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3D Systems, Oerlikon AM Enter Collaboration Agreement, New AM Machine Headed to NC

July 11, 2023

3D-Systems-Oerlikon-GF-dmp-factory-5003D Systems and Oerlikon AM have announced that the companies have entered a collaboration agreement, reportedly combining 3D Systems’ Direct Metal Printing platform and Oerlikon AM’s surface-engineering capabilities to enable a faster path to market for applications in high-criticality industries such as semiconductor and aerospace. As part of this agreement, Oerlikon AM is acquiring its fourth 3D Systems DMP Factory 500 system (pictured), the first to be added by Oerlikon AM in the United States. The AM machine will join the manufacturing workflow at Oerlikon AM’s facility in Huntersville, NC, to help produce aluminum components for the U.S. market. 3D Systems’ Application Innovation Group collaborated with Oerlikon AM’s application engineering team to develop this technology integration.

“For our customers to remain competitive in core technology markets (including semiconductors and aerospace), scaling to series production is dependent upon the successful execution of application development, qualification and timely ramp up to full-scale production,” says Jonathan Cornelus, business development manager for Oerlikon AM. “With Oerlikon and 3D Systems joining forces, this partnership will accelerate the industrialization of metal AM through an integrated team approach between the customer, printer OEM and manufacturing partner. The efficiency gains will maximize the benefits of AM across design, materials, printing and post-processing to break performance barriers in the manufacturing supply chain.”

Industry-Related Terms: Core, NC
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See also: Oerlikon Metco US Inc., 3D Systems

Technologies: Additive Manufacturing


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