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Published on March 15th, 2017 | by Geetika Bhasin

Samuel Sons & Co. joins hands with Burloak Tech, to scale its metal 3D printing manufacturing processes

Samuel Son & Co. has acquired Burloak Technologies additive manufacturing solutions company, from Dundas, Ontario, to expand its business into 3D printing. Samuel Sons & Co. is an established name in the Canadian metals and industrial parts manufacturing industry. Burloak technologies specialize in DMLS metal 3D printing and SLS plastic 3D printing solutions. Samuel Manufacturing President Colin Osborne said that they are very excited about this announcement and this partnership means a lot to the company.

Samuel plans to increase the current operations of Burloak so that the company can rapidly offer metal 3D printing solutions to its centers in North America. Burloak Technologies has worked on the designing, prototyping, and developing parts for the aerospace, defense, and other industries. With this acquisition of Burloak, Samuel has gained the expertise to become the strongest independent supply chain solution in North America.

Peter Adams the president of Burloak Technologies said that this partnership will result in strengthening business ties in the additive manufacturing arena and will further help bigger manufacturers to scale their processes. With the collaboration of a 160-year old market leader in metal manufacturing and a specialized player in engineering and 3D manufacturing solutions, there will be a scalable level of stability and efficiency in the additive manufacturing world. Back in 2014, Burloak Technologies announced the opening of its full production 3D printing center, the first of its kind in Canada. Though it is scheduled to commence operations by 2019, the timeline has not been addressed by either of the companies.
Currently, Samuel, Son & Co. runs approximately 100 facilities across the North America and employs over 4,800 people. The established leader in metal manufacturing has a network of over 40,000 customers and provides services like metal manufacturing, processing, and distribution. There is no word on whether management of Burloak Technologies will stay the same.

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