Additive manufacturing and medical device startup SiNAPTIC is set to sign a strategic sales and marketing partnership agreement with ceramic 3D printing solutions provider Lithoz.

The agreement will be officially signed by SiNAPTIC CEO Bryan Scheer and Lithoz CEO Dr Johannes Homa at the Rapid + TCT Chicago tradeshow which will be held next month.

In a statement, Scheer said: “By partnering with Lithoz, the global leader in ceramic 3D printing, SiNAPTIC will gain access to a comprehensive range of technical ceramics, technologies and unparalleled expertise.

“This partnership will allow SiNAPTIC to focus on optimising efficiency in manufacturing and scaling production for our customers.”

As part of the agreement, SiNAPTIC will also buy seven Lithoz CeraFab S65 Medical printers to be installed at its new research centre in Lafayette, Colorado, to support contract manufacturing and research and development for future medical devices.

Furthermore, SiNAPTIC along with Lithoz plans to demonstrate the capabilities of the CeraFab S65 Medical 3D printer in a live demonstration at the Rapid + TCT event.

The agreement will allow SiNAPTIC to continue using Lithoz’s technical ceramic 3D printing technology.

The sales and marketing deal will also help SiNAPTIC to distribute printers, materials and software throughout North America.

Furthermore, it will allow both entities to offer new additive manufacturing solutions to a wider customer base in the US, Mexico and Canada.

SiNAPTIC will serve as a contract manufacturer for the North American market, in response to multiple inquiries from OEMs across different industries to provide services related to lithography-based ceramic manufacturing printing.