Samuel, Son & Co. and Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) announced a first-of-its kind strategic alliance between the two companies to provide end-to-end supply chain solutions for the additive manufacturing marketplace. With a full spectrum of additive manufacturing capabilities now available to customers across both companies, this new alliance provides customers with turnkey solutions specific to their needs. Samuel’s recent purchase agreement with Burloak Technologies, an industry supplier of highlyengineered additive manufacturing solutions, provides an excellent opportunity for the companies to become an industry leading solutions provider from concept to delivery within additive manufacturing.
Carpenter’s position as a leading global producer of powder metals and specialty wire for additive manufacturing, combined with Samuel’s manufacturing, metal processing and distribution expertise, and Burloak’s world class additive manufacturing design and development capabilities, offers a collaboration of expertise across all aspects of the additive manufacturing spectrum.
“This partnership brings a real shift in approach for customers who are looking for answers that additive manufacturing can solve,” said Peter Adams, President, Burloak Technologies. “The Burloak, Samuel, Carpenter collaboration is truly one-of-a-kind in the metals industry.”
Tony R. Thene, Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation said, “Samuel and Carpenter have added a new dimension to additive manufacturing in terms of end-to-end capabilities. With the ability to now offer customers the powder of their choosing, material qualification, design, prototyping, production, and delivery is truly remarkable.”
With full access to R&D and design engineering capabilities through this strategic alliance, customers will be able to solve real-time contract needs in a seamless manner by utilizing expertise across the entire additive manufacturing production spectrum. “It’s comparable to one-stop shopping for our customers,” said Bill Chisholm, Samuel’s President and CEO. “What we are providing is an integrated supply chain solution in an industry with unbelievable potential.”