Infosys, an engineering and IT services company, and Renishaw, a provider of metrology and additive-manufacturing (AM) technologies, announced a strategic partnership to offer an end-to-end product development service using metal AM technology. The companies will combine their engineering expertise and global resources to help customers accelerate their deployment of AM, also known as 3D printing, for volume production of end-use metal components.

Infosys will apply its engineering processes and design for AM knowledge to manage product development projects from concept through to launch. Renishaw will support Infosys through its global network of Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centers backed by application engineering expertise, post-processing capability and metrology.

The centers are located across Europe, North America and Asia. Each center features incubator cells – private development facilities containing an AM machine and all the ancillary equipment needed to set up, build and refine a new product design. Support is provided in the form of operators and applications engineers, as well as access to a range of machining, finishing, treatment and metrology processes.