manufacturing quote request

GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services and 3D Systems Announce Engineering and R&D Collaboration



3D Systems ProX 200 MachinesLake Bluff, Illinois, October 29, 2015 – GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services is pleased to announce an engineering collaboration with 3D Systems, an international leader in industrial 3D printing, to expand and advance their next generation of metal additive manufacturing equipment.
 
“We are enthusiastic to couple 3D Systems’ expert knowledge in machine technology with our production experience in an effort to grow the use of additive manufacturing across all industries,” said Adam Galloway, President GPI.
 
GPI has added a ProX300 and two new ProX200 units from 3D Systems in its recently expanded production facility, positioning it well for this new research and development collaboration.  The joint effort with 3DSystems will enhance GPI’s leadership role in the advancement of metal additive manufacturing.  Engineers from both companies, including GPI’s in-house metallurgical engineer and metals application engineer, will be working together on process testing and machine testing with GPI providing real-time customer feedback.  Through this endeavor, GPI and 3DS are seeking to further develop the Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) build parameters to make it more widely adopted by all end users.
 
“Leveraging the significant experience and engineering expertise of both of our companies to move additive manufacturing to the next level is truly exciting,” says Adam Galloway, President of GPI.  “This project is going to be good for our customers and, even more important, a positive for the industry as a whole.”

Learn more about GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services and DMLM technology at www.gpiprototype.com.

About GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services

GPI Prototype and Manufacturing Services has been providing Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) services since 2009.  As one of the first Metal Additive Manufacturing service providers in the country, GPI has the expertise to take clients from early prototyping all the way to finished, small and medium run manufacturing.  With 9 machines and 25 employees dedicated to DMLM, GPI produces prototypes and end-use parts with complex geometries not possible with traditional machining in a variety of metals including aluminum, 3 types of stainless steel, maraging steel, titanium and cobalt chrome. Our engineers and sales consultants work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies in the medical, aerospace and defense industries to university research laboratories.  Dedicated to maintaining cutting edge technology, GPI helps clients rethink and revolutionize the way their parts could be designed and manufactured.

To further ensure the highest quality parts, GPI is pleased to be ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, and AS9100:2009 Rev-C certified as well as ITAR registered.

More information on the company is available at www.gpiprototype.com.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading personalized medicine capabilities include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.  More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.

GPI Prototype Announces Facility Expansion, Two New ISO Certifications, and the Addition of Three New Metal Additive Manufacturing Machines

 

GPI Prototype, located in Lake Bluff, IL, recently announced the completion of a facility expansion to double office space, accommodating new staff brought in to handle the rapid growth experienced at GPI.  In addition, existing warehouse space has been remodeled to accommodate six more direct metal machines.

Historically focused on building metal prototypes, GPI has been growing the portion of its business dedicated to additive manufacturing.  In preparation for this strategic commitment, GPI added two key individuals to its production and engineering departments in 2014.  The team was strengthened by the addition of a metallurgical engineer as well as a metals applications engineer.  This engineering strength is spearheading R&D and production capabilities on all DMLM machines.

To further support the growth of its metal additive manufacturing services, GPI has been adding to its production capacity.  In 2014, GPI acquired two new direct metal machines.  These machines are dedicated to the production of aluminum parts.  GPI is currently the only company offering production parts with AlSi12 aluminum on a ProX300.  Growth continues for GPI, especially with the scheduled delivery of a new EOS M290 in June.

In response to increased opportunities from the aerospace and medical industries, GPI recently went through the rigor of certification for AS9100:2009RevC, ISO 13485:2003, ISO 9001:2008 and is a registered ITAR facility.  These certifications provide GPI with the standardized processes used to create quality products and meet regulatory requirements.  During the course of certifications, GPI created an Internal Management System, providing assurances in all manufacturing processes.  Requirements include internal audits, recordkeeping, process procedures and monitoring, management reviews and corrective and preventative action plans.

In more recent news, GPI is making a change in upper management.  Scott Galloway, Founder and President, will take on the new role of CEO.  Adam Galloway, has been promoted from VP Sales and Marketing and has assumed the role as President of GPI.  Adam joined the company in 2003 and has been an integral member of the management team at GPI for the past eight years.  “It is exciting to be part of a company that is not afraid to take risks and realize when diversification is necessary to sustain strong growth.  GPI started out specializing in prototypes.  As we’ve continued to make giant steps forward, the production capabilities we offer today continue to allow GPI to reach higher levels within the AM industry,” – Adam Galloway.

More information is available on GPI’s services at their website: www.gpiprototype.com or by contacting a sales representative: sales@gpiprototype.com or calling: 847-615-8900.

A full copy of this press release in both .doc and .pdf formats along with high-res photos is available for download.

