|Emmen, Switzerland, 15. July 2020 |
|MEDIA RELEASE |
New collaboration with AMT:
ALSO provides end-to-end 3D printing solutions
From the idea to the final product, thanks to the integration of Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) post processing technology solutions: ALSO customers using HP Multi Jet Fusion industrial 3D printers can now offer their customers one seamless workflow with AMT PostPro solutions.
The global 3D printing and products market is expected to grow from currently 16 bn USD to 40.8 bn USD (Source: Statista 2020). The availability of end-to-end solutions is crucial for the development of 3D printing from prototyping to industrial scale post processing. Simone Blome-Schwitzki, Senior Vice President Solutions at ALSO, explains: "Our aim is to offer holistic solutions for 3D printing on an industrial scale, to enable the use of 3D printing beyond prototyping. Finishing is just as important as the printing itself, if the manufactured parts are to be used in areas where surface texture, skin contact or readiness for dying is of critical importance. The manufacturing of COVID-19 masks is just the latest example to confirm these benefits of automated post processing with PostPro3D machines.
ALSO customers can now take the step from prototyping to industrial manufacturing with the AMT portfolio, not only producing 3D slugs, but offer surface treatment, too. "At the same time, this allows our customers to offer true end-to-end solutions from designing and 3D printing to surface treatment, including quality control. Fully automated, cost-effective, safe and sustainable", comments Stefan Mannhardt, ALSO's European Key Account Manager 3D Printing.
AMT has been providing industrial scale solutions for additive manufacturing since 2017. The technology is developed at the intersection of material science, chemistry, hardware engineering, robotics and machine learning. PostPro technologies include de-powdering, offering a gentle automatic cleaning process of large batches of components, as well as chemical surface finishing matching injection molding.
"We are delighted to partner with ALSO, as we want to collaborate with the best in the industry. Driving innovation and offering new solutions for post processing has always been our goal. ALSO has a strong network in 23 countries, which allows us to grow and sustain the progress of Additive Manufacturing in Europe", says Joseph Crabtree, CEO of ATM.
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ALSO Holding AG (ALSN.SW) (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of the ICT industry together. ALSO offer more than 660 vendors of hardware, software and IT-services access to over 110 000 buyers, who can call a broad spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. From the development of complex IT landscapes, the provision and maintenance of hardware and software, right through to the return, reconditioning and remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop. ALSO is represented in 23 European countries and generates total net sales of approximately 10.7 billion euros with around 4 000 employees in the fiscal year 2019. The principal shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available at https://also.com
Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment company under full family ownership. The company acts as a specialist for tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value. Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital strength into a family- equity business model. The group carries out direct investments with its own equity in corporate spin-offs and medium-sized companies in «special situations». With the guiding principle «execution - following the rules of art», the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented corporate development. Droege Group follows a focused investment strategy based on current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention, demography, specialization, future work, shopping 4.0). Enthusiasm for quality, innovation and speed determines the company's actions. In recent years Droege Group has successfully positioned itself in domestic and international markets and operates in 30 countries. More information: https://droege-group.com
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