Global contract manufacturer Lincotek and MMB VOLUM-e have formalised their relationship to enhance end-to-end additive manufacturing solutions within the aerospace market.

In an agreement between the two companies, Lincotek will acquire a strategic stake in the French metal and additive manufacturing specialist.

Established in Italy in 1973, Lincotek Surface Solutions is an established player in the aerospace market working with several OEMs.

Enhancing AM footprint

The acquisition of the strategic stake of MMB VOLUM-e is an additional step forward in this direction, further enhancing its AM footprint, the company said.

MMB VOLUM-e, based in Normandy, France, specialises in polymer and metal additive manufacturing.

The new agreement will further strengthen the position of both businesses and will allow for increased investment to meet ever-more demanding customer requirements for integrated solutions in the aerospace market.

40 metal additive printers

The combined companies have 40 metal additive printers installed and will offer the most complete service for additive serial production, assisting customers from 3D printing to finished parts.

Andrea Colombo, CEO of Lincotek, said: “We’re delighted we’ve been able to build such a close partnership with MMB VOLUM-e.

“Together, we are creating one of the biggest service platforms in the industry allowing customers to finally move their supply chain to additive produced parts.”

‘Stronger together’

France Desjonquères, CEO of MMB VOLUM-e, added: “Lincotek is a natural partner for MMB VOLUM-e and we very much welcome the business taking a minority stake.

“Together, we are stronger and can provide a more seamless service across the complete value chain. We have
a proud record in both additive and traditional industrial processes and are looking forward to building on
our achievements.”
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