of Techniplas’ new Additive Manufacturing Center and is strong evidence of the brand’s mission to making the connected world by combining innovation and collaboration with a century of real manufacturing expertise.