PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) today announced it has formed a partnership with 3Discovered, a leading industrial 3D printing services platform, to offer 3D printed factory equipment replacement parts to its MRO (Maintenance Repair & Operations) customers. The innovative partnership will expand ATS' factory maintenance and industrial parts services by overcoming the critical delays involved with obtaining rare, obsolete or hard-to-find parts.
3Discovered is an exchange platform that facilitates the buying, selling and making of commercial-grade 3D printed parts and products. Through its network of trusted 3D Printing PartnersSM, 3Discovered is able to provide ATS and its industrial customers with top-quality replacement parts for virtually any kind of equipment or usage environment, quickly and economically.
Effective immediately, ATS will offer its 3D printed replacement part service through its Industrial Parts Services division. Beginning with hard-to-find parts and accessories for aged machinery and legacy manufacturing plants, ATS will continue to expand its offerings as 3D printing technologies continue to advance.
"3D printed parts are quickly becoming a highly reliable alternative to traditional replacement parts. ATS is leading the MRO industry with this new capability," said Mike Waltrip, Vice President, ATS Industrial Parts Services. "3D printing offers multiple advantages over traditional manufacturing methods. By using 3Discovered's exchange platform we will be able to provide a wider spectrum of solutions for our customers."
In the span of just a few years, 3D printed replacement parts have proven their quality and reliability in highly demanding industrial environments. In some cases 3D printed parts even outperform traditional equivalents—for example, plastic parts can be enhanced with metals to improve performance in harsh or hostile applications.
"3Discovered is honored to partner with ATS, a true innovator in MRO services," said Peer Munck, Chief Executive Officer, 3Discovered. "This is a historic milestone in what we believe to be a steady proliferation of 3D printing as the technology of choice for supplying critically-needed parts and products. 3Discovered's platform was specifically developed to help companies seamlessly and securely incorporate this new technology in their supply chains, and we look forward to working with ATS to build on this opportunity."
ATS Industrial Parts Services capabilities span repair parts management, reliability engineering, power tool/asset management and calibration services. To learn more about ATS Industrial Parts Services, call 800-328-7287 or visit www.atsonlinestore.com.
About Advanced Technology Services:
ATS makes business run better by improving the productivity and profitability for many of the world's most respected companies. Through innovative IT services, production equipment maintenance and spare parts repair, ATS helps business remain competitive in a fast changing global economy. ATS is headquartered in Peoria, IL with offices and services centers located in Chicago, IL, Greenville, SC, Detroit, MI, Monterrey, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
3Discovered is a secure, cloud-based exchange platform for commercial-grade 3D printable designs and products. The company's platform connects design owners, 3D printing fabricators, and product customers to fulfill piracy-protected transactions of 3D printable designs and objects. Visit www.3discovered.com or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ; (847) 750-6525.
SOURCE Advanced Technology Services, Inc.