SINGAPORE and HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: UCTT), a leading developer and supplier of critical systems and subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries, today announced the launch of its 3D Printing service through the acquisition of privately held Prototype Asia LLC and the opening of its Additive Manufacturing Center in Singapore.
"Additive Manufacturing which enables the creation of three dimensional objects through successively adding layers of material, dramatically expands the scope of manufacturing and opens new realms of possibilities for industries and consumers," said Clarence Granger, Chairman and CEO of UCT. Granger further added that "while this will have limited impact on our 2015 financial results, it is highly complementary to our existing offering and combining it with our existing contract manufacturing services will enable UCT's customers to benefit from the latest state of the art technologies while allowing UCT to expand its market reach."
The Singapore 3D Printing Center will support a wide array of technologies which will include high-quality stereolithography, selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, wax jetting and direct metal laser sintering. It will offer services and develop Intellectual Property focusing on parts optimization and re-engineering for weight reduction and material savings, enablement of custom tooling creation for manufacturing, virtual warehousing and on demand part printing for spare, rare and obsolete parts, conformal cooling, micromechanics and on-demand consumer product manufacturing.
UCT will offer 3D Printing services to customers in a wide variety of industries, including Medical, Aerospace, Computer/Electronics, Semiconductor, Consumer products and Industrial Machinery.
"We are excited to base our new 3D Printing service in Singapore where we benefit from a stable business environment, a rich pool of talent and the government's enthusiastic support of advanced manufacturing technologies. We will start providing our services during Q1 2015," said Lavi Lev, SVP UCT Asia.
About Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is a developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, consumer, medical device, energy, industrial, and flat panel industries. Ultra Clean Technology offers its customers a complete outsource solution for a variety of complex modules ranging from liquid & gas delivery systems to turnkey system integration. Ultra Clean Technology's customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers for the semiconductor capital equipment, consumer, medical device, energy, industrial, and flat panel industries. Ultra Clean is headquartered in Hayward, California. Additional information is available at www.uct.com.
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