HOLLYWOOD, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), announced today that eight additional leading AM organizations have joined the trade group to advance sustainability in AM, bringing its membership ranks to twenty members.
Joining as a new Founding Member is ExOne, the pioneer and global leader in industrial 3D printing systems using binder jet 3D printing technology. As a Founding Member, ExOne will serve alongside existing Founding Members Sintavia, LLC, a designer and 3D printer of a new generation of flight and launch components, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (one of the operating companies under Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation), a supplier of stable industrial gases to a wide variety of global industries; and QC Laboratories, Inc., an advanced non-destructive testing laboratory focused on AM components. These four co-founders will determine the strategic direction of the AMGTA, provide governance oversight, and consider future research projects that members may vote to commission.
Joining the AMGTA as new Participating Members are: BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a provider of 3D printing solutions along the entire additive manufacturing value chain under the brand Forward AM; DyeMansion, the global leader in automated post-processing workflows for industrial polymer 3D-printing; Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), one of the world’s leading research institutes in the field of laser-based additive manufacturing; HP, Inc., a global leader of 3D printing and digital manufacturing solutions for sustainable production; Rusal America, a subsidiary of Rusal, the world’s leading producer of low-carbon aluminum; TRUMPF, one of the world’s leading companies for machine tools, laser technology, and additive manufacturing for industrial applications; and 6K, a leading metal powder producer that is setting a new AM “green” standard by leveraging sustainable sources as feedstock for premium powder production with its UniMelt® platform.
These new Participating Members will serve alongside existing Participating Members AMEXCI AB, a resource for futureproofing Nordic Industries, accelerating the adoption of additive manufacturing technologies; Danish AM Hub, Denmark’s focal point for the additive manufacturing ecosystem; EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers; GE Additive, a world leader in additive design and manufacturing, a pioneering process that has the power and potential to transform businesses; Materialise, the backbone of 3D printing, incorporating three decades of experience into pioneering software solutions and services; National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, a group of industry-led manufacturing R&D facilities transforming skills, productivity, and innovation in Scotland; Siemens Digital Industries Software, a driver of design, engineering and manufacturing transformation with its Xcelerator digital enterprise portfolio; SLM Solutions Inc., the leading provider of industrial metal 3D printing machines focused on metal additive manufacturing and multi-laser technology; and Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies.
“I’m excited to officially welcome ExOne aboard as a new Founding Member company of the AMGTA, as well as each of our new Participating Member organizations,” said Sherry Handel, Executive Director of the AMGTA. “Their dedication to support our trade group’s mission well-positions the AMGTA for continued growth and helps to fund new sustainability research projects in additive manufacturing. I am looking forward to working with all of our members as we expand the AMGTA as a key industry resource in advancing sustainability in the AM industry this year and beyond.”
The AMGTA was launched in November 2019 to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) over traditional methods of manufacturing. The AMGTA is a non-commercial, unaffiliated organization open to any additive manufacturer or industry stakeholder that meets certain criteria relating to sustainability of production or process.