DMG MORI Acquires Stake in InTech

DMG MORI and InTech have announced a cooperation for additive manufacturing, with DMG MORI acquiring a 30 percent stake in the Indian software developer.

DMG MORI and InTech have announced a cooperation for additive manufacturing, with DMG MORI acquiring a 30 percent stake in the Indian software developer. This arrangement gives the machine tool builder access to key software and technology know-how for generative production via metal 3D printing.

Based in India, InTech is the developer of Optomet, software that automatically calculates optimal process parameters for powder-bed metal additive manufacturing. The software is said to simplify programming and deliver improved surface quality and reproducible material properties. The solution is applicable for the Lasertec SLM series from DMG MORI as well as other products and customers using powder-bed technology. InTech plans to release additional solutions to aid users with machine operations and process control, enabling them to produce quality components at optimized costs and thereby empowering customers to adapt this technology quickly.

“With InTech we strengthen our global footprint in India and accelerate innovative development in additive manufacturing,” says Christian Thönes, chairman of the executive board of DMG MORI Aktiengesellschaft. “First time right—that means being fast towards the first good part. We are actively pushing ahead with integrated series solutions along the whole process chain for generative manufacturing."

“Leveraging synergies is key, and the collaboration is a perfect fit of hardware and software,” says Sridhar Balaram, CEO of InTech. “Optomet can also be applied to other key technologies of additive manufacturing , such as Direct Energy Deposition and Binder Jetting. Optomet is a game changer for the whole additive manufacturing  market.”

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