TRUMPF has purchased SISMA’s additive manufacturing division.
It had been rumoured for a while, and now it has been confirmed.
TRUMPF has completed the acquisition of SISMA’s joint venture in Italy,
allowing the German company’s additive division to focus on medical and dental applications.
Ditzingen-based TRUMPF and SISMA Spa, based in Vicenza,
established the joint venture in 2014 to co-develop their additive manufacturing companies
using SISMA’s LMF (laser metal fusion, a type of laser powder bed fusion) technology.
TRUMPF was able to re-enter a market it had previously examined but abandoned
due to its lack of maturity.
TRUMPF had previously held 55 per cent of the shares in the joint venture,
which resulted in the development of TRUMPF’s TruPrint 1000 system (which was built on SISMA’s mysint 100 platforms)
and then TRUMPF’s TruePrint 2000 and TruPrint 3000 systems,
as well as SISMA’s mysint systems.
TRUMPF will take over SISMA’s additive business in the industrial, dentistry,
and medical sectors as a result of the acquisition. This has now been agreed
upon by the two companies.
Following the sale of the joint venture and its own LMF branch,
SISMA intends to concentrate on the jewellery and fashion industries in the future, distributing TRUMPF LMF machines to these areas.
TRUMPF SISMA is situated in the northern Italian town of Schio.
Around 60 people work there on the research and production of laser metal fusion metal 3D printing devices.
By the end of 2021,
the transaction should be finalized.
TRUMPF currently has solutions for both key laser technologies:
laser metal fusion (LMF) and laser metal deposition (LMD) in the AM sector (LMD).
A more Inddustrialised 3D approach
The firm wants to make 3D printing more industrialized by offering a complete solution that includes digitization, services,
and additive manufacturing technologies.
TRUMPF has nearly two decades of experience designing and manufacturing durable and dependable laser 3D printers,
as well as high-volume laser processing machines for industrial series production.