Krailling/Graz, November 15, 2021 – EOS, a leading supplier for responsible manufacturing solutions based industrial 3D printing technology, has acquired a stake in Metalpine, based in Graz / Austria. The aim is to cooperate more closely in the joint development of innovative and sustainable metal powders. On the one hand, the new atomization technology of the Austrian start-up is used. Coupled with the material, process and system development competence of EOS, the partners are well positioned to offer users of additive manufacturing sustainable and economically efficient powder products in the future, so that customers can grow successfully without wasting valuable resources unnecessarily.
Metalpine's atomization technology, specially designed for industrial 3D printing, makes it possible to produce new types of powder with optimum efficiency in powder production and in the 3D printing process. With this minority stake participation, which is strategic for both sides, both companies want to contribute to the sustainability of additive manufacturing. This particularly applies with regards to raw material, electricity, and gas consumption in the traditionally energy-intensive part of metal powder production. The founders of Metalpine, a subsidiary of the htm invest group, bring decades of experience in the manufacture of metallic products such as powder to the partnership. The recently opened production center in Graz meets the highest demands in terms of operating efficiency and environmental protection and enables efficient scaling with consistently high production quality.