Methods 3D Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of Methods Machine Tools Inc., opened seven additive-manufacturing (AM) laboratories strategically located across the U.S. These labs are outfitted with 18 printers, including direct metal printing (DMP), select laser sintering (SLS), stereolithography (SLA) and multi-jet models running 14 different materials. A full complement of post-processing equipment such as EDM, CNC machining, automation and inspection is also on-site, and each location is fully staffed by a team of application engineers and service technicians. The AM labs are in each of Methods Machine Tools’ technology centers, including: Sudbury, Mass.; Detroit, Mich.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago, Ill.; Phoenix, Ariz.; San Francisco, Calif.; and Los Angeles, Calif.