Global additive manufacturing company EOS will license a number of its patents to Dutch 3D metal printing equipment producer Additive Industries following a recent contract.
Though the agreement licenses a select number of patents for Additive Industries’ use, the company could gain the use of more patents over the next few years. Further details pertaining to the agreement is not being shared.
In a press release announcing the patent license agreement, Additive Industries said that both companies are very confident in the benefits 3D metal printing presents to high-end industrial markets as it pertains to series production of parts. From the perspective of just the company, Additive Industries CEO Daan Kersten said that the partnership will help it “to take 3D metal printing from the lab to fab.”
“Together we can expand this new production technology from the prototyping domain to the factories of the future,” he added.
“We welcome the patent license agreement with Additive Industries as it confirms the attractiveness of the AM process for industrial use,” said Mike Shellabear, director IP and technical support at EOS. “In addition to this, the agreement is in line with EOS’ strategy to license our IP to other companies in this industry.”
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