Precision stereolithography service provider In'Tech Industries announced it is expanding its 3D printing and additive manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of Vista Technologies (VistaTek) Additive Manufacturing Division. St. Paul, Minn.-based VistaTek will move division personnel and additive manufacturing equipment to Ramsey, Minn.
"This acquisition marks an exciting time for our company as we look forward to continued growth in the rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing marketplace," said In'Tech vice president of sales and marketing Roger Neilson. "With an intense focus on quality, speed and customer service, we have experienced great success in the manufacturing sector, and we are delighted to welcome VistaTek's employees and customers to our growing organization."
VistaTek is currently one of the world's largest Objet-centric service bureaus in the world, according to the company. In'Tech will relocate VistaTek's Additive Manufacturing Division to its 64,000-square-foot facility where six VistaTek 3D printing specialists will join the In'Tech team. Five Objet 3D printers and one Stratasys 3D production system will move to In'Tech's climate-controlled RP&AM Center, which currently houses (14) 3D Systems production printers.
"Since opening our Rapid Prototyping Center in 2001, we have responded to increased demand for quick-turn prototype parts and production using highly-skilled personnel and the most innovative technologies and materials available to the industry," said In'Tech operations manager Randy Stevens. "We are thrilled to expand our portfolio of 3D printing and additive manufacturing capabilities to better serve our customers' product development and rapid manufacturing needs."
VistaTek will remain under the management of co-owners Allen Mishek, Dan Mishek and Jennifer Sutherland.
For more information, visit In'Tech and Vista Technologies.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.