Saratech Partners with UC Irvine’s Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation

…by Providing Access to Nearly $750,000 of 3D Printing Equipment

Mission Viejo, CA – Saratech today announced that it has partnered with UC Irvine’s Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation (IDMI) to further collaborate on the advancement of additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing techniques.

“The UCI and Saratech Partnership is an excellent opportunity to introduce engineering students to the advancing technologies associated with 3D printing,” said Saeed Paydarfar, Ph.D., CEO of Saratech.  “By sharing Saratech’s expertise and equipment with UCI’s engineering program, we can rapidly advance the benefits of 3D printing to additive manufacturing.”

This partnership includes placing Saratech’s 3D printing equipment from HP, Markforged and BigRep at IDMI’s facility to allow the teams to develop “Design for Additive Manufacturing” training material and to effectively research new, innovative additive manufacturing techniques and post-manufacturing processes. Placing equipment on the UCI campus gives students and faculty easy access to advanced 3D printing technology.

“We are truly excited about the many opportunities offered by this partnership,” said Lorenzo Valdevit, Associate Professor and Director of IDMI. “This equipment beautifully complements our already extensive infrastructure in additive manufacturing, and will help turn UCI into a national center of excellence in advanced manufacturing research and education. We look forward to working with our colleagues at Saratech on a wide range of exciting projects.”

About Saratech

Saratech is an award-winning provider of engineering and digital manufacturing solutions including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, engineering and consulting services, and manufacturing hardware. The Saratech team helps customers optimize their engineering and manufacturing processes by providing extensive product development expertise and technologies. Saratech’s goal is to help customers succeed by building long-term and resilient relationships. Saratech offers Siemens PLM CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM software solutions and a full array of 3D printers including HP, Markforged, BigRep, and UnionTech for both prototyping and production. Saratech is headquartered in Mission Viejo, California with sales and technical coverage across the United States. Visit for more information.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit