Etteplan, a global engineering company, and Digital Metal, an expert in developing and manufacturing high-precision metal binder jetting systems for industrial use, have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership in additive manufacturing. The partnership aims to offer design optimization solutions for Digital Metal binder jetting processes and to offer manufacturing companies the full benefit of the technology – from idea to complete component with volume production in mind.
“Together with Etteplan we will be able to offer a stronger value proposition, covering a complete design and manufacturing process, to our customers. The partnership gives us access to a world-class design team that complements our business very well”, said Christian Lönne, CEO at Digital Metal.
With Additive Manufacturing and Binder Jetting comes the opportunity to think outside the box when it comes to designing products and components. By combining expertise in Binder Jetting with Etteplan’s extensive knowledge in the design of components for additive manufacturing the goal is to accelerate the transition from traditional manufacturing to additive manufacturing.
“Etteplan has invested heavily in additive manufacturing and has been involved in groundbreaking engineering already for a long time. We look forward to exploring and creating synergies together with Digital Metal. The partnership will strengthen both Etteplan’s as well as Digital Metal’s offerings towards existing and future customers”, said Riku Riikonen, SVP, Engineering Solutions, Etteplan.