Acquisition adds Objet PolyJet® Printing and Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®) Capabilities to In’Tech’s Rapid Prototyping (RP) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) Center
Ramsey, Minnesota / September 24, 2012 — Precision Stereolithography® service provider, In’Tech Industries Inc.®, today announced it is expanding its 3D printing and additive manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of Vista Technologies LLC® (VistaTek®) Additive Manufacturing Division. St. Paul, MN-based VistaTek will move division personnel and additive manufacturing equipment to Ramsey, Minnesota.
“This acquisition marks an exciting time for our company as we look forward to continued growth in the rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing marketplace,” said In’Tech VP of sales and marketing Roger Neilson Jr. “With an intense focus on quality, speed and customer service, we have experienced great success in the manufacturing sector, and we are delighted to welcome VistaTek’s employees and customers to our growing organization.”
VistaTek is currently one of the world’s largest Objet-centric service bureaus in the world. In’Tech will relocate VistaTek’s Additive Manufacturing Division to its 64,000 sq. ft. facility where six VistaTek 3D printing specialists will join the In’Tech team. Five Objet 3D printers and one Stratasys 3D production system will move to In’Tech’s climate controlled RP&AM Center which currently houses (14) 3D Systems production printers. The move makes In’Tech one of the largest independently-owned Additive Manufacturing Centers in North America.
“Since opening our Rapid Prototyping Center in 2001, we have responded to increased demand for quick-turn prototype parts and production using highly-skilled personnel and the most innovative technologies and materials available to the industry,” said In’Tech operations manager Randy Stevens. “We are thrilled to expand our portfolio of 3D printing and additive manufacturing capabilities to better serve our customers’ product development and rapid manufacturing needs.”
The acquisition will advance In’Tech’s rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing capacity and present industrial designers and manufacturing engineers with a wider selection of additive materials and processes. Objet’s Digital Materials™ offer an unprecedented range of 100+ materials with diverse mechanical and physical properties and FDM® is highly regarded for producing end-use parts with engineering-grade thermoplastics ranging from ABS to ULTEM®.
“We are confident In’Tech will meet and exceed the same level of quality and service that our rapid prototype customers have come to know and expect,” said VistaTek managing director Dan Mishek. “In’Tech is an impressive operation and has earned a solid reputation within our industry for consistently delivering precision plastic prototypes and production parts, and we are pleased to place our friends and customers into In’Tech’s very capable hands.”
VistaTek established its presence in the marketplace with a strong focus on rapid prototype business. The In’Tech acquisition of VistaTek’s Additive Manufacturing Division will allow VistaTek to respond to growth in its Mold Making and Injection Molding Divisions – areas that have quadrupled in size over the past two years. VistaTek will remain under the management of co-owners and siblings Allen Mishek, Dan Mishek and Jennifer Sutherland who will work to increase custom injection molding opportunities and capture rapid tooling market share across many industries and regions in the United States and Canada.
In’Tech Rapid Prototyping & Additive Manufacturing Center
In’Tech’s RP&AM Center houses 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 Eden333™ 3D printer and one Stratasys Titan™ 3D production system. The 8,000 sq. ft. climate controlled laboratory is managed by an on-site service technician who maintains all equipment to optimize performance requirements for precision output and part accuracy. In’Tech Industries Inc. was founded in 1967. Its 64,000 sq. ft facility houses four centers: Tooling, Engineering, Injection Molding and Rapid Prototyping & Additive Manufacturing and employs 110 people. For more information, visit: www.intechrp.com and www.intech-ind.com.
About Vista Technologies LLC® (VistaTek®)
Founded in 1996 as a rapid prototype service bureau, Vista Technologies LLC (VistaTek) evolved to a full-service manufacturing company specialized in mold making and injection molding. The company’s Rapid Tooling Division delivers complex, quick-turn prototype tooling, bridge tooling, and production tooling. Its Injection Molding Division offers low-volume production, high-volume production, light assembly, full inspection and secondary operations for plastic parts. VistaTek is ISO 9001:2008 Certified and an UL Advantage Program certified components manufacturer. For more information, visit: www.vistatek.com.