3D Systems to Expand SC Headquarters, Including Metal-AM CapabilitiesFebruary 3, 2021
3D Systems has announced a planned expansion of its Rock Hill, SC, headquarters location, adding 100,000 sq. ft. to its campus in work that is expected to complete in early 2022. The expansion will enable the company to consolidate its materials manufacturing, quality and logistics operations, and provide new and expanded materials development laboratories to improve operational efficiencies, accelerate solution development and reduce time to market. In addition, the company will expand its customer collaboration and training facilities, as well as its advanced manufacturing capabilities for both metal and polymer components. These capabilities are critical to accelerating the move from proof-of-concept for new customer applications to full-scale workflow definition and initial industrial production, according to company officials.
“While 3D Systems is a global company, our headquarters in South Carolina has been its center for many years,” says Dr. Jeffrey Graves, 3D Systems president and CEO. “This expansion of our Rock Hill campus allows us to bring together key elements of the business to gain efficiencies, and to accelerate innovation and customer adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) on an industrial scale. Through our restructuring and investment activities, we will bring new jobs to the area over the next five years, which will contribute to the economic development of Rock Hill and South Carolina. The combination of state-of-the-art facilities, renowned hardware, materials and software, and our leadership in application knowledge, will be a catalyst for us to take our innovation to new heights―providing AM solutions for specific, high-value applications in growing markets.”This expansion activity is part of 3D Systems’ restructuring and reorganization plan announced last year. Expanding the company’s South Carolina headquarters location will facilitate operations for executive leadership, R&D, application development, manufacturing, finance, marketing and information technology, according to company officials.
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