The deal will give M. Holland’s industrial manufacturing clients access to an expanded team of commercial and technical support resources and an additional 24 materials. These materials include carbon fibre grades, electrostatic discharge-safe products, as well as materials with fire-retardant capabilities.
It represents the latest development in M. Holland’s increased interest in 3D printing. The company deals with 25 different suppliers, of which two distribute 3D printing products through M. Holland. The first, Owens Corning, agreed a deal with the Illinois-based firm earlier this year to sell its XStrand line of products, and the second is 3DXTech, who will see its carbon fibre-reinforced, PEEK, polycarbonate, and ULTEM materials distributed through M. Holland’s network. In addition, the company has invested in new 3D printing capabilities at its R&D centre in Easton, Pennsylvania, and its dedicated 3D Printing Lab at its Northbrook headquarters.
“At M. Holland, our mission is to give our industrial clients agnostic advice about how to integrate 3D printing into their operations to create value,” commented Haleyanne Freedman, M. Holland’s global 3D printing and additive manufacturing engineering specialist. “The 3DXTECH product line gives us a full portfolio of high quality, engineering-grade materials, which we can marry with objective recommendations about methods and machinery to deliver the optimal solutions to our clients.”
3DXTECH’s CEO and Founder, Matt Howlett, added: “Our agreement with M. Holland provides us a great opportunity to merge our relationships with injection moulders, extruders, and OEMs who already use 3D printing or want to integrate it into their industrial manufacturing practices. Whether M. Holland’s clients are looking to use 3D printing to create real end-use applications and functional parts, produce fixtures or jigs, replace tooling, or allow for quicker innovation – we are here to help them achieve their 3D printing objectives.”