Leading Global Companies Join AMGTA
The AMGTA promotes the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) over traditional methods of manufacturing.
Edited by AM Staff
Twelve leading additive manufacturing companies (AM) from eight countries have joined the the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing.
Sintavia LLC, an additive manufacturer focused on the aerospace, defense and space industry, launched the AMGTA at Formnext 2019. Joining Sintavia as co-founders are Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. (one of the companies operating under Nippon Sanso Holdings Corp.), a supplier of stable industrial gases to a wide variety of global industries; and QC Laboratories Inc., an industrial and commercial nondestructive testing laboratory focused on AM components. These co-founders will determine the strategic direction of the AMGTA, provide governance oversight and consider future research projects that members may vote to commission.
Joining as Participating Member companies are: AMEXCI AB, an accelerator for the adoption of AM in Nordic industries; Danish AM Hub, Denmark’s focal point for the AM ecosystem; EOS, a leading technology supplier in the industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers; GE Additive, a leader in additive design and manufacturing, a pioneering process that has the power and potential to transform businesses; Materialise, incorporates three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D-printing services; the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, a group of industry-led manufacturing R&D facilities transforming skills, productivity and innovation in Scotland; Siemens Digital Industries Software, a driver of design, engineering and manufacturing transformation with its Xcelerator digital enterprise portfolio; SLM Solutions Inc., a leading provider of industrial metal 3D-printing machines focused on metal AM and multilaser technology; and Stryker, a leading medical technology company.
“I’m delighted to welcome each of these esteemed founding members and participating member companies to the AMGTA,” says Sherry Handel, executive director of the AMGTA. “Their commitment not only to support the mission of our new trade group but also their passion for sustainability well positions the AMGTA to serve as a key industry resource in advancing sustainability in the AM industry. I am looking forward to working with each of our member companies as we embark on this exciting and important journey together.”
The AMGTA was launched in November 2019 to promote the environmental benefits of AM over traditional methods of manufacturing. The AMGTA is a noncommercial, unaffiliated organization open to any additive manufacturer or industry stakeholder that meets certain criteria relating to sustainability of production or process.
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