Sodick invests in Prima Additive to develop 3D metal printing collaboration

Source of information: Prima Additive
Category: AM News, News

The Japanese company Sodick Co. Ltd acquires a 9.5% minority interest in Prima Additive. The purpose of the investment agreement is to develop business between the two companies, primarily based on the development of a product portfolio related to metal additive manufacturing technologies.

Sodick brings its strengths in the development of fast and accurate machine tools and its experience in the manufacture of systems for metal additive manufacturing.

Prima Additive develops, manufactures and sells metal 3D printers using both PBF technology and DED systems.

In addition to metal 3D printing technology, Prima Additive is also active in the development of solutions equipped with advanced laser processes, such as laser welding and laser hardening, processes that are particularly used in the automotive sector.

Thanks to the alliance, both companies will be able to increase their competitiveness in the developing metal 3D printer manufacturing industry, jointly develop new areas and applications, and expand their sales network through cross-selling, mainly in Japan, Europe and North America.

Photo: Prima Additive

Photo: Prima Additive