Company relocates to Summit County
January 23, 2015
Executives at 3DSIM, a Louisville, Ky., company on the forefront of 3D printing simulation technology, knew they had to relocate if the business was to succeed.
To put it simply, said Tim Sublette, chief technology officer, Louisville doesn’t have the necessary pool of technology professionals, scientists and researchers to draw from. With that in mind, the company began looking for a new home.
It has found one in Summit County, where it plans to fully relocate by June. According to a press release, it will occupy 2,400 square feet in the Park City Tech Center, located in the Kimball Junction area.
"We started looking nationally at places that might fit the description of what we needed," Sublette said. " Obviously Salt Lake City fit that, especially with the University of Utah. Then we started looking at the Park City area. It offers a very good lifestyle for our families, and that was very attractive to us."
The company, which was founded in 2014, specializes in simulation software that predicts what happens to parts during the 3D printing process. Essentially, Sublette said, the software eliminates much of the trial and error that is currently part of the common process of manufacturing 3D-printed parts.
"That saves a company a lot of money," Sublette said.
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According to the press release, 3DSIM expects to create up to 20 jobs by the end of 2015, with that number ballooning to 150 by 2019.
"We are pleased to welcome this highly innovative company to Summit County that brings with it a unique diversification to our local economy," said Jeff Jones, Summit County’s economic development director, in the release. "They will be a valued business for Summit County as their national presence continues to grow."