Advanced Laser Materials (ALM) announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Integra Services. ALM, a developer and manufacturer of materials for rapid manufacturing, has been affiliated with EOS, a manufacturer of laser-sintering systems, since 2009. Under the agreement, ALM will act as a majority shareholder obtaining 51% of the Integra shares. This collaboration should benefit the laser sintering community in the US by offering a combination of excellent equipment service and materials application, support, and development to users of all laser sintering platforms.
And what do the executives involved have to say about this:
Johann Oberhofer, Chief Operating Officer of EOS emphasizes: “We anticipate that working with Integra will complement our existing capabilities: the provision of technology and support for customers who manufacture high quality parts – both in prototyping and manufacturing.”
Donnie Vanelli, President of ALM, LLC adds: “The strategic partnership with EOS, allows both EOS and ALM to move forward in the transition of laser-sintering from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing. ALM provides custom materials for the emerging rapid manufacturing area in partnership with EOS. The strategic partnership between Integra, ALM, and EOS will allow complete custom digital manufacturing solutions for the industry, including integrated platforms, materials and services. The EOS Group will now have complete material and service packages for all laser sintering platforms in North America with a strong focus on materials development research and responsive service.
Lance Shanklin, President of Integra adds: “The collaboration with a strong partner like EOS will improve our growth potential significantly for the future and open new opportunities to provide increased support to our customers. Benefiting from EOS intellectual property portfolio, we can complement and expand our hardware, service, and material offerings.”
Advanced Laser Materials, LLC (ALM)