Lithoz and SiNAPTIC partner with the purchase of seven CeraFab S65 machines

May 3, 2023

The deal includes the purchase of seven CeraFab S65 Additive Manufacturing machines for SiNAPTIC’s new research centre in Lafayette (Courtesy Lithoz)
The deal includes the purchase of seven CeraFab S65 Additive Manufacturing machines for SiNAPTIC’s new research centre in Lafayette (Courtesy Lithoz)

Lithoz, Vienna, Austria, and SiNAPTIC, Lafayette, Colorado, USA, announced that they will sign a major strategic partnership agreement, including sales and marketing activities, at Rapid + TCT 2023, May 2-4 in Chicago, Illinois. The deal includes the purchase of seven Lithoz CeraFab S65 Additive Manufacturing machines for SiNAPTIC’s new research centre in Lafayette.

Besides the development of their medical device products and R&D activities, SiNAPTIC will offer their expertise for OEM contract manufacturing on the rapidly accelerating North American market, responding to the numerous inquiries of OEMs from various industries. They will also distribute Lithoz AM machines, materials and software across North America.

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A new ‘SiNAPTIC powered by Lithoz’ branding will also be placed by SiNAPTIC on their products. The agreement between Lithoz and SiNAPTIC is intended to ultimately bring new Additive Manufacturing solutions to a wider audience in the US, Canada, and Mexico. With more businesses now being able to take advantage of the capabilities offered by technical ceramics, it is expected to give businesses a new way to bring many types of new products to market faster and with less risk.

“By partnering with Lithoz, the experienced global leader in ceramic 3D printing, SiNAPTIC will gain access to a comprehensive range of technical ceramics, technologies, and unparalleled expertise,” stated Bryan Scheer, SiNAPTIC’s CEO. “This partnership will allow SiNAPTIC to focus on optimising efficiency in manufacturing and scaling production for our customers.”

SiNAPTIC is comprised of two business divisions – SiNAPTIC Technologies and SiNAPTIC Surgical, each with a different focus. SiNAPTIC Technologies provides R&D and prototyping all the way to scaled OEM manufacturing, whereas SiNAPTIC Surgical is currently undergoing FDA approval to become a fully integrated original medical device producer.

At the Lithoz booth #5341 at Rapid, SiNAPTIC will show one of their CeraFab S65 medical Additive Manufacturing machines live at the event, which will also mark the first live appearance of the S65 AM machine at a tradeshow, alongside examples of parts additively manufactured by the machine.

Dr Johannes Homa, CEO, Lithoz, added, “With SiNAPTIC we have found the right partner for the rapidly growing volume of inquiries on the North American market at exactly the right time! With the strong passion and huge momentum they bring on their mission to disrupt the medical device market with unique 3D printed technical ceramics, we quickly came to the conclusion that they are also the right company to be a leading contract manufacturer for the many different inquiries, from prototyping to serial production, we have received from OEMs of various verticals during the last months.”

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The deal includes the purchase of seven CeraFab S65 Additive Manufacturing machines for SiNAPTIC’s new research centre in Lafayette (Courtesy Lithoz)

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