Companies in search of manufacturing services—including 3-D printing of custom-made parts—have a new place to shop.
Dassault Systèmes, a Paris-based provider of technology systems designed to help companies collaborate to produce and trade products, last week launched 3DExperience Marketplace as an online trading portal where businesses can order industrial parts and custom-made products from manufacturers and other suppliers.
The marketplace operates in two sections: 3DExperience Marketplace Make, where businesses can order custom-made products from 50 providers of 3-D printing manufacturing services, including Proto Labs, Strata Systems and Sculpteo.
The marketplace enables buyers to “iterate on design and manufacturing specifications, ensure that a product can be manufactured,” Dassault says. The marketplace is set up to manage order and payment transactions between buyers and sellers, and provide complete records of transactions, Dassault adds.
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