Urgent Design & Manufacturing (UDM; Lapeer, MI), which specializes in rapid manufacturing and low-volume production, has announced an ambitious expansion. The company, an affiliate of The 3-Dimensional Services Group, will add 65,000 sq. ft. to the current 100,000-sq-ft. facility, which will allow for greater flexibility of its fabricating and machining footprint. The expansion and related equipment will result in an eventual investment approaching $10 million, and it is also expected to boost employment at the facility by 30-plus employees. The addition will not only increase the output capacity of the facility, but combined with the anticipated investment in new equipment, grow the range of services offered.
A unique feature of the facility will be an area labeled by the company as the Design Studio. This space will further enhance its capabilities as a full-service, quick-response advanced product development source, from design assist and validation through manufacturing support.
|Urgent Design & Manufacturing officials Jeff Felker, plant manager; Keith Chene, CFO; Douglas Peterson, founder and CEO; Alan Peterson, president; Shane Denton, vice president; and Chad Peterson, general manager, break ground for the company's plant expansion.|
UDM began operations in 2000 as an extension and broadening of 3-Dimensional Services. It offers three- and five-axis fiber laser cutting, hydroforming and associated CNC tube bending, CNC machining, robotic and manual welding, and waterjet cutting, as well as a large stamping and forming department along with numerous CAD and engineering workstations.
The 3-Dimensional Services Group, which consists of 3-Dimensional Services, Urgent Plastic Services, Urgent Design & Manufacturing, 3-Dimensional Services-Europe, and Michigan Integrated Technologies, has earned a reputation for building functional prototype parts and producing low-volume production parts 50–70% faster than conventional shops.
For more information, please visit http://3dimensional.com.