TPM, Inc., a 2D and 3D design technology provider, has announced two new partnerships, creating the largest and most complete 3D printing product portfolio in the region.
The partnerships include Waltham, MA based MarkForged and Costa Mesa, CA based Airwolf 3D.
The partnerships, alongside its existing relationship with 3D Systems, will allow TPM to bring the most complete and advanced product portfolio of 3D Printing technology to the marketplace at a starting price well under $10,000, said Chris Fay, Vice President of TPM, Inc.
“Our customers are demanding a more flexible and easy to use 3D printing solution that can be spread throughout an engineering department,” he said. “These two new desktop solutions allow a distributed 3D printing model whereas multiple smaller printers are being utilized by a group of designers as opposed to one large centralized piece of equipment.”
MarkForged is the world’s first 3D desktop printer capable of printing continuous carbon fiber, Kevlar, and fiber glass enabling innovators to create plastic parts that are as strong as aluminum.
Airwolf 3D, a leading manufacturer of professional-grade desktop 3D printers, enables engineering departments to migrate from centralized back-room 3D printing to de-centralized desktop 3D printing with high quality parts and breakthrough speeds.
Coupled with SOLIDWORKS software solutions and other adjacent services, TPM can now impact and improve the entire engineering design and manufacturing ecosystems for its customers.
Gregroy Mark, Founder and CEO of MarkForged, said partnering with TPM would allow affordable 3D printing options to many professionals and students.
“The Mark One 3D printer is the only desktop 3D printer on the market that can print parts with a higher strength-to-weight ratio than metal,” he said. “We are looking forward to sharing this exciting technology with new users in this growing marketplace and discovering new applications alongside TPM.”
Mark Mathews, president of Airwolf 3D, said TPM shares the same vision and values as Airwolf 3D.
Backed with a commitment to providing outstanding customer service and support, “we both want to be the premier provider of 3D technology to engineers and educators,” he said.