Coveted accolade secured for eighth consecutive year’

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3D-printing specialist SYS Systems has been re-accredited with a coveted industry standard from the world’s biggest additive manufacturing company.

The Stratasys re-seller has been awarded UK platinum partner status from its OEM – the eighth consecutive year that the honour has been bestowed on the Derbyshire firm.

The status – the highest possible recognition from Stratasys – is only awarded to high-performing partners based on strict proficiency criteria, including exceptional levels of customer service, training and support to back up machine sales.

Stratasys hierarchy were also impressed with SYS Systems’s Additive Manufacturing Centre, a state-of-the-art demonstration and production facility situated on the Tomlinson Business Park in Foston, near Derby, which homes the very latest 3D-printing technology from across the Stratasys range.

Matt Fulton, Managing Director of SYS Systems parent company the Carfulan Group, said: “After the challenges brought by the global coronavirus pandemic, it was fantastic to receive official word that we had been awarded Stratasys platinum partner status for 2020.

“I’m incredibly proud of all of our teams, from sales and marketing to service and accounts, whose hard work has been pivotal in helping us to gain this standard.

“We as a company consistently receive an amazing level of support from Stratasys both here in the UK and from overseas, and we are sincerely thankful for that. Our relationship continues to go from strength to strength.”

For the past decade and a half SYS Systems has been supplying, installing and supporting the full Stratasys range in the UK and Ireland, empowering businesses to reimagine the way they design and manufacture their products.

Its experienced engineers are called on to solve unique customer challenges, enabling them to create lifelike prototypes, tooling, manufacturing aids and end-use parts more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, SYS Systems recently put its range of on-site Stratasys 3D printers to work, with the aim of creating hundreds of face masks a week and getting them to those in most need – including at both the Royal Derby Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

It also rallied customers to support the PPE effort by sending them clear, Stratasys-approved designs and instructions on how to make the masks themselves. Among those to back the challenge by donating visors for distribution were Caterpillar, Dualit, Bri-Stor Systems and the Diamond Trading Company.

Initially to ease the pressure being heaped on UK manufacturers by the coronavirus pandemic, SYS Systems has now made its 3D printers available for bureau services as a new arm to its operations.

Highly skilled engineers are ready to work on everything from single parts or short production runs to large-scale projects, with the aim of providing a long-term shot in the arm for businesses requiring extra capacity.

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