Stratasys announces exclusive collaboration agreement for 3D printing
Stratasys announced an exclusive three-year collaboration agreement to advance the adoption of 3D printing for factory tooling in North America. For over 60 years Eckhart has been building the tools that manufacturers use to make their production lines safe and efficient. The company's advanced manufacturing solutions are used by the largest manufacturers in the world to assist and automate the assembly process for industries such as automotive, aerospace, heavy construction, medical and others. Eckhart's ergonomic lift-assist and torque-mitigating tools allow a technician to perform tasks like lifting and positioning a car engine while it is bolted to the chassis. And the company also makes tools that let manufacturers complete high-torque assembly processes where space and part shape limit access. Eckhart believes that the tooling industry is ripe for change with the introduction of additive manufacturing technology to help redesign factory tools.