Solid Solutions acquires 3D Printing Service Bureau 3DPRINTUK

UK-based 3D printing service bureau, 3DPRINTUK, is now a Solid Solutions company, one of the world’s largest providers of professional design solutions specialising in SOLIDWORKS software, training and support services.

 The company will become part of the TriMech Group. The acquisition significantly augments 3DPRINTUK’s service offering and allows it to benefit from the resources of a bigger company as it continues to serve its UK customer base.

Nick Allen, CEO at 3DPRINTUK says, ” For over a decade, the team at 3DPRINTUK has been committed to providing exceptional service to our customers. Throughout the years, we’ve grown organically, expanded our range of services, remained cost-competitive, and set a high standard for the quality of our 3D printed parts. Those who have followed us closely can attest to our consistent investment in technology and personnel, always with the goal of optimising customer outcomes. Joining forces with Solid Solutions is the natural next step, as it will accelerate our growth potential, broaden and enhance our services for our customers, and enable them to benefit from the expertise and resources of a larger group of companies.”

3DPRINTUK, founded in 2011, is a specialist in low-volume production using SLS (selective laser sintering) and MJF (multi-jet fusion) additive manufacturing (AM) systems, along with a range of post-processing capabilities. The company bridges the gap between prototype and injection moulding for clients spanning a range of sectors, from consumer products to marine and aerospace.

Solid Solutions is a UK-based technology and business solution partner for design engineers and manufacturers which was acquired by TriMech in 2022. The acquisition of 3DPRINTUK demonstrates that Solid Solutions continues to focus on building a comprehensive set of services to help support customers from design to production, its overall strategy since the TriMech acquisition being to expand and diversify service offerings.

Alan Sampson, TriMech’s Group CEO says, “Clients are seeking more depth of expertise and a single technology partner who can advise and guide them, while providing products and services that influence all aspects of their business. Professional, reliable services fill clients’ gaps quickly and keep their work on track. Adding 3DPRINTUK alongside other sympathetic acquisitions enhances our ability to always bring the right mix of tools to the job.”

Earlier in 2023, Solid Solutions acquired recruitment specialists Solid People and Solid Print 3D, a reseller of workbench manufacturing solutions. At the same time as 3DPRINTUK also acquired GRM Consulting, which provides design optimisation services. All acquisitions enhance Solid Solutions position as a best-in-class partner to the advanced design, engineering, and manufacturing sectors across the globe.

Allen continues, “One of the most important outcomes of the Solid Solution acquisition is that 3DPRINTUK will maintain business as usual with our current management and staff. We now have the resources to significantly enhance and expand our services. The move aligns with our goal to provide optimal service and remain the go-to resource for our customers for 3D printing endeavours. We all feel very comfortable that working with Solid Solutions helps us to achieve our goals for our customers efficiently and timely.”

3DPRINTUK will serve as the dedicated 3D printing service team for the TriMech Group in the UK. The company will also be able to collaborate moving forward with TriMech’s advanced manufacturing services experts in North America, and to work internationally to deploy best practices and emerging technologies for its customers.

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