SAP, Stratasys to create network of 3D printing co-innovation labs

Thursday November 17, 2016
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 17, 2016 - SAP and Stratasys are establishing a global network of 3D printing co-innovation labs in an effort to help educate and enable customers, employees and partners on the adoption of additive manufacturing.

The new 3D printing co-innovation facilities offered by SAP will provide an interactive learning and design thinking environment, allowing users to further develop and test active business cases and applications of the latest distributed manufacturing technology. Five sites are currently being rolled out: Paris, France; Johannesburg, South Africa; Walldorf, Germany; and Pennsylvania and California, U.S.A.

“Harnessing this potential fully requires that 3D printing be seamlessly integrated with enterprise workflows for certification, planning, procurement and production,” said Pat Carey, senior vice president, sales, North America, Stratasys. “By participating in this initiative, it’s now possible to combine SAP’s leadership in these areas with our premier 3D printing solutions and services ecosystem. We look forward to further driving 3D printing adoption with these co-innovation customers.”

“Manufacturers and their suppliers and production partners increasingly recognize the potential of 3D printing in smart digital supply chain strategies that are optimized with unprecedented speed and efficiency,” continued Hans Thalbauer, senior vice president, extended supply chain and IoT, SAP. “SAP is fast building a co-innovation network with leaders like Stratasys that share our vision for making connected, real-time distributed manufacturing a reality for our customers.”

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