STS Additive Manufacturing Partners with Big Systems and Markforged

28 Nov 2018 Bryan Shaw

A leading technical design company based out of Wisconsin teams up with two 3D printing powerhouses on an all new project that will deliver the country’s best metal and composite additive manufacturing services.

Brookfield, WI, November 28, 2018 – The excitement that’s driving a boom in additive manufacturing is tangible. Everyone’s talking about its potential, and everyone with even the smallest stake is looking to leverage the emerging technology and fold it into their daily business routines. Recognizing that fact, STS Additive Manufacturing, a division of STS Technical Design, has joined forces with Big Systems and Markforged to become one of the very first companies in the United States to utilize the brand new Markforged Metal X 3D Printer.

Quite simply, the Markforged Metal X 3D Printer aims to reinvent manufacturing. It is the world’s most advanced and accessible 3D metal printer, one that is revolutionized by its award-winning hardware, design and unmatched results.

“The Markforged Metal X printer is worth getting excited about,” iterates Rich Ciampa, Director of Design Services and Additive Manufacturing for STS Technical Design. “Our customers can initially have their parts printed in 17-4PH stainless steel, with H-13 tool steel and other materials coming online in the months ahead. What’s even more exciting is that this new partnership with Big Systems and Markforged allows STS Additive Manufacturing to become one of the first companies in America to offer this new technology on a large scale.”

Big Systems, which is already one of the nation’s leading providers of 3D printers, will partner with STS Additive Manufacturing and use the Markforged Metal X printer as a way to demonstrate the printer’s robust capabilities to its ever-growing, global client base. Having this demo capability creates a unique opportunity for Big Systems to help make metal 3D printing a mainstream staple throughout the manufacturing industry.

“To be able to present the amazing metal 3D printing capabilities on the new Markforged Metal X 3D printer to our customers is an opportunity too good to pass up,” states Joe Jones, President and Owner of Big Systems. “We’ve been able to offer 3D printing solutions for years now, and to be able to add metal printing into the mix, particularly metal 3D printing with superior quality at affordable prices, yeah, I’d say this is a complete game-changer.”

In addition to adding metal 3D printing capabilities via the Markforged Metal X printer, STS Additive Manufacturing will also begin to implement robust, 3D composite printing services via a recently acquired Markforged Mark Two printer.

To learn more about STS Additive Manufacturing, Big Systems, and the brand new line of amazing 3D printers offered by Markforged, please visit From there, you can read up on STS’ robust suite of engineering and Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) services, submit RFQ’s and even order plastic, metal and / or composite 3D-printed parts online.

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About STS Technical Design:

Based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, STS Technical Design provides design, automation, product development, additive manufacturing and a growing variety of additional services to clients all over the world. Each of our end-to-end technical offerings are focused on helping your company produce the high-quality products its customers expect. To learn more, please visit:

About Big Systems:

Big Systems is a nationally recognized “Value Added Reseller” of 3D equipment and services in addition to wide-format digital printing equipment, software and supplies. In our 24th year of operation, we provide products and services to a broad base of industry and our customer base is nationwide. We provide high levels of product expertise, customer service and industry leading equipment from Markforged, XYZ Printers, HP, Epson, Mimaki, HSM CAM and Onyx. We install, train and service the complete solution from design and workflow software to printers, scanners, laminators and optical cutters. Call us at 1-888-244-4177, e-mail to or visit

Media Contact: 

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing at STS Technical Group
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521