GPI Prototype Announces Acquisition of Prototype Today


Lake Bluff, Jan. 15, 2013 - GPI Prototype announced today that it has acquired Prototype Today, an online news portal for the 3d printing and additive manufacturing industries. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Prototype Today will continue to be operated by Brett Johnson, currently hard at work on a fresh look for the site. Brett is confident the cleaner, simpler interface will be a welcomed upgrade.

Companies and individuals with relevant press releases, articles, or YouTube videos may submit them via email to info@prototypetoday.com for publication consideration.

This acquisition creates notable opportunities for event and trade show partnerships within the manufacturing industry. Those interested in exploring a media partnership may contact Brett Johnson at brettj@prototypetoday.com to discuss options.

GPI Prototype, headquartered in Lake Bluff, IL, was founded in 2007 and employs 27 people. Additional information about GPI Prototype and their range of services is available on their website www.gpiprototype.com or by contacting a representative at 847-615-8900.

GPI Prototype Announces Addition of Third Direct Metal Laser Sintering Machine


GPI Prototype announced that it has completed the installation of a third DMLS machine from EOS.  The additional EOSINT M 270 joins the EOSINT M270 & M280 machines currently being used at GPI to build metal parts additively.  The addition of a third machine establishes GPI as a leader in metal rapid prototyping and expands their DMLS material selection to include aluminum.

DMLS offers many advantages vs traditional tooling including the ability to manufacture complex geometries and shapes not possible with CNC machining. Conformal cooling channels can also be integrated into designs to dramatically reduce injection molding cycle/lead times and lower costs.  GPI offers 6 material choices for DMLS including Stainless Steel (GP1 & PH1), Titanium (Ti64), Cobalt Chrome (MP1), Maraging Steel (MS1) & Nickel Alloy (IN718). GPI is in the testing phase for aluminum and will be dedicating the EOSINT M 280 machine to aluminum parts in the next month.

GPI is also proud to announce that they have received their International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Registration. ITAR regulates the export and import of U.S. military and defense related equipment and information. Companies receiving this certification have corporate procedures and controls in place to ensure compliance.  The ITAR Registration allows GPI to support military and defense-related projects in the United States.

Additional services include Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), 3D Printing (3DP), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Room Temperature Vulcanization (RTV), Investment Casting, Tooling, CNC Machining, Finishing, Painting and Laser Scanning.  These services are priced very competitively in the industry while providing the best in quality and customer service.

More information is available on GPI’s full range of services at their website http://www.gpiprototype.com or by contacting a sales representative at 847-615-8900. GPI Prototype was founded in 2007 and employs 27 people from their headquarters in Lake Bluff, IL.


3-machines

GPI Prototype announces addition of EOSINT M 280 Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Machine


GPI Prototype announced that it has completed the installation of a EOSINT M 280 machine from EOS.  The EOSINT M 280 is an updated version of the EOSINT M 270 currently being used at GPI to build metal parts additively.  The addition of a second machine establishes GPI as a leader in rapid prototyping and expands their DMLS material selection to include aluminum and titanium.

GPI is committed to showcasing their additive technology at industry events and informing customers of the benefits and cost savings of additive manufacturing vs traditional machining. On September 14th-15th, 2011 at the ODT Conference & Exhibition in Fort Wayne, Indiana, GPI will be showcasing parts made via DMLS at booth #803.  GPI will also be exhibiting at Design & Manufacturing Midwest on September 20-22, 2011 in Chicago, IL at booth 2234.  GPI has established a foothold in a variety of markets including medical, aerospace, automotive & consumer products.

DMLS offers many advantages vs traditional tooling including the ability to manufacture complex geometries and shapes not possible with CNC machining. Conformal cooling channels can also be integrated into designs to dramatically reduce injection molding cycle/lead times and lower costs.  GPI offers 8 material choices for DMLS including Stainless Steel, Cobalt Chrome, Maraging Steel, Bronze Alloy, Titanium Alloy, Aluminum & Nickel Alloy.  Parts can be built in 20 micron layers with a turnaround time of a few days.

Top-quality, accurate, clean prototypes can be built in hours and shipped to the customer in a few days.

Additional services include Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), 3D Printing (3DP), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Room Temperature Vulcanization (RTV), Investment Casting, Tooling, CNC Machining, Finishing & Painting, Laser Scanning & Packaging solutions.  These services are priced very competitively in the industry while providing the best in quality and customer service.

More information is available on GPI’s full range of services at their website www.gpiprototype.com or by contacting a sales representative at 847-615-8900. GPI Prototype was founded in 2007 and employs 27 people from their headquarters in Lake Bluff, IL.


IMG 0204


Page 1 of 2

linkedin     twitter
facebook     youtube     Instagram
iso as itar horizontal gpi-quick-quote-banner