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Stryker Opens New 3D Printing Facility in Ireland

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The new 3D printing facility will create 600 jobs in the city of Cork.

Stryker has created 600 high-tech jobs in Ireland this year with the opening of its 3D printing facility in Anngrove, a neighborhood in the city of Cork.

The orthopedic device maker has become known as a leader in the application of additive manufacturing technologies, or 3D printing, particularly for the manufacture of specialized medical devices.

In addition to housing Stryker’s manufacturing facilities, Anngrove is also the worldwide headquarters of the AMagine Institute, which is the center of excellence for additive manufacturing across Stryker. The institute develops breakthrough technologies, from early research and development to full commercial launch and scaling, and deploys these new technologies across its full portfolio of products and services.

"The new facility and talent will continue to unlock new opportunities that were previously not possible, accelerate innovation globally and further support our mission to make healthcare better together with our customers," said Viju Meon, group president of global quality and operations at Stryker. "With our experience and proprietary technology, we are excited to impact more patients and drive growth with this additional investment. We are also pleased to expand our talent base in Ireland with engaging roles across a range of disciplines. At Stryker we are committed to a diverse, safe and inclusive work environment.”

Industrial Developmental Agency (IDA) Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan praised the company for its innovation in additive manufacturing within medtech and for opening its Anngrove facility in 2016.

"The expanded facility furthers the company’s four-decade commitment to Ireland and recognizes the strong ecosystem of universities, engineering talent, and partners such as the IDA," Shanahan said. "It also builds on Stryker’s outstanding track record for innovation and shows the key role Anngrove plays in the company’s global additive technology research and development. We welcome this exciting development in Anngrove, the potential it brings for future high tech job growth, and look forward to continued success for Stryker in Ireland.”

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