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INDEX Group acquires a majority stake in One Click Metal

The German CNC specialist will now be offering entry level metal AM solutions

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The INDEX Group in Esslingen, Germany, a specialist in industrial CNC systems, is extending its business by introducing new additive manufacturing solutions. INDEX acquired a majority interest in TRUMPF’s One Click Metal GmbH. This participation provides One Click Metal with additional know-how and capital to continue its growth trajectory in the very promising entry-level segment for 3D printers. TRUMPF remains involved as an active and strategic partner and will support the company’s future development in collaboration with INDEX.

With a workforce of about 20 employees, One Click Metal develops comprehensive solutions in the field of metal 3D printing for small and medium-sized components. From programming to printing, to unpacking and the powder cycle, all process steps are geared towards the simplest and most convenient use. TRUMPF employees founded the startup in April 2019 within the scope of the “TRUMPF Internehmertum” initiative and established its headquarters in Tamm, near Ludwigsburg.

One Click Metal’s customers include businesses from the mechanical engineering, tool manufacturing, and automotive industries, as well as training centers. They use the systems not only for product development and prototyping but also for industrial production of individual parts and small production runs.

With its INDEX and TRAUB brands, the INDEX Group is one of the largest and leading manufacturers of CNC turning machines. Headquartered in Esslingen, Germany, it was founded in 1914 and today employs more than 2,000 people at six production sites and six sales and service companies. The group’s vast dealer network extends its presence to more than 80 locations worldwide. Quality, reliability, and technological advance are reflected in our highly innovative product range and the comprehensive services we offer to ensure an ideal customer solution.

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