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Difference With a Purpose

Authored by Seurat's CEO, Co-Founder & Co-Inventor, James DeMuth

Seurat’s Alpha System Printer.  Approximately 8m L x 2.3m W x 2.6m H
The first step in Seurat's Wilmington, MA pilot factory that will be capable of producing 25 tons of metal parts annually.

Seurat is at the forefront of a transformative approach to manufacturing. We are not selling printers; instead, we’re revolutionizing the industry by being the only contract manufacturer with our state-of-the-art print depots. Our goal? To offer our customers something truly extraordinary – better parts through future-ready manufacturing. Today, I will unveil why we've taken this unconventional route and what it means for our customers.

 

Build It Right. Keep It Right.

At Seurat, we're breaking new ground with our revolutionary Area Printing technology. It's a game-changer that requires the creation of machines that have never been built before. Our strategy is simple: ensure the quality and readiness of our machines meet our exacting standards with unrivaled economics, speed, and scalability.


Successfully launching any new technology requires being ready for the unexpected. Deploying our own machines in our own print depots enables our engineering team to swiftly make adjustments and improvements. This means minimizing production interruptions and maximizing customer satisfaction.


But that's not all. By powering our factories with 100% clean energy we are also maximizing the decarbonization potential of additive manufacturing. We're not just building machines and delivering parts; we're building a sustainable future.


Customers Want Parts, Not Printers

The traditional approach of insourcing introduces a steep learning curve for any new technology. At Seurat, we understand our OEM customers want parts that meet their quality targets, at the right price, and are delivered at the right time. OEMs want to become experts in their parts, not necessarily the experts in operating the machine to make those parts.


Having to lay out significant capital for a printer as well as learning how to operate, service, and maintain it just isn’t aligned with their core business – in fact – they’d rather outsource the entire manufacturing process; buy the parts when needed, and reduce upfront cost.


Partnering with Seurat is like a shortcut to additive manufacturing success, allowing OEMs to accelerate their additive journey.

Seurat’s fully swappable print cartridges reduce printer downtime to minutes.
Seurat’s fully swappable print cartridges reduce printer downtime to minutes.

Revenue From Parts Is Predictable

In the machine sales model, selling one printer to an interested customer is more-or-less straightforward. However, before they buy additional printers the customer needs to learn how to print parts to their required quality level and build internal confidence in themselves as operators and the process. Essentially, they need to become an expert in the new printer and its processes.


Mastering a new technology can take years, and this introduces a potentially significant lag time between when the customer buys their first printer and any others. This leads to unpredictable quarterly sales, something that can wreak havoc on fledgling companies as they enter the public markets.


At Seurat we sell parts. This approach enables us to create long-standing partnerships for mass production with our customers, providing reliable and predictable revenue for multiple years – the preferred path to success as we enter the public markets.

 

Partnering with Seurat is like a shortcut to additive manufacturing success, allowing OEMs to accelerate their additive journey.

 

Know What You Want to Be When You Grow Up

At Seurat, we have a clear vision for the future. Our ultimate mission is to change the world by enabling cost-competitive green manufacturing that can rival traditional methods on quality, speed, and cost. As we progress along our technology roadmap, we envision even more impressive machines, pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Think average laser power levels measured in megawatts and print beds spanning 6-10 meters, capable of printing thousands of kilograms of parts per hour. It's a vision that requires substantial capital investments, a commitment that aligns perfectly with our identity as a pioneering manufacturing company dedicated to global collaboration and innovation.

Seurat’s Chief Scientist, Andy Bayramian, making adjustments to Alpha System's printer optics.
Seurat’s Chief Scientist, Andy Bayramian, making adjustments to Alpha System's printer optics.

Conclusion: Shaping the Future of Manufacturing

Seurat’s potent combination of breakthrough technology and contract manufacturing business model is transforming the manufacturing industry. By eliminating the need to invest in their own machines, we offer customers game-changing speed, reliability, and cost savings.


But it doesn't stop there. Our approach also ensures financial predictability and scalability, empowering us to build the machines needed to revolutionize manufacturing and decarbonize our planet.


We look forward to hearing from prospective employees and customers who want to join us on our journey.



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