Burloak Technologies Joins Manufacturing Partner Network

July 16, 2018

Burloak Technologies Joins GE Additive Manufacturing Partner Network 

Accelerating the additive revolution through a global network of trusted partners 

  • Burloak Technologies signs agreement to join MPN as launch partner  
  • Significant investment in GE Additive technology, services and materials 
  • Burloak joins network of production partners for additive products 

Munich, Germany/ Farnborough, UK – GE Additive has announced that  Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become one of the first companies to join its newly-launched Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN). Financial terms of the agreement were not released. 

Becoming a Manufacturing Partner (MP) forms part of Burloak Technologies’ future growth strategy and its evolution into a world leading manufacturer of highly engineered additive components.  

The company is working with its customers to move additive manufacturing from a prototyping technology to a production technology. To do this, Burloak recently announced the construction of a new $80M (C$104M) Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, where it will continue to invest in the technologies and equipment to position itself to produce parts from start to finish. 

As part of the agreement, from Q3’2018 Burloak has committed to invest in GE Additive equipment, materials, software and technology and use them as a development platform, to scale production and industrialization of all work referred through the MPN. Burloak’s Center of Excellence will feature GE Additive equipment, which will also be used as a potential source of offload capacity for GE’s additive manufacturing requirements. Burloak Technologies will also serve as a materials development partner to GE Additive to accelerate new material qualification and parameters.

burloakPhoto caption from left to right:  Jason Oliver, President & CEO, GE Additive, Simon Wall, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Samuel & Son, Peter Adam, President & CEO, Burloak Technologies, Keith Campbell, Senior Sales Director, GE Additive

“We’re delighted to have Burloak Technologies join as one of the first partners in our MPN.  We continue to be impressed by their vision and strategy for additive and their business.  They have big plans and we’re looking forward to supporting them as they grow,” said Jason Oliver, President and CEO, GE Additive.   

“Burloak Technologies is proud to be a launch partner for GE’s Manufacturing Partner Network,” said Peter Adams, Co-founder and President of Burloak Technologies. “We have developed a strategic plan for the industrialization of additive manfuacturing. Our participation in GE’s MPN strengthens this plan and will allow us to accelerate the the adoption of additive manufacturing in the market.” 

The MPN takes an ecosystem approach to addressing several commercial challenges to ensure the additive industry reaches its next inflection point. As companies look for cost-efficient, scalable routes to volume production, limited access to equipment, funding to invest and expertise often prevents them from taking the next critical steps.  Additive manufacturing suppliers are seeking demand to build long-term business cases in order to invest, while OEMs need a guaranteed source of capacity, so they can continue to invest with confidence.   

The MPN will add additional MPs in all regions, but by design will remain a select group of additive manufacturing specialists, who, like Burloak Technology, all understand the capabilities and future of this technology.  MPs will also benefit commercially in several areas: 

  • Direct demand generation through a network of OEMs and revenue opportunities generated by GE Additive’s sales teams. 
  • Knowledge sharing across the network. This includes access to over 150 AddWorksTM consultants and technical support. GE Additive beta machines will be made available to MPs for testing and feedback shared will be incorporated into future product development. 
  • Co -marketing support and campaigns, including permission to use the GE monogram on all sales, marketing and promotional materials, communications channels and buildings. 
  • Potential participation in future offload arrangements with GE companies.