By utilizing 3D printing, timeframe and costs can be dramatically reduced with the right engineering resources in place. On a recent customer project we replaced machined metal tooling with 3D printed tooling in only a few days at a fraction of the cost.
MENOMONIE, Wis. (PRWEB) April 24, 2018
Shape Products, a premier U.S. manufacturer and distributor of glass and plastic products to the largest nationwide retailers, today announced that it has acquired two companies, Horsefeathers Studios, LLC and Poly 3D Pro. These strategic acquisitions complement Shape Product's manufacturing capabilities with design and 3D prototyping resources that will help to reduce product design cycle costs and expand into new vertical markets. Both companies are already serving customers from the aerospace, automotive, recreational sports vehicles, and various other industrial spaces that can be leveraged by Shape Products to enter new markets with new products.
“The challenge for all manufacturers is designing new products fast enough to meet market demands,” said Rock Eiden, Chairman and CEO of Shape Products. “The typical approach to designing and prototyping plastic, glass and other products can take weeks and 10s of thousands of dollars. By utilizing 3D printing, timeframe and costs can be dramatically reduced with the right engineering resources in place. Time compression in product development is everything. On a recent customer project we replaced machined metal tooling with 3D printed tooling in only a few days at a fraction of the cost compared to using traditional methods."
Shape Products can now offer world-class, product development, large-scale 3D printing integration into the manufacturing processes with hybrid composite and carbon fiber manufacturing as well as other high tech capabilities. The expansion of Shape Products staff with engineers, designers and creative personnel can now handle a broad spectrum of services from custom prototyping to finished manufactured products. By blending inspiration, old school craftsmanship and work ethic with cutting edge high tech, Shape Products enters a new stage as a proven manufacturing company that enables a high-tech agility to address new markets and revenue opportunities.
About Shape Products, LLC
Shape Products has evolved to become an innovative leader in window wells, window well covers, acrylic and plastic sheet distribution, glass fabrication and distribution, mirror and mirrored closet door manufacturing. Shape Products operates two large manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and Florida. The Wisconsin operation is located in Menomonie (East of Minneapolis-St. Paul just off of Interstate 94). The Shape Products Florida operation is its newest facility located in Bradenton, west of Interstate 75 where it houses its glass, mirror and mirror closet door manufacturing. Shape Products’ "Made In America" team of trained and experienced personnel deliver with pride the best products and service our customers deserve. Welcome to the Shape of Things to Come!