German chemical and consumer goods company Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has teamed up with Envisiontec Inc. to produce 3-D printed parts for the medical and manufacturing sectors, according to a May 16 release.
Michigan-based EnvisionTEC provides professional-grade 3-D printing solutions for the medical, professional and industrial markets. It sells more than 40 printers based on six distinct technologies that build objects from digital design files, according to the company website.
As part of the deal, the companies will work together to align Henkel's materials expertise with EnvisionTEC's printer technology.
The companies have already started printing novel parts for the medical and manufacturing sectors. They also plan to extend the partnership for novel 3-D printing solutions into other industries in the future, according to the release.