Multistation SAS, a supplier of machine-tools for the industry sector since 1987 and a pioneer in rapid prototyping, has delivered a large number of machines with various processes in all types of applications since 1992… In the context of the 3D PRINT SHOW expo, held in Paris on November 15 and 16, Multistation is launching, in addition to delivering 3D printers located in the Paris Montparnasse PROTO3DSHOP, three new activities:
– FAB LAB turnkey supply
– A new activity: LATTICE ENGINEERING in additive design and metal manufacturing
– Extension of the MULTISTATION Second Life activity to second-hand 3D printers
FAB LABS IN CONTAINERS
Requests for FAB LABs, the name given for design and manufacturing workshops of objects of all kinds and different materials, using mainly digital tools, are growing exponentially. A FAB LAB is a dedicated space where a concept can be experimented, explored and materialized.
A FAB LAB can only arise as the result of a global strategy; hence, Multistation offers optimized turnkey solutions integrating different parameters such as product obsolescence, maintainability, tutorial needs, suppliers’ profiles, etc
ADDITIVE DESIGN AND METAL MANUFACTURING OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS
Additive manufacturing of metal parts is the major issue of rapid prototyping with applications offering very high-added value in the aeronautics, medical, automotive fields… Designing parts in a different way, integrating, at the design stage, specifications of additive manufacturing, focusing on parts we do not yet know how to manufacture with traditional means are now key priorities: parts with architectural structures, honeycomb or hollow parts, etc. This new approach, subject to compromises between design and calculation of topological structures and manufacturing options, is called lattice engineering and will permanently impact PLM activities.
RESALE OF YOUR 3D PRINTER AT THE PARIS MONTPARNASSE PROTO3DSHOP
Like any market entering a more mature phase, a second-hand activity has developed around rapid prototyping. Since 2002, Multistation has established a marketplace on its website www.multistation.com for international purchase and resale of second-hand rapid prototyping machines. Increase of supply entails a potential rapid obsolescence of 3D printers and users wishing to resell their machines can entrust them at the Paris Montparnasse PROTO3DSHOP or on the marketplace, in order to secure rapid remarketing.
It is important to recall that Multistation, founded by Yannick Loisance in 1987, provides innovating and disruptive solutions in the field of digital manufacturing: heavy and complex machine-tools, automated composites processing machines, additive manufacturing for the automotive, aeronautics, railway, education, luxury, medical sectors… In terms of rapid prototyping, Multistation is the exclusive reseller of companies such as SOLIDSCAPE, ARCAM, SLM SOLUTIONS, DAVID SCANNERS… and is based in Dinard (35) and in Paris where most of the aforementioned machines are displayed at the Montparnasse Proto3DShop.
For all business contacts:
29 Rue de l’Isle Celée
Tel +33 2 99 16 35 35
Anne Laure Vincent or Jessica Coupé