With the rapid expansion of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology, In’Tech Industries Inc. is expanding its 3D printing and additive manufacturing services accordingly with the acquisition of Vista Technologies LLC’s (VistaTek) Additive Manufacturing division. In’Tech is a service provider of stereo lithography and rapid prototyping that currently has three 3D Systems iPro 9000 SLA production printers, five 3D systems iPro 8000 SLA production printers, six 3D systems Viper Si2 SLA systems, one Objet Connex500 3D printer, two Objet connex350 3D printers, one Objet Eden500 3D printer, one Objet Eden 333 3D printer and one Stratasys Titan 3D production system.
The two companies, both located in Minnesota, have worked together for several years. Randy Stevens, operations manager for In’Tech, told PlasticsToday that VistaTek approached In’Tech with an offer to sell VistaTek’s additive manufacturing division. In’Tech will relocate VistaTek’s additive manufacturing division to its 64,000-sq-ft facility in Ramsey, MN, where six VistaTek 3D printing specialists will join the In’Tech team. “It’s been our experience that it’s difficult to recruit the talent needed for the very specialized expertise needed for the additive manufacturing business,” said Stevens. ...