Stratasys, a leading international 3D printing company, joins DFactory Barcelona ecosystem
22 Mar 2023
- The ecosystem currently counts with a 17,000m2 facility on four floors, where around 30 companies have already set up, employing around 500 people, and has reached 80% occupancy in just a year and a half.
- Stratasys is a leading company in additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for diverse industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare.
Barcelona, 22 March, 2023. – The DFactory Barcelona, the most important industry 4.0 ecosystem in southern Europe and one of the most innovative in the world, today welcomed the arrival of another leading company in future technologies. One of the most important companies in 3D printing, Stratasys, begins its activity in its new headquarters at the DFactory Barcelona facilities with its Platinum Excelencia-Tech distributor.
During the welcoming ceremony, chaired by the Special State Delegate to the CZFB, Pere Navarro, and the EMEA Stratasys President, Andreas Langfeld, several customers and the attending press were able to learn first-hand about the advantages that additive manufacturing can bring to multiple sectors, as well as its real applications.
Stratasys is one of the most innovative companies with 3D printing solutions for diverse industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products or healthcare. Stratasys’ solutions, with smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem and manufactured-on-demand parts, offer competitive advantages at every link in the product value chain. This enables companies to transform product design, streamline production and supply chains, and improve customer service.
Stratasys will have SAF™ technology in the ecosystem with the H350 printer. This printer was designed to provide manufacturers with production consistency, competitive and predictable cost per part, and complete production control for volumes of thousands of parts. Stratasys already has more than 100 machines installed worldwide.
Stratasys and Excelencia-Tech, as a Platinum Partner of the brand in Spain, are strongly committed to continue expanding its presence in strategic locations such DFactory Barcelona to help their customers and all those potential companies that want to take the plunge and adopt additive manufacturing in their workflow.
Pere Navarro stated at the event that “we are talking about a very important company in the world of industry 4.0 due to 3D printing. For the CZFB, having their knowledge, experience and market positioning within the DFactory Barcelona ecosystem is a privilege. We are sure that synergies will continue to emerge between the companies present in the building, but also beyond these walls and it will be beneficial for the entire metropolitan area of Barcelona. This means that the DFactory, which was set up just a year and a half ago, is already 80% occupied, which encourages us to continue with our expansion project”.
During the event, the EMEA Stratasys President, Andreas Langfeld, commented “we see production-scale 3D printing transforming manufacturing in industries around the world as companies look to move with more agility and efficiency. Our presence at DFactory Barcelona will make a difference by being in an environment that facilitates cooperation, joint technology generation and new business models”.
Unique industry 4.0 ecosystem
DFactory Barcelona is the factory of the future whose aim is to promote and develop industry 4.0 by fostering talent, new technologies and investment in an unrivalled space, where a new, much more sustainable way of producing materialises. The companies, which are developing cutting-edge projects in the fields of 3D printing, robotics, cybersecurity and blockchain, artificial intelligence and sensorics, have the opportunity to generate synergies and establish alliances with the rest of the organisations present in the building.
The project is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, facilitating the digitalisation of industry as a key lever for the ecological transition and boosting the circular economy by adopting new sustainable production systems and advanced manufacturing.
The ecosystem currently counts with a 17,000m2 facility on four floors, where around 30 companies have already installed themselves and where around 500 people work, with an 80% occupancy rate in just one year.
Some of the most outstanding companies that are currently part of the DFactory Barcelona business ecosystem are HP, Picvisa, e-Miles Company, NTT Data, On Robot, Alisys, Windforce, Leitat, AsorCAD, Mastertec 3D, Witeklab, Imhoit, VDMHealth, Nexiona, Girbau, Innovae, Hubmaster, etc.
Moreover, during the 2023 financial year it is scheduled to start planning the second phase of the emblematic building, which will allow it to reach a further 72,000 square metres in the coming years.