INDIANAPOLIS, March 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Würth Additive Group, a Würth Industry North America company and the leader in physical and digital inventory, today announced the signing of an agreement with Kurtz Ersa Inc., a technology leader and leader in market in the fields of electronic production equipment, molding machines and automation. The agreement expands the group’s suite of 3D printing technology offerings by introducing the Alpha 140, which combines innovative additive manufacturing technology with simple operation at reduced system costs.
The agreement expands Würth Additive Group’s ability to support high-end production with Kurtz Ersa’s proprietary Perfect Angle Printing technology. The Alpha 140’s fiber-coupled diode laser is guided coaxially to the powder bed, allowing a consistent focus diameter across the entire build space and creating optimum properties for metal processing. Through innovative re-engineering, they removed up to 40% of the cost of the machine and a historical point of failure seen on other systems, making it a true out-of-the-box machine.
“Kurtz Ersa and Würth have a long and productive history as a customer and supplier,” said Dan Hill, Managing Director of Würth Industry North America. “By reinventing inventory management as a status quo, we can reduce costs, not by taking shortcuts, but rather through intelligent engineering. We are happy to help our customers with more efficient inventory solutions and more profitable.”
“Kurtz Ersa has been creating well-constructed, durable products for over 200 years,” said AJ Strandquist, Managing Director of Würth Additive Group. “The innovations they have brought to the market since 1779 are remarkable, from their initial water hammer business, to welding, to molding equipment, they truly understand the needs of a manufacturing environment, and we are excited to introduce this innovation and technology to our customers.”
“Partnering with Würth Additive Group will give Kurtz Ersa Inc. a significant boost in bringing Alpha 140 to the US market and Würth customers,” says Albert BeckPresident and Chief Operating Officer of Kurtz Ersa America. “The in-depth knowledge and experience of metal 3D printing brought by Würth Additive Group, combined with Kurtz Ersa’s track record of producing cutting-edge technologies and top-notch service, will allow us to improve the capabilities and support from our customers.”
About Würth Industry North America
Würth Industry North America (WINA) is a $1 billion+ division of the Würth Group, the world’s largest industrial distributor. Within the Würth Group, founded in 1945, WINA is a privately held family business that believes that collaboration and partnerships improve business. The company has strategically aligned and customer-centric market divisions, including industrial, MRO, safety and metalworking, construction and specialties, which provide better planning, better parts management and better inventory accuracy. As pilots of global supply chain solutions, WINA offers total security through its products and services, including additive manufacturing, digital inventory, technical support, quality control, inventory management, sales, safety supplies, kit and assembly, structural fasteners and MRO/industrial supplies. . With over 420,000 parts in its international supply chain, WINA provides each customer with an extensive global network and local knowledge through extensive investment in its network of distribution centers across United States, Canadaand Mexico. The company is the creator of the World Series würth knowing, the industry’s first binding education YouTube series. For more information about Würth Industry North America, visit www.wurthindustry.com and find Würth Industry North America on LinkedIn, Facebook, ICT Tacand Youtube.
Würth Industry North America Highlights:
Strategic network of distribution centers across North America, Mexicoand Brazil
More than 2,300 employees
Over 420,000 standard parts
Part of the $15 billion+ Würth Group, which operates 400 companies in more than 80 countries and has more than 83,000 employees
About Würth Additive Group
Wurth Additive Group, led by CEO AJ Strandquist, was launched in April 2021 to provide expanded industrial 3D printing products and services, including financing and leasing options. Würth Industry North America started providing additive solutions to its customers at the end of 2017 with rapid prototyping and printing production tools. It now offers complete digital Kanban solutions by integrating 3D printing technology into its existing vendor-managed inventory programs. The group aims to streamline its customers’ supply chain and increase adaptability through additive manufacturing and digital inventory. For more information about Würth Additive Group, visit shop.wurthindustry.com and find Würth Additive Group on instagram.
About Kurtz Ersa
Kurtz Ersa is a globally active machinery manufacturer and a diversified technology group. It was founded in 1779 and is managed by its 7th generation owner. As a technology and market leader in the fields of electronic production equipment, molding machines and automation, it optimizes the manufacturing processes of its customers. As a “Global Family”, the group realizes innovative solutions worldwide, which always know only one goal: the highest quality!
In the fall of 2020, Kurtz Ersa entered the additive manufacturing market. With the signing of the cooperation agreement between Kurtz Ersa and Laser Melting Innovations GmbH & Co. KG, the foundation stone was laid for metal 3D printing products in the Future Business division of Kurtz GmbH & Co. KG. The experience and know-how of processing metal, aluminum and other materials now feed our metal 3D printing offer. After starting with the entry-level Alpha 140, a metal 3D printer at the best price, the development of a revolutionary multi-head 3D printer that will set new standards in the industrialization of additive manufacturing in the metal sector is currently beating. its full.
Kurtz Ersa Highlights:
Turnover in 2020: 230 million euros.
7 production plants in Germany, North America and China
9 international subsidiaries
More than 1,200 employees worldwide, 60 in North America
For more information about Kurtz Ersa, please visit www.kurtzersa.com or visit the following social media accounts:
